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Get your High Intensity Interval Training (HiiT) fix with fitness leader Chris Freytag, an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Health Coach with more than 20 years of experience in the industry Jumpstart your metabolism and build muscle with a 30-minute, total-body workout and 30-minute workouts that target your upper body, lower body and your core. Up the intensity by tacking on your choice of a 10-minute booty blast or 10-minute ab blast, or use them as a quick workout option when you’re pressed for time. Modifications and form cues make the Tabata-style workout great for a wide range of fitness levels.
ACE HIIT Series with Chris Freytag
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: Higher
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: Chris Freytag (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 162 min.
Street Date: 01/16/2013
Seven workouts: four challenging Tabata programs plus toning and yoga sessions. Each Tabata workout focuses on a specific body area with fast-paced cardio and targeted toning. You can choose: upper, lower, total-body or core. Like all Tabata, you'll work at maximum intensity for 20 seconds, then "rest" for 10 seconds (repeated eight times, before moving on to a different series). While some sequences are aero/tone "intervals," most blend the toning right into the aerobics (e.g. jump squats that work the legs or "knee thrusts with a hop" that engage the abs). The cardio is mostly higher-impact, but Chris usually offers a lower-impact option. The toning uses fitness classics like push-ups, lunges and bicycles.
The two toning programs are super-basic; the yoga workout combines flowing Vinyasas with static "holds." Very friendly cuing ("I will help you through this").
Two DVDs. Requires 3 to 10 lb. dumbbells. ©2012.