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Designed specifically for those just starting out with exercise programs – but suitable for all fitness levels – the Absolute Beginner Fitness series contains clear and precise instruction for safe, yet effective, workouts. Utilizing top instructors and proven methods, the Absolute Beginners Fitness series of DVDs are the best way to begin a lifetime of fitness and health.
The Absolute Beginners Cardio Dance Interval Workout is the perfect way for the beginning exerciser to get in t the grooves of a dynamic dance and strength exercise program. The intervals consist of a three minute cardio dance routine followed by a two minute light strength training segment utilizing a lightweight exercise tube – you'll burning calories and fat faster than ever! Instructor Pam Cosmi provides vivid and precise cuing throughout the workout so that you'll know just what move you'll be doing at all times. Two exercise modifiers are provided to ensure that you'll be working at just the right intensity level for you and a dynamic music track keeps the segments fresh and involving every time you so the DVD. A comprehensive warm-up is followed by the nine cardio segments; the program then finishes off with a thorough core workout section for full body conditioning that leaves you energized and ready for anything!
Absolute Beginners Cardio Dance Interval Workout
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: Lower
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: Pam Cosmi (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 69 min.
Street Date: 04/22/2009
Certified instructor description:
A basic aero/tone interval program that burns fat and tones your muscles. It's designed for exercise novices with simple moves and an easy-to-modify format (e.g. all of the nine intervals have an explicit “end,” so you can stop whenever it feels right to you). For easy learning, each cardio segment uses just one aerobic style. They range from familiar step touches, grapevines and marches to moves with a “lite” salsa, Bhangra or bellydance flavor. The toning sections also utilize just one exercise (e.g. squats in one interval, bicep curls in the next). Pam Cosmi's beginner-oriented cuing is ideal — clear and informative with no distracting chatter. Requires an X-ertube. ©2009.