Exercise & Fitness Books, DVDs, Videos

Stretching and Warm Up

Instructional Warm-up and Stretching Videos and DVDs

Everyone - from the absolute beginner to the most accomplished athlete - can benefit from stretching on a regular basis. Stretching can prevent injuries, relieve stress, improve fitness, posture and circulation and help you become more limber and relaxed.

Ann Smith: Stretching for Seniors DVD

Ann Smith: Stretching for Seniors DVD

A "Breakthrough" Video For People Over 50. Now you can stretch your way to greater strength, flexibility and vitality with this easy-to-follow video. Created by "Stretch Exercise" expert Ann Smith.

Classical Stretch - The Esmonde Technique: Complete Season 9 - Weight Loss & Pain Relief

Classical Stretch - The Esmonde Technique: Complete Season 9 - Weight Loss & Pain Relief
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Susan Tuttle's In Home Fitness: Breath of Life DVD

Susan Tuttle's In Home Fitness: Breath of Life DVD

Breath of Life Yoga provides two stress-reducing, muscle-stretching yoga workouts! These two 30-minute sessions are perfect for beginners and active older adults. Enjoy safe and comfortable yoga both seated in a chair and standing using a chair for support.

Workout 1 introduces basic sitting yoga poses to increase flexibility and to relax your body and mind. These stretches done regularly can improve circulation and enhance movement for common daily activities.

Workout 2 is performed while standing, using a chair for support. You will learn to improve your breathing while increasing oxygen flow throughout your body. Dissolve stress and release tension with this workout.

As people become less mobile in life, muscles tighten and shorten often resulting in pain to joints and vertebrae. Muscle shortening can make extending limbs difficult. Yoga stretching is believed to reverse this muscular decline, further your range of motion and increase blood flow to relax stiff muscles. Integrate your mind, body and breath with every moment.

Scott Cole: Millennium Stretch DVD

							t Cole: Millennium Stretch

Join Scott Cole on a multi-dimensional journey of proven relaxation techniques – in a comprehensive 2-hour array of workout options that can be customized to fit your own schedule and fitness needs.

From standing and seated stretching options to partnered or individual workouts, Millennium Stretch Classic Gold Edition has something for everyone and is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

The Original Millennium Stretch Workout: Feel the stress melt away as you explore transformational movement therapy, qigong, tai chi, yoga, stretching and guided imagery. This delectable blend of healing arts is designed to improve flexibility and release blocked energy.

Millennium Stretch for 2 - Partnered Relaxation: Pair up for increased strength, flexibility, body awareness and trust. Couples, friends, family members, trainers and clients – any two people can enjoy this powerful program. Beyond the 8 Poses of Empowerment: Explore the mysteries of Scott’s world-renowned 8 Poses – what they are, where they come from and how they can work for you.

Moving Free Longevity Solution: Flexibility Level 1 DVD

Moving Free Longevity Solution Flexibility Level 1

Moving Free Flexibility will introduce you to Mirabai's signature Moving Free® Technique.

You'll enjoy the deep relaxation and feeling of well-being that comes from full body stretching. You'll feel that youthful flexibility return as you melt stress and gain core strength.

DVD includes: Do's & Don'ts; Moving Free warm-up; floor stretch & core strength, legs & back; and seated stretch, torso & neck.

Chair Strength & Stretch with Scott Cole DVD

Chair Strength & Stretch with Scott Cole

Scott Cole's Chair Strength & Stretch tones and sculpts the hips, buns and thighs while working the core and back muscles through chair stability training.

Post-toning, Scott leads you through a complete full-body stretch of all major muscle groups, guaranteed to help you improve posture, increase flexibility and reduce stress. This program is great for all shapes, sizes and levels of exercisers, including beginners and mature adults.

Ballet Boot Camp Stretch DVD

Ballet Boot Camp Stretch

This unique workout offers a varied, flowing mixture of stretches created to lengthen muscles, increase flexibility and release tight joints. This energizing and strengthening workout will help you to build your center of power and develop your body's core muscle groups. You will elongate and strengthen your entire body, in particular your abdominal and back muscles, which form the foundation for enhanced fitness and athletic performance.

More Than Stretch: For Older Adults and Seniors DVD

More Than Stretch For Older Adults and Seniors

Improve your odds for good health! One of the keys to life is to keep moving, especially as we age. This safe, enjoyable and easy-to-do fitness program is designed specifically for older adults and seniors. You move at your own pace, to beautiful music, as you participate in the "More Than Stretch" class, which includes stretching and strengthening, improving balance and posture, techniques for relaxation and breathing, and rebuilding and maintaining a healthy back.

It's fitness for the whole body, inside and out - it spreads to your mind and your spirit, permeating all aspects of your everyday life, enabling you to do the things in life that you enjoy doing. How can "More Than Stretch" transform your life? Daily stretch routine; reduce stress-related illnesses; help restore posture and balance; reduce pain; effective after surgery and rehab; improve state of mind.

Charlotte Michos, RN, M.S., has thirty years of experience in the health field as a nurse, is a professor of nursing, and has an extensive background in fitness as a dancer and instructor. Charlotte specializes in working with older adults and seniors. Her popular multi-level fitness and wellness program, "Ageless and Moving" is highly respected in the Hudson Valley, New York region.

Keeping Fit in Your 50s - Flexibility DVD

Keeping fit in your 50's - Flexibility

Muscles tighten in your 50s, inhibiting the full range of motion and making a regular flexibility program more important than ever to improve posture, prevent injury and relieve stress. This fact-filled flexibility guide and workout is uniquely designed to address your changing body's needs and to inspire you to get in the best shape of your life.

DVD bonus features include tips for creating a personal fitness plan, Keeping Fit Fundamentals, suggestions for beginners, participant biographies and glossary of terms.

Science of Fitness - Total Stretch for Beginners DVD

Taimlee Stretch DVD

Stretch your way to flexibility and relaxation with fitness expert, Tamilee Webb. Everyone can benefit from stretching on a regular basis.

Tamilee has developed a stretching routine that will provide increased flexibility and vitality for people of all ages, lifestyles and fitness levels. Broken into two parts, Total Stretch for Beginners, covers both a relaxation stretch and an active stretch.

For relaxation, Tamilee leads you through a 30 minute total body stretching experience that is easy to follow. Deep breathing exercises and slow, easy stretches help your body to become more limber while reducing the harmful effects of stress.

For flexibility, Tamilee will help you stretch those major muscle groups to help prevent injuries and soreness.  Three different routines, standing, seated, and floor routines are designed to fit your schedule and lifestyle.

Special Features: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, two workouts, interactive multiple choice quiz, music only workout, alternate camera angles.

Gentle Fitness DVD

Gentle Fitness

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.

Lester Horton Technique - The Warm-Up DVD

Lester Horton Technique - The Warm-Up

This is a revolutionary dance training tape for both modern dance and exercise enthusiasts. This unique program is designed to prepare dancers for rehearsal and performance.

The technique's creator, Lester Horton, was determined to develop a warm-up that did not limit how the body could move, and that was anatomically corrective. As a result, his method has enormous variety, range and complexity. Many noted dancers began their dance training with Horton and used the technique with their own students. Horton protégées lead a group of young professional dancers through leg swings, metatarsal presses and fortifications in this exclusive presentation.

For the professional dancer who needs to build strength, agility and flexibility, this tape provides important injury-preventing techniques. It's also an excellent way for the non-dancer or athlete to do a non-aerobic workout that helps develop grace and relieves muscle stress.

Lester Horton Technique - Intermediate Level DVD

Lester Horton Technique - Intermediate Level

Dance Spotlight presents the Intermediate tape of the innovative dance training technique of Lester Horton for modern dancers, teachers and choreographers.

Lester Horton developed a training method which expanded the body's traditional range of motion. These codified technique studies preserve this important achievement in modern dance training for future generations. Marjorie B. Perces, former Horton dancer and teacher, and Ana Marie Forsythe, chair person of the Horton Department at the Ailey School since 1979, lead a group of professional dancers through Preludes, Fortifications, Hinges, Balances and other studies which continue the documentation begun in "Lester Horton Technique - The Warm-Up".

The material presented on this tape helps to build strength, agility, and flexibility. This is also an excellent way to do a non-aerobic workout and beautiful movements that help develop grace, free artistic expression and reduce muscle stress. Features Prelude Studies #1, 2 and 3, Fortification Studies #7-12, Hinge Studies #1, 2 and 3, Falls, Balance Studies, Figure 4 Study, and Percussive Stroke Study.

Lester Horton Technique - Advanced Level DVD

Lester Horton Technique - Advanced Level

Dance Spotlight presents the final documentation of the Lester Horton modern dance technique. This innovative technique is a source of inspiration to countless modern dance choreographers and continues to train strong, versatile dancers, expanding the body's traditional range of motion.

Lester Horton, the creator of the technique, developed a training method that explores the many ways the body can move. Marjorie B. Perces, former Horton dancer and teacher, and Ana Marie Forsythe, chair of the Horton department at the Ailey School, lead a group of professional dancers through fortifications, balance, hinge, and more advanced studies in this program.

Christy Lane's Stretch and Relax DVD Series

Christy Lane's Stretch and Relax DVD Series

Stretching and relaxing is becoming more and more popular as fitness awareness increases.

This DVD by dancer Christy Lane And Dr. Jerry Krause brings the arts together with science to offer a fresh, innovative and motivating approach to fitness that will help you release stress, prevent injuries, increase flexibility and improve posture. It will also help you clear your mind and feel good.

Stretch and Relax Beginning is for those who have never stretched before or prefer a mild stretch. It features a short prevention program for lower back problems. It includes a solo and partner stretching routine and is geared towards ages 8 through adults. Stretch and Relax Intermediate is for those who desire increased flexibility and have previous stretching experience. It includes a solo and partner routine. Stretch and Relax Advanced is for the serious athlete and dancer, and also includes a solo and partner routine.


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