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Gilad’s “Step Aerobics is a high-energy, fun, 60-minute workout taped on Waikiki beach with Diamond Head in the background. In this workout Gilad utilizes the step in an easy-to-follow and very effective routine that will help you build cardiovascular endurance and burn off extra fat in a hurry! You will also tone your hips, thighs, buttocks and upper body. The bonus abdominal section will help you firm your abs and give you that trim-waistline look. The workout starts with a full body warm-up and finishes with a relaxing cool-down.
“Fitness training using a step bench has evolved over the years. I remember using similar moves while training for track and field. Step Aerobics’ incorporates these moves into a choreographed workout. I believe you’ll have a lot of fun with this workout. So let’s do it!” (Gilad). “A real charmer in a step routine that’s creative, easy to follow.” (Self Magazine)
Gilad is the host and producer of America’s most popular fitness show, “Bodies in Motion.” Gilad’s teaching style has been developed through his extensive background as a decathlon athlete, an officer in charge of fitness during his military service and as a fitness specialist consultant for over a quarter of a century to thousands, including some of the world’s best-known athletes and celebrities.
DVD has chapters.
Gilad's Step Aerobics
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: Abs
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: Gilad (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 57 min.
Street Date: 06/01/1992
Certified instructor description:
Gilad's strong, friendly personality in a well-produced, non-dancy workout. You'll burn calories and shape your lower body with lots of varied, but never complex, choreography. Gilad keeps you sweating with pivots, taps, repeaters, knee-lifts, step-kicks and up-and-across moves. He also includes a few higher-impact jumping jacks and propulsion hops (e.g. "up onto the step"). Features a range of exercisers: younger, older, male, female, etc. You're exercising outdoors on a beautiful Waikiki beach. ©1992.