Even if you can't make it to Exhale, the exclusive mind/body spa in New York and LA, you can still feel the effects of its Core Fusion classes. Heidi Klum and Cameron Diaz rave about this Pilates, yoga, and core conditioning regimen, which is now available in a pair of Core Fusion DVDs designed by the founders of this signature workout, Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito.
The two videos — Exhale Spa: Core Fusion Body Sculpt ($15) and Exhale Spa: Core Fusion Pilates Plus ($15) — include the top moves you'd do if you took the class, but for much less money. To find out what I thought of them, read more.
Each video contains five 10-minute workout sessions that target and strengthen your abs, back, upper arms, thighs, and glutes. The reason this workout is so successful is because each move involves using your core. You'll need a set of lightweight dumbbells, a belt, a wall, a chair, and a mat in order to do these exercises. After doing some of these exercises, I felt a deep burn I've never felt before. It was amazing to target my muscles so intensely. By the end of each video, I felt both energized and relaxed. If you don't have a lot of time to work out, I'd recommend these Core Fusion DVDs, because you'll sculpt and tone your muscles in less than an hour.