Instructor's name: Linda Stejskal
Type of Workout: Total Body
Fitness Level: Intermediate advanced
Equipment Needed: mat, chair, hand weights, ankle weights, resistance band, resistance loop, Pilates ring, small ball
Total Running Time: 200 Minutes
Region: 0 (Worldwide) - This is a DVD-R
GET ALL 4 CALM BARRE SERIES WORKOUTS
Welcome to the Calm Barre Series. These 4 workouts are total body sculpting routines with no jumping and a slightly calmer pace than my usual barre workouts. You will use various equipment to increase the challenge of unique exercises that will increase your strength, coordination, stability and endurance. There’s lots of variety in these routines and a nice steady burn!
The 4 Workouts are:
Burn (49 mins) you will start with plie and curtsey lunge with leg raise combinations to warm up. Then use the Pilates ring for an inner thigh series. Next elevate on the yoga block for outer thigh raises and squats with upper body engagement. Then a kneeling segment with ring and light weights. Then an ankle weight and yoga block standing legs segment. To the mat for a pretzel and all 4s glute segment using the block. Next abs with ankle weights and block and a lower back series with ankle weights and ring. Finish with a nice stretch.
Chisel (54 mins) you will start with rotations, squats and side bends using the ring. Then add light weights to the ring for a tough upper body segment. Next an outer thigh and arms segment with the ring in both turn out and turn in positions. Then a tough calf segment with ankle weights and the block. Then an all 4s glute series with ankle weights and the ring. Next an oblique series with the ring and one weight. Then a standing series with one weight. Finally abs and lower back using the ring. Finish with a stretch.
Define (49 mins) you will start with large range of motion plie squats, lunges and sweeps with light weights. Next an arms segment with lower body engagement using a loop. Then a kneeling outer thigh and glute segment using the ball. Next side laying ball roll outs and raises. Then a clam shell and leg sweep series and a glute bridge on the wall using the loop. Then abs on the wall and a lower back extension series with the loop around hands. Finish with a stretch.
Sculpt (48 mins) you will start with squats, knee raises and taps using a resistance band for upper body engagement. Next use the band around your foot for angled glute raise and extension variations. Then use the loop and 1 weight for arm and thigh work. Then the ball between the thighs for an inner thigh series. Next some larger range of motion moves using the ball in the hands to get the heart rate up. Then a quad and outer thigh series using the band and one weight. Next use the loop and later the ball for abs work. Finish with a stretch.
About The Instructor: Hi, I'm Linda - creator of Barlates Body Blitz. I have worked in the diet and fitness industry for most of my career and have created close to 850 workout videos to bring my passion for exercise to you!
My desire is to help you sculpt a strong, healthy body with a fusion of barre, Pilates, yoga as well as more traditional cardio + toning exercises. So what are you waiting for, lets go workout together!
What is Barlates Body Blitz: Barlates is a fusion style workout that borrows from pilates, barre, ballet, yoga and more traditional cardio and toning. The idea was to create a workout, which flows seamlessly from one move into the next using the principles of isotension and high repetitions to build long, lean muscles. By using a lighter weight with high repetitions the exercises are designed to target all of those underused smaller muscle groups resulting in a defined, lengthened dancer's physique. This is a real girls workout in the sense that it is fun and feminine, but don't get me wrong it is still super intense with a big burn factor! The workouts are designed to be mixed and matched with an array of 20-30 minute upper body, lower body, abdominal and total body workouts that can be strung together for a longer session or done individually if you are short on time. These workouts will hit all those trouble spots and best of all you don't even need to wear shoes to do them! Get ready to sweat, puff and burn - hopefully you'll love every minute of it!