Thursday, October 19, 2006
Style File: Fitness Fads
Living in South Florida, it's important to look your best. But if you're worn out by your workout, it's time for a change. In tonight's Style File, we've got some exercise classes fun enough to make you laugh and tough enough to make you cry. Here's Seven's Belkys Nerey with more.
WSVN -- Want to bring sexy back but cannot seem to find a workout that combines fitness and fun?
Well, give yourself a lift by picking up a kettle bell at Soma Fitness.
Adrian Gonzalez: "It's a complete butt-kicking class. It hits every muscle in your body from head to toe."
Russian athletes used these cast iron weights in the 18th century, but these days celebrities are going kettle crazy.
Adam Khai-Cronin: "Some people we've had in, Karolina Kurkova, Rubin Studdard -- who's lost a lot of weight on this."
It's a fast and furious workout where you're lifting and moving kettle bells that range from eight to 220 pounds.
Michelle Khai-Cronin: "It may look awkward, but if you look at it, a lot of it is based on our every day movements -- in terms of picking things up, pulling, bringing it over head."
Claudia: "It is very tough, but you know what? It's worth it. You can get the results you want in a short time."
If that doesn't ring your bell, then pick up this foam stick for a kick-butt workout.
Susie Lewis: "This stick is your form of weaponry, and it can be anything from a dagger to a knife to a sword, it's very empowering."
Stickfusion at the Sports Club mixes fitness with martial arts from three unique disciplines.
Susie Lewis: "The first being Philipina Art, known as Kali; the second being a Bruce Lee Jun Fun system and the third, being an Indonesian Silat."
The stick is lightweight, but the workout is heavy, giving you both cardio and strength training.
Leo Sanchez: "It's definitely a workout, don't take the stick lightly."
And nothing is usually funny about exercise, but a belly laugh might do your belly good.
Kevin Creegan: "Every time you laugh your abs are contracting."
During the Abs-olutely Hysterical class at Crunch Gym, instructor Kevin Creegan cracks jokes to give you a tight tummy.
Kevin Creegan: "Give me a cobra girls."
You still do the ab exercises, but the laughing makes it twice as hard.
Jenny Ruda: "When you're contracting your abs and then you start to laugh you get that extra burn that you don't feel with other classes."
All that laughing keeps you in good shape and in good spirits!
Krishena Garland: "I didn't think about it burning or any kind of pain. It was fun a lot of fun. I laughed a lot."