Tuesday, July 02 2019

The above video preview is for Stretch Fusion, posted 2/8/16 (Premium plan)

Fitmotivation video subscribers have been requesting stretching and mind/body video content.  Ask and you shall receive!  Log on and get Zen with Laurie Denomme and her top selling Stretch Fusion DVD.  This video features flexibility-focused movement inspired by a blend of yoga and Tai Chi. Reinvent your stretching and cool down segments or take away movement ideas to blend into interval training (recovery) and choreography.

New! Fitmotivation is now adding archived DVDs from aquatic fitness experts from around the world.  One of these DVDs appears each month in the Premium Plan and two original videos are produced and added each month in the Basic & Premium plans.  (Reminder:  video subscribers can switch plans back and forth in their Account Settings)  Next month, U.K. aqua expert, Steph Toogood’s top selling DVD, Hand Buoy Solutions, will be added to the Premium Plan.

Stretch Fusion was Laurie Denomme’s signature aqua fitness series for many years and included several DVDs.  In June 2015 she launched the Fitmotivation Fitness Friends series with a short video, Stretch Fusion: Salute to 3D Movement.   Laurie talked about the Stretch Fusion series and her new program, WECOACH, in an exclusive Fitmotivation Video News interview.  Fitmotivation video subscribers now have an opportunity to watch the full-length version of Stretch Fusion, the first DVD in the series.

Below, Laurie answers some questions regarding Stretch Fusion and extends an official invitation to join her on an exclusive coaching call.

What is Stretch Fusion?
Laurie:  Stretch Fusion is my answer to flexibility training.  The workout uses elements of yoga and Tai Chi combined with active movements that take advantage of buoyancy and resistance.  Exercises flow from one to the next using a mix of static postures and dynamic movement patterns.

What was the inspiration behind Stretch Fusion concept? Laurie:  The creation of the Stretch Fusion workout is personal.  When I exercise in the pool I like a good cardio program that gets my heart rate up, but I tend to spend more time doing slow and controlled movements.  For me it just feels good.  When I first started to use some of the exercises from my workouts in my group classes, they asked for more.  It didn't take long for my workout 'endings' to become full-length workouts and soon after developed into one of my first educational courses for professionals.

What are the benefits of this type of programming?
Laurie:  The results vary among participants.  Some clients say it gives them a sense of calm and relaxation needed to help reduce stress, while others say they feel energized, as they become more in-tune with their body movement.  Overall the biggest benefits reported are: decreased joint and muscle pain as well as improvements in mobility, core strength and balance.

How can instructors use this material in their classes?  Laurie:  The original Stretch Fusion video gives you three ready to use routines that can used as a final stretch to any water workout or if you have a warm water pool, combine all three for a 45-minute flexibility focused workout.  I also use the stretch fusion exercises as recovery moves in an interval workout or sneak them in between segments of a more choreographed routine for a short break.  The short 'stretch fusion breaks' help students to refocus on posture and good movement technique, which carries over to the cardio or strength exercises that follow.


Stretch Fusion and Beyond Since the creation of her first stretch fusion workout, over 10 years ago, Laurie says the foundation of all stretch fusion workouts have remained the same: integration of exercises that move the body in all 3 planes of motion.  “In order to simplify delivery and help students get better results I developed a simple formula that can be applied to any workout, says Laurie.”
I'd like to invite you to learn 5 of these techniques that you can use right away in a FREE 30 minute coaching call on Thursday February 25.  In this call, I’ll dive right into the lesson and give you 5 things you can use in your classes to get better results.  You’ll learn about the WECOACH program and how it can help your students move better in and out of the water.  At the end of the call there will be an opportunity for Q & A where you are welcome, but not required to participate.
As soon as you register for the call you will also receive a discount code to get my DVD 4 pack, plus music CD for $59 as well as a 5-minute preview of the Movements for Mobility workout.

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Check out Laurie’s WECOACH DVDs and audio workouts and add some functional fitness and better results to your classes or personal workouts. 

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Author: Mark Grevelding is the founder of Fitmotivation. He is also a training specialist and consultant with the Aquatic Exercise Association’s (AEA). Mark has been active in the fitness industry for 22 years as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, international presenter and a continuing education provider for AEA, AFAA & ACE.