Bernadette Giorgi s a certified Pilates Instructor, teacher trainer, and the star of a Pilates video series that includes her best selling "Attitude Ballet Pilates Fusion." AND she has maintained an EIGHTY lb weight loss- can't get more inspiring than that! Keep reading for a detailed review of her Foam Roller Core 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.
Just b Live Foam Roller WorkoutBernadette Giorgi, 2013
This dvd contains a 52 min foam roller workout and a 27 minute mat sculpt workout. Bernadette leads this live class on a small stage with an awesome nature background. There are 4 students working out in the class and you will need a foam roller, a light dumbbell or weighted ball.
Foam Roller: after breathing work and a stretch, you move into foam roller work: the hundred, toe drops, situps, leg scissors, oblique crunches, leg circles, roll over, bridge, bug, bicycle, helicopter, saw, mermaid, and knee pull ins. Bernadette does a great job of using the roller in a variety of ways to really enhance the core work!
Mat Sculpt: exercises include; weighted situps, weighted saw, core work with the ball between your knees or feet, bridge, leg drops, crisscross, bicycle, single leg stretch, teaser, rollups, and a final stretch. Bernadettes varied use of the ball or light weight really adds to the work making this fun, unique, and effective.
I rate these intermediate workouts. Using the foam roller def adds a nice balance challenge and ensures that you are really hitting your core! Bernadette is a great instructor with a pleasant demeanor and excellent cuing. Interspersed stretching and breaks for instruction allow you to give each move your all. The non-rushed pace allows for exercisers of all levels to enjoy this workout. I received this dvd to review.
I received a sample of this product to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest review. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own.