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Burn fat & build lean muscle - in all the right places! Choose from 3 targeted workouts to maximize your Better Body results:
20 MINUTE ARMS: Alternate between progressive upper body focused moves and kickboxing drills to help create arms that are toned and tank top ready - all year long!
20 MINUTE LEGS: Get ready to tighten up everything below the belt with this series of functional and effective moves, coupled with quick cardio bursts to help you shed fat and create lean, strong legs.
20 MINUTE ABS: Develop flat, strong supportive abs wit this waistline workout that incorporates cardio drills to help you burn fat while toning your midsection.
Jessica Smith started her own fitness journey 40 pounds ago. Today, Jessica is a certified wellness coach and fitness expert, with over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry. She holds numerous certifications, including several from the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.
10 Pounds Down with Jessica Smith- Better Body Blast
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: Jessica Smith (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 60 min.
Street Date: 12/06/2011
Three segments: Aerobics plus arm toning, aerobics plus leg toning and pure abdominal sculpting. The high-rep aero/tone segments are fast-paced with short "cardio bursts" — a time-efficient format that burns fat as it reshapes your body. The aerobics are straight-forward and easy to follow — from familiar athletic moves to kickbox favorites. The toning intervals also use proven classics. But Jessica Smith boosts their effectiveness with diverse intensity, balance and rotational variations (e.g. progressive sequences like: curls, then curls with pliés, then pliés with a twist, etc.). The abwork segment features a varied series of Pilates-based exercises. Friendly, down-to-earth cuing. Requires 3 to 5 lb. dumbbells. ©2011.