“We’re given one body in this precious life. It needs maintenance; it needs to be empowered,” says Trudie Styler in this video interview with her and husband Sting for the new Trudie Styler workout and healthy lifestyle DVD series by Gaiam. “I doubt that we’d be able to get through as much as we do without a fitness routine. Fitness plays a huge part in daily life for us both.”
“Trudie and I are in our mid-50s,” says Sting, “but I do the job of a much younger man, so I have to stay fit. We were both athletes when we were younger … We kept that going, and Trudie looks amazing. She has the discipline and control of her body to do whatever she wants. I’m in awe of it.”
In the program series the couple created with Gaiam, Trudie and Sting share an intimate look at how and why fitness, healthy eating, eco-conscious choices and social action are essential parts of how they live their lives.
The workouts are guided by Styler and celebrity trainer James D’Silva, and the DVDs feature music from Sting’s #1 album Songs from the Labyrinth.
Trudie Styler’s Warrior Yoga®, the first DVD in the series, features a vigorous, flowing yoga routine that integrates a blend of cardiovascular conditioning, strength training and flexibility. Other programs in the series include Core Strength Pilates and Cardio Dance Flow, each designed to be highly effective for increasing strength and flexibility, toning muscles, and improving posture.
All five programs were filmed at Trudie and Sting’s Tuscan estate, Il Palagio, a working farm that produces organic olive oil, honey, fruits and vegetables, and wine. The programs include a rare tour of the estate and a behind-the-scenes look at what makes this picturesque expanse of Italian countryside a self-sustaining and eco-friendly house that runs on bio-fuels. There’s even a behind-the-scenes look at Il Palagio’s use of organic gardening and cooking techniques.