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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 dynamic Pilates workouts that are just 10 minutes each. The workouts will slim and re-shape your entire body by using a band to add challenge to classic mat Pilates exercises and even mimic the resistance offered by traditional Pilates machines (like the Reformer and the Cadillac) which are usually only available in private studios. You can split these routines into 5 separate workouts or do them all together for the ultimate body-transforming workout!
UPPER BODY PILATES: In this segment, the band really takes Pilates to the next level! You’ll chisel and firm your arms, shoulders and back more dramatically than you ever could with non-equipment based Pilates.
LOWER BODY PILATES: The Pilates band will tone, lift and re-shape your lower body like nothing else. Once you try it, you’ll see how adding such this simple tool to your Pilates workout can lead to dramatically better results!
PILATES FOR ABS: This workout is an innovative take on classic Pilates exercises designed to do one thing: flatten your tummy! As a bonus you’ll also strengthen your powerhouse and sculpt definition in your abs.
TOTAL BODY PILATES: Use your band to enhance this calorie burning, body sculpting challenge. The workout uses ultra-efficient compound movements to give you MORE results in LESS time.
PILATES FOR FLEXIBILITY: This dynamic stretching segment will leave you feeling fantastic. Keep using this segment and your entire Pilates practice will noticeably improve!
BONUS! Create your own custom workout by programming any of the five segments in the order you select.
Suzanne Bowen is an AFAA certified group fitness and Practical Pilates instructor from Nashville, Tennessee and has been a fitness professional for almost 10 years.
DVD has programmable chapters.
10 Minute Solution: Slim and Sculpt 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: Suzanne Bowen (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 50 min.
Street Date: 06/01/2007
Certified instructor description:
You get five different 10-minute workout segments plus a 6-foot resistance band. The band provides Pilates machine-style moves at home (e.g. similar to the straps/springs on a Reformer, the band adds intensity while assuring absolute control during muscle contraction and elongation). You can also vary the resistance by simply adjusting how and where you hold the band (e.g. making it shorter to increase resistance). Each segment uses a variety of well-transitioned, carefully chosen exercises to target a specific area: lower body, upper body, abs, total body or stretch (DVD can be programmed to play any/all segments in any order). Excellent, one-on-one cuing by Suzanne Bowen. ©2007.