I did the "12-minute Low Impact Cardio Workout" with Andrea Metcalf. It truly is low impact with only a few jumping jacks, but the instructor does half of those as a low impact alternative so I didn't feel like I was missing out because my arthritis doesn't let me jump. The music and the instructor are upbeat, the steps simple, the workout depends on it's quick pace rather than on repeated squats to raise the pulse rate. I would have liked a little more warning before some step changes, but with that and even though I have two left feet, I enjoyed it.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.--Socrates ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ *~*~*~*~*~*~ The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday.
Pounds lost: 5.0
Fitness Minutes: (48,637) Posts: 5,422 4/12/13 7:37 P
I just completed the SP 7 minute upper body workout with bands workout. I didn't think it would feel like much of a workout but it did. Really feel it in my upper arms - where I need to tone. Thanks for this challenge.
You can throw in the towel or use it to wipe the sweat off your face.
YOUR Choice!!!!*************************** Stephanie in Nova Scotia
I've been doing Pilates for a couple of weeks now, so I watched a video on Pilates to see if I might learn anything new. It was pretty similar to the one I have, but I enjoyed it and picked up some new tips.
Susan Reno, NV PDT
Fitness Minutes: (104,400) Posts: 29,339 4/12/13 1:12 P
My fav is the Bollywood cardio 16 min workout....Good work out and soooo FUN!
In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
I'm skipping this assignment today as I have a fitness class in 2 hrs. I've viewed several of these videos in the past and like them but haven't tried any yet. I'm not motivated at home to do strength training so I belong to a gym and class and that gets me going!
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