Sarah Massie-Johnson and led by fitness instructor Jennifer Howes
Reviewed by: Neil Cummins
Chris Johnson and his wife Sarah, creators of Fitness 1-2-3™, have recently developed a 6-part video series aligned with the National Standards for Physical Fitness, the California Adaptive Physical Education Standards, and the Special Education Administrators of County Offices in California. These fun, interactive workouts for the home or classroom combine aerobics and strength training and are designed to be used in combination to improve core stability, balance, cardiovascular endurance, and muscular strength. The series includes the following videos as well as a demonstration DVD and instruction manual:
- *Low/Limited Mobility Muscular Training
- Reviewed March 2008
- *Pull Movement/Muscular Training
- Currently reviewed (June 2008)
- Push Movement/Muscular Training
- Balance/Core Training
- Early Childhood Physical Activity
This month, we review the Pull Movement/Muscular Training video and provide some clips from it. Stay tuned in upcoming newsletters for reviews of other videos in this series.
This DVD focuses on pull movement muscular training in 3-minute aerobic intervals and 4 1-minute muscular training stations with easy-to-use adjustable resistance tubing. The pull movements in the muscular training are hamstring curl, backrow, latissimus pull, and bicep curl. The exercises are performed by Jennifer Howes, fitness instructor, along with two other male participants who illustrate the exercise routines incorporating four cardiovascular exercises, strengthening exercises, and a cool-down. You may select "play all" or go straight to the specific section you desire.