In time for New Year’s resolutions, yoga rebel Kimberly Fowler releases the latest hybrid workout YOGA + WEIGHTS

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The “Godmother of Yoga Hybrids” Kimberly Fowler on December 28th will release her third yoga-with-a-twist DVD — and this one has a little muscle.

Let's Get RIPPED!

“Godmother of Yoga Hybrids”

YOGA + WEIGHTS combines moves from Fowler’s signature YOGA for ATHLETES® class with 3-pound handheld weights so students get more than strong, they “Get RIPPED!”
“Yoga elongates your body, and paired with weights, the result is long, lean muscles,” says Fowler, founder and CEO of YAS Fitness Centers. “YOGA + WEIGHTS takes the strength training of yoga to the next level.”

The 30-minute YOGA + WEIGHTS takes students through a series of weight-bearing poses — including Chair and Warrior poses paired with a shoulder press and Side-Angle Pose matched with a lateral row — all with Fowler’s signature Sanskrit-free, easy-to-follow instructions.
Many doctors recommend weight training as the best way to prevent bone loss. “As women near 40, we start to lose muscle mass, which can cause bone loss,” says Fowler. “YOGA + WEIGHTS let’s you build muscle mass without bulking up, and the more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn.”

A former elite triathlete, Fowler is known for designing yoga classes with athletes in mind. “Many of my students were taking yoga classes and then rushing off to the gym to lift weights,” Fowler says, “so I created an all-inclusive class.”
YOGA + WEIGHTS (YAS Productions), $14.95, available at

Kimberly Fowler started a fitness revolution in 2001 when she founded YAS Fitness Center in Venice, Calif., the first studio dedicated to Yoga And Spinning®. Known for her no-frills approach to yoga, Fowler was called a rebel for combining heart-pumping cardio with NO OM yoga. Once a yoga oddity, YAS has gained a massive following of over 50,000 members with four locations in Southern California and sparked the new trend in hybrid fitness, spawning thousands of yoga studios inspired by Fowler’s concept. Deemed “the new face of yoga" by CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Fowler is the yoga expert for the LA Marathon, author of the Amazon best-selling book The No Om Zone and and, a brain cancer survivor herself, has raised $1 million for charities such as ThinkCure!. Follow Kimberly @kimberlyYAS and


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