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Acacia Adds Kathy Smith

17 Dec, 2010 By: Angelique Flores

Kathy Smith

Veteran fitness icon Kathy Smith has signed a long-term deal with Acacia for her upcoming DVD releases. Acacia now owns all the home video and digital rights to Smiths upcoming product. The distributor also has access to her catalog titles.

Her new line of workout programs, “Ageless with Kathy Smith,” is aimed at baby boomers and will focus on strength, mobility, balance, flexibility and staying slim and toned to live a longer, more vibrant and energetic life.

“I'm so proud to call Acacia my partner,” Smith said. “We share a passion for movement and a dedication to helping people live healthier, happier lives.”

The first DVD, Ageless with Kathy Smith: Staying Strong, will street May 3 at $16.99. The program targets the “trouble zones” — glutes, arms, legs and abs — in four 15-minute segments using hand weights.

Ageless with Kathy Smith: Total Body Turnaround streets Nov. 15 at $16.99.This DVD features a toning and fat-burning program with three 20-minute segments, one each with weight training, balance/flexibility and core.

Acacia also will re-release two of Smith’s catalog titles in a two-disc set Sept. 6 (prebook Aug. 9). The programs in the Kathy Smith Collection set are yet to be determined.

Smith has been a leading force in the fitness industry since 1980.

“As we age, the ‘make it or break it’ exercise mentality no longer works for our bodies, but that doesn't mean we have to give up workouts that provide real results,” the 59-year-old Smith said. “My new ‘Ageless’ line offers just that: cardio exercises for increased stamina, energy and overall health, combined with effective strength training routines to build muscle mass and boost metabolism.”

Smith’s most recent DVDs were distributed by Lionsgate.

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