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These seven 10-minute workouts target all of your muscle groups, giving you lean legs, lifted glutes, flat abs and improved strength and flexibility. Specially selected by Fred and Elisabeth from their popular programs, each of the workouts features a detailed tutorial that explains correct poses, alignment, and movements. With Barre Basics for Beginners, you can be confident that you’re learning from the best.
As creators of Core Fusion, Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito are more than just fitness experts: they’ve been innovators and leaders in the barre technique for over 30 years. Barre Basics for Beginners draws on their extensive knowledge for an incredible toning and strengthening workout.
“Delivers results in a short period of time” – Los Angeles Times
Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp, husband and wife team and Core Fusion co-creators, have over 50 years of combined experience teaching Pilates, Lotte Berk Method, yoga and dance – disciplines that comprise the Barre Basics for Beginners workouts. They are founding team members of exhale, a leading mind body spa with locations in the US and the Caribbean.
Exhale: Core Fusion Barre Basics for Beginners
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: Elisabeth Halfpapp (Instructor Profile)
Instructor: Fred DeVito (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 70 min.
Street Date: 05/14/2013
Certified instructor description:
Each of the seven segments uses a single targeted exercise (e.g. “Turned out thighs” or “Gluteal sculpt”). Every section includes a quick warm-up and soothing stretch so it's easy to focus on your personal “trouble spots.” In addition, the DVD also has optional pre-segment tutorials that teach the proper technique for each series. Five of the segments are “barre” exercises — standing ballet-style moves that use the back of a chair for support. The other two sections feature Pilates and gym-type floorwork. Quiet music and very detailed cuing. Compilation released in 2013 from programs originally copyrighted in 2008 and 2009.