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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.
Top Trouble-Zone Tamer

Exhale Core Fusion Lean & Toned ($17, acacialifestyle.com)

What you'll need: a yoga mat, a chair, a pair of 3- to 5-pound dumbbells

Calories burned:* 32 per 10-minute segment

Why we love it: Consider this DVD a compilation of the most-requested spot toning: The five segments are divided into upper body, thighs, core, butt, and abs. Testers appreciated the signature mix of the Lotte Berk method, Pilates, and yoga: "something a little different than crunches and leg lifts!" Instructors Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp, two of the founders of the Exhale Spa, are "encouraging; they explain the benefits of the move so I understand what I'm getting out of it." Testers deem the low-fuss workout "great for mornings" and the spalike DVD backdrop "relaxing and pretty."

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