Thursday, December 29, 2011
Style File: New Fitness
Just when you thought you'd heard of every fitness trend, how about drumsticks to rock you into shape? Right on time for all those New Year's resolutions, 7's Belkys Nerey sweats out some new workout trends in tonight's Style File.
WSVN -- Drum roll, please.
You can rock out like a rock star and get a rocking body with the new workout at Crunch Gym called "Pound."
Kirsten Potenza, Inventor, Pound Workout: "Cristina and I are both fitness enthusiasts, but we're also drummers. The light bulb was when we were sitting over our drum set and we realized how the pumping of our arms offset our entire body: our core, our legs, literally everything."
So these rocker chicks from Los Angeles invented what they call "rip sticks."
Kirsten Potenza, Inventor, Pound Workout: "They are drumsticks that get you ripped. They are about a quarter of a pound each, and they add one of the huge elements to the workout."
"Pound" is a 45-minute workout where you smack and beat the ground with the rip sticks.
You're standing, you're sitting, you're lunging, you're bending. You're working out everything from your abs to your legs.
And if you've had a bad day, consider this your therapy session to drum out all that aggression.
Cristina Peerenboom, Inventor, Pound Workout: "Being a real drummer, then having permission to rock when I step in the workout studio, is the most fun I can imagine."
Even if you don't like to exercise, the name of this new workout will surely get your attention: "Three-Sum" at Equinox Fitness.
Maria Sollon, Class participant: "It goes quick. A little bit of this, little bit of that, and all of a sudden, you're done."
Get your mind out of the gutter. This class is three workouts in one.
Geoff Bagshaw, Fitness Manager, Equinox Fitness: "It's going to help jack up your metabolism overall, so they'll be burning calories both during the workout and after."
Think of it like a triathlon. You first start off with indoor cycling, then you move on to strength training and wrap things up with a yoga-type stretching.
Geoff Bagshaw, Fitness Manager, Equinox Fitness: "75 minute class. You're getting about 25 minutes of each format."
So if you're the kind that usually goes for one type of exercise at the gym, this forces you out of your comfort zone.
Robert Shaw, Class participant: "I normally don't like doing cardio. It kicked my you-know-what."
Alicia Lee, Class participant: "I take a lot of cycling classes, so the hard part for me is the lifting."
So jump on the fitness bandwagon and make this new year the best yet.
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