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If you’re serious about fitness, you know you must balance the Big 3: cardio training to burn calories and build endurance; strength training to build fat-burning muscle and healthy bones; and flexibility training to lengthen muscles and keep joins moving freely. Here’s a 60-minute program with all you need for total fitness.
Each of the 20-minute workouts targets one of the Big 3 fitness goals. The easy-to-follow, low-impact cardio segment will really get your heart pumping. The strength segment will sculpt an d tone legs, arms, and abs. The flexibility section combines yoga-inspired moves and simple stretches for a head-to-toe workout that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Do all three together or mix and match segments to suit your schedule.
3-in-1 Total Body Fitness
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: Desiree Bartlett (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 57 min.
Street Date: 02/01/2008
Certified instructor description:
Three easy-to-follow workouts, each focused on a specific goal: fat burning, body sculpting and flexibility/stretch. You're sure to be motivated by the simple moves, calm cuing and beautiful scenery (outdoors with huge rocks and tranquil water). The cardio section uses anyone-can-do moves like step touches, knee lifts and chassés. The toning workout is also totally non-intimidating — you'll shape your upper body, then your lower body and finally combine them into an upper/lower-body routine. The flexibility segment features a gently flowing series of deep, athletic-style stretches. Requires 3 to 5 lb. dumbbells. ©2007.