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    • The Callanetics exercise programme was created by Callan Pinckney in the early 1980s. It is a system of exercise involving frequent repetition of small muscular movements and squeezes, designed to improve muscle tone. The programme was developed by Pinckney from classical ballet exercises, to help ease a back problem that she was born with.

      The theory of callanetics is that the surface muscles of the body are supported by deeper muscles, but popular exercise programmes often exercise only the surface muscles. According to callanetics, deeper muscles are best exercised using small but precise movements. Exercising the deeper muscles also leads to improved posture, which may result in the appearance of weight loss even if very little weight was lost.

      Pinckney also recommends exercising with clothing that highlights (not flatters) the body's natural shape, and exercising in bright light, to show up the body's imperfections to the exerciser.


      Year Title Publisher Release Date Copyright Information ISBN
      1984 Callanetics: 10 Years Younger In 10 Hours William Morrow September 14, 1984 Callan Productions Corp. 000000
      1987 Callanetics: 10 Years Younger In 10 Hours Warner Audio Books - Cassette May 12, 1987 Callan Productions Corp. 000000
      1988 Callanetics For Your Back William Morrow September 2, 1988 Callan Productions Corp. 000000
      1989 Callanetics For Your Back Simon & Schuster Audio Book - Cassette March 3, 1989 Callan Productions Corp. 000000
      1990 Callanetics Countdown Century March 15, 1990 Callan Productions Corp. 000000
      1991 Super Callanetics Ebury March 21, 1991 Callan Productions Corp. 000000
      1992 Quick Callanetics: Stomach Vermilion February 4, 1992 Callan Productions Corp. 000000
      1993 Quick Callanetics: Stomach Random House Audio Books - Cassette February 26, 1993 Callan Productions Corp. 000000
      1992 Quick Callanetics: Legs Vermilion February 4, 1992 Callan Productions Corp. 000000
      1993 Quick Callanetics: Legs Random House Audio Books - Cassette February 26, 1993 Callan Productions Corp. 000000
      1992 Quick Callanetics: Hips and Behind Vermilion February 4, 1992 Callan Productions Corp. 000000
      1993 Quick Callanetics: Hips and Behind Random House Audio Books - Cassette February 26, 1993 Callan Productions Corp. 000000
      1993 AM/PM Callanetics Random House April 8, 1993 Callan Productions Corp. 000000
      1993 Complete Callanetics Ebury Press April 1, 1993 Callan Productions Corp. 000000
      1995 Callanetics: Fit Forever G.P. Putnam and Sons January 18, 1996 Callan Productions Corp. 000000
      2013 Callanetics: 10 Years Younger In 10 Hours Random House UK (Re-issue) August 26, 2013 Callan Productions Corp. 9780099590620
      2013 AM/PM Callanetics Random House UK (Re-issue) September 30, 2013 Callan Productions Corp. 9780099590590
      2013 Quick Callanetics - Legs Random House UK (Re-issue) November 29, 2013 Callan Productions Corp. 9780091954840
      2013 Quick Callanetics - Hips & Behind Random House UK (Re-issue) November 29, 2013 Callan Productions Corp. 9780091954833
      2013 Quick Callanetics - Stomach Random House UK (Re-issue) November 29, 2013 Callan Productions Corp. 9780091954826
      2013 Callanetics: Fit Forever Random House UK (Re-issue) November 29, 2013 Callan Productions Corp. 9780091954819
      2013 Callanetics Countdown Random House UK (Re-issue) November 29, 2013 Callan Productions Corp. 9780099590637
      2014 Super Callanetics Random House UK (Re-issue) September 22, 2014 Callan Productions Corp. 9781784750510
      2014 Complete Callanetics Random House UK (Re-issue) December 31, 2014 Callan Productions Corp. 9780091960421
      Year Title Format Studio Release Date Copyright Information Catalog Number
      1986 Callanetics: 10 Years Younger In 10 Hours VHS/Betamax MCA November 4, 1986 Callan Productions Corp. 80429 / BTA80429
      1993 Callanetics: 10 Years Younger In 10 Hours LaserDisc MCA Universal January 27, 1993 Callan Productions Corp. 40429
      1988 Super Callanetics VHS/Betamax MCA Universal October 6, 1988 Callan Productions Corp. 80809 / BTA80809
      1989 Beginning Callanetics VHS/Betamax MCA Universal October 5, 1989 Callan Productions Corp. 80892 / BTA80892
      1991 Quick Callanetics: Stomach VHS MCA Universal October 3, 1991 Callan Productions Corp. 81062
      1991 Quick Callanetics: Legs VHS MCA Universal October 3, 1991 Callan Productions Corp. 81061
      1991 Quick Callanetics: Hips and Behind VHS MCA Universal October 3, 1991 Callan Productions Corp. 81063
      1992 AM/PM Callanetics VHS MCA Universal October 22, 1992 Callan Productions Corp. 81258
      1994 The Secrets Of Callanetics VHS MCA Universal December, 1994 Callan Productions Corp. 81868
      Year Title Format Studio Release Date Copyright Information Catalog Number
      1986 Callanetics: 10 Years Younger In 10 Hours DVD Callan Productions Corp March 15, 2013 Callan Productions Corp. CAL01 / 0091037137319
      1988 Super Callanetics DVD Callan Productions Corp March 15, 2013 Callan Productions Corp. CAL02 / 0091037137326
      1989 Beginning Callanetics DVD Callan Productions Corp March 15, 2013 Callan Productions Corp. CAL03 / 0091037137333
      1991 Quick Callanetics DVD Callan Productions Corp March 15, 2013 Callan Productions Corp. CAL04 / 0091037553546
      1992 AM/PM Callanetics DVD Callan Productions Corp March 15, 2013 Callan Productions Corp. CAL05 / 0091037137357
      1994 The Secrets Of Callanetics DVD Callan Productions Corp March 15, 2013 Callan Productions Corp. CAL06 / 0091037137364
      2016 Pure Callanetics DVD Callan Productions Corp August 16, 2016 Callan Productions Corp. CAL08A / 602573090152
      2016 Callanetics Extreme DVD Callan Productions Corp August 16, 2016 Callan Productions Corp. CAL09A / 602573090169
      2016 Callanetics Countdown DVD Callan Productions Corp December 26, 2016 Callan Productions Corp. TBC

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