Three of Callan Pinkney’s original 1991 workouts, now available on one DVD. Each of these “Quick Callanetics” programs focuses on a specific body area: Legs, stomach and hips/behind. They all feature Callan’s unique pulsed movement technique — exercises that work deep into each targeted muscle group (20 to 100 reps of one-quarter to one-inch pulses).
In between the sculpting segments, Callan also includes lots of soothing stretches (so you’re not actually “toning” for the entire time). “Stomach” is mostly pulsed crunches and curls with a short arm section. “Legs” is a varied series of ballet-style pliés. “Hips & Behind” features some unusual “kneeling leg lifts” (that really do target your buttocks). A ballet barre is required; a chair might work but they sometimes pull against the barre. ©19