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Check out this healthy batch of fitness videos

- October 28th, 2011

Video stores may be going the way of 8-tracks, payphones and dodo birds. But the fitness-DVD industry has never been healthier.

Here’s a look at some of the offerings from Acacia, a leading distributor of original yoga and fitness DVD workouts (courtesy a PR rep for Acacia):

%31_multipart%3F2_imageBarre Workout: Host of April’s Xtend Barre: Lean & Chiseled, Andrea Rogers is the creator and owner of the Xtend™ Workout, a leading dance and Pilates barre workout, and has been a professional dancer and choreographer since age 18.

For over 10 years, Andrea has been involved in teaching both dance and Pilates to numerous students across North America.

In 2006, Andrea combined her passion for dance and fitness to create the rapidly expanding franchise, Xtend, which offers a no-nonsense technique to sculpt bodies into lean, strong, “dancer-like” physiques.

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51nw7Z6aRFLCircuit-Training/Prenatal: Hollywood trainer Erin O’Brien hosts Strong Body, Ageless Body and Strong Body, Fit Body, as well as Complete Pregnancy Fitness.

Fit Body is a full-solution 45-minute home workout, featuring five vigorous segments in a circuit training format, perfect for consumers looking to get fit and stay fit without spending hours at the gym.

Erin welcomes viewers into her home for this no-nonsense, practical workout. She trains several celebrity wives, and her husband is actor James Denton of Desperate Housewives.

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%31_multipart%3F3_imageTai Chi and Qi Gong: One of the country’s foremost experts on martial and healing arts, Matthew Cohen has been practicing Chinese martial arts for 30 years; and Qi Gong, Tai Chi, yoga, and healing for over 20 years.

Creator of March’s Tai Chi & Qi Gong Basics, Matthew is the founder of Sacred Energy Arts, a health system drawn from Hatha and Taoist Yoga, martial arts, and healing.

He teaches at his Sacred Energy Arts Center in Santa Monica, Calif., and leads workshops, trainings, and retreats worldwide.

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%31_multipart%3F4_imageYoga Superstar: The top female yoga teacher in the country Shiva Rea has released several award-winning, best-selling DVDs, including her Creative Core Abs series, Fluid Power, Surf Yoga Soul, Daily Energy, Yogini, Power Flow Yoga, and April’s AM Energy.

She is the foremost expert on vinyasas flow yoga and yoga trance dance worldwide. Shiva has taught yoga to a diverse range of creative movers and shakers, including actors Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Pierce Brosnan, and John Cusack.

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%31_multipart%3F6_imageTotal Weight-Loss Solution: Host of Joy Bauer’s Slimdown Workout, Joy Bauer is the popular diet and nutrition expert for NBC’s TODAY show, America’s No. 1 morning show, and has written several New York Times bestselling books, including Joy Bauer’s Food Cures and Your Inner Skinny, as well as a cookbook, Slim & Scrumptious.

Offering a total weight-loss solution, Joy’s first workout features two 20-minute workouts led by Joy and certified instructor Lisa Wheeler, and several bonus features, including Joy’s 10 tips for losing weight, healthy snack advice, and diet-friendly meals.

Joy also heads one of the country’s largest nutrition centers, and her high-profile clientele includes actors, models, and Olympic athletes.

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%31_multipart%3F7_imageHottest workout series: Award-winning Core Fusion creators and husband and wife team Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp created the best-selling Exhale: Core Fusion DVDs (Pilates Plus, Body Sculpt, Thighs & Glutes, Pure Abs & Arms, Lean & Toned, Yoga-Energy Flow, and Bootcamp).

Their workouts deliver fast results with a proven formula of five targeted 10-minute workouts. Exhale’s popular Core Fusion classes have a large celebrity clientele including Charlize Theron, Heidi Klum, Cameron Diaz, Brooke Burke, Anna Paquin, Kate Hudson, Mariska Hargitay, Goldie Hawn, Ivanka Trump, and Mario Lopez.

Their DVDs have won awards and ”Best of” selections from Prevention, Fitness, Health, Pilates Style, Real Simple, Shape, Woman’s Day, MORE, and USA Today.

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Keeping Fit_wrap_product_1Fitness in your 40s, 50s, and Beyond: Andrea Metcalf, host of Keeping Fit: Strength, Cardio, Pilates (3-pack), is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and BetterTV’s fitness correspondent.

Her DVDs provide the perfect mix of strength training, cardio, and core conditioning to help you stay fit and youthful for life.

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%31_multipart%3F5_imageBollywood Dance: Top-selling Bollywood fitness star Hemalayaa has brought the fun back to working out with her infectious personality and enjoyable workouts. She’s taught her fun workouts on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and NBC’s TODAY show.

Her workouts include The Bollywood Dance Workout, Bollywood Booty, and Bollywood Party Workout.

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