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Are you looking to zap the fat, firm up all over, and create a tall, lean, graceful body? Well, you've come to the right workout! Barefoot Cardio is a 45-minute innovative fat-burning blend of standing Pilates and aerobic dance where you develop a better body from your toes up – and enjoy every minute of it.
'As go the feet, so goes the body' – That 's what a yoga teacher told me once a long time ago and when I put it into practice, it changed my body. Now I want to help you change yours! When you kick off your shoes for this workout, you'll stimulate and challenge your entire body from the feet, to the legs, hips, spine, core, abs, shoulders, arms and neck. And you'll feel – and be- healthier for it. Plus it will help you shape a tighter, more lifted derrière. See yourself – it's like magic, and it all starts here with Barefoot Cardio!
The Studio by Ellen Barrett workouts showcase fusion fitness, the combining of many disciplines at once, from Pilates and yoga to Ballet and sports conditioning. By doing this, we make more efficient and more enjoyable workouts that deliver a greater wellbeing. (Dare I say workout perfection? After 15+ years in the fitness trenches, I think so!)
Thanks for working out at The Studio – enjoy Barefoot Cardio.
Ellen Barrett's Barefoot Cardio
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: Basic
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: Lower 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: Ellen Barrett (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 47 min.
Street Date: 10/08/2009
Certified instructor description:
A uniquely smooth-flowing mix of dance, core and breath-oriented opening exercises. It's a well-cued program that “just feels good.” You'll burn fat, shape your body ... and reduce stress. Because it's done without the usual shoe support, the moves require additional attention to strength and balance. You'll also just naturally be more deeply engaged and better connected to the movements (besides, it's really freeing and fun to work out barefoot!). The motions are always fluid and controlled, never jarring or flailing. They include dance-style pliés and relevés, core-focused toning plus lots of opening exercises (shoulders rolled back, chest and heart opened up). ©2009.