PlayGirl's Dirk Shafer, debuts new fitness DVD: The SWAPOUTWORKOUT: Shaping The Best With What You've Got

Dec 11, 2012, 09:00 ET from Dirk Shafer

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holidays, give the perfect gift of a healthy New Year to your friends and family with Dirk Shafer's life-changing new fitness DVD, the SWAPOUTWORKOUT (


Dirk is a testament to a life of fitness and health. Having recently turned 50, he appeared in this Fall's issue of PlayGirl, 20 years after he first achieved the title of "Man Of The Year" in 1992." The Los Angeles based fitness guru and former model has distilled his 20 years of expert training and the fantastic results he has brought to his clients into this new one-hour fitness program. SWAPOUTWORKOUT teaches anyone, regardless of their fitness level, how to build and keep a better body.

Dirk's DVD introduces you to the secrets of longevity and core strength - saving your back for life.  In helping hundreds of clients achieve their ideal weight and the best body of their lives, he has fine-tuned a work-out series that can be done anywhere, at anytime - from the gym, to the hotel room, to the plane or in the comfort of your own home - anywhere your busy schedule takes you!  Dirk's workouts are safe, fun and effective.  His approach to fitness combines the elongating and core strengthening of Pilates, using balance, free weights, and functional movements that mimic everyday actions.  His DVD workout trains the essential muscles we need to negotiate our daily lives in the healthiest possible way. Dirk believes in using what you've got, and making the most of it and his fitness philosophy is that you are never too old or too unfit to start improving your body and your life.

The three main principles of the SWAPOUTWORKOUT are:

  • Build muscle tone, increase balance, circulation and coordination.
  • Train anywhere, at anytime, using almost anything you have available.
  • Look great and feel great at ANY age.

Dirk has been passionate about fitness since he was 13 years old when he would clean the gym in exchange for membership.

"Fitness is both my passion and my career. By creating this DVD, I wanted to share with a wider audience the valuable knowledge that I have accumulated over 20 years of helping people change their bodies and their lives … step-by-step."

In the SWAPOUTWORKOUT Dirk speaks directly to you, encouraging and explaining each movement in simple-to-understand terms while also illustrating how they are performed.

About Dirk Shafer

A University of Oklahoma graduate, Dirk Shafer has been in the fitness business for over 20 years.  He has trained many celebrities including Eric McCormack, Katy Perry, James Garner, Richard Dreyfuss, Tiffanni Thiessen, and champion swimmer Greg Louganis. Over the years Dirk has studied with Pilates Masters, top gymnastic coaches and a host of fitness gurus.  He has honed his teaching technique at the leading gyms and health clubs in Los Angeles.

Dirk Shafer wrote and directed the indie break out hits MAN OF THE YEAR and CIRCUIT, which was distributed worldwide and for which he won several film festival awards. As a model he has appeared on the cover of over 20 national magazines and calendars.  He was 1992 Playgirl "Man of the Year" and went on to promote the magazine on over 25 national and international shows.

As an openly gay man, Dirk has promoted gay rights and spoken at Universities and campuses all over the world from South Africa to Brazil.

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