Acacia DVD Fitness Finds! – Review by Cara Potapshyn Meyers

Spring is finally here! Along with that is the desire for wearing lighter clothing and being more active! What better way to accomplish this than with this line-up of terrific fitness DVDs from Acacia!


The Real Housewives of Atlanta Breakout Star Debuts Fitness DVD



 Three Fat-Blasting, Total-Body Sculpting workouts!

From the breakout star of Bravo’s hit show The Real Housewives of Atlanta and former Miss USA comes the secret for looking fit and fine with Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp debuting on DVD from award-winning distributor Acacia. With beauty, brains and talent, Kenya, alongside instructor Nikki Veal, offers three 20-minute workouts that will sculpt your lower body, shrink your waistline, flatten and define your abs, and, most importantly, lift and firm your backside. Get ready to sweat with these energizing fat-blasting workouts, and you’ll be in red-carpet shape in no time! The DVD also includes a bonus ab-flattening workout.

With my or any Mom’s crazy schedule, fitness DVDs that can be utilized with intervals is worth their weight in gold! That’s why I am crazy about this DVD! Besides the fact that watching Kenya is an inspiration in and of itself! For those lovely leisurely days, you can take on the entire fitness DVD and truly “feel the burn!” But for times when you can only fit in the routine in sections throughout the day or only fit in even one section, you will still come away feeling accomplished! This DVD is completely inspiring! Kenya keeps you moving!

Kenya adds, “I’ve had a passion for fitness since I was twelve years old while working out to an aerobics television show several times a week. Since then, fitness and staying active have been a huge part of my life. Whether I was competing in Miss USA or trying out for a new acting role, it’s always been important to me to look and feel good and staying red carpet ready. I’m excited to share my fitness plan with the Booty Boot Camp workout so that everyone can be Gone With The Wind Fabulous!”

For more information on Kenya, please visit and follow her on Twitter @KenyaMoore.

Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp is now available at online retailers such as and in May 2013 at select retail stores.

Price: $16.99       Approx. 78 min.,              BONUS: Ab-flattening workout (12 min.)




with Leah Sarago


Three muscle-focused DVDs sold separately:

Define & Flatten Abs

Define, Tighten & Sculpt Upper Body or

Sculpt, Lift & Lengthen Lower Body


As ballet-inspired workouts continue to gain popularity, Acacia is excited to expand the distribution for one of the most popular workouts, the Ballet Body™ series from Leah Sarago. Exercisers can lose inches while building lean muscles with movements inspired by ballet, dance, Pilates, and yoga. Ballet Body™: Upper Body Workout, Ballet Body™: Lower Body Workout and Ballet Body™: Core Workout are now available on DVD from Acacia ( Designed by certified strength and conditioning specialist Leah Sarago, these workouts provide a long and lean physique by integrating traditional body-weight resistance exercises with muscle-elongating techniques. Suitable for all fitness levels, these workouts draw on isometrics, the stretch-reflex principle, and eccentric muscle-contraction training for optimal results. Each workout is sold separately as a DVD single, so exercisers can choose which section of their body they want to focus on or purchase all three to get a defined upper body, sculpted lower body, and defined abs.

CORE WORKOUT — Flatten your midsection and develop core strength with this dynamic, Pilates-inspired workout. You’ll start with standing balance exercises and movement sequences before progressing into variations on side planks and mat work. Complete the routine with exercises to support the spine and back, along with deep stretches for flexibility. If you want strong abs and a bikini-ready belly, this incredible core workout is for you! Approx. 45 min.

UPPER BODYStrengthen, sculpt, and define your upper body with this dynamic, results-oriented workout. Start with mat exercises for the arms and core, then grab a pair of light hand weights for some dance-inspired movements. You’ll improve your muscle definition, posture, and strength without getting big or bulky. It’s the ultimate workout for a sculpted, sleek, and graceful upper body. Approx. 46 min.

LOWER BODY — Get the dancer’s legs you’ve always wanted with this calorie-torching barre workout. The muscle-sculpting moves lengthen the thighs, lift the backside, and sculpt the backs of the legs for sleek definition and a slim figure. After the workout, relax into a 13-minute yoga- and dance-centered stretch. Approx. 54 min.

I have always loved ballet! Probably because I was deprived of ballet classes as a child! Now, I get to fulfill my desire and get in shape with these three fabulous DVDs!

I adore Acacia fitness DVDs. They make it so convenient to fit exercise into even the most jam-packed schedule. These three DVDs are no exception. Each one will give you a terrific workout. What I love the most is that the DVDs are divided up into different body areas to focus on. As art-turned-fitness, ballet needs an instructor who carefully yet precisely works you through each move. Leah Sarago is beautiful and artistic, yet provides real fitness results! She is an asset to this wonderful set of DVDs! I am in love with them!

Leah Sarago is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® with a BS in Exercise Science and Dance. She has starred in several top-selling fitness DVDs, trained top NFL draft picks (2009 and 2010) including Tim Tebow, and travels the country leading workshops and trainings featuring her Ballet Body™ techniques. Leah previously self-distributed the Ballet Body DVDs in 2012.

Available: April 2, 2013                                                      Price: $16.99 each


 Note: Thanks to Acacia company for providing sample DVD products.  Cara Potapshyn Meyers and assume no liability relative to products reviewed in this blog.


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