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Lengthen, strengthen and tone with America’s #1 Pilates Instructor. Master Pilates instructor Mari Winsor brings 3 dynamic workouts focusing on areas of the body people have asked for most — hips, thighs, and glutes. Follow Mari’s targeted 20-minute sessions and you’ll begin to see trimmer legs, a tighter waist and a beautifully defined backside.
SLIM & SCULPT HIP ROUTINE: Slim down and sculpt a lean, toned waist line with this body-shaping Pilates workout
TRIM & TONE THIGH ROUTINE: This power Pilates session focuses on lengthening and tightening the thigh muscles for leaner and more defined legs.
LIFT & SCULPT GLUTE WOROUT: Get a rock-hard backside with this routine that focuses on firming, lifting and shaping your glutes.
Bonus Downloadable EXPRESS ABS: Get flatter, longer, sleeker ab muscles with this focused core workout.
Mari Winsor's Lower Body 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.
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: Mari Winsor (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 66 min.
Street Date: 03/02/2012
Certified instructor description:
Each segment targets one specific area: hips/waist, thighs or buttocks. In less than 25 minutes, you can tone your individual "trouble spot" (or do the complete program to reshape your entire lower body). The first section combines abdominal corework with varied hip-focused exercises. The second is more "power Pilates." It works your inner and outer thighs with scissor kicks, bicycles and "hot potatoes." The buttocks program ranges from simple leg abductions and leg kicks to "double knee kicks" and "sphinx position" moves. As always, Mari's cuing is friendly and easy to follow, but also relentlessly focused on proper form ("technique is everything!"). ©2012.