Would you like to tone your arms as you do your cardio exercise? This low-impact aerobics with arm toning video adds light hand weights* for additional upper body toning and strengthening.
I have over 30 years experience as an AFAA certified instructor teaching low-impact aerobics, and muscle strength training in local professional gyms. I recorded this video for people who want to enjoy better health by exercising at home.
These exercises are safe for people of all ages, including seniors.** Also, people who have chronic conditions, such as MS will benefit from doing these exercises.***
Benefits of Low-Impact Aerobics with Light Hand Weights
- Improves Muscle Strength and Endurance
- Saves Time
- Easy to Do at Home
Variety Encourages Regular Exercise
Adding light hand weights as you do your low-impact cardio exercise adds variety to your workout.
You also burn more calories. Using hand weights for part of your cardio routine allows you to work your upper body more intensely than when exercising without them.
Adding the additional weight engages the muscles in your lower body as well as your upper body. Using more muscles increases the intensity of your workout and burns more calories per minute.
Improves Muscular Strength and Endurance
Adding hand weights to your workout will help to improve muscular strength and endurance of the both the upper and lower body. You will benefit from increased muscle fitness every day while doing your regular activities.
Your lower body gains strength by increasing the total weight your legs bear. This extra weight will force the muscles of the lower body to work harder.
Low-impact cardio exercise* with hand weights allows you to multitask, so you save time. By combining weight training with cardiovascular exercise, you are getting a multifaceted workout in the time it takes you to do one workout instead of two.
At the same time, you’re strengthening the muscles in your arms and legs, you’re also engaging in sustained cardio exercise.
You save time because you can stay home instead of driving to a gym.
Exercise at Home
This low-impact aerobics class with light weights is easy to do at home because you don’t need a lot of space.
For detailed information about low-impact aerobics and the benefits of cardiovascular exercises see Best Introductory Low-Impact Aerobics Exercise Video You Can Do at Home. As the title states, the exercises in this video introduce you to basic, easier aerobic moves that use slow-paced music.
Best Low Impact Aerobics Arm Toning Exercise Video for Safe Home Use
Video: 15-minute low-impact aerobics class, using light hand-weights with slower music.
Also, included in this video are an additional 5 minutes of stationary upper body toning with light hand weights*
*Use only light weights. I recommend three pounds or less. Keep the time for using weights 20 minutes or less. Limiting the amount of weight and the length of time used will reduce the risk of joint pain.****
**Remember to talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise program.
***After experiencing unusual symptoms for 15 years, I was diagnosed with MS in 2009. I’m confident that doing these exercises on a regular basis is how I’ve stayed physically strong and avoided injuries.
****Before using Debbie Jorde’s exercise videos you agree to talk with your doctor and agree to release Debbie Jorde of all liability should you get injured while using her videos.
Additional Classes with Debbie for Home Exercise Use
10-min of stretching major muscle groups for added flexibility:
6-min abs and 1-min lower back:
5-min upper body weights and 3-min stretching:
1-hr low-impact aerobics, introduction, slower music:
1-hr low-impact aerobics, medium level, faster music: