Full Backcover Description
Stretch Max is a deep and thorough total body stretch program featuring three separate 20-minute workouts:
1. NON-EQUIPMENT BASED STRETCHING
2. STABILITY BALL STRETCHING
3. BAND-BASED STRETCHING
The stretches you will engage in share influences from basic stretching, to athletic-based, to yoga-based, as well as gymnastic-based. Feel free to do any or all of the segments three times per week. Also note that you should be completely warmed up before participating in the segments.
Cathe Friedrich's Stretch Max
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.
Instructor: Cathe Friedrich (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 58 min.
Street Date: 03/01/2005
Certified instructor description:
You get “maximum stretching variety” with three separate workouts — floor, stability ball and Dyna-band stretching. Each program improves flexibility and reduces stress in a different way. The first segment requires no equipment; it includes both athletic and yoga stretches (standing and lying). Next, you'll add a stability ball to lengthen the actions or improve the body position (using moves that seem very natural, you never feel “forced” to work on the ball). Finally, you'll use a Dyna-band to control some stretches and deepen others (while also providing a gentle toning benefit). Throughout, Cathe's cuing is always fluid, calming and precise. Quiet music. Requires a 6-foot Dyna-band and a stability ball. ©2005.