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Squeeze in a thorough workout - even when life get so darn busy – with SuperFast Body Blast, a 30-minute barefoot cardio class that yields figure-flattering results. How? With my fusion fitness formula, that combines the peacefulness of yoga, the intelligence of Pilates and the pure fund of dance.
Here’s what you get: a perfect amount of repetitions – not too many – that are easy on the joints, big ranges of motion that lengthen as well as strengthen and movement variety that conditions the body wholestically, creating glorious balance from head to toe!
My motto, exercise should always feel good, is in full effect in SuperFast Body Blast, so kick off your shoes, grab a sticky mat, and join me. (Carpe diem!)
Ellen Barrett's Live Super Fast Body Blast
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: 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: Ellen Barrett (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 30 min.
Street Date: 02/28/2013
Certified instructor description:
A graceful program that effortlessly blends fluid aerobics into dancer-inspired toning. It's precisely formatted as a “movement crescendo” — the workout starts with low reps, advances to high reps and then “tightens” back down to low reps. The moves include Ellen's favorites like “happy feet” and “rainbow lunges” (side lunges with overhead arm circles). All the exercises include a body sculpting benefit — from simple plié-style leg toning to upper/lower-body cross-body moves. It's a gentle, but surprisingly effective, workout with quiet music and smooth flowing exercises (done barefoot). As always, Ellen's girl-next-door cuing is motivating and fun. ©2013.