New York celeb fitness guru Taryn Toomey during one of her fitness classes in New York. Toomey says the goal of her workout is to train the mind to create new ways to respond to challenging external triggers instead of just reacting. Similar spiritual workouts are also gaining popularity including IntenSati, Qoya and Equinox's Headspace. They build upon ancient principals of yoga and tai chi, but involve more cardio, strength training and mindfulness cues, as many fitness buffs are seeking more than just a six-pack from their workout. Photo: AP

Guru to Naomi Watts, Jennifer Aniston and Christy Turlington leads trend in spiritual workouts

Taryn Toomey, former fashion executive for Ralph Lauren and Dior, delivers popular new wellness workouts that target the body, mind and soul

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New York celeb fitness guru Taryn Toomey during one of her fitness classes in New York. Toomey says the goal of her workout is to train the mind to create new ways to respond to challenging external triggers instead of just reacting. Similar spiritual workouts are also gaining popularity including IntenSati, Qoya and Equinox's Headspace. They build upon ancient principals of yoga and tai chi, but involve more cardio, strength training and mindfulness cues, as many fitness buffs are seeking more than just a six-pack from their workout. Photo: AP
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