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Your body will get leaner, stronger and more flexible with this captivating and easy-to-use DVD.
Pump your Metabolism with 25 minutes of energizing low-impact cardio exercise. Build overall strength with highly effective weight training routines. Relax into yoga moves that focus on flexibility, balance and core strength. Features interactive buttons for mix-and-match programming of your favorite routines. Karen’s precise instructions keep the moves safe and effective, whatever your fitness level.
Karen Voight: Strong & Streamlined
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: Mixed
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 Voight (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 120 min.
Street Date: 06/01/1994
Certified instructor description:
Has two complete workouts. Strong and Smooth Moves features a high-energy jazz soundtrack, lots of fast-paced aerobics and a comprehensive body bar or dumbbell toning segment. The aerobic sections features classics like marches, V-steps, grapevines, taps and lunges (with power move modifications to increase intensity). Throughout the toning, Karen has a body bar, but one person always uses 3 to 8 lb. dumbbells (she suggests you alternate equipment for added variety). Lots of body bar variations, from bar-behind-the-neck squats to ab floorwork holding the bar between your calves and thighs.
The second workout, AM/PM Sreamlined Fitness is an inspiring series of graceful, fluid toning moves followed by a comprehensive yoga-style stretch -- a combo uniquely designed to sculpt and lengthen your muscles (for a lean, flexible body). The toning routines just naturally flow from one to the next (each move building on the one before to work the muscle slightly differently for maximum effectiveness). The stretch segment uses “athletic” versions of yoga poses to improve your strength, flexibility and balance.
Light jazz music as you work out one-on-one with Karen. She uses two weighted balls; 2 to 5 lb. dumbbells will also work. Both workouts feature careful, detailed cuing. ©1994 & 1997. Note: VHS version is ONLY the Strong & Smooth Moves program.