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Lose weight and get a lean, toned Pilates body!
This simple program incorporates all the tools you need to reach your weight loss goals.
By fusing traditional Pilates exercises with fun, calorie-burning ‘cardio blasts,’ you’ll keep your heart rate escalated throughout the entire workout. That means you’ll be toning muscle and burning fat at the same time for optimum results! It’s an effective and efficient way to get in shape fast.
Since healthy eating habits are key to successful weight loss, we’ve included nutritional tips an delicious recipes from Cooking Light, the magazine dedicated to helping you eat smart, be fit, and live well. We’ve also added a bonus section with simple moves you can do through the day to boost your calorie burn. This comprehensive program is easy to follow and designed to fit into the most hectic schedule. You Can finally lose weight- starting today!
Kristin McGee, a Pilates master instructor, teaches at Reebok, The Sports Club LA , Clay, Equinox, and privately in New York City. She believes passionately in the profound effect Pilates can have on the mind and body and loves to share the discipline with others.
Weight Loss Pilates with Kristin McGee
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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: Kristin McGee (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 59 min.
Street Date: 12/12/2008
It intermixes controlled Pilates moves with intervals of fast-paced toning or true fat-burning cardio. It's a unique format that builds core strength while boosting weight loss results. The first segment features ab-focused Pilates combined with short intervals of quick-tempo ballet or body-sculpting moves. The second section is more playful and active. It alternates aerobic jumps and hops with more challenging Pilates moves (e.g. lying side planks). Kristin McGee is a skilled instructor; her cuing is superb and her transitions are seamless. DVD comes with a 16-page recipe book from Cooking Light Magazine. ©2008.