Trudie Styler to Star in Gaiam Fitness DVDs14 Jul, 2009 By: Billy Gil
Lifestyle and fitness distributor Gaiam will produce a series of mind and body fitness DVDs with Trudie Styler, the actress and producer who is married to musician Sting.
The DVDs will feature Styler and celebrity fitness trainer James D’Silva in routines that combine yoga, Pilates and ballet with traditional exercises. D’Silva’s exercises specialize in flexibility, strengthening and toning muscles, and improving posture.
The first two DVDs will street in October, the third in December and two more in 2010. Gaiam CEO Lynn Powers said Styler, an environmental activist, “embodies Gaiam’s lifestyle message of good health, wellness and sustainability.”
“I have enjoyed yoga, Pilates and dance over the years, and I certainly feel I have benefited from the integrated mind body experience they offer,” Styler said. “It’s exciting that through Gaiam, James D’Silva and I are able to introduce these routines to others. I hope they will derive as much pleasure and benefit from them as I have done.”
The programs are filmed at Il Palagio, the Tuscan villa owned by Styler and Sting, and will include music from Sting’s 2006 classical album Songs From the Labyrinth. Each DVD will reflect elements of Styler and Sting’s philosophy on eco-friendly living. Special features include a tour of Il Palagio’s kitchen and gardens, a behind-the-scenes feature on how the villa runs on bio fuels as a self-sustaining and eco-friendly house, and a lifestyle piece about organic wine production.
A percentage of DVD profits will go to the Unicef Ecuador Water Project, which provides rainwater collection and filtration tanks to those living with contaminated water in the Ecuador rainforest.