Editorial staffers reviewed the DVDs and chose the top six, which they deemed "unique, efficient and easy to follow," and with motivating instructors. The standouts, according to Shape:
• "Denise Austin's Shrink Belly Fat"
• "SparkPeople: Total Body Sculpting"
• "Cathe Friedrich's Cross Fire"
• "Exhale Core Fusion 30 Day Sculpt"
• "Addicted to Sweat 4"
• "Fuse Dance Cardio Melt."
The DVDs include elements of plyometrics, barre, weight training, Pilates and dance, and range from slow-paced to high-energy.
Not ready to commit to just one? The magazine's December issue contains a compilation of favorite moves from each DVD -- such as 180-degree jumps and rotating lunge presses -- to create an exercise circuit.
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