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Fitness and Exercise Videos and DVDs

Instructional Recovery, Rehabilitation and Limited Mobility Exercise Videos and DVDs

Special videos for people recovering from an injury, wheel chair bound or have limited mobility. Including Gentle Fitness - multiple award-winning video and DVD recommended by Mayo Clinic, Beth Israel, Johns Hopkins, Kaiser Permanente and Providence Health Systems. You should always check with your personal physician before starting any new fitness program.

 

Stronger Seniors: Yoga Chair Exercise for Fitness DVD

Stronger Seniors: Yoga Chair Exercise for Fitness DVD
Stronger Seniors: Yoga Chair Exercise for Fitness DVD

The Stronger Seniors Yoga Chair Exercise program is designed to help seniors develop strength and enhance the ability to function in daily life.

This beginning yoga program improves respiration and circulation and reduces tension. Stronger Seniors Yoga Chair Exercise will help to increase balance, flexibility, and strength.

Yoga incorporates simple mind/body exercises focusing on breath and relaxation which help to reduce stress. If you have heard how wonderful yoga is, but always thought it was too difficult, now is your time to experience this amazing age-old practice.

Modified for the chair, Stronger Seniors Yoga Chair Exercise Program incorporates all of the benefits of yoga: a healthier, stronger and more relaxed you; improved flexibility; a great sense of calm and well-being; and increased oxygen intake. No getting down on the floor, no 'pretzel' poses. Just increased flexibility, mobility, and relaxation.

There is no risk of injury from hyperextension that most 'beginning' yoga programs can cause. Chair Yoga participants receive not only the physical benefits of yoga (postures), but also the more quiet and meditative aspects of breath awareness and the relaxation response.

52 mins. (2012)


Susan Tuttle's In Home Fitness: Chair Resistance Band Strength Exercises DVD

Susan Tuttle's In Home Fitness: Chair Resistance Band Strength Exercises DVD
Susan Tuttle's In Home Fitness: Chair Resistance Band Strength Exercises DVD

This DVD comes with a resistance band packed inside!

Susan Tuttle’s Chair Resistance Band Strength Exercises DVD consists of two seated 30 minute workouts to build strength or rehabilitate from injuries. These DVD workouts use the included resistance band to develop a stronger leaner body. Susan Tuttle’s workout can help improve your posture, range of motion and flexibility all while having fun.

Workout 1 gets you acquainted with using the resistance band with simple yet extremely effective moves. Your routine starts with a core warm up targeting your abdominal muscles. Then tighten tone and strengthen your arms, back and legs. Embody freedom from muscle stiffness with fabulous seated cool down stretches.

Workout 2 increases the fun and effectiveness of your total body conditioning as you keep your mind active by matching Susan's every move. Your abdomen and back muscles will become more streamlined. Strengthen your biceps and triceps and hips and inner thighs and then end your workout with gentle stretches. Take years off your looks, feel your body regain its strength and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment when completing the program.

 66 mins. (2012)


Quickfix Rx: KneeHab for Knee Health with Jill Miller DVD

Quickfix Rx: KneeHab for Knee Health with Jill Miller DVD
Quickfix Rx: KneeHab for Knee Health with Jill Miller DVD

Whether you’re a triathlete in training or just starting rehab, Quickfix Rx: KneeHab will help unravel bad habits that lead to injuries and knee pain.

Learn dozens of exercises with four specialized sequences based on the health level of your knees! Open up new ranges of motion and recondition your knees from the inside-out.

Includes four specialized routines based on the health level of your knees:
1. Pre-Hab – a self-massage maintenance program to help keep your knees healthy, pain-free and nimble;
2. KneeHab 1 – helps those recovering from injury to safely gain mobility and strength;
3. KneeHab 2 – connects knee mobility, stability and agility into the core;
4. KneeHow – gives healthy knees powerful strength training exercises ti improve athletic performance.
Bonus: Knee Anatomy - learn how proper alignment in your hips and ankles affect your knees!

After studying yoga, movement, and the human body for over twenty years, I created Yoga Tune Up as a simple way to restore my body and mind, keeping me balanced and free of pain. Using a specific and unique set of poses, movements and self massage tools, you too can live better in your body with Yoga Tune Up.

Embodying more than 25 years of expertise in the movement arts and body therapy, Jill Miller brings her expertise to a worldwide audience through innovative workshops, retreats and teacher trainings.

65 mins. (2011)


Scott Cole: Discover Tai Chi for Balance and Mobility DVD

Scott Cole: Discover Tai Chi for Balance and Mobility DVD
Scott Cole: Discover Tai Chi for Balance and Mobility

Discover improved balance, strength, flexibility, and mobility at any age with gentle therapeutic Tai Chi-inspired exercise from America's premier Tai Chi and fitness expert, Scott Cole.

Guiding you through a delectable continuum of breath, movement, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, stretching, and chair exercise, Discover Tai Chi for Balance and Mobility delivers easy-to-follow effective exercises to help prevent falling, while improving overall balance, strength, flexibility, and mobility.

Great for beginners, older adults, and physically challenged, this workout is both fun and effective! The latest release in the top-selling Discover Tai Chi series (Back Care, AM/PM, Weight Loss, and Beginners), Discover Tai Chi for Balance and Mobility features Claire Karstadt, an older adult, whose inspiring story and glorious movement and energy will uplift anyone who has "lost hope" of finding better balance.

"It is my experience that people of any age or compromised fitness level can vastly improve their balance with this program. Believe, breathe, and most of all, enjoy!!!" Scott Cole.

Scott Cole and his innovative work have been featured in over 500 publications worldwide (including The Wall Street Journal), on LIVE with Regis and Kelly, CNN Headline News, The View, The Doctors, E!, HGTV, The Food Network, and more. A pioneer of mind/body exercise, Scott has lectured in over 30 countries, increasing wellness literacy for people of all ages.

35 mins. (2010)


Scott Cole: Discover Tai Chi for Back Care Gentle Workout DVD

Scott Cole: Discover Tai Chi for Back Care Gentle Workout DVD
Discover Tai Chi for Back Care

Breathe, move, balance, relax, energize, and let go of back tension and pain with Scott Cole and Discover Tai Chi for Back Care.

Back stress, pain, and stiffness often result from inactivity, stagnant energy, poor circulation, and repetitive one-dimensional physical patterns.

Move gently out of your rut with Scott Cole and the graceful healing art of Tai Chi as you breathe new life and Chi (energy) into your back and entire body, while improving overall strength, mobility, and flexibility.

With frequent practice this easy-to-follow program will help relieve back pain, release frozen joints, and restore your energy to its natural free-flowing state, bathing our body, mind, and spirit in a series of back-healthy Chi Kung and Tai Chi-inspired movements, stretches & postures.

60 mins. (2009)


Strong Knees DVD

Strong Knees
Strong Knees

Knee pain is not a prerequisite to aging. In fact, almost all knee injuries can be easily prevented and treated.

The secret is knowing exactly how to take care of these important joints when they’re hurting and while they’re healthy. This simple strengthening and stretching routine targets the muscles that protect your knees to avoid undue stress and strain. It also targets painful areas to speed in their healing.

Physical therapist Chantal Donnelly created this gentle routine to help you exercise your way to good knee health. Features: "7 Minutes to Save Your Knees" abridged workout; exercise modifications for all fitness levels; and bonus exercises and techniques.

49 mins. (2008)


Crazy Sexy Cancer DVD

Crazy Sexy Cancer
 Crazy Sexy Cancer

“Cancer needed a makeover, and I was just the gal to do it!” says cancer survivor Kris Carr about her documentary that chronicles a different kind of journey with this life-changing disease.

Both outrageously entertaining and poignant, the story finds Carr exiting her acting career to film her encounters as a newly diagnosed cancer patient. Turned off by cancer’s doom and gloom image, she teams up with her band of crazy, sexy “Cancer Posse” girlfriends — from a luminous Glamour editor to a fiery rock-concert tour producer.

Together they film the dark and scary as well as the “silly, fun, real and practical” sides of living with cancer. You’ll cry and you’ll laugh out loud as these brave women learn how to salvage their dignity, spirit, style, and sense of humor when the “hospital ball” turns their lives inside out.

Over one hour of special features including: 25 minute healing yoga routine and guided relaxation with award-winning instructor Rodney Yee; ways to find your Om; Get juiced — in the kitchen with Kris Carr; simple detox methods; and deleted scenes and extended interviews.

Kris Carr is an award-winning actress, best-selling author, filmmaker and subject of the inspirational documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer. The film, which she wrote and directed, chronicles her four-year adventure of living and thriving with stage-four cancer.

It premiered on TLC (The Learning Channel) and Discovery Health. Kris shares every step of her journey to wellness in a practical, funny and endearing style, wearing cowboy boots into the MRI machine, no less.

She has been featured on The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Early Show, Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and many more.

90 mins. (2008)


Elaine Petrone Method: Stop the Back Pain DVD

Elaine Petrone Method Stop the Back Pain
 Stop the Back Pain

Endorsed by physicians, therapists, and practitioners, Elaine Petrone’s method has brought long-sought relief to thousands of people enduring chronic back pain and everyday stress and strain.

Quick, gentle and easy, her technique is the opposite of exercise. Using the two balls included in the kit, she demonstrates how controlled breathing and body weight can “unwork” muscle tension and relieve pain. Formerly titled The Elaine Petrone Method.

54 mins. (2008)


Fabulous Forever: Easy Aerobics DVD

Fabulous Forever Easy AerobicsFinally there’s a system for people who aren’t athletes - People who just want to feel good and enjoy the tremendous health benefits an easy exercise program can provide.

Studies show that even moderate daily exercise can slow down your aging clock and reduce risk for disease and heart attack up to 50%.

Getting started has always been the hard part. Leading fitness expert Mirabai Holland M.F.A. has spent her 30 year career developing her Moving Free® technique to solve that problem. Mirabai gives you an experience so pleasant it doesn’t feel like work. Her pleasant personality and her Moving Free® style of gentle coaching make this program a natural for people who haven’t been exercising regularly. Ease into the best shape of your life just by Moving Free™ along with Mirabai. Mirabai will help you take charge of your fitness future.

40 mins. (2004)


Fabulous Forever: Easy Strength DVD

Fabulous Forever: Easy StrengthFinally there’s a system for people who aren’t athletes - People who just want to feel good and enjoy the tremendous health benefits an easy exercise program can provide.

Studies show that even moderate daily exercise can slow down your aging clock and reduce risk for disease and heart attack up to 50%.

Getting started has always been the hard part. Leading fitness expert Mirabai Holland M.F.A. has spent her 30 year career developing her Moving Free® technique to solve that problem. Mirabai gives you an experience so pleasant it doesn’t feel like work. Her pleasant personality and her Moving Free® style of gentle coaching make this program a natural for people who haven’t been exercising regularly. Gently gets you up off the couch. Starting an exercise program can be a daunting task and that transitional period is when most people quit. Mirabai has chosen 12 exercises and 12 stretches strategically designed to re-introduce your muscles to exercise and ease you into making fitness a regular part of your life.

55 mins. (2007)


Fabulous Forever DVD Trilogy

Fabulous Forever Video TrilogySet addresses the three major components of fitness: Aerobic, Strength, and Stretch. So if you're looking to slow down your aging clock and ease into the best shape of your life, The Fabulous Forever Trilogy is an excellent choice. This 3-Disc set includes: Easy Cardio, Easy Strength, and Easy Stretch.

143 mins. total. (2007)


Moving Free Longevity Solution: Ease-in DVD

Moving Free Longevity Solution: Ease-inGetting fit doesn’t have to feel like getting your teeth drilled. Most fitness programs fail because people try to do too much too soon or start with a program that’s just too hard.

Mirabai Holland’s Moving Free® Ease-in System, disconnects the pain from the gain. She breaks it up into small digestible bites. Starting with as little as 5 minutes a day you can ease into the best shape of your life. The system consists of six separate exercise videos, ranging from 5 minutes to 30 minutes. Plus a 7 minute information video explaining the system. All on one DVD.

Start with just 5 minutes - when it feels too easy, click on 10, then 15 and so on. Mirabai is with you every step of the way Easing you in; guiding and motivating you to succeed. You gradually ease up to 30 minutes at your own pace in your own comfort zone. You'll be introduced to the three major components of fitness: Cardio, Strength and Flexibility. Also included in the box is a beginner's level Moving Free® latex resistance band. You’ll use it to tone, strengthen and sculpt your upper body.

30 mins. (2007)


Alexander Technique - From Stress to Freedom DVD

Alexander Technique From Stress to FreedomFrom Stress to Freedom is an introduction to the Alexander Technique. Written and presented by Anthony Kingsley, one of UK's leading Alexander Teachers, it outlines how you can achieve poise, focus and wellbeing in your everyday life.

This technique is suitable for everyone. It is particularly popular with actors, dancers, athletes, musicians and anyone sitting in front of a computer screen all day. It improves balance and overall performance - relieves anxiety, aches & pains and RSI - Enhances vitality and sexual health - and is great for pregnancy: before, during and post-natal.

Follow the example of Paul Newman, Keanu Reeves, Sting, and Paul McCartney and learn the Alexander Technique.

70 mins. (2007)


Pain Free Workout Series Vol. 1 DVD

Pain Free Workout Series Vol. 1The Egoscue Pain Free Workout for Beginners focuses on proper alignment, posture, and muscle engagement.

Follow along with Liba Placek, the Egoscue Director of Athletics, and Brian Bradley, the Egoscue VP of Therapy Protocol, as they teach you powerful techniques to restore flexibility and strength, while at the same time, rejuvenating your body.

The result is the elimination of muscular and skeletal pain. This workout is designed for those who do not exercise on a regular basis and can be accomplished by everyone regardless of age or ability! You will realize the added flexibility and strength to help improve your posture and relieve pain.

This 47 minute DVD includes one version of the workout in a similar format to other exercise DVD’s. It also includes a bonus version that features the video with only the original music score and audible cues letting you know when to go to the next exercise. With no verbal instructions, you can enjoy your workout with only the beautiful, original musical score in the background.

42 mins. (2007)


Pain Free Workout Series 2 DVD Set

Pain Free Workout Series 2 VideoContains Pain Free Workout Vol. 1 & 2 directly above.

90 mins. (2007)


Women's Guide to Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis: BoneJuvenate DVD

BoneJuvenate
 Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis and low bone mass are a major public health threat to more than 44 million people aged 50 and over, in the U.S. alone. Every 20 seconds someone suffers a bone fracture as a result of this "silent disease".

The good news is that osteoporosis is both preventable and treatable. One of the key elements to maintaining or improving your bone health is an effective exercise program. This program is developed by a team of health care professionals to help prevent osteoporosis and treat osteopenia.

This program strengthens bones and muscles, including the core muscles of the body; enhances balance and flexibility; and helps correct common postural problems. Certified exercise trainer Estelle Underwood’s precise and clear instruction utilizes breathing to develop awareness and concentration. It concludes with information on the disease and keys to prevention and treatment by Andreas Subadya, MD, osteoporosis expert.

34 mins. (2007)
Equipment needed: 1-5 lb. hand and ankle weights, 55-65 cm physioball.


Alicethenics DVD

Alicethenics DVD
Alicethenics

Alice Saland, MA is a certified personal trainer, former aerobics instruction, fitness columnist, and breast cancer survivor.

Alicethenics: Exercises to increase freedom of movement after breast surgery is a truly healing 30 minute exercise video for women recovering from breast surgery.

30 mins. (2006)


Beat Fatigue with Yoga DVD

Beat Fatigue with YogaBeat Fatigue with Yoga really is a unique DVD release. There are several DVDs available on yoga but most of them involve supermodels and perfect bodies.

This DVD is for the ordinary person who gets tired; and that includes almost anyone. The programs on this DVD are designed for people in different conditions. The DVD features Sue Delf, one of the UK's most experienced yoga teachers who teaches at the famous TRIYOGA centre in London, and Fiona Agombar, author of the well known book also titled "Beat Fatigue with Yoga." Both have gentle and encouraging style, perfect for those just starting doing yoga, and those who already have a practice.

Video: 110 mins. (2006) Sue Delf, Fiona Agombar


Yoga Journal's: Yoga for Stress with Dr. Baxter Bell DVD

Yoga Journal Yoga for Stress with Dr. Baxter BellYoga Journal teams with Dr. Baxter Bell to bring you this unique, medically-grounded program to help you become stress hardy.

In this DVD, you’ll learn to recognize and modify your body’s fight-or-flight response to stress. You’ll also discover how yoga can relieve stress-related problems like muscular tension, headaches, insomnia, depression, and panic attacks.

Baxter Bell, M.D., is a California-based physician, yoga teacher, and medical acupuncturist with more than 15 years of family medical practice. He teaches, writes, and lectures internationally on stress because it addresses the underlying causes, not just the symptoms.

The easy to follow program features: Stress prevention workout to help you develop stress hardiness (35 mins); stress relief practice to calm you down and release tension (35 mins); three quick relaxation techniques; in-depth interview with Dr. Bell about the physiology of stress; alternate practice mode which allows you to practice with less verbal instruction once you’ve learned the yoga sequences; built in timer that lets you practice at your own pace; and a bonus DVD-ROM that links you to Yoga Journal articles about stress.

110 mins. (2006) Dr. Baxter Bell


Classical Pilates Technique with Consideration of the Neck & Back DVD

Classical Pilates Technique with Consideration of the Neck & BackThis DVD contains a full Pre-Pilates section, as well as three complete Classical Pilates modified mat levels to help facilitate safety and stability of the neck and back while you enjoy your refreshing workouts. Another goal of this program is to help you safely increase strength, stamina, coordination and flexibility for the entire body.

110 mins. (2006)


Yoga for Scoliosis with Elise Browning Miller DVD

Yoga for Scoliosis with Elise Browning MillerThis DVD provides a 50 minute beginning home practice for anyone with a major scoliosis to minor imbalances throughout the body.

The practice is divided into three sections, approx. 17 minutes each that can be practiced individually or in its entirety. It also includes information on scoliosis by an orthopedic surgeon, and a bonus section for students, yoga teachers and health professionals showing how to use props and specific adjustments for poses specifically for scoliosis.

The poses in this video will empower you to take charge of your own back to improve posture and reduce pain and discomfort. This video is based upon a therapeutic yoga program that Elise has developed for her own scoliosis and has been used with clients around the world.

50 mins.  (2006) Elise Browning Miller


Move Those Joints DVD

Move Those Joints VideoThis video is for people of all ages who suffer from arthritis.

This therapeutic exercise program will help you manage your arthritis by increasing flexibility in your joints and strengthening surrounding muscles. All movements are doctor recommended and approved (though you should always check with your personal physician before starting any new fitness program).

This workout can be performed seated or standing and includes: a gentle warm-up; movements to improve range of motion; deep breathing and relaxation; focus on hands, wrists and fingers; invigorating massage to increase circulation; relaxing stretch.

45 mins. (2001)


Senior Splash DVD

Senior SplashThe perfect combination of gentle, yet effective aerobic exercises, muscle toning & strengthening, and posture improving exercises make this the perfect workout for persons over 50 or for other special populations. Also a great choice for persons with arthritis, fibromyalgia, recovering from an injury, or pregnant.

55 min.  (2006)


Senior Splash Audio

Energize your workout with motivating instrumental music providing the perfect tempo and feel for a water workout (120 BPM). 2 CDs included.  CD #1 - music; CD #2 - music with precise vocal cueing.  49 mins.


Gentle Fitness DVD

Gentle Fitness
Gentle Fitness Video

Feel better in less than 20 minutes a day! Easy, peaceful and therapeutic, Gentle Fitness has 6 short routines of gentle stretches and exercises.

This multiple award-winning video is recommended by Mayo Clinic, Beth Israel, Johns Hopkins, Kaiser Permanente and Providence Health Systems.

Perfect for people who want an inspiring program to use at home or with groups, it gently builds strength, improves balance, helps people sleep better, and look better. A holistic program, Gentle Fitness is great for people who get cramps in their feet or legs, get tired easily or have stiff joints.

The video (mostly sitting) is for people with fibromyalgia, arthritis, stress, pain, fatigue, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson's, post polio, emphysema, cancer, job or home conditions that cause pain or fatigue. Gentle Fitness helps people self-manage their health and keep medication to a minimum. Includes a free, 20-page Guide to Exercise.

90 mins. (DVD - 2005)



  

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