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No time to exercise? We have the solution for you 10 Minute Solution! Everyone can find at least ten minutes in their day, and we’ve developed five fabulous Pilates workouts, each only 10 minutes. Instructor Lara Hudson has designed the workouts to that you can utilize each individually or mix and match the sets to create a completely custom workout. You can also put all five sets together for an incredible 50-minute, total-body Pilates workout!
PILATES FOR ABS: Want a flatter, firmer belly? Here’s your secret weapon! Pilates is all about connecting with your core and this super-targeted workout will activate your deepest abdominal muscles. By using the Pilates technique you’ll achieve that sleek midsection that you just can’t get with crunches or other repetitive, monotonous exercises.
PILATES FOR BUNS & THIGHS: If you’re looking for a way to tone and reshape those hard-to-reach trouble spots, this is 10 minutes very well spent! Lara uses dynamic, smooth-flowing movements to target and redefine your lower body. This Pilates routine really delivers lean, toned legs and firm, beautifully sculpted buns!
SCULPTING PILATES: Get ready for sexy shoulders and sculpted arms! This Pilates-based program smartly incorporates light hand weights to help you tone and define your arms and shoulders without adding bulk. Sculpting Pilates is gentle like traditional Pilates, but because it adds weights, you’ll see faster results than ever before.
PILATES BURN: If you’re serious about really burning some extra calories, try this challenging, but fluid Pilates Burn sequence. Lara leads you through this distinctive workout of cardio plus toning all-out, total-body conditioning all wrapped into one. Keep breathing, stay focused and sweat away those pounds!
PILATES FOR FLEXIBILITY: Feel good all over with this set, which focuses on lengthening and stretching to achieve that dancer’s body that you just can’t get from straight cardio or muscle training workouts. You get dual benefits from this totally invigorating 10 minutes…you’ll increase flexibility, and melt away stress and anxiety.
10 Minute Solution: Pilates
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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.
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: Lara Hudson (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 50 min.
Street Date: 09/01/2004
Certified instructor description:
Each 10-minute segment captures the essence of classic Pilates — control, breathing and core conditioning. For maximum efficiency, they all incorporate only the most effective and challenging moves for each section. The first three routines focus on a specific muscle group: abs, buns/thighs, arms/upper-body. That's followed by a flowing, fast-paced total-body segment and a deep stretch/flexibility section. Lara Hudson's one-on-one cuing is clear and precise (with lots of helpful reminders about the little things that can make a big difference in results). Requires 2 to 3 lb. dumbbells. ©2004.