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This is the THIRD giveaway courtesy of the wonderfully generous Bernadette Giorgi! AND I have one more coming- so stay tuned (WOOT!) Bernadette iss a certified Pilates Instructor, teacher trainer, and the star of a Pilates video series AND she has maintained an EIGHTY lb weight loss- can't get more inspiring than that! Keep reading to find out how you can win her Attitude Tu Ballet & Pilates Fusion Workout!
Bernadette is the creator of the just b method, Pilates & Movement Arts. Moving away from intense drill centered workouts; Giorgi's "just b method" uses the ease of movement found in Pilates to motivate her clients toward healthier lifestyle choices. Pilates invigorates the body by drawing from a range of "mind/body" disciplines that offer a workout to heighten body awareness.
Review: Attitude Tu Ballet & Pilates Fusion
Bernadette Giorgi, 2008
Bernadette leads with a group of background exercisers in a nice open white room. The 52 minute dvd is chaptered VERY well. Optional equipment includes a resistance band and a small weighted ball. The dvd also includes tutorials for every segment that can be reached from the dvds main menu.Between segments an inspirational quote comes up on the screen. Great music!
Center: (13 min) This is a standing pilates & ballet fusion section that doesnt use any equipment. Exercises include: a nice pliet series with plenty of variety and various arm movements, flowing side bends, rondijon, lots of great balance work, portibra, and rhythmic lunges. This is a nice flowing segment that really hits your lower body.
Center with Bands: (14 min) a resistance band is utilized in this standing pilates & ballet fusion segment. Exercises include: band curls lifting onto your toes, flowing lunges with the band, side lunges, etc. Using the band really helped with the balance work and I def felt it in my shoulders!
Mat Work: (21 min) The mat work utilizes the ball in many of the exercises and really hits your core! Bernadette does a great job of using the ball in unique ways to enhance your workout. Exercises include: ball roll ups, ball saw, leg drops, criss cross, single leg extension, double attitude, teaser, sidekick series including leg lifts, leg shoots, and leg circles, bi curl with the ball, ball attitudes, and concludes with a 4 min stretch.
I rate this a beginner/intermediate workout that is really suitable for most all fitness levels. Bernadette offers wonderful form pointers & her cuing is excellent. These workouts really flow well and will definitely hit your muscles in a new way. Invigorating workout that leaves you well worked out and has no dread factor! Tons of time options- great in part, in whole, or added on to other workouts! I received this dvd to review.
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