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This workout is fantastic fun and extremely effective. Interval training is known to provide the best return on your effort. Learn the best cardio intervals from the master of interval training. Start with a warm up that prepares your body for the workload ahead. Then experience amazing intervals that use power, agility, strength, and sometimes speed. A medicine ball is used during the strength/cardio intervals and a step is also used for the cardio phases. The choreography is challenging, creative, and a pure sweaty delight. If you liked Interval Express, you will love Awesome Intervals.
Mindy Mylrea is the 1999/2000 International IDEA Instructor of the Year, a National and World Aerobic Champion, a sponsored athlete, and a five star presenter for IDEA. She is an advisory board member for IDEA, and international presenter, author, motivational speaker, video personality, and CEC provider. Mindy is a master trainer for Indoor Cycling, Body Bar and BOSU. She is the creator of Jump Inc., a teacher training and video resource company. She has authored numerous articles and stars in over 30 instructional videos. Mindy is the proud mom of three boys and lives in Santa Cruz, California.
Mindy Mylrea's Awesome Intervals
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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: 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.
Instructor: Mindy Mylrea (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 64 min.
Street Date: 06/01/2003
Certified instructor description:
Short, fast aerobic-anaerobic intervals by an amazingly energetic instructor. Lots of variety from step-aerobic classics to innovative segments that use a medicine ball for increased intensity (while adding some toning benefits). Positioning the step both sideways and toward-the-TV, these combos are a little more choreographed than Mindy's usual pure athletic-style moves. You get plyometric hops and jumps, straddles and crossovers, even unique moves like peg leg, “road runner,” and “soccer dribble.” The cardio ends with seven minutes of challenging hi/lo floor aerobics. She uses a medicine ball in four segments; a dumbbell will also work. ©2003.