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Five great dancer-style workouts on two DVDs
10 CORE-CENTRIC MOVESc moves will have you moving through a series of basic core movements designed to strengthen your core and tone your limbs within a continuous non-stop, low-impact workout.
THE FUN-DATION will strengthen your core with this fun and easy workout that introduces a series of contractions and spirals designed to give you a total body workout while learning easy to follow choreography.
DANCE SCULPT will tone your arms, legs, and back with this easy to follow dance workout that will have you dancing and sculpting at the same time.
HOTTIE BODY is a series of easy to follow dance lessons that will give you a total body workout while learning contemporary dance routines that will leave you feeling revised and energized.
CORE BUILDER ABS. This all in one core builder will redefine your abs. This workout includes a series of exercises that will strengthen and define both your lower and upper abdominals.
Karen Gayle is a teacher and choreographer based in New York City. She instructs student of all levels from beginner to advanced in many forms of dance. Karen received her early training from the Claude Watson School for the Performing Arts and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. Currently Karen is a faculty member at Steps on Broadway as well as the artistic director of the Xodus Dance Collective.
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Aerobics Impact: Lower
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Aerobics Choreography: Moderate
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
Toning Emphasis: Total Body
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Karen Gayle (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 172 min.
Street Date: 06/01/2007
Five graceful, modern-dance-inspired workouts. They blend rhythmic patterns with flowing choreography (Martha Graham and Lester Horton fused with contemporary dance). No tricky steps or isolated moves. Instead, your whole body is integrated into every motion — legs bending, core engaged, arms moving at various angles. The four low-impact cardio workouts subtly build in intensity, from beginner to begin/inter level. You'll just keep adding layers, creativity, sophistication ... and your own personal style. The fifth program features ab-focused, floorwork (specifically designed to strengthen the muscles used in the previous programs). Karen Gayle is a “natural” dancer and teacher — her cuing is precise, her confidence is inspirational. Each workout begins with a 4-minute tutorial of the moves you'll use. ©2007. Note: DEANTE means Dance, Energy, Awareness, Necessity, Truth and Elegance.