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Master instructor Tracie Long leads you through easy-to-follow weight training sets targeting buttocks, hips, thighs, arms and shoulders. Interspersed throughout are fun lightweight low-impact cardio sets to keep you energized. Includes tough floorwork and abs. Total Body Shaping Mix is guaranteed to make you visibly slimmer and firmer — faster!
The Firm: Total-Body Shaping Mix
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.
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Runtime: 66 min.
Street Date: 06/01/1999
Certified instructor description:
Intense floor aerobics interspersed between challenging muscle toning segments. You’re sure to be motivated by this video’s variety and ever-changing pace (e.g. high-impact/low-impact, fast/slow moves, long/short intervals). Compiled from previous Firm programs, you also get a boredom-busting assortment of instructors, styles, settings and music. The aerobics — all non-step — range from plyo-jumps and bunny hops to grapevines and marches (often using light dumbbells for extra intensity). The toning ranges from pushups and overhead curls to on/off step lunges and squats (they use a tall step-box, a regular step will work). 3 to 15 lb. dumbbells are required; ankle weights and a barbell are optional. ©1999.