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The Best New Workout DVDs of 2012

We asked more than 100 women to sweat-test the latest titles. Here, check out the top picks to fast-forward your best body.
Workout DVDs Best Trouble-Zone Tamer: Intermediate

The Bar Method Super Sculpting Workout, $20, barmethod.com

What you'll need: a pair of 2- to 4-pound dumbbells, a yoga strap, a 7-inch playground ball, a chair

Calories burned: 287 during 59-minute routine

The skinny: If you're looking for a bar workout or to go beyond your usual Pilates, try this head-to-toe toning session that's built on small, precise movements. The moves may "seem subtle" -- you'll do one-inch lifts or squeeze a playground ball between your knees as a leg exercise, for instance -- but "they really target the upper arms, thighs, and hips."