What would you get if you mixed soccer with dance? Cuerpaso! I know that doesn’t mean much now but after 35 minutes of non stop movement, it means a lot. The founder of Cuerpaso, Tadeo decided that if you mixed soccer and dance you would have the ultimate body workout, not a bad idea, think David Beckham and Julianne Hough. Who wouldn’t want to look like the two of them!
“Cuerpaso®, Spanish for ‘The Ultimate Body’, is a high-paced 50 minute boot camp escape to Latin America created by international fitness and health sensation, Tadeo. Lose fat and sculpt lean muscle with this high-paced intense workout. Shatter your plateau! Tadeo’s positive and exciting approach to exercise will inspire you to stick with this program that’s as fun as it is effective.”
I found out that Tadeo teaches classes at the New York Health and Racquet Club every Wednesday at 7:15pm. So I went to their 21st street location to try it out. I walked into the dance room and immediately recognized Tadeo from his website, he is a very energetic and sweet guy until he said these words… “This will last either 35-45 minutes depending on if I give you a break or not”. My first reaction was “Am I really going to get a good workout from this in 35 minutes?” My second reaction came 10 minutes later while I was out of breath and sweat was pouring down my face ” Okay, yup I am going to get a workout from this.”
The class is just how he explains it a high energy, fast paced, non-stop cardio mix of soccer drills and dance. The only equipment you use is a soccer ball which after 5 drills you may want to pick up and throw across the room (just kidding!) Tae Bo has quite a contender with Cuerpaso! It was such a fun class, I was sweating like crazy, having a blast, and my legs burned like crazy. It is the perfect mix of soccer and dance so you do not have to be an all-star dancer or soccer player. The music is so much fun, it will make you want to keep going even when you think you can’t. There were two brave men in the class who were even sweating harder than me so I knew this was not an easy task! I would have liked the class to be longer even though, I know I would be dying by the end but Tadeo did say it’s not how long you workout, it is if you are doing it correctly.
If you think it sounds like fun (which it is) but you don’t live in New York, he sells the DVD on his website. Also if you do want to try it you can e-mail a membership consultant at NYHRC and they can set you up with a guest pass to try the class or leave a comment here and I will give you the e-mail address of who you should contact!
Check out a short video of the class from Daily Candy! He says that after 6 weeks of his class you will be able to walk the beach with pride, I may buy the DVD and take him up on that challenge, as long as the beach is included in the end
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