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Restore & Renew Workouts

by Nicole Dorsey Straff

We need to nurture and coax energy inward to truly revitalize. These soothing mind-body workouts will help you stay in great shape, but also cultivate calmness, balance and posture.


Canyon Ranch’s Strong & Sculpted – $16.99; 70 mins.; AcaciaLifestyle.com

This DVD takes healthy living to a new level with three total-body workouts by the spa’s top-notch instructors (20-minute core, strength training and energetic yoga workouts). Plus, you receive three bonus segments with top diet experts and a Canyon Ranch recipe booklet.


The Blissology Project – Six DVDs for $49.99; workouts range from 45 to 60 mins; blissology.com 

More like a well-rounded mind-body yoga library than a single release, engaging surfer-yogi Eoin Finn offers a six-DVD set of soothing meditations, posture workouts in differing yoga styles, plus some basic stretching and pranayama (breath work) all with gorgeous Bali in the background.


Pilates for Buff Bones $19.99; 60 mins; Collagevideo.com 

This easy-to-follow, stretching and floor work Pilates routine was created by Rebekah Rotstein who specifically focuses on building strong bones while firming major muscles and improving flexibility. Diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 28, Rotstein knows her subject matter and empathizes while pushing you forward. The DVD pack includes a 10-minute exercise demo and a “bone health” tutorial. You’ll need light 2-5 pound dumbbells.

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