Who's the Fittest of Them All?

Some people swear by ballet boot camp or sweaty yoga sessions, but which workout really delivers the best full-body results? Before you invest in the next fitness craze, see how five pros measure up.

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    THE BALLERINA

    NAME: Stella Abrera
    AGE: 33
    HEIGHT: 5'6"
    WEIGHT: 113 pounds
    WORKOUT ROUTINE: Takes a 90-minute ballet class every day. Circuit-trains at the gym and swims for 30 minutes four days a week.
    BODY COMPOSITION: 12 percent body fat with a BMI of 18.2.
    AEROBIC CAPACITY: VO2 Max of 44, which puts her in the 90th percentile for women between the ages of 30 and 39.
    MUSCULAR STRENGTH: 65 crunches and 15 push-ups.
    POWER: 9-inch vertical jump.
    FLEXIBILITY: 13.8 inches on the sit-and-reach test.
    THE VERDICT: Your dream of becoming a ballerina may not have panned out, but don't let that stop you from getting a pair of killer legs — and abs. (Our dancer had the strongest core of the group.) Pliés on their own promise a longer, leaner version of yourself, but supplementing them with a Spin class three times a week will keep your heart strong, too.

    Nicky Woo
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