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Strengthen and define your core with this combination of energetic step and Pilates. This full-body workout pairs an energetic Step routine with a graceful Pilates segment to strengthen and define your core. In the Step portion, Jules Benson keeps your heart pumping with plenty of fresh choreography and directional changes. The Core Pilates segment continues this momentum through a blend of fluid, classic Pilates moves and modern techniques that effectively target your core muscles.
Jules’ clear and precise instruction will keep you smiling throughout this high-energy, graceful workout as you stay in sync with her every move. The Step aerobics portion leads directly into the Core Pilates section.
DVD has chapters.
Step and Core Pilates with Jules Benson
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: Higher
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: Complex
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: Abs
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: Jules Benson (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 57 min.
Street Date: 08/01/2007
Certified instructor description:
A variety of fresh step combos followed by ab-focused Pilates matwork. The step moves are interesting and creative. But the smooth transitions and clear instruction make them easy to follow (Jules' hand and verbal “pre-cuing” means you'll always know what's coming). The aerobics segment begins with “base moves” that integrate into more dynamic, innovative patterns (e.g. a simple “three knee repeater” builds into “fast feet over the board with a side tap”). The abwork is equally well-taught — very precise, very controlled Pilates classics. ©2007. (57 min.).