Get ready to sweat! I know a lot of people ask what is the difference between Core Fusion and Core Fusion Sport. Exhale says “Our newest proprietary class, Core Fusion® Sport, is a total body workout that is designed to help you improve your performance in sports while reducing your risk of sports related injuries.
Using a combination of lateral and twisting movements, this barreless one-hour class will chisel and firm your arms, shoulders, legs and butt while focusing on your core – the center of your strength. This calorie-burning cardio class works with resistance bands, core balls, and mat abdominals with periodic jump backs for cardio and stamina benefits. Balanced flexibility exercises at the end will cool you down and increase your range of movement for sports. We hold this class in a slightly elevated temperature room with motivating music, so be prepared to sweat and work out with a passion!”
The class primarily focuses on the use of a core ball which is about 6 pounds. You start out with stretching to warm up your muscles then you move into the jump back series with some toning moves in between. The jump back is a 6 count move where you raise the core ball up, down, jump back, and then jump up. It really gets your heart rate up and after 5 of these you can really start to feel it working. In between the jump backs you do push ups with one hand on the ball and then switch hands. You work your way up from 4 push ups to 10 on each side. It is one of my favorite kind of push ups. After you finish the jump back series which lasts about 30-40 minutes you move to the ground to use the resistance bands for glutes. I love using the resistance bands for glutes because you can really feel it working the muscle and you can change the resistance to your level. You finish class with abs and stretching.
I know a couple of people just starting out at Exhale that like this class better because it is more cardio and after they build up their strength they start adding Core Fusion classes into their schedule.
When I first took this class a year ago I was not a fan but I was told to maximize my Core Fusion practice I needed to add cardio in the mix and Core Fusion Sport would be a great addition. I hesitantly went back to Core Fusion Sport classes and now I love them! By adding this to my workout I have seen even better results. I am starting to get shoulders which is something I have worked on for a while. Now by the time summer rolls around I will be ready to wear sleeveless shirts! If you haven’t gotten a chance to try this class I highly recommend it. If some of the moves are hard on your joints during jump backs there are always modifications you can make.
Exhale is also coming out with a Core Fusion Cardio class soon and as soon as I can try it I will write a review!