For the fitness mavens

Core Fusion Power Sculpt is the latest in the popular series from the Exhale MindBody Spas. In this DVD, husband and wife fitness gurus, Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito focus on sculpting and toning with their unique and effective blend of yoga, Pilates, and strength training. Core Fusion’s deep muscle movements focus on “trouble spots”. The workout is divided into five- to 10-minute segments, with a five-minute bonus stretching segment. This DVD is perfect for getting into shape for holiday parties, or as a gift for fitness mavens of all ages!

Ageless with Kathy Smith Total Body Turnaround with two 20-minte workouts is the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for any of your over-40 girlfriends who are looking to get in shape. This is also a great gift idea for busy moms. Kathy Smith designed this DVD to push back against the aging process.
There are three segments to tone and trim your body. These workouts include cardio, strength building, and even balance. There are modifications for different fitness levels and even a bonus Q&A with Smith.

Slimming light therapy

Non-invaisive body contour treatment with red LED lightI recently tried Core Contour, one of the newest body contouring treatments at Exhale MindBody Spas. It uses Lipo-Light, or red LED lights, to help slim and contour the body’s trouble spots. The Lipo-Light creators explain the treatment this way: “When energy is required by the body, the brain sends signals to the adipose cells to break down the stored fat, a process called lypolysis. During this process, free fatty acids are released into the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body.”

My therapist at Atlanta Exhale Mindbody Spa, Utamu, attached LED lights to my hips and abdomen. The light red LED lights are flat and held in place by a belt. She then gave me a light lymphatic drainage massage to help the process. The lights were warm and felt great — so did the massage.
Utamo explained that to see results, you need to exercise within six hours. This is a great treatment for women who work out on a regular basis, but it is not a substitute for liposuction, and results are subtle. LED light therapies are very popular Europe for beauty and health.
The treatment takes 45 minutes.