Core Fusion: Thighs & Glutes

17 Feb

This morning, to keep up with my morning workout challenge, I decided to do 30 minutes of Core Fusion Thighs & Glutes.  

If you’re not familiar with Core Fusion, it was founded by husband/wife team Fred Devito and Elizabeth Halfpapp.  The Core Fusion workouts are based on the Lorre Berk method which is designed to first strengthen then stretch the muscles.  This method was designed to create long, lean muscles.  These workouts also focus on muscle awareness and a strong mind, body connection.

There are several DVDs within the Core Fusion collection.  One nice feature of the Core Fusion DVDs, is that they typically include five 10-minute intervals.  This allows you to create a workout that fits into your time table.  It’s great for when you don’t have time to complete the entire workout but you still want to tone-up.

Elizabeth and Fred find an excellent way of isolating the muscle on which you are working.  They really get your muscles burning.  The Thighs and Glutes workout involves a series deep plies and leg lifts, which isolates the quads and the glutes respectively.  You will use a chair to help keep your balance although the idea is to use your core for stability.  Therefore, throughout the workout you are concentrating on your legs while also working your core. 

Overall, these workouts are tough!  It’s a great series that provides effective toning workouts.  It is not cardio heavy but if you’re looking to supplement weight training with something that is easier on your joints, you might want to give Core Fusion a try.  Here’s a breif segment from the Thighs and Glutes video.

Have you ever used the Core Fusion method?  Did you get in an early morning workout this week?

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2 Responses to “Core Fusion: Thighs & Glutes”

  1. Tracy February 23, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    Hi!! I have been working out in the mornings lately as well and I now will think of you as we both stumble out of bed at ungodly hours! Keep up the great work… and good luck with tomorrow’s workout!
    -Little

    • Michelle February 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

      Thanks, little. Good luck to you too!

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