To be a really great workout DVD, we think a few key requirements have to be met. First, there has to be fun music (none of that '80s, upbeat muzak stuff). Then, the models need to be good-looking -- but not so gorgeous that it's distracting. And finally, the routine has to kick our butts and give us results -- quickly. See DVDs
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We all have excuses to avoid strength training, and ours typically go something like this:
1. "I barely have time to squeeze in a run in the park; I couldn't possibly add weights to the mix." Get workout
Gearing up for your nuptials is on par with gearing up for the Oscars. You select a dream gown, you pamper yourself from head to perfectly-manicured toe, and you hire beauty professionals to create hair and makeup masterpieces. Get body
Wouldn't life be easier if we all just worked out naked? Think about it. No expensive workout gear to buy, no feeling embarrassed at the gym because of your ancient college sweats and ratty old sneaks. Since when did paying $78 for spandex workout pants become acceptable, anyway? Find out
Getting rid of your pooch doesn't have to be grueling. Try these surprisingly easy nutrition tips and ab workouts for women to get a gorgeous-looking midsection in time for bikini season See tips
That girl on the yoga mat next to you may look impressive as she bends and stretches beyond imaginable limits, but there's really nothing worth envying if by pushing to get those extra inches of reach she gives herself a sore back. Big no-nomaste, if you know what we mean. See more
No matter what you consider your daily grind -- sitting behind a computer, running errands for your family, keeping up with your favorite TV shows -- most of us spend way too much time on our expanding derrieres. See tips
Before you sign up for those spendy yoga classes or personal training sessions, look at what the famous "Friend's" at-home yoga workout did for our writer See my journey
Bored with your go-to exercises? Here are the newest routines that will inspire you to get out of your workout rut See workouts
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