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Burn fat and sculpt muscle with cardio, Pilates and kickboxing. This express workout DVD feature three 10-minute routines, that will blast calories and firm up every inch of your body. The double-duty workouts Cardio Sculpt, Kickbox Sculpt and Pilates Sculpt rev your heart rate to burn fat and tone your abs, legs, butt and arms. It’s your shortcut to a fitter, healthier, leaner body. Developed by Prevention magazine’s contributing fitness editor, Chris Freytag
Special bonus segments: (1) Foods to maximize your workouts. (2) Break it down: Pilates sculpt. (3) Break it down: Kickbox sculpt.
Chris Freytag: Certified fitness trainer, is a board member of the American Council on Exercise and author of the book Shortcuts to Big Weight Loss. She is the creator and star of multiple Prevention Fitness Systems DVDs and a certified Pilates and yoga instructor.
DVD has chapters and a music-only option (no cuing).
Prevention: Shortcuts to Big Weight Loss
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: Basic
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: Chris Freytag (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 41 min.
Street Date: 10/01/2007
Certified instructor description:
Led by Chris Freytag, it features three different 11-minute sections: cardio sculpt, Pilates and kickboxing. The short segments, varied styles and always-friendly cuing are sure to keep you motivated. Cardio sculpt maximizes weight loss while shaping your upper body with easy-to-follow footwork combined with simple dumbbell toning. The standing and floor Pilates exercises also incorporate dumbbells to boost effectiveness (e.g. adding a bicep curl to a Pilates “bicycle”). The high-energy kickbox segment is pure fat-burning fun — from jabs, punches, kicks and shuffles to optional jumping jacks. DVD includes a 6-minute tutorial at the end. Requires 2 to 5 lb. dumbbells. ©2007.