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Total-body transformation from the leader in healthy living For more than 30 years, people have journeyed to Canyon Ranch to enjoy award-winning wellness vacations. Now you can bring the Canyon Ranch experience home for the first time with these three 20-minute workouts for total-body transformation. Filmed at the stunning flagship resort in Tucson, Arizona, and featuring Canyon Ranch instructors, these three segments are designed to work together to firm, tone, and invigorate your entire body.
The workouts include a dynamic strength-training segment to build strong bones and long, lean muscle; a fluid, easy-to-follow yoga flow for more body sculpting and to improve balance and flexibility; and a powerful core segment to work the muscles of the abs and hips that are key to a powerful, smoothly functioning physique. With this program, you’ll chisel your muscles, focus your mind, and transform your body!
Take healthy living to a new level with three bonus segments featuring Canyon Ranch integrative health experts: 1) How to select and prepare foods that reduce inflammation, 2) How to protect and strengthen your joints during exercise and in everyday life, 3) What you need to know about muscle and how to build muscle through exercise. Also included: a bonus booklet with recipes from the renowned chefs of Canyon Ranch.
Canyon Ranch: Strong & Sculpted
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: Darcy McCue
Instructor: Heather Schmidt
Runtime: 79 min.
Street Date: 05/03/2012
Three time-efficient workouts beautifully filmed in the Arizona desert. The two toning programs maximize results with multi-plane exercises that engage multiple muscle groups (e.g. a lower-body squat combined with an upper-body overhead press). The first workout features an always-changing series of Pilates, athletic and yoga-based body-sculpting. The second program mixes body-weight routines with dumbbell sequences. Both segments include balance and core stabilization exercises (standing and floorwork). The yoga series is a fast-paced progression of sun salutations and vinyasa yoga flows; it ends with a gentle relaxation section. Requires 2 to 5 lb. dumbbells. ©2012.