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If you’re new to exercise, or if it’s time to break some old habits and start anew, my Shed the Pounds 3-pak will help you reach your goals fast. I know that starting out can be overwhelming, so I’ve taken the guesswork out of what to do with these easy-to -follow weight loss winners. Part fat-burning, part toning and stretch, you’ll watch the pounds melt away with my perfect mix of low-impact cardio and total body tong. See why my fans say these are must-have workouts!
STARTING OUT: Begin with Kathy’s invigorating warm up and stretch routine, then fire up your metabolism with a simple, low-impact cardio routine. Top it off with basic toning moves to shape your upper and lower body and abdominals. Kathy’s easy-to-learn techniques for proper alignment eliminate any confusion so you get the most out of every move. (1987)
INSTANT WORKOUT: Progress to this workout next, especially when you’re short on time! These three 20-minute workouts boost yoru metabolism further, helping you shed excess fat layers around your belly, arms, butt and thighs. Take your workout to the next level then wind down with Kathy’s stretch routine – ideal after a long, stressful day. (1991)
MARCH TO FITNES: Perfect for days when you need a longer, fat-burning workout, this 30-minute low-impact aerobic workout will have you moving and grooving from the high-energy music of the 60s to funky dance hits of the late 80s and early 90s. Who knew walking for weight loss could be so fun?!!(1993)
Kathy Smith's Shed the Pounds!
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: Higher
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: Moderate
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: 145 min.
Street Date: 06/01/1987
Certified instructor description:
A total of five workouts two aerobics, a toning, a stretch and an aero/tone interval program. These are older programs originally released on three VHS tapes. “Instant Workout” features three easy-to-schedule 20 to 22-minute programs. You get a total-body toning workout, a higher-impact cardio program and a standing/floor stretch. Nothing fancy, just a series of well-proven exercises. “March to Fitness” is low-impact fat-burning — from simple marches to a multitude of uncomplicated dance steps. It includes lots of movement and music variety (pop, Latin, 60's, funk; instrumental, light vocals). “Starting Out” begins with an energetic mix of 1980s-style aerobic dance exercises. Then it's down on the floor for a series of toning routines that also incorporate body awareness techniques. ©1987, 1991, 1993.