June’s Top Workout DVD: Amy Dixon’s Breathless Body
Best for: Moderate to advanced exercisers looking for a challenge; those who are ready to drip sweat.
Why it’s a star: Equinox group fitness manager Amy Dixon is not messing around with this workout! After a brief warm-up, she picks up the pace with eight different Tabata intervals (20 seconds hard, 10 seconds resting; repeat eight times for one interval). The rest time sounds ample, but don’t be tricked: You’ll need every second! Each exercise is offered at three different intensity levels, so you can choose the one that best fits your current abilities. If you pick the most challenging one you can complete with good form, you will be breathless!
Where to get it: amydixonfitness.com, $19.99
Now tell us: Does a trainer (virtual or in real life) help you push yourself harder during a workout?