Grace and Gusto
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The second release in the ELLEN BARRETT LIVE series, Grace+Gusto is a real class, with real class regulars, filmed exclusively in Ellen's studio. Like the other DVDs, it's cardio, stretch and strength all rolled into one for total body conditioning and total person wellness. The 45 minute workout starts with easy dancer warm up that segues into 40 minutes of graceful cardio. The last 5 minutes of mat work flatten the belly and firm the upper arms.
About the Actor
Ellen Barrett, M.A. is the country's top fitness instructor, says SELF magazine because she personifies 21st century fitness, where the mind, body and spirit converge for more intelligent, efficient workouts. As a best-selling DVD creator and book author, she's a go-to-expert specifically regarding women and weight loss, Pilates, Fusion fitness, pre- and post-natal exercise and inspired wellness. Sure exercise tones your tush but when it's done right it also makes the spirit soar! That's why Ellen began teaching group exercise while in college and never stopped, teaching all over the globe for Club Med in the Carribean, Crunch Gym in Los Angeles and NYC, Corporate America, the Kripalu Center and eventually at her very own studio in Connecticut. Weight Watcher's hired Ellen as their fitness walking spokeswoman. Lifetime TV selected Ellen as their resident Fit Pro. Family Circle Magazine elected Ellen to their advisory board. FIT TV cast Ellen as lead instructor on All Star Workouts. Her most recent launch has been ELLEN BARRETT LIVE DVD series, and Prevention magazine's FLAT BELLY WORKOUT DVD's. To view Ellen's reel, click here. Ellen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband and son. She travels extensively for workshops, retreats and media events.
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Ellen really is a fabulous teacher. Her cueing is excellent. I am not a dancer and I don't have rhythm, but I am able to follow her dvds without a problem. Each time I do Grace and Gusto I think to myself "I wish I lived near her studio. I would sign up for her classes." Try any of her videos. You'll be hooked!!! And you'll be in great shape!
This DVD delivered everything I hoped it would. As someone with back and foot problems, it was nice to have something that was low impact, but still very energetic. I feel like I get a comprehensive workout and it makes me sweat. The best thing for me, though, is that my back problems mean I have balance problems and this video offers a lot of balance exercises. While I still struggle with them, I can tell they are making a distinct difference in just one month and are a huge help in getting stronger. I am definitely regaining my Grace and Gusto with Ellen's help.