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Kristin’s debut workout brings new and exciting energy to the style of aerobics that started the group fitness industry. Hi/Lo Recharge is a little bit dance, a little bit boot camp, and a lot of hard work! It appeals to the advanced exerciser who likes choreographed combinations with various levels of complexity and impact. It’s a juxtaposition of old-school classics such as hamstrings and grapevines, dance staples such as chases, and mambos, and athletic moves such as football squats, and climbing planks. Unique to this workout are the unexpected “balance challenges” incorporated in to the combos to keep your muscles guessing and the sweat pouring! An activity recovery segment tones the legs and trains your balance while bringing down the heart rate. Follow that up the a core segment and a thorough stretch to feel refreshed, restored, and revitalized!
Kristin hold certifications from ACE and AFAA. She is a Star 3 Spinning Instructor, ViPR Trainer, TRX Instructor, and holds a certificate in perinatal fitness. She also teaches Les Mills and Silver Sneakers programs, as well as various dance classes. While her passion lies with choreography, her company – Program Fit, Inc – has found its greatest success facilitating outdoor fitness boot camps since 2000.
Hi/Lo Recharge with Kristin Dowell
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: Higher
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: Complex
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: Kristin Dowell (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 79 min.
Street Date: 11/13/2012
Certified instructor description:
A very fast-paced blend of cardio dance and athletic combos, followed by core-focused toning. No slow repetitions or wasted downtime; this program keeps your body — and brain — relentlessly challenged. It's taught add-on style.
Kristin demos a base move, then quickly layers in a non-stop series of more advanced combinations (e.g. "chassé, mambo, pivot", "arabesque-knee", "step touch"...). You'll usually learn three patterns, then put them all together and "take it from the top." Most sequences include optional directional changes and level modifications (plus some balance exercises). The toning section is a straight-forward set of core routines like planks, crunches and torso lifts. ©2012.