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Balanced workouts to help you look and feel great!This workout program is based on the ancient Chinese principle of balancing opposites, known as Yin Yang. Using a combination of techniques – fusing elements of martial art, yoga, chi gong, sculpting and Pilates – this series will provide you with a complete and well-rounded workout designed to create harmony within your mind and body.
5, 15-minute fusion routines to choose from include:
CARDIO EXPANSION & CONTRACTION: Burn calories and blast away fat in this high-energy kickboxing session.
TOTAL BODY: STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY: Use just your body weight to develop functional strength and flexibility with this total body routine.
LOWER BODY: RHYTHM & BALANCE: Tone and tighten your legs with this lower body focused, kicking core routine.
CORE: POWER & FLOW: Develop strength from the inside out with this core training session.
RELAX: MOVEMENT & STILLNESS: Tune into your body, let go of tension and replenish your chi with this relaxing sequenced of energy moving stretch and mediations.
Sensei Guillermo Gomez is an international fitness expert, presenter and founder of Martial Fusion. He is a 4th degree black belt in Aikido by Hombu Dojo (Toko, Japan) and has trained martial arts for over 25 years in numerous places around the globe, including China’s legendary Shaolin Temple.
Jessica Smith is a certified wellness coach, fitness expert and author. With over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry, she holds numerous certifications, including sever from the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.
Jessica Smith: Cross Training For Fitness
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: 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: Guillermo Gomez (Instructor Profile)
Instructor: Jessica Smith (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 76 min.
Street Date: 12/06/2011
Certified instructor description:
From kickboxing to Pilates to tai chi, each segment features a different fitness technique. It's the perfect way to keep your mind engaged and your muscles challenged. Guillermo Gomez begins with kickbox combos, mostly upper-body fat-burners like jabs, punches and upper cuts. Jessica Smith's near-cardio-speed body-sculpting is next; it features kickbox-inspired, multi-muscle toning. Then Guillermo returns with a medley of lower-body and balance-oriented exercises (also done at a fast pace). Jessica completes the toning series with standing and floor-based corework. It all ends with a co-taught sequence of tai chi/yoga/martial arts stretches. Previously titled: Guillermo & Jessica's Yin Yang Fusion. ©2011.