Transform your body and your life in as little as ten minutes a day with the latest book and DVD from Jessica Smith, creator of 10 Pounds Down and, award-winning fitness writer, Liz Neporent!
Best-selling exercise DVD star and certified fitness and lifestyle expert Jessica Smith along with award-winning health and fitness writer Liz Neporent bring you this book and DVD combo and break down weight loss into 10-minute, easy-to-follow workouts that will fit even the busiest of schedules. The book includes step-by-step photos and instructions, along with an exciting, fast-paced DVD with five 10-minute workouts. Jessica Smith leads this fifty minute workout alone, without any background exercisers. The DVD consists of five ten minute workouts. From the main menu, you have the option to select any of the ten-minute segments. There is also a play all option so you can do the workout in its entirety. Jessica recommends doing two to three segments per day for best results. Or you can play the entire workout for days when time allows. Limited equipment is needed for the workout – making it an excellent travel companion. For the workout you will need a resistance band or tubing for the Total Body Band segment. An optional mat may be used for the Core Conditioning and/or the Stretch and De-Stress segment depending on your workout surface.
The Thin in 10 DVD includes five targeted routines designed to help speed up your weight loss:
CARDIO QUICKIE - is a ten-minute cardiovascular workout that alternates bouts of high intensity intervals with lower intensity exercise. Each cycle begins with forty seconds of low intensity cardio followed by twenty seconds of high intensity work. Each cycle is performed twice before the next exercise is introduced.
STRENGTH SHOT - is a body weight only resistance workout. The routine is made up of timed body-weight exercises for sixty seconds. The circuit consists of five exercises performed for sixty seconds. The circuit is then repeated with balance challenges and intensifiers added for second go-round.
TOTAL BODY BAND – is the second resistance workout on the DVD. This workout incorporates the use of a resistance band or tubing, however the workout can be performed using body weight only or light dumbbells.The exercises in this segment are performed for one to two minutes depending on the body part being worked (i.e. larger muscle groups are worked longer)
CORE CONDITIONING - is a targeted core routine designed to engage the midsection, glutes and back. Jessica uses a variety of movements from crunches to plans to engage the body’s powerhouse.
STRETCH & DE-STRESS - no workout would be complete without a flexibility routine. Jessica convincingly stresses the importance of this section – I almost skipped it but she talked me out of it . Through the use of focused breathing and stretching the routine serves to relax the body, reduce stress, alleviate tension and stretch out the muscles.
The Thin In 10 Weight-Loss Plan proves once and for all that not having enough time is no longer an excuse to not get in a workout. Getting fit, feeling good, and losing weight doesnʼt have to mean laboring for hours in a gym or spending hundreds of dollars on bulky high-tech equipment. And the ability to customize this workout, choose a ten minute workout or string the five segments together makes this a workout extremely versatile and one you can grow with or adjust to meet your needs or preferences. Jessica Smith is an excellent instructor. She does a fabulous job leading the workout, demonstrating the exercises and offering motivation. She is always cheerful, provides motivation, cues well and offers form pointers.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of the Thin in 10 DVD to review. I received no other compensation and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under obligation to provide a positive review in return for the free workout. Retail value is $24.95.