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TV’s renowned home fitness star mixes exercises inspired by J.H. Pilates with yoga, creating two meditative, 20-minute workouts for people of all ages and fitness levels. Both sessions will relax your mind, harden your abs, strengthen your back, tighten your tummy and actually lengthen your body!
The first is a Pilates-inspired workout designed to streamline your muscles without putting stress on your spine or adding bulk. The second is more challenging, interspersing Pilates-style exercises with yoga stretching a natural combination that sculpts every muscle, increases flexibility and relaxes from head to toe. So grab a mat, take the phone off the hook and exhale your tensions. Give Denise 20 minutes a day, and she’ll show you noticeable results in only three weeks!
Special features: Full Screen Version. 2.0 Stereo Audio. Recipes. The Pilates Method Poses. Digitally Mastered. Workout Access. Interactive Menus. Hips, Thighs and Buttocks Bonus Segment.
Denise Austin's J.H. Pilates Matwork
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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: 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: 42 min.
Street Date: 06/01/2000
Certified instructor description:
Two approx. 20-minute workouts: a classic Pilates-type program and a more-challenging Pilates-with-yoga segment. You'll build core strength and a lean, dancer's body in just 20 minutes per day. The first all-floor workout is an easy-to-follow series of Pilates basics — “the hundred,” roll-ups, leg circles and “spine stretch forward.” The second program intermixes Pilates with a variety of standing and floor yoga poses (some of them are tough). Features a thorough introductory explanation on matwork technique and Denise's usual bubbly personality (“you'll look terrific!”). DVD includes a bonus 10-minute, lower-body-focused workout. ©2000.