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Get Lean. Get Fit. Get FIRM. Master Instructors Emily Welsh and Rebekah Sturkie get you firmed up fast with high-energy cardio combos plus sculpting. Ignite Calorie Burn goes beyond other workouts by featuring a revolutionary technique called mini bursts – 8-second quick blast intervals followed by a short active recovery. Each burst gets your heart rate up and provides that extra push that’s key to losing weight
CARDIO POWER BURST with Emily Welsh. This low impact cardio and sculpting workout with dumbbells is a fast and fun way to shed pounds. It combines high intensity bursts of cardio and toning to rev up your metabolism for faster calorie burn, even long after the workout is done!
INTERVAL BLAST with Rebekah Sturkie. Give yourself an even bigger challenge when you combine faster cardio combos with increased resistance and body-shaping Mini Bursts. It pays off huge in body-changing results. You’ll hit every muscle, including abs for a fit, trim and well-defined physique.
BONUS: 10 Minute Abs Downloadable Workout
The FIRM Methodology For more than 25 years The FIRM has combined weight training with cardio in a unique, effective way to help you develop the body you’ve always wanted. The FIRM method maximizes your ability to sculpt and shape your entire body, burning up to three times more fat than cardio alone.
The Firm: Ignite 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: 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: 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: Emily Welsh (Instructor Profile)
Instructor: Rebekah Sturkie (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 42 min.
Street Date: 02/24/2011
Certified instructor description:
Two well-structured, well-taught interval workouts. Each one has athletic-style aerobics, challenging “mini-bursts” and dumbbell body-sculpting. It's a Firm-optimized concept proven to burn calories as it builds strength. The basic aerobic combos are taught add-on-style — a mix of higher and lower-impact classics. The mini bursts are 8 to 10 seconds of truly intense flying jacks and vertical leaps (“I want air under your feet!”). They're always followed by a well-deserved recovery segment. The toning intervals feature fluid progressions of complementary exercises (e.g. a front lunge, low row, rear leg-extension sequence). Easy-to-follow cuing by Emily Welsh and Rebekah Sturkie. Requires two sets of dumbbells (e.g. 3 and 5 lb.). ©2010. Note: The workouts in this video are part of the 13-DVD  Firm Express Get Thin in 30 kit.}