Today's Review: Fat Burning Fusion
Ellen Barrett, 2007 **** (4 of 5 stars)
Ellen leads this 46 min barefoot pilates, cardio, and mind body fusion workout. Ellen works out in a spacious room with hardwood floors & a stage in the background. There are two background exercisers, one showing easier modifications. You wont need any equipment for this workout. Great music! The dvd is chaptered & you play all or select the desired chapter from the menu.
This is a very unique fusion workout. All the moves were very flowing and all transitioned very smoothly. Ellen does a great job of adding in some cardio to standing pilates work. She does an excellent job of providing form pointers & stressing how important good form is in this workout.
Exercises include: warmup, travelling pliets w/ arm movements, swan extensions, wrapping twist, glute squeezes, up-down zig zags, squat circles, pilates threading, mermaid with knee pulls, butterfly, reach up- punch across, torso circles, spider reaches, shifting side lunges, and finishes with a quick stretch.
I would rate this a low intermediate fusion workout that is perfect for days you want to do a pilates type workout but also want to burn some calories. Great in whole or in parts as an add-on to other workouts. I really really like Ellen, great sunny disposition, great cuing & form pointers. I look forward to trying more from her. Received this dvd to review.
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