Thursday, July 5, 2007
Style File: Get fit
When you think about getting into shape, a kitchen clean-up may not come to mind, but that's just what one woman says you need to do. Living in South Florida, everyone wants to look their best. Now you can hire a trainer who'll whip your pantry and your body into shape. Seven's Belkys Nerey has some new ways to get fit in today's Style File.
WSVN -- Attention, junk food soldiers, can't part with that soda or Ho-Ho? This woman is here to do your dirty work. Ellen Kula is the kitchen commando.
Ellen: "The American household's pantry is scary."
She's a personal food trainer who comes to your house and goes through every item in your pantry and fridge.
She's looking for offenders like unhealthy ingredients to expired food.
Ellen: "September 00, that's old, 7 years old."
And once she's found them, say "ciao, ciao."
Next stop, the grocery store where Ellen gives commands on what you should buy.
Ellen: "I can help them clean out their homes, get them to the grocery store and help them find what they need that's healthful, quick and tastes good."
Amanda: "I learned how to read a clean label and pick foods out better."
Just be prepared to let go.
Ellen: "Soda will never meet my approval."
Amanda: "No, no!"
Now that your kitchen's in shape, let's work out your bod.
At Equinox Fitness Club on South Beach, the latest way to get fit is dance, groove and move.
Lisa: "I tell everybody let it all go, who cares what you look like, just have fun."
This new class fuses together all different styles of music and dance, from hip-hop to modern to African.
So you can look and dance like the stars.
Vicky Davis: "I love knowing that she's doing things that are current. Like, I'll watch a music video, and I'll be able to do it in class like the next week."
Chelsea: "It's a good workout too. I'm sweating, that's a good sign."
Don't think you can dance? Don't worry.
Lisa: "I teach them eight counts at a time and then, once we repeat that and they get it inside their brains, then I add on another eight count."
Every two weeks the instructor switches up the routine, so you never get bored, just addicted.
Fitness club patron: "This is my favorite part, right here."
Belkys Nerey: "If you want to take the class Groove and Move, call Equinox for class times. As for the kitchen commando, it'll cost you about $275 for food training. She'll also come to your house and show you how to cook healthful meals."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Dance Groove and Move
Kitchen Commando Ellen Kula