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Skip Jennings: Dancer Body Break Through
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.
Instructor: Skip Jennings (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 63 min.
Street Date: July 15, 2014
Certified instructor description:
This is a true fusion workout. The instructor, Skip Jennings, combines numerous different types of fitness styles into one cohesive workout designed to create long, lean and powerful muscles. The name of this workout is Dancer Body, but it is not a barre workout. Instead, it is a combination of leg lifts, plyometrics, plies and Pilates that are expertly choreographed into a flowing workout.
2014 DVD release, no equipment required
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It is not often that an instructor combines plies with plyometrics and mountain climbers with downward dog, but that is what this workout is all about. Skip combines different fitness styles into a challenging and effective workout. He has a plan; there is nothing that feels random about this workout. The workout starts with all standing exercises. These exercises mimic conditioning that dancers would do to strengthen their lower bodies but also include yoga balances that dancers need for core strength and balance. A series of repeater knees flows into a standing tree pose. This challenges your balance and power, and it is not as easy as it sounds. A different standing series includes a plie series that will make the legs shake and a powerful plie jump that elevates the heart rate. The second part of this workout is done on the floor. This does not mean it is all muscle toning; he includes cardio core training by adding horizontal jacks to a plank and mountain climbers to push ups. The last series of exercise includes Pilates style exercises for the core. The stretch is yoga cool down. Fast paced and organized, Skip packs a lot of activity into one hour.
This is a workout for someone who wants something new and craves variety. These exercises do not feel like the same old exercises taught by a different instructor. The sequencing and combinations are innovative and effective. Skip Jennings promises exercises that will create a leaner body and includes intervals of cardio with high repetitions to do this. This fast paced workout goes by quickly and you will not be looking at your watch wondering when it will end. In one hour, you are getting numerous different styles of exercise and their benefits. This workout introduces you to different types of training. The standing leg series is very similar to what a barre workout would look like but a very abbreviated version. With the cardio intervals, you are introduced to plyometric training. The balance postures are right out of yoga, and the core series even includes a modified hundred from Pilates. Skip has a positive energy. He encourages and pushes you to keep working and gives options so that all fitness levels can be challenged.
Warm up = 7 minutes, floor aerobics and muscle training intervals = 34 minutes,
Floor toning = 9 minutes, stretch = 13 minutes, total = 63 minutes
Body parts = lower body = 26 minutes, upper body = 2 minutes, Abs = 10 minutes