Exhale: Core Fusion - Body Sculpt
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
A quarter of a million people have transformed their bodies at exhale, the exclusive mind/body spa with locations around the US. Now you can get the same results at home with workouts from Core Fusion creators Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp. Body Sculpt tones and sculpts your deepest, most hard-to-reach muscles so it's more efficient and effective than traditional strength training. Using your own body weight as resistance, five 10-minute workouts build a strong core, develop washboard abs, give you better posture, and shape a tighter, firmer backside. To make the most of this program, you'll need small hand weights.
Stills from Exhale: Core Fusion Body Sculpt (Click for larger image)
| || || |
- Instructor bios
- Bonus workouts
Top customer reviews
Upper body: I tend to neglect my upper body in my workouts, so the idea of a 10 minute routine that I can easily fit in, and covers all the major muscles, is great for me. If you are looking for a power workout (like Cathe Friedrich) then maybe you won't like this. But really, if you are pressed for time it is great. Just increase the weight if you need to make it more difficult. I started with 3 lb weights, but quickly moved up to 5 lb. Will increase weight if it gets easy!
Ab routine: If you are new to working out your abs, or aren't very strong there, this might be too difficult for you. I was at a moderate level for traditional ab workouts and found this one just a little intense. So, I went to the routine on the Pilates Plus DVD first, and then once I was comfortable with their style, I went back to the one on this DVD. Also, if you are looking for a ton of crunches, and aren't open to new ideas, you won't like this. It is all about holding the crunch...for a long time. But I can tell you, I never saw much difference in my abs from traditional workouts but have noticed a huge difference with the Core Fusion routines.
Stretch: I really like the Core Fusion stretch routines. This one hits the back of the legs nicely, as well as lower back. When I was younger I wasn't that into stretching, but now that I'm in my 40's I really am.
Thighs: Didn't try this one as I'm in physical therapy for my knee and don't want to complicate things.
Glutes: I will admit that I didn't always really feel comfortable with this routine. When they did the bent leg moves I felt like I was doing something wrong. Some of this may be related to my hip dysplasia, but I could have used some more on form on this workout.
P.S. I initially wrote this review in November of 2011 and here it is April of 2014 and I am still going strong with Core Fusion and have added at least 6 other Core Fusion DVDs to my repertoire. Pilates Plus and 30-day Sculpt also are particular favorites...and I can't forget thighs and glutes! This method has literally transformed my body. I was never overweight but I lost inches, especially in my waist and hips and I have gained tremendous flexibility over the years. And the most important part? At age 50 my body is still bikini ready and never looked better.
In 50 minutes, you get a great overall workout.
The last 10 minutes is all stretching.
The moves are tiny and effective.
After you finish, you feel energized and great.
The man & woman who demonstrate make the positions super-clear.