Exhale: Core Fusion 30 Day Sculpt
A half-million people have transformed their bodies at exhale, the exclusive mind/body spa with locations around the US. Get the same results at home with workouts from Core Fusion creators Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp. 30 Day Sculpt features 20-minute workouts handpicked from popular exhale programs. Each mixes strength training, toning, yoga, and cardio moves for total fitness. Lose weight and get a firm, fit, fantastic physique: strong legs, defined abs, cut arms, lifted glutes. Includes segments from Lean & Toned, Bootcamp, Yoga: Energy Flow, and Cardio: Pure Intensity, plus motivation and nutrition tips. Light hand weights and a mat recommended. 180 min. on 1 DVD.
Ask the Instructors
Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp respond to questions we've received about Exhale: Core Fusion Pilates Plus and Body Sculpt.
Q: How is Core FusionÃ‚Â® different from Pilates and yoga?
A: Core FusionÃ‚Â®, with components of both Pilates and yoga, has an identity all its own. The CF positions are a blend of Lotte Berk positions, Pilates concepts, and yoga breathing and stretching. The combination produces a higher level of challenge and intensity plus safe and fast results.
Q: What are the Lotte Berk Method elements? What is your background with this method?
A: Elements from the Lotte Berk Method are incorporated in each 10-minute session. For example, you will use a chair as a barre for thigh/gluteal sessions. The barre work is inspired by Lotte's dance background. We managed the Lotte Berk Method exercise studio for 22 years, teaching about 30 classes per week, training other teachers, and helping to develop and enhance the method.
Q: How many times a week should I do this DVD to see results? And should I mix it with cardio?
A: This program will give you fastest results the more you do it and the harder you work at reaching more advanced levels in the positioning. Try to do it a minimum of three times per week. If you are able to add two days a week of cardio to this routine, you'll burn even more calories and see visible lean muscle mass within four weeks.
Q: I have a tendency to bulk my muscles when I engage in sculpting programs. Will Core Fusion Body Sculpt bulk my muscles?
A: You will develop long, lean, defined muscles because of the balance of strength and immediate stretching of the muscle group you are working.
Q: Will the Core Fusion Pilates Plus DVD help me lose weight?
A: Yes. You will gain muscle density doing the workouts. Increasing muscle density is like giving the engines of your body a tune-up, resulting in a greater resting metabolic rate and total caloric burn around the clock. Reducing caloric intake while increasing caloric expenditure usually results in a safe decrease in body weight.
Exhale Spa's Core Fusion now available for you on DVD
|A quarter of a million people have transformed their bodies at the exclusive Exhale Spa-now you can get these same results at home. |
Named "Best Fusion Class" by New York magazine, this unique program is one of the quickest, most effective ways to get a thin, sleek physique. In five segments of 10 minutes each, the Pilates-based moves deliver washboard abs, perfectly sculpted arms and shoulders, and a tighter, higher backside-fast.
The secret to Core Fusion Pilates Plus is that it works from the inside out, integrating your core with every move. The deep-toning approach goes far beyond the surface muscles, working hard-to-reach areas that traditional exercises can't reach. Infused with yoga-inspired postures and core-conditioning exercises, this invigorating workout produces real results and will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Core Fusion creators Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp have over 50 years' combined experience teaching Pilates, yoga, dance, and Tai Chi, disciplines that inform the Pilates Plus workout. They are founding team members of Exhale, a leading mind/body spa with locations around the country.
Credits: Director James Wvinner. Executive Producers James Wvinner and Marie Guinto. Producer Craig Kohland. A Yoga, Tribe and Culture production for Acacia. Program, DVD graphics, and packaging ©2008 Acorn Media Group Inc. Package design by Yacinski Design, LLC. Photos by Yoga, Tribe and Culture.