Wednesday, April 14, 2010
PowerFit Harmony Reviews: Core Body Balance & Cardio Move It
Stephanie Huckabee, 2010
Core Body Balance (disc 3): This is a 20 minute core workout led by Stephanie with 2 background exercisers. The set is awesome-open and inviting. There is a warmup & cooldown included in the 20 minutes and there is some stretching interspersed throughout. I would rate this a high beginner core w/o. You will only need a band for this w/o.
Stephanie starts with a standing balance move-glute lift while extending the band in front of you. After that you move to the floor for a series of crunch vartions, she includes crunches, oblique crunches, and leg drops. Then she moves into some lower back work (my fav!) and a plank series.
Cardio Move It (disc 1): This is a entirely low impact 20 minute cardio workout led by Stephanie with 2 background exercisers. The set is awesome-open and inviting. There is a warmup & cooldown included in the 20 minutes but besides that it is nonstop cardio! I would say a similar intensity to Cardio Pure Power. I would rate this a high beginner cardio w/o. You will only need a band for this w/o.
After an active warmup and stretch Stephanie moves into floor aerobics-hamstring pulls, side steps, mock jumproping (low impact), grapevines and other easy to follow athletic type cardio moves. This w/o adapted nicely to the step. After the floor aerobics she moves into a mock step routine using the band on the floor. She includes basic step, v step, knee ups, hamstring curls, and knee repeaters. Again easy to use your step with if you want to up the intensity. Adding the step and weighted gloves really made this a solid intermediate w/o!