Full Backcover Description
I’ve fused the teachings of Joseph Pilates, yoga and ballet with my own body-sculpting techniques to bring you these feel good/look-great workouts. Because we’re always so busy, we don’t have the time to learn all the different body disciplines in their purest form. Imagine your body, no matter its shape, having the posture, lightness and elegance of a dancer.
Here’s a super tune-up for your whole body with special attention on slimming and firming your butt and thighs. Now you can have a leaner-looking, more balanced body using techniques once reserved for dancers. You’ll use a flexible ring rather than traditional weighted tools to develop control and gain strength without building bulk. Get a great mix of toning and stretching that won’t take all day, doesn’t require weights and can be done anywhere, anytime. In 50 minutes, Karen keeps you moving through a complete set of mat exercises done entirely on the floor. Attack those hard-to-train areas like your inner thighs and feel muscles you forgot you had.
Karen Voight: Total Body Training Pilates
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: 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: Karen Voight (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 50 min.
Street Date: 06/01/2004
Certified instructor description:
You'll strengthen and lengthen your entire body with a variety of mostly Pilates-based routines using Karen's specially-designed “Resist-a-Ring.” This unique ring provides both inward and outward resistance; it inspires mental concentration, proper form and precise movements (no dumbbell momentum swings). To maximize time effectiveness, many routines also feature compound musclework (e.g. inner thigh squeezes as you do abdominal crunch variations). Karen's quiet cuing and superb technique is ultra-motivating. Unusually energizing jazz-type music. Note: Other “fitness rings” will work, but they may not have the inner padding for the outward resistance moves. ©2000. Previously titled, “Body Reform - Total Body.”