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Heavenly Bodies

11 Nov, 2008 By: Angelique Flores

What’s your sign?

That’s what personal trainer Charisse Layne has been asking her clients for years. Now she has combined her expertise in fitness and her knowledge of astrology to design “The Astrology Workout” DVD series. The series has a dozen DVDs, each with three workouts tailored to each astrological sign.

Astrology Fitness is distributing the DVDs at $24.95 each. The titles also will be offered on Amazon on-demand later this month, in retail stores at a date to be determined and at Astrology.com. This is the first time Astrology.com is offering merchandise, said Raymond Blagmon, CEO of Astrology Fitness.  

Each DVD contains information about the particular astrological sign, given by celebrity astrologer Laiyee, with tips on which body parts to focus on as well as ways to make the most out of a workout based on your sign.

Another segment in each DVD explains three different body types so users can choose one of the three workouts according to body type.

Fitness veteran Layne, also president of Astrology Fitness, has been working in fitness for 20 years. She combines her knowledge of aerobics, Pilates, yoga, dance, martial arts and stretching to create a total body workout with both aerobic exercise and strength training. Users can modify their workouts according to fitness level.

Layne has been in fitness since the late 1980s. As a personal trainer, she took note of her clients’ workout habits. At the same time, she became interested in astrology and began reading about it. As she noticed people’s different workout habits, she asked them what their astrological signs were.

“I used those traits to motivate the metaphysical side,” she said. “Then I added the physiological part.”

Around 1999, Layne began testing what she developed on her clients. And in 2004, she started working on what is now the Astrology Workout.

“Videos aren’t anything new for me,” said Layne, who was the personal trainer and choreographer for some of the earlier “The Firm” DVDs. However, this is the first series she has created.

At astrologyfitness.com, users can connect directly with Layne and also see monthly fitness forecasts.

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