Conductorcise: A Low-Impact Upper Body Workout
When David Dworkin conducts, he jumps, moves, sweats.
But today, Dworkin's not conducting an orchestra. He's conducting an exercise class at this senior residence in Teaneck, new jersey.
"Back to the beginning."
Dworkin's exercise program is called conductorcise, a low impact workout using -- you guessed it -- a baton and some basic conducting techniques.
"You are benefiting every part of your body, not just your upper body, and at the same time gaining a musical experience, awareness of the magic of music."
Conductorcise became Dworkin's passion after he retired from a distinguished career as a professional musician and conductor. Dworkin says he felt so energized after each performance he wanted to share that feeling with others.
"The biggest response I get is 'Gee, I didn't know I was exercising and I rarely move, and here I am moving, and I love the music.'"
"It's fantastic. You feel wonderful because some of it I can do I can move my arms, my shoulders, whatever they tell you to do."
"Exercises upper part of your body, I do exercise quite a bit so I enjoy it."
"Hear those bells, those are called symphonic bells."
"Moderate, low impact exercise, you don't have to be at the gym on the treadmill, lifting weights, this program can be done at home, at these kind of venues."
"He takes you with him on this trip into the music so it's a real treat."
"It was a lot of fun, it was more work and harder than I thought it would be."
"Dworkin travels across the nation, sharing his workout with people of all ages and fitness levels."
"I've had jocks come in, used to working out, and they came because they were curious to see what it was and I get them sweating, because I sweat."
A fusion workout that rocks your inner Amadeus, all it takes is a shake of the baton.
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Ever wonder why conductors get so sweaty? Leading an orchestra is good exercise, as this musical fitness program proves.