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Named ‘Best Fusion Class’ by New York magazine, this unique program is one of the quickest, most effective ways to get a thin, sleek physique. In five segments o f10 minutes each, the Pilates-based moves deliver washboard abs, perfectly sculpted arms and shoulders, and a tighter, higher backside – fast.
The secret to Core Fusion Pilates is that it works from the inside out, integrating your core with every move. This deep-toning approach goes far beyond the surface muscles, working hard-to-reach areas that traditional exercises miss. Infused with yoga-inspired postures and core-conditioning exercises, this invigorating workout produces real results and will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
A quarter of a million people have transformed their bodies at exhale, the exclusive mind/body spa. Now you can get these same results at home.
‘Exhale’s Core Fusion will tone you from head to toe.’ – Prevention
Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp, creators of Core Fusion, have over 50 years of combined experience teaching Pilates, Lotte Berk Method, yoga, dance and Tai Chi – disciplines that comprise the Pilates Plus workout. They are founding team members of ‘exhale’, a leading mind/body spa with locations around the United States.
Exhale: Core Fusion Pilates Plus
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: 50 min.
Street Date: 11/21/2008
A solid total-body-toner, co-taught by the founders of New York's famous Exhale Spa (Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito). This program features a fusion of Pilates, yoga and athletic-style stretches (with a strong emphasis on body control and mindful movement). You get five 10-minute segments; each works a different body part with different exercises. But it's the overall “feel” that makes these Exhale programs unique — calm, low-key instruction combined with an intimate, spa-like setting (plus a personal-trainer-style focus on breath and alignment). It has lots of between-move stretches and some unique “stillness” exercises (e.g. just holding your legs up during a core routine is tough). Includes level options. ©2008.