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Medical research proves that for all ages, even the elderly, the best way to reverse aging and lose fat is not aerobics — but a combination of weights and aerobics. By using variable weights, the DVD extends the age range to the ultimate with a cast including a US Marine and women over sixty!
Easy for beginners, or maximum tough, The Firm typically produces visible results within 10 workouts. Master instructor Jayne Poteet leads a vigorous, joint-friendly program with grace and authority. The combination of heavy weights and a tall step produces superior hip/thigh shaping.
Classic Firm: Boomers with Jayne Poteet (Vol. 6)
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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.
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: Upper 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: Jayne Poteet (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 52 min.
Street Date: 08/20/2012
A 1992 workout that emphasizes minimal footwork, heavy weights and controlled movements. It's easy to follow but tough — you'll burn some calories and definitely sculpt your body. The aero/tone section intermixes both floor and step aerobics. It usually blends the toning right into the cardio (e.g. holding dumbbells as you're doing the slower-than-usual aerobics). But some sequences feature "serious" lower body sculpting (e.g. stepping up and down on a 14-inch box with barbells on your shoulders). The program ends with a series of classic standing and floorwork exercises like rows, flies and curls. As in all the original Firms, you get jazz-style music, an elegant set and high quality production. Requires two sets of dumbbells (e.g. 3 & 10 lb); ankle weights are optional. They use a regular and a high step; a regular step will work. They also use barbells, but a body bar or heavy dumbbells will work. ©1992 (re-released on DVD in 2012, now with chapters).