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Stay Fit This Fall With A Soccer Ball



I don't know about you, but when the season and weather outside changes I get a little bored with my workout routine. If you feel the same, try something new and give your body a boost!  Cuerpaso might be that little bit of change with big results that you're looking for. Expect some World Cup flashbacks because the Cuerpaso workout revolves around a soccer ball. Did I mention Cuerpaso means AMAZING BODY in Spanish? 

Here's what you need to know about Cuerpaso to get started:



Cuerpaso is inspired by Brazilian soccer and Latin-Carribean dance. It's designed to make you strong, lean and chiseled (like a soccer player). But perfection doesn't come without soreness! I joined an outdoor Cuerpaso class this summer in Central Park and let's just say, I'm a believer and a fan. I was sore for days from moves I had never done or seen before. First my body was like - What are you doing to me? A few days later my butt checked itself out in a mirror and liked what it saw!

Tadeo Cuerpaso soccer ball workout


Tadeo is your man and boy does he have a cuerpaso! He's got flavor and according to this article on FBG he can't count. Are you kidding me? I don't know a single fitness pro or trainer that counts reps accurately! They intentionally count poorly to trick you into doing more reps! Isn't that what you pay for? Without the extra reps you'd have a cuerpo (translation=body) and just about anyone can have that. Tadeo is a great, smiley dude (just like in his picture). He loves his job and brings the fun to class in a big way. He's all personality and never a drill sergeant but you'll still curse his name the following day.


Cuerpaso fuses anaerobic and aerobic movements derived from soccer conditioning and Latin dance. You'll basically get jiggy with a soccer ball and use it for twist motion abdominal exercises, explosive squat jumps, crossover ball stepping, "Latin lunges" and circular pelvic thrusts that I'm convinced he stole from Dirty Dancing!


  1. WORKSHOP (NYC only) ---> 6 weeks of Cuerpaso starting September 20th at Reebok Sports Club NYC (160 Columbus Avenue at 67th street). Every Monday from 5.30 - 6.15PM. Price: $199. Reebok Sports Club members pay $149. I've taken a lot of fitness workshops and this is pretty good price for the workout/beating. To register email or call (212) 501-1476
  2. CLASS (NYC only) ---> Wednesdays at 7:15pm at New York Health & Raquet Club (21st and Park avenue south location)
  3. DVD ---> If you're not an NYC local or just don't like group fitness, try the Cuerpaso DVD (in English or Spanish). It comes with a signature soccer ball and some other goodies to enhance your workout. It's not as awesome as a live Cuerpaso class but it definitely serves up a sweat-inducing workout with a lot of hip swinging. I was actually surprised by the intensity of Tadeo's lower body workout on this DVD--it's way better than most fitness DVD's I've tried.


Over time Cuerpaso will bless you with a lean waistline and tight glutes and thighs. I suggest signing up for the workshop if you want fast results. You'll definitely get them if you're consistent with the workout.


Soccer Fitness Couture


Leave a comment and you'll be entered in a random drawing to win a Cuerpaso DVD!

Cuerpaso DVD video soccer workout


Photos courtesy of Cuerpaso website.

written by Bianca Jade a.k.a Mizzfit



Say what's on your mind!

Jennifer September 19th, 2010 7:18AM

Oh that sounds fun! I have been wanting to try something new. If doing it at home, is a small weighted ball appropriate, or is a larger lighter ball (a soccer type) necessary? Thankyou for the info!!

MizzFIT September 21st, 2010 5:36AM

Hi Jennifer,

All you need is a soccer ball (which is actually light in weight). But you could definitely add a weighted ball for more of a challenge--good idea!


Bunsofsteal September 21st, 2010 11:07AM

This is so cool! Is there anyone except Tadeo doing Cuerpaso yet?

MizzFIT September 21st, 2010 12:04PM

Hey Bunsofsteal,

Nope, it's just Tadeo!
A workshop actually started today...

Kali September 28th, 2010 12:31PM

So if you win the DVD, does it come with the soccer ball?

The program looks interesting

MizzFIT September 28th, 2010 4:09PM

Hi Kali,

The DVD I have does not come with the Cuerpaso soccer ball BUT if you order it direct from it will come with the ball and some other goodies.

MizzFIT September 28th, 2010 4:11PM

Congrats to Jennifer for winning the DVD!

Matthew Steel October 18th, 2010 12:23PM

I believe the best way to stay fit with a soccer ball is to have a no-cost game. I wrote an article expressing my ideas for a no-cost game, which readers of this site may find useful. I’m not sure if my website can be seen if I placed it in the website box, so here it is:

MizzFIT October 18th, 2010 12:35PM

Hi Matthew,

I read your idea for a no-cost game and think it’s great. However, this is very different from Tadeo’s program which is focused on muscle toning and weight loss for people who don’t have the time, teammates, physical ability or interest in an outdoor game of soccer. Nonetheless, I think what you propose is wonderful!!! Just keep in mind that an outdoor no-cost game isn’t accessible to everyone.

Thank you for commenting!

Jennifer October 21st, 2010 8:14AM

Hi, I won the Cuerpaso dvd and wanted to comment on it. Maybe it's just my southern sensibility but this wasn't my favorite workout dvd. I honestly tried to like it. Here's what I didn't like: 1) When the women who were exercising in the video were facing the camera doing tricep pushups with the ball between their legs, it looked like they were either having babies or sex. 2) The modifier, wasn't really modifying, she really seemed to have no clue as to what was going on. 3) Tadeo stood behind them at one point saying he liked the view (or something to that effect) which seemed to upset one of the girls because she turned around and looked at him. 4) The 20 minute warm-up workout didn't seem like a real workout. Overall, the thought behind the Cuerpaso workout is a good one, but I could not get past these issues. I hope Tadeo's next dvd is more sensitive to female consumers and respects their values.
Having said all that, I'm still thankful for having won, and glad I got to try it for myself. Thanks!!!

MizzFIT October 21st, 2010 10:16AM


I really appreciate your honest opinion on Tadeo's dvd. After experiencing something like a book, movie or performance, we all walk away with a different opinion/emotional connection/takeaway message. Apparently the same is true about workout dvds!! Who would've guessed! While I was judging how much I was sweating during the workout (and how sore I was afterward) you were judging something completely different and I think that's IMPORTANT and really valuable to others who are considering buying the Cuerpaso dvd. I know you've got a keen eye when it comes to dvd fitness so I really value your opinion and couldn't be happier that you chose to share it.

Stay fit & happy! And thanks for reading my reviews!


Thank you for your comment!

Jennifer October 21st, 2010 12:06PM

Thankyou so much! That makes me feel better. I may not have noticed so much if I hadn't previewed before trying it. I honestly don't think he MEANT to be offensive- just everybody feels different about things. :)