It's time to Trim Tone & Flex! As we age, it is so important to stay active, strong and flexible. Toning and stretching the body promotes weight loss and also protects our bones, reduces jont stress and increases brain function. Both my upper- and lower-body workouts build lean, healthy and supple muscles. And, they are fun to do! Try these 20-minute workouts a few times a week and you'll be healthier, stronger and feel great! Onward, Jane Program Description: Upper Body: 20 minutes: Prime the body with joint-lubricating moves, then we'll sculpt and slim the arms, shoulders, back and belly using weights and balance exercises. Finish with flexibility stretches to improve range of motion. Lower Body: 20 minutes: Loosen up with gentle joint rolls before we work all the major muscles of the legs, hips and buttocks with seated and standing exercises sure to tone and trim. End with safe and soothing stretches for optimal flexibility. Bonus! 10-minute relaxation program to quiet the mind and releive stress A towel, chair and a set of light weights are recommended.
Jane Fonda hits another home run with Trim, Tone & Flex, a very doable, yet sneakily challenging, workout for older folks or those who haven't exercised in a while. Fonda is, as always, in her element, encouraging, demonstrating proper technique, and cracking wise to help move things along. In Trim, Tone & Flex, she is joined by other exercisers who demonstrate how to take each move easier, or how to push yourself a bit more. Trim, Tone & Flex consists of two 20-minute workouts, one for the upper body and one for the lower. Both routines use light weights (3- to 5-pounders for true beginners would be good, and up to 10 pounds for those who are very fit), as well as mat moves, yoga poses, and good old standbys like squats and lunges. The routines can be done back to back for a full-body workout, or on alternate days, especially if the viewer is just starting out. Also included is a real treat: a 10-minute relaxation section that truly helps restore peace of mind and a sense of well-being. It's a great reward after a job well done doing these routines. Highly recommended. --A.T. Hurley