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Stay in shape even when you’re short on time. Even with only 10 minutes to spare in your busy day, you can still be trim and toned. These five 10-minute workouts were designed to give you the benefit of a full-length workout in just a fraction of the time. Sculpt and strengthen while you jump-start your metabolism – with or without hand weights – thanks to these five challenging workouts for total body empowerment.
LEAN LEGS Tone thighs and legs for that long, lean look you’ve always craved.
FEARLESS ARMS A concentrated, high-powered workout to sculpt your upper body fast.
BIKINI BODY BLAZE The ultimate body-slimming workout that uses heart-pumping cardio to give you a bikini ready body fast.
ABS-OLUTE CORE Get a powerful midsection with moves that target your abs and obliques.
BUN BURN Burn fat with cardio and sculpting moves for a firmer, tighter set of buns.
THE FIRM METHODOLOGY: For more than 25 years, The FIRM has combined weight training with cardio in a unique way to help you develop the body you’ve always wanted. The FIRM method maximized your ability to sculpt and shape your entire body, burning up to three times more fat than cardio alone.
The Firm: Target Toning Zero-in-Ten
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: 51 min.
Street Date: 12/07/2010
A body-part-targeted workout with a unique twist — each 10-minute segment also includes a complementary cardio element (e.g. the “Leg Definer” segment alternates squats and lunges with plyometric aerobics). This aero/tone interval technique keeps you burning calories as you tone specific “problem areas.” Each segment has a body-part focus: legs, arms, upper/lower, abs and buns. But they're all different. Some emphasize the cardio, others the toning. Some feature short intervals, others have longer progressions. Some are mostly standing, others are mostly floorwork. Requires 3 to 10 lb. dumbbells. One-on-one instruction by Emily Welsh and Rebekah Sturkie. Note: all-new production, not re-edited from earlier videos. ©2010.