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Kick-start your weight loss with Denise Austin’s formula for pure fat-burning dun, Shape Up and Shed Pounds!
Perfect for those just getting started, this combination workout program includes low-impact cardio to condition your heart with calorie-blasting aerobics, as well as total-body toning that strengthens and stretches muscles simultaneously for a body-slimming effect. You can boost your metabolism, blast away fat and reshape your body from head to toe!
LOW IMPACT CARDIO: Mambo, power walk and lose inches fast with fun cardio moves that boost the metabolism in a total-body workout that’s easy on the joints.
STRETCH & TONE: Sculpt a leaner, firmer and more flexible body with yoga leg trimmers, core exercises, plank variations and more that tone and shape the legs, buns, waistline, arms and shoulders.
Denise Austin's Shape Up & Shed Pounds
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: 52 min.
Street Date: 12/13/2011
Certified instructor description:
Two easy-to-follow workouts — a low-impact fat burner and a no-equipment-required toning program. Denise's "you can do it" attitude is both motivating and supportive. The cardio program begins with super-simple choreography (slightly intensified with lots of wide-ranging movements). After you've mastered the moves, Denise adds a few energizing variations (e.g. a playful mambo or a sexy hip roll). The toning starts with a soothing set of total-body stretches. That's followed by a flowing sequence of proven, body-sculpting classics (moves like planks, lunges and push-ups that use your own body weight for resistance). As always, Denise is a passionate and enthusiastic instructor. ©2011.