Exhale: Core Fusion Collection is a value priced collection of award-winning and best-selling workout DVDs that was released on January 5, 2010 by Acacia Lifestyle. This workout collection contains three separate DVDs that each contain five 10-minute results-driven workouts for a total of 15 separate workouts.
The Core Fusion Collection was created by the husband and wife team Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp. They have over 50 combined years of experience teaching Pilates, the Lotte Berk Method, yoga, dance, and tai chi. They are founding members of Exhale, which is a leading mind/body spa with locations throughout the US.
The three DVDs included in the Core Fusion Collection are Body Sculpt, Pilates Plus, and Thighs & Glutes. Body Sculpt uses strength training workouts to target everything from your arms and shoulders to glutes, hips, thighs, and abs. You will use your own body weight as resistance and small hand weights (I used two cans of veggies) to challenge and build your muscles. The Body Sculpt DVD was Acacia's number one bestselling title in 2008/2009 and was a USA Today pick.
Pilates Plus is a Pilates-based workout program that integrates your core with every move. This DVD was a Prevention "DVDs We Love" pick, a Health "Best Pilates" DVD in 2009, and a USA Today pick. It was also named "Best Fusion Class" by New York magazine. It's a deep-toning approach that works hard-to-reach areas that traditional exercises miss. It also features yoga-inspired postures and core-conditioning exercises.
The Thighs & Glutes DVD lifts your buns, tones your legs, and trims your waist by using exercises that firm and tighten in all the right spots. This is a high intensity toning workout that helps you sculpt and tone. This DVD was chosen Shape magazine's DVD of the month.