Full Backcover Description
The Spark is a metaphor for motivation and creativity. We want to be rockin’ throughout our lives – and, definitely not in a chair. Maintaining strength and flexibility are crucial for vitality. The Spark program features exercises that challenge your muscles, but not your joints. And, the deCordova Sculpture Garden and Museum proves a spectacular setting. Work out with The Spark several times each week, continuing to challenge your muscles with heavier weights when you can do so without compromising correct form.
(Discontinued) Margaret Richard's The Spark
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.
Toning Emphasis: Lower 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: Margaret Richard (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 87 min.
Street Date: 03/28/2012
Certified instructor description:
A well-sequenced series of classic body-sculpting exercises filmed in a peaceful outdoor setting. It's exceptionally well-targeted; you're always focused on a single muscle group (e.g. a specific section for the inner thighs, then a separate series for the outer thighs). Most of the moves are proven, muscle toning favorites like push-ups, ab curls and leg lifts. But Margaret also includes interesting variations that incorporate a squishy ball, a wall or a chair (e.g. a challenging reverse tricep move where you're lifting yourself up with your hands on the chair). Very detailed cuing and beautiful scenery. Requires 2 to 10 lb. dumbbells and a soft ball. ©2012.