March’s Top Workout DVD: Xtend Barre Lean & Chiseled
Best for: Those who enjoy dancing; at-home fitness fiends who don’t have a room full of free weights.
Why it’s a star: The 55-minute routine, designed and instructed by Xtend Barre founder Andrea Rogers, hits all of the major “trouble zones.” You only need light dumbbells for the upper body segment and a chair for the barre workout. But don’t think this DVD is a breeze because it doesn’t require much equipment—the quick pace and challenging moves kept us from getting bored and made the time fly by.
Where to get it: acacialifestyle.com, $16.99
Now tell us: Do you prefer to tone up with heavy weights or body weight exercises (such as push-ups, planks or attitudes—like the one Andrea is performing on the cover)?