A balanced mix of aerobic techniques followed by targeted toning exercises. The fast/slow cardio intervals are carefully paced to keep you interested, energized and motivated. They alternate lower-impact dance-aerobic segments with higher-impact athletic/boxing intervals (from simple V-steps and grapevines to boxer shuffles and "single leg scissor jumps"). The toning is also well-designed and unusually varied. The first segment targets your total-body; the second is ab-focused. They both include traditional and Pilates exercises plus functional fitness routines (often with creative modifications to boost intensity). Straight-forward, friendly, one-on-one cuing.
Not just abs-focused, this no-nonsense program features proven moves designed to reshape your entire body. The toning creates lean muscles while the cardio reduces the fat beneath those muscles. You’ll start with two ab segments — a medley of standing and floor routines that include curls, crunches and planks. Then it’s easy-to-follow aerobic intervals (often higher-impact, but there’s always a low-impact option). To keep you motivated, each 15 to 90-second interval has a fast-paced cardio and a slower “rest/recovery” segment. That’s followed by total-body toning and a soothing yoga-inspired stretch. Requires 3 to 5 lb. dumbbells.