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Slim and trim a leaner Pilates body! With Peel Off the Pounds Pilates, fitness expert Kathy Smith delivers a workout system that kicks the fat-burning power of Pilates into high gear. Kathy’s Fat-Burning workout, combined with her upper-and-lower body toning routines, will reshape your arms, abs, hips and thighs while maximizing your weight-loss potential to reveal a leaner, stronger, healthier body Pilates body!
FAT-BURNING WORKOUT Dance away calories with the 20-minute jazz-inspired, total-body cardio workout infused with the principles of Pilates.
UPPER BODY AND CORE PILATES MAT WORKOUT Sculpt and strengthen your arms, shoulders, back and core with 10-minutes of Kathy’s favorite upper body Pilates moves.
LOWER BODY AND CORE PILATES MAT WORKOUT Strengthen and lengthen a lean lower body with a series of 10-minute core-focused hip, bun and thigh trimmers.
WARM-UP Prepare for an incredible workout by increasing body awareness through 5 minutes of isolations and stretches.
COOLDOWN Finish with a relaxing 5-minute series of stretches that concentrate on flexibility and alignment.
DVD has programmable chapters and a music-only option (no cuing).
Kathy Smith's Peel Off the Pounds Pilates
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: Lower
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: Kathy Smith (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 57 min.
Street Date: 12/01/2007
Certified instructor description:
A straight-forward, very easy-to-follow workout that blends a Pilates element into each exercise. You'll start with easy-to-follow calorie burning and finish with well-sequenced body-sculpting. The aerobics segment features low-impact cardio favorites done “Pilates style” (you'll keep your core engaged throughout every movement). The pace is not-too-fast and the music is a little “mellower” than most aerobics. The toning sections include a blend of classic dumbbell muscle toning and true Pilates matwork. Very supportive, very detailed cuing. Programmable DVD lets you play the segments in any order. ©2007.
This workout is part of Kathy Smith's Long, Lean, and Sexy Series