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March DVD Review: Xtend Barre Lean & Chiseled

Written on March 8, 2011 at 10:10 am , by

Tone like a dancer with Xtend Barre. (Image from Acacia)

Tone like a dancer with Pilates and dance. (Image from Acacia)

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)?

  • naomi winkel

    I like body weight exercises

  • http://www.hoopingbysarah.com Sarah

    I love videos like that one…adding it to the old wish list :)

  • http://strengthandsweat.wordpress.com Kelsey

    I do use both heavy weights and body weights for strength, but I must admit that I notice better results and less overall fatigue when I do body weight exercises!

  • tiff

    i do both. weights for arms back and chest
    but i prefer body weight exercises because it convenient

  • Bailey

    I’m adding this to my wish list, any other-dance inspired workout dvd suggestions?