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Visualize a longer, leaner look -- then make it your reality with Pilates. Fitness expert Denise Austin has designed a complete 45-minute program to strengthen, streamline and reshape your body from head to toe. An easy, non-impact program for every body shape and every level of fitness. Pilates for Every Body incorporates Pilates exercises focusing on the abdomen as the “core” around which all movement flows. Through the use of correct form, proper Breathing, and mental focus, you’ll improve flexibility, strengthen the back muscles and tone and flatten the abs. The Complete Workout to Strengthen, Lengthen and Tone Your Body.
DYNAMIC WARM-UP (7 Minutes) connects the mind and body and prepares you for the workout!
PILATES FLOOR SERIES (18 Minutes) focuses on your entire abdominal area as you flow through classic Pilates exercises, combined with a resistance band (optional), for faster results.
STANDING LEG SERIES (7 Minutes) combines dance and mat-based Pilates moves with a chair for the ultimate calorie-burning blast that will give you leaner, longer looking legs.
INTEGRATED UPPER & LOWER BODY (7 Minutes) bring it all together as you tone and define for sexy arms, shapely shoulders, slimmer hips and thighs.
CALMING STRETCH & RELAXATION (6 Minutes) leaves you feeling super-refreshed, both mentally and physically.
Denise Austin's Pilates for Every Body
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.
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: Denise Austin (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 47 min.
Street Date: 06/01/2002
Certified instructor description:
Focusing on more than the usual core abdominal muscles, this workout also shapes your arms and legs (utilizing a Dyna-Band to produce exercises derived from Joseph Pilates' original “reformer” machine). Teaching one-on-one, Denise starts with a gentle-but-invigorating tai chi-style warm-up. Then it's 17 min. of mostly ab-targeted Pilates matwork. That's followed by the upper and lower-body toning — innovative standing exercises that also use the band to increase resistance and effectiveness. Finally, you'll finish with another flowing tai chi stretch. Throughout, you get Denise's motivation and enthusiasm (“you're looking beautiful!”). Requires a 6-foot Dyna-Band. ©2002.