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In Body Burn with Dance and Pilates, fitness expert Denise Austin has found the perfect dance partner – Pilates! Nothing burns fat and builds long, lean muscle like Pilates and dance, and nothing is more fun than these three high-energy, low-impact workouts. Lose weight and transform your body with the cardio power of dance and the slimming secrets of Pilates!
CARDIO DANCE: Turn up the burn, and your metabolism, with this easy-to-follow dance routine that twists, shakes, and kicks your body slim.
PILATES STANDING: Using light weights, sculpt a sexy, streamlined body with standing moves that tighten and tone the arms, legs, and core.
PILATES MAT: Blast your abs and core with classic mat Pilates exercises proven to sculpt a strong and slender fat-burning body.
Denise Austin's Body Burn with Dance and Pilates
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: Denise Austin (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 51 min.
Street Date: 12/15/2008
Certified instructor description:
It's a non-stop calorie burner followed by two different types of body-sculpting. Denise's enthusiasm is incredibly energizing; you're sure to feel motivated and empowered. The dance section is playful and high-spirited. The moves range from Mambos, triple kicks and step-touches to shoulder shimmies, twists and hip bumps (with lots of overhead arms to sustain the intensity). The two toning segments are fast-paced and varied. They'll reshape your entire body with a mix of Pilates and traditional gym-style moves (e.g. “single leg pulls” and “the side leg series” plus bicep curls and squats). Requires 3 to 5 lb. dumbbells. ©2008.