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This results-oriented low-impact workout focuses on strength, flexibility, and high-energy fun.
TurboBarre is the ultimate long and lean total-body strengthening workout and uses many of the same methods that professional dancers use in training. You’ll incorporate elements of Pilates, yoga and ballet, drizzled with some light cardio benefits, for an excellent total-body conditioning workout.
Cathe Friedrich's Turbo Barre
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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: Lower 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: Cathe Friedrich (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 75 min.
Street Date: 10/26/2011
Certified instructor description:
A flowing workout that combines dancer-inspired barrework with traditional Cathe-style toning. It's a high-rep, high-intensity program designed to increase both strength and flexibility. You'll begin with rhythmic standing exercises that use dumbbells to work multiple muscle groups. That's followed by an all-barrework segment featuring moves like curtsey lunges, ballet relevés and athletic squats (holding the barre to allow for more effective, full-range-of-motion progressions).
The program ends with classic floorwork exercises like push-ups and ab curls. As always, Cathe's cuing is clear and easy to follow. Requires 3 to 8 lb. dumbbells and a challenge band. They use a ballet barre but a chair will work. ©2011.