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Lower Body Toning Ring Workout

Madeleine Lewis

I got this workout at Target in a weird way. It must have gotten separated from the kit it usually comes in, because it was the only one anywhere in the store outside of the kit. But, I didnít need the ring, so this worked for me. With strength work, I am an intermediate exerciser, who doesnít really want to move up to advanced work. I have really enjoyed getting into workouts on the ball and Pilates as an alternative to traditional strength training. For whatever reason, I have especially enjoyed ring workouts and have tried multiple ones. My favorite ones Ana Cabanís ring workout and the West Coast Pilates Magic Circle Workout.

I didnít have high expectations of this workout and was pleasantly surprised. Although it isnít a super tough workout, I felt more worked out than I expected at the end of it. It is a fairly short workout, so I didnít anticipate this. This is how I clocked the workout: warm up - 2.5 minutes, workout Ė 19 minutes, stretch Ė 2 minutes.

Madeline Lewis is by herself in a set that looks like a family room with glass doors looking out on a garden. She leads the workout at a slow and controlled pace. She is very specific with directions and instructions and gives lots of form pointers. She also is very encouraging and stresses that people should do what they can and work up to the full workout, if necessary. The music was typical, bland instrumental music.

Instructor comments: She is detailed in her instruction and very supportive throughout the workout.

Laura S.

February 1, 2005

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