Full Backcover Description
Years ago, I was wowed by a Ballet class called “Floor Barre”. We started – and stayed – on the floor for the duration of the class, moving with simple, choreographed grace and brawn. The music, hypnotic. The moves, like a poem. And even though I never stood up, I got an incredible workout.
I walked away with better body awareness and a swirl of feel good energy.
Fusion Floor Workout is my take on this exercise concept – it’s not just for ballerinas! It’s a complete sculpting workout for people with or without injuries, incorporating everything I know to be true body beautifiers: Pilates, yoga, an dance. Barefoot, just a mat. No extra equipment. Kick off your shoes and join me as we sculpt and tone without standing up!
Ellen Barrett's Live Fusion Floor Workout
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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: Ellen Barrett (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 45 min.
Street Date: 03/27/2013
Certified instructor description:
A fluid blend of Pilates, yoga, stretch and flexibility exercises (all done on a mat). This is definitely not “standard fitness floorwork.” Instead, it's a unique approach to increased flexibility, strength and serenity. As Ellen says, “this is not about the arms, legs or core — it's about everything.” Each series features multiple muscle groups working together in opposing sequences (e.g. from push-ups to planks to alternating knees to spinal twists to childs pose). You'll usually target one side for 15 to 25 reps, then repeat on the other. You also get lots of deep stretches between the toning-focused sequences. Done barefoot, this is truly a gentle workout. ©2013.