This DVD is excellent for toning and lengthening your muscles, and will definitely work up a sweat. The workout is divided into 17 segments, which can be viewed all at once, one at a time, or as part of four sections. Exercises 1-4 are warm ups, includes some dance steps that get your blood pumping and some nice stretching. 5 & 6 work your abdominals. 7-9 are "floor barre," which means you lie on your back and keep everything stable except the moving leg – very effective. 10-16 are leg work, such as degagees, tendus, and grand battements. Finally, 17 is a cooldown with some stretching. Note that there is no instructor-led dance segment after all that barre/center work, as there is in a dance class.
The workout on this DVD will give you a stretch like no other, and also change the way you think about, and understand, your body. It was designed to give people of all ages, body types, and fitness levels a way to improve their flexibility based on techniques dancers use to stay lean and limber.
Features Dara Torres (12 times Olympic Medalist: 5 times Olympian, American Record Holder, Oldest Femail Swimming Medalist Ever, Most Decorated American Female Swimmer of all time) in a system she credits as her "Secret Weapon." New Way to Stretch. Includes Strenght Training, Flexability Training, and Aerobic Training in one package. Great core workout. Helps prevent injury. No equipment required. 17 exercises for the upper and lower body. Detailed instructional section. 20 min. workout with Dara Torres.
On May 27th 2003 Palm Pictures brings you New York City Ballet Workout 2 - the follow-up to the popular and best-selling New York City Ballet Workout originally released in the spring of 2001. Once again under the direction of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins an all-new exercise program has been created utilizing the latest workout techniques used by some of New York City Ballet's dancers. This beautifully produced workout DVD includes personal exercise programs for upper body, lower body, stretching, abdominal strengthening and much more.
Caribbean Workout Pilates uses the pool and the beach as backdrops for 4 complete Pilates workouts. Pilates instructor Jennifer Tilley, along with fitness instructor Shelly McDonald, demonstrate exercise techniques designed to strengthen the lower body, back, and major muscles. These exercises also focus on the abdominal muscles, and demonstrate key breathing and stretching techniques.
Caribbean Workout Pilates Plus features host Shelly McDonald demonstrating 4 easy-to follow Pilates routines that are carefully formulated to work your abdominals, strengthen your back, increase flexibility and enhance suppleness. This Pilates routine blends Yoga Techniques with breathing and stretching exercises specially designed to strengthen muscles and burn fat.