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The Firm master instructor Alison Davis has developed this effective, fat-burning workout that combines bootcamp training with cardio drills. As you jump, hop, squat and lunge your way through this high-energy workout, you’ll build muscle, speed and agility to see results three times faster than doing cardio alone.If you want to go beyond basic cardio and get results faster, Bootcamp - Maximum Calorie Burn is the workout you’ve been waiting for. It’s fitness at its best with bootcamp conditioning basics and plyometric “ power burst” exercises.
Alison Davis began taking classes at The Firm while in her sophomore year at Columbia Collage. With years of experience in dance, Alison was looking for different ways to challenge her body. As a runner on the cross-county team, Alison was able to lose weight but lacked the tone. After one Aerobic Weight Training class at The Firm, Alison was hooked and achieved the firm lean body that you will witness in the program. Alison’s love of The Firm prompted her to become a Firm master instructor. The Firm allows her to stay in amazing shape while juggling both school and work.
The Firm: Bootcamp Maximum Calorie Burn
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: Alison Davis-McLain (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 52 min.
Street Date: 10/01/2007
Lots of tempo variations and a huge variety of movements (from kickbox and plyometrics to legendary Firm favorites like “four limb” and aerobics-blended-with-dumbbell-toning). Even the “feel” is classic Firm — the quick-changing moves are well-planned and the cuing is super-precise (Alison Davis makes sure you're constantly focused on proper technique). The cardio features both dance-aerobic and athletic-style movements. The toning includes traditional weight training, functional fitness and multi-muscle exercises. Also, many segments intermix the cardio and toning for maximum time-efficiency. Requires two sets of dumbbells (e.g. 2 lb. and 5 lb.). ©2007.