Full Backcover Description
As a registered dietitian, Joy Bauer knows a balanced diet and regular exercise are essential to good health. As a busy professional, wife, and mother of three, she also knows how hard it can be to find time to eat right and work out. With her trademark practicality and enthusiasm, Joy offers you an efficient, effective total-body workout, plus bonus segments with her top diet tips and easy, delicious recipes for meals and snacks. Whether your goal is to lose weight to increase your energy and stamina, this is the total solution you’ve been looking for.
World-renowned trainer Lisa Wheeler join Joy in the two 20-minute cardio and strength-training segments. Do one when you’re short on time, or both together for even faster results. The simple moves target the entire body as they burn fat and calories. Join in, and you’ll tone and tighten your abs and glutes, increase strength and definition, and feel great from head to toe!
Joy Bauer's Slimdown Workout
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: Joy Bauer (Instructor Profile)
Instructor: Lisa Wheeler (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 52 min.
Street Date: 12/07/2010
Certified instructor description:
Lisa Wheeler joins the “Today Show's” Joy Bauer in a fast-moving interval program. The two instructors make a great team — their natural back-and-forth banter is both informative and motivating (it's fun — like you're just working out with a couple of good friends). The program has two progressively-more-intense aero/tone sections. Each one alternates one minute of cardio with one minute of toning (the short intervals keep you energized and interested). The aerobics begin low-impact and then layer-in the higher-impact options. The ending, all-toning sections are mostly ab-focused. Requires 2 to 5 lb. dumbbells. ©2010.