A workout that even a gold medalist can love
“Kristi Yamaguchi: Power Workout” (Acacia, $16.99)

Olympic gold medalist skater Kristi Yamaguchi may be the big name selling this new exercise video, but the workout really belongs to trainer Erin O’Brien. O’Brien gives all of the commands, explanations and encouragement while Yamaguchi, not surprisingly, skillfully follows along. The DVD is split into three 10-minute circuit workouts that each combine cardio and strength moves and are set to unfortunate, ’80s-sounding synthesizer music. The circuits feature familiar but effective exercises such as the grapevine step, overhead triceps press and yoga’s plank position.

Rachel Saslow