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25:25 Dowel Dance Sculpt + Dowel & Jump Board Cardio Tango

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: All Levels, Intermediate

Focus : 

25 minutes of creative reformer exercises using the wooden dowel to tone legs, core, arms and back. Back by popular demand, this combo using the dowel with the Reformer will also challenge your coordination today, so engage that mind as much as you engage those muscles! Next, another 25 minutes of cardio jumping, still using that dowel! Wild and crazy and a little goofy, we’ll have fun figuring out how to incorporate the dowel while we jump and continuing the mind-body challenge for today! If nothing else you’ll have fun today and get a few laughs, but you won’t miss either toning up that total body head to toe.

This is day 1, week 9, of our Summer Fit Program! I hope you have been enjoying the strength + cardio mixture so far! Keep up the good work. Let me know what changes you are seeing in your body, fitness and movement.

Equipment Needed : 

For Part 1: Reformer and the dowel. Part 2: Reformer, the dowel and jumpboard.

Remember if you do not have some or all of the equipment used today, join for what you can, for the rest or the whole, repeat a workout in the program for which you do have access to all the equipment required.

The Course of this Class :

If you have done this combo with me before you will notice some repeats and favs such as footwork and single leg long spine massage. Additionally get ready to heat up your core and your upper back muscles to improve your spinal alignment and lift you taller. You will also challenge your lumbo-pelvic-hip complex, great for strengthening the low back, the hips and the glutes and legs. If you are up for it you’ll be riding atop the moving carriage today whilst practicing your balance! Next, once you’ve got your jump board strapped on, have fun practicing your coordination and flexibility jumping with the dowel. You’ll move in all planes so keep your mind tuned in, watch your form, use your breath, and have fun! Break a sweat!

Let me know below how you did in class! 👇🏼

Class Level : 

Intermediate level is taught today while ALL levels are encouraged to try class. For any exercises you feel uncomfortable with, suggestions are given from time to time for modifications. Always feel confident to sit something out, watch to become familiar and try one rep at a time as you build up your strength and practice. If you are more advanced and not finding enough challenge, slow down your movements, connect deeply to your core and light the fire within. Or, speed up when jumping to increase the intensity.

Goals : 

Improve coordination and balance. Increase overall strength. Tone up, sculpt and reshape. Increase upper back strength and improve spinal alignment. Increase strength and tone in legs. Boost energy and metabolism. Burn fat. Increase core strength. Be confident, radiant and fit during summer, always and especially during busy schedules.

Other Fitness Programs you may like to try during Summer or anytime:

CLASSICAL REFORMER PILATES PROGRAM, 8 WEEK CORE STRENGTH PROGRAM, 30 DAY STRENGTH TRAINING FOR FAT LOSS, 6 DAY FIT BALL FIT, 12 MINUTE WORKOUTS – ALL YOU NEED TO GET MOVING, 10 DAY FIT KICKSTART

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30:25 Classical Reformer Sculpt + Vitality Jump board Sweat, 30 MIN Athletic Reformer Sculpt + 22 MIN Lean Leg Jumper Sweat, 29 MIN Dynamic Slings for Swings + 17 MIN Load & Explode Plyos, 14 MIN Total Body Classical Reformer Sculpt + 16 MIN Cardio HIIT, Joseph Pilates Classical Reformer Sequence Start to Finish – The Finalé!, Mindful Movement from Center-out, Classical Reformer, Day 13, Classical Pilates Reformer Fly Over & Flow Through, Classical Pilates Reformer Workout – Picking it up from the Middle

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