Kristi Yamaguchi: Power Workout
Get fit with the Olympic gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars champion. Developed with celebrity trainer Erin O’Brien, Kristi’s fat-blasting, body-transforming circuit workout does it all: tones, burns calories, builds strength, gets your heart pumping, and fits your busy schedule. Requires light hand weights and a mat. Approx. 53 min. on 1 DVD. An Acacia production.
|As her exceptional athletic accomplishments attest, Kristi Yamaguchi has always believed in the power of dreamsâ€”and the power of hard work to make them come true. The Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion in womenâ€™s figure skating today remains a dedicated advocate of fitness and philanthropy. |
Following her Olympic success, Kristi skated with the Stars on Ice tour for a decade and continued to compete and win professionally. She was inducted into the United States Olympic Committeeâ€™s Hall of Fame in 2005. In addition to the numerous awards and accolades she garnered throughout her career, she also won ABCâ€™s Dancing with the Stars competition in 2008.
A prominent spokeswoman, Kristi has appeared in the â€śGot Milk?â€ť ad series, endorsed Smart Ones dietary meals, and served as a Goodwill Ambassador at the Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games. She headlined her own NBC television special, Kristi Yamaguchi: Friends and Family, from 2003-2009 and was a correspondent for NBCâ€™s Today Show during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Kristi also authored the inspirational book Always Dream as well as Figure Skating for Dummies; her childrenâ€™s book Dream Big, Little Pig will be published in spring 2011.
In 1996, Kristi established the Always Dream Foundation, which supports childrenâ€™s charities in her native northern California. Among other activities, the organization holds annual Christmas toy drives and hosts Olympic-themed camps for kids. Kristi is married to Bret Hedican, a retired NHL player who won the 2006 Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes. The couple lives in the San Francisco Bay area with their two young daughters.