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Turn up the burn and lose up to 5 pounds a week. When it comes to fitness, Jillian Michaels is all about fast results! Now TVs toughest trainer combines her hard-core fitness techniques with the sculpting power of yoga for an intense workout designed to melt away stubborn fat fast. Yoga Meltdown includes two complete 30-minute workouts. Begin with Level 1 and then progress to Level 2 for a more intense burn to gain strength and lose serious weight. It won’t be easy, but with Jillian by your side, you can do this. So get up, get movin’, and lose big now!
Two Complete 30 –minute workouts with a warm-up and cooldown
LEVEL 1: Begin with a gentle vinyasa, then punch things up with key yoga poses combined with Jillian’s signature moves that focus on flow and form to keep up the burn. Finish with a muscle-soothing cooldown.
LEVEL 2: Warm up the body, then jump into a more vigorous flow of yoga poses that challenge balance and stamina with dynamic movements to incinerate fat and burn mega calories. Calm your mind and your heart rate with an essential cooldown.
Jillian Michaels' Yoga Meltdown
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.
Instructor: Jillian Michaels (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 64 min.
Street Date: 03/02/2010
A unique fusion of traditional power yoga and hardcore body sculpting. Yoga purists beware — the poses may be familiar, but the goals, sequencing and “bad ass” attitude are pure Jillian Michaels. For example, Jillian knows that a classic yoga chair pose is similar to a squat.
So, she has you “rep it out” — 15 full-range-of-motion repetitions that end with an isometric hold. That technique is repeated throughout the entire workout. So, while there are lots of genuine yoga elements, Jillian's overall goal is muscle endurance (not “peaceful mind/body bliss”).
The first workout is easier; the second has some tough balance and flexibility moves (modifications are shown). ©2010.