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No time to exercise? We have the solution – the 10 Minute Solution! Everyone can find at least ten minutes in their day, and we’ve developed 5 innovative workouts that are just 10 minutes each. Because of the many traits associated with the perfect Pilates body are dancer’s traits, these programs focus on Pilates and give you an added bonus; some subtle elements of dance training for graceful elegance. The quick workouts fit into even the busiest of schedules. Split them into 5 separate routines or do them all together for one incredible Pilates Perfect Body workout!
Pilates Perfect Arms – Use light hand weights and your own body weight to beautifully sculpt your arms while also working your shoulder, upper back and chest.
Pilates Perfect Belly – Whittle your waist and flatten your tummy while you strengthen your entire core with innovative twists on traditional Pilates moves.
Pilates Perfect Buns & Thighs – This modern take on classic mat Pilates will give you a perfectly toned and lifted lower body!
Pilates Perfect Silhouette – Compound Pilates exercises will efficiently tighten and tone all the right places, sculpting sexy curves where you want them and creating a gorgeous body line.
Pilates Perfect Stretch – using fluid motion, this stretch will make your everyday movements look more effortless and improve your posture, which is a key part of the Pilates Perfect Body.
Suzanne Bowen is an AFAA certified group fitness and Practical Pilates instructor from Nashville, Tennessee. She is also co-owner of Barre Body Method and has been a fitness professional for almost 10 years.
10 Minute Solution: Pilates Perfect Body
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: Suzanne Bowen (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 51 min.
Street Date: 08/26/2008
Certified instructor description:
Classic Pilates blended with dance, yoga and strength-training to maximize results. Each 10-minute segment uses both standing and matwork to target a specific body area: arms, abs, buns/thighs, total body and a stretch (you can program the DVD to play any segment in any order). Designed for exercisers already familiar with basic Pilates, the workout features a faster-than-usual tempo and a higher-than-usual intensity. Suzanne Bowen's cuing is also non-beginner-focused; she emphasizes the body-position and movement subtleties often overlooked in an introductory program. Requires 1 to 3 lb. dumbbells. ©2008.