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Fitness

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 Perfect Circuit: Intermediate/Advanced

Jillian Michaels: Ripped in 30 $15, amazon.com

What you'll need: a pair of 3- to 8-pound dumbbells

Calories burned: 222 to 250 calories per 24-minute workout

The skinny: Jillian Michaels' winning formula? Strength-and-cardio sessions built on three minutes of toning (like alternating lunges with biceps curls), two minutes of cardio (speed skaters), and one minute of ab moves (elbow-to-knee planks). Follow one of four half-hour workouts each week from the "motivating," no-excuses former Biggest Loser trainer for a "sweat-tastic" routine. One new-mom tester found that "the quick workout options are perfect for burning calories during naptime or before work."

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