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Crunch: Burn & Firm Pilates
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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: 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: Ellen Barrett (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 48 min.
Certified instructor description: Fast-paced cardio that smoothly incorporates Pilates-inspired concepts and movements. Elevating your heart rate with lots of four-limb movements, you'll burn fat as you focus on balance, control and core strength (e.g., a step-touch sequence that includes Pilates-style arm routines and ab contractions). It all ends with a solid series of traditional Pilates matwork. Both the aerobics and floorwork use light dumbbells to add intensity and improve body positioning. Ellen Barrett's Pilates-conscious instruction features easy-to-follow visual imagery cues (e.g., imagine your hips are in cement). Requires 1 to 3 lb. dumbbells. ©2004.