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Do you want to get fit and strong but have trouble finding time to exercise? Quick Fit contains the perfect mix of fast workouts to help you lose weight and stay healthy for life. With 30 five-minute workout blasts, you can do what you want for as long as you want. Featuring 10 blasts each of cardio, strength, and Pilates, this 2.5-hour jam-packed program fulfills all your fitness needs.
Mix and match the workouts to target trouble areas or select from longer preset workouts. You’ll burn calories and fat, build lean muscle, boost your metabolism, and tone and condition your entire body. With Quick Fit, you’ll grow strong, lean and flexible as you lose weight – five minutes at a time.
Andrea Metcalf, certified personal trainer is one of America’s top fitness experts and the bestselling author of Naked Fitness. From healthy-living spokesperson to media rock star, Andrea helps people live, love, and get fit. She has appeared on NBC’s Today, on radio shows and in magazines like Self, Shape and Fitness. On the web, you’ll find her on the Huffington Post and Oprah.com.
Quick Fit with Andrea Metcalf
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: Lower
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.
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: Andrea Metcalf (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 163 min.
Street Date: 08/20/2013
Certified instructor description:
One DVD with three full-length workouts: Fat-burning aerobics, traditional body-sculpting and Pilates toning. All three workouts are structured in 5-minute blocks. The benefit? You'll maximize variety while challenging your body in diverse ways. The cardio program is a good example. The blocks range from traditional pony and boxing moves to "two step chugs" and "sumo squat attacks." The body-sculpting workout is also varied; it mixes proven classics like planks and squats with innovative routines like "better booty bridges" and "ballet bottom blasts" (often working multiple muscle groups at once). The third program is a mostly-core-focused blend of Pilates and gym-style exercises. Requires 3 to 8 lb. dumbbells and a resistance band. ©2013 (originally released in 2010 and 2012 on separate DVDs).