Janis Saffell's Dynamic Stretch
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: Janis Saffell (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 27 min.
Street Date: July 1, 2005
Certified instructor description:
A smooth-flowing series of deep-muscle stretches, they range from yoga and Pilates to classic athletic moves. You'll begin with yoga-based standing routines (designed to warm-up the muscles). By keeping the muscles warm and pliable, you'll rejuvenate your body as you increase flexibility. That's followed by seven minutes of seated exercises that extend those earlier stretches into your abs and back.
Finally, you'll finish with Pilates-influenced floorwork mostly lower-body-focused (e.g. double leg stretch, sits with legs in the air). Tranquil outdoor poolside setting and quiet music from Asian flutes to Spanish guitar. One-on-one instruction. Calm, voice-over cuing with an emphasis on movement-specific breath control.
This DVD is designed to expand your mind-body connection through a gentle relaxed flow of stretching and breathing techniques. Learn proper body alignment and movement execution, while focusing on the grace, extension and elegance of each pose. Increase balance, strength, precision and flexibility with this divine routine. ©2004.