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Karen Voight has created a “3-in-1 breakthrough fitness system designed to streamline your workout time and deliver fast results. Sleek Essentials integrates the fat-blasting effects of cardio training, the muscle-toning effect of resistance training, and the slimming and lengthening effects of flexibility training all into one synergistic program to achieve the ideal body: a lean, sculpted, sleek physique. There’s no single form of exercise that provides all the necessary benefits to get and keep you fit. That’s why Sleek Essentials gives you the right balance of the right activities so you stay slim and sleek for a lifetime!
Sleek Essentials contains 3 workouts:
SWEAT EFFECT: 50-minute workout-You’ll focus on high-energy moves for maximum calorie burn to get you lean and defined. Also includes two of Karen’s special abs-slimming and butt-tightening segments to zero into those problem areas so you get a flat midsection and a firm rear end.
STRENGTH EFFECT: 50-minute workout- It’s the ultimate in sculpting, shaping, toning, and strengthening. This workout gives you a firm, fit body fast with the best muscle-toning exercises ever! Karen also includes a special Cardio Blast segment to give you an extra energy boost before picking up your weights.
SLEEK EFFECT: 50-minute workout-You’ll increase your core stability, balance, overall strength and flexibility. This workout shows you how to make a total body turn around by working slower and smarter not harder!
“Sleek Essentials is smart, engaging, and incredibly effective. No gimmicks. No hype. Just perfectly designed workouts that will get you into the best shape of your life strong, sleek and slender.” (Brooke Shields)
Karen Voight is an internationally renowned fitness expert and Los Angeles Times Health columnist who has spent more than a decade setting fitness industry standards and expanding the horizons of health and fitness for people of all ages and fitness levels. Widely considered one of fitness’ brightest innovators, Karen blended her years of ballet training and exercise instruction with cutting edge technology to produce over 20 exercise DVD’s culminating with her Sleek Essentials program. Among her accolades, Karen has been named an “IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year” and was dubbed “One of the Ten Most Outstanding Working Women in America” by Glamour and “A Powerhouse in the Fitness Industry” by Shape.
DVD has chapters.
Karen Voight's Sleek Essentials (3 DVD set)
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: Karen Voight (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 151 min.
Street Date: 01/01/2007
Three separate 50-minute workouts. They feature detailed cuing, exquisite form and excellent technique. Besides the three DVDs, this set also includes a foam roller. It's used to assure correct body position, improve balance and boost intensity (e.g. increasing the range of motion or integrating an unstable surface). All three workouts are “complete” — they all include cardio, toning and flexibility segments. But each has a specific focus. “Sweat” burns fat with basic, mixed-impact choreography — from jumps and kicks to marches and step touches. “Strength” builds strong, toned muscles with a no-nonsense medley of proven total-body toning exercises. “Sleek” integrates Pilates and yoga moves to improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Requires two sets of dumbbells (e.g. 3 lb. and 5 lb.). ©2006.This 3-DVD workout set is designed to give you the TRIPLE EFFECT - cardio, strength and flexibility training. Streamline your body & improve the appearance of cellulite.
Lose weight and inches
Burn calories and fat
Improve flexibility and strength
Features all new footage, not on any of Karen's other workouts!
3 DVD SET INCLUDES:
- The Sweat Effect 50 min. workout focuses on mixed-impact high energy moves for maximum calorie burn to get lean and defined.
- The Strength Effect 50 min. workout builds strong, sculpted muscles using 3-5 lb. dumbbells.
- The Sleek Effect 50 min. workout integrates Pilates and yoga moves to improve core stability, balance, overall strength and flexibility. This workout shows you how to make a total body turn around by working slower and smarter – not harder
Required Equipment: Dumbbells, Mat, and Foam Roller