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Start your transformation with three easy-to-follow workouts crated by Chris Powell from ABS’s hit show, ‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.’ You too can shed unwanted weight using similar exercises that helped people on the show lose hundreds of pounds. Chris and favorite show participants will be there every step of the way with modifications, encouragement and the inspiration needed to achieve you own total-body transformation!
LEVEL 1: Put your body in motion with gentle moves to ignite your metabolism.
LEVEL 2: Kick it up a notch with calorie-burning circuits that blast fat.
LEVEL 3: Turn your body into a fat-burning machine with quick moves that build muscle and endurance.
‘This is where it all begins. I know you can do it.’ – Chris Powell, trainer>
Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition: The Workout
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: Mixed
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: Chris Powell (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 79 min.
Street Date: 09/01/2011
Certified instructor description:
Three non-intimidating weight-loss workouts led by a very supportive instructor. You'll be exercising with contestants from the hit TV show — "real people" who have already lost up to 200 pounds (but are still overweight, and enthusiastically working to slim down a little more). Everything is designed for the novice exerciser. The first workout is an anyone-can-do-it toning series. The second program adds some simple aerobics while the third workout is slightly more challenging. The sequencing within each workout is also beginner-friendly -- you'll start with basic moves and then confidently advance to more challenging variations. Chris Powell includes level options and lots of understanding encouragement ("just work at your own pace"). ©2011.