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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.
Boxing Champ

Aerobarre ($20, aerospacenyc.com)

What you'll need: a pair of 1-pound dumbbells, a weighted body bar

Calories burned:* 419 for total 55-minute workout

Why we love it: You'll never be bored with this inspired mix of boxing and ballet from instructor Leila Fazel of New York City's hip Aerospace gym. While it "takes coordination and practice to keep up," testers felt they were "legitimately learning to box. I could do this DVD over and over again." The routine is divided into eleven 3- to 6-minute rounds, like boxing, but "you could easily skip ahead to make a shorter, well-balanced workout." Reach the end of a round and you'll "feel a sense of accomplishment." Use light dumbbells instead of boxing gloves for a creative way to knock out "the best arm workout I've ever done."

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