Kristi Yamaguchi Releases ‘Power Workout’ DVD


SILVER SPRING, Md. — “Kristi Yamaguchi: Power Workout” debuted on DVD from Acacia on May 3.

A busy, competitive athlete, wife, mother, and “Dancing with the Stars” champion, Yamaguchi stays healthy, strong, and energized with this body-transforming circuit workout. Split into three 10-minute circuits, plus an abs and chest segment, this program will tone the whole body and burn major calories, while suiting even the most hectic of schedules.

“Kristi and celebrity trainer Erin O’Brien have developed this incredibly efficient workout to blast fat and give you a lean, sculpted figure,” said an Acacia spokesperson. “It combines heart-pumping cardio blasts with strength-training moves that target all of the main muscle groups. Kristi stays in championship shape with these exercises and now you can too. ‘Power Workout’ will get you feeling fit and looking great in no time. “

Yamaguchi remains one of the nation’s most popular athletes with the highest 2010 Q rating among female athletes and No. 6 overall. She has been in the national spotlight since her 1992 figure skating gold medal in the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.

In 2008, she was the celebrity champion on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” with professional dancer Mark Ballas. She was also an on-air correspondent during the 2010 Olympics as well as appearing in the 2010 PBS documentary “Faces of America.” She and her husband, retired professional hockey player Bret Hedican (who last played for the Anaheim Ducks), have two daughters.

O’Brien has been working as a personal trainer and group exercise specialist for 20 years. She holds certifications in a variety of fitness disciplines. Her other Acacia DVDs include “Strong Body, Fit Body”; “Strong Body, Ageless Body”; “Prenatal Fitness Fix”; and “Postnatal Rescue.” She lives in California with her husband, actor James Denton of “Desperate Housewives.”

Suggested retail price for the 53-minute DVD is $16.99. Equipment needed: light hand weights and a mat.

Acacia is a leading distributor of original and award-winning yoga, fitness, and wellness DVD programming. Its workouts include the acclaimed “Core Fusion” series, “Body by Bethenny with Bethenny Frankel,” “Tai Chi & Chi Gong Basics,” “Xtend Barre,” “Joy Bauer’s Slimdown Workout,” “Keeping Fit,” and “Bollywood Dance.” For more information, visit or contact Acacia directly at (800) 944-0474 or


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