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Fitness

Top 10 Workout DVDs of 2011

We asked more than 80 women like you to do the legwork (arms, abs, and butt work too!) on the latest releases. Here are the titles that will take your at-home routine to the next level.
Butt and Thigh Master

Barre3 Total Body Lift Workout ($20, barre3.com)

What you'll need: a 9-inch soft ball (included), a yoga mat, a chair, a pair of 2- to 3-pound dumbbells (optional)

Calories burned:* 128 per 40-minute routine

Why we love it: The combo of ballet barre work, yoga, and Pilates uses "slow and controlled movements" to make your muscles feel it during and after, our sore testers say. Switch between lower-body focused exercises, like lunges on toes, and upper-body exercises, like mini pulses that make your triceps burn. Then finish on the floor with more butt and thigh toners. The instruction, by Sadie Lincoln -- her client Madonna is a fan -- helps this DVD feel like a private lesson. "Just when you're thinking 'Am I doing this right?' she'll give you spot-on pointers."

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