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Pilates Circle Mat Challenge: Gentle, quiet yet intense mat workout is one of Bernadette’s most popular classes! The Pilates Circle was developed to keep your body in the proper position to activate and engage specific muscle groups during the workout. The resistance of the Pilates Circle sculpts hard-to-tone areas giving you beautifully defined arms, toned, flat abs, a slim waist and hips, lean thighs and a great rear!
With this workout you get 1) a Calming stretch to ready your mind & body, 2) a Total core challenge, working upper, mid & lower abs, 3) Leg challenge, including hips & rear, 4) Lower body burn to lengthen & strengthen legs & rear and 5) a Gentle ending stretch to improve flexibility
The Just b Method conditions body and mind by combining the most effective and transformative principles of movement arts including ballet, Pilates, martial arts and resistance training. The results are a strong, lean, toned body, a refreshed mind and revitalized spirit! Connect to you power from the inside out!
Bernadette Giorgi: Proud mom of Max & Noelle, TV fitness expert, Certified Fitness & Pilates, Ballet and Martial Arts Instructor, USSBDMDK Black Belt.
Pilates Circle Challenge with Bernadette Giorgi
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: Bernadette Giorgi (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 46 min.
Street Date: 10/16/2008
Certified instructor description:
Uses a Pilates Circle to add variety and effectiveness to classic Pilates moves. The Circle assures correct body position, activates targeted muscle groups and/or boosts intensity.
For example: placing the circle between your legs works the inner and outer thigh muscles; placing your legs inside the Circle keeps your feet from flopping outwards.
Bernadette Giorgi's friendly cuing focuses on control and technique (e.g. “don't just swing your legs”). The program has an unusually calm and tranquil feel — from Bernadette's gentle voice to the soft instrumental soundtrack. Requires a Pilates Circle. ©2008.