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No time to exercise? We have the solution for you: The 10 Minute Solution! Everyone can find at least ten minutes in their day, and we’ve found 5 fabulous workouts, each only 10 minutes. You’ll get the variety you need to stay motivated, but challenged, and best of all, get in great shape.
BOOTCAMP: What is the fastest way to a better body? Combine aerobic and weight training in the same workout. By adding the component of varied intensity training, you can blast a few more calories in a short time. Bootcamp is a non-nonsense, kick-butt workout that alternates sport conditions moves like side-to-side leaps with traditional upper and lower-body weight training with dumbbells.
PILATES: What’s the best way to rock hard abs? If you answered crunches, guess again. Pilates is a series of exercises that focuses on your core or center, which translates to your ab and back muscles. The foundation of this workout is the breath, which helps access and activate your abdominal muscles, the secret to flattening your abs.
BALLET: Get ballerina lean and get a ballet butt with one of the most popular workouts to hit the health clubs. Ballet is a bonafide way to sculpt and create defined legs and toned glutes. For this 10 minutes, trade in your barbell for a chair and a concentrated series of barre exercises that all dancers use. The bonus: add grace along with great legs to your new list of personal attributes.
KICKBOXING: If you want strong, lean legs, super-sculpted arms and tight, defined abs, try kickboxing. You’ll waste no time or energy with this super calorie burner because all of your muscles are working at once. This kickboxing series is power-paced with basic martial art punches and kicks that are easy to learn and safe to do.
YOGA: Everyone knows that yoga is great for increasing flexibility and relaxation, but Yoga is also great for building muscular strength. We’ve created a balanced series of yoga poses that will both strengthen and lengthen your muscles from head to toe.
10 Minute Solution
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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: 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: Michelle Dozois (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 50 min.
Street Date: 06/01/1999
Boot camp, mat Pilates, kickbox, ballet and yoga — just 10-minutes each — you get five of the hottest fitness techniques on one video. Do the entire program for a challenging, ultra-varied workout or just select the exact segments that fit your mood and schedule (e.g. boot camp first thing in the morning, yoga right before bed). Either way, you'll get the exercise consistency that really achieves results. From no-nonsense kickbox drills to graceful ballet movements and precise yoga poses, Michelle Nevidomsky's cuing and form is always correct. One-on-one teaching. Note: DVD is programmable — you can select specific segments and program your DVD player to play them in any order. ©1999.