At a recent lunch-time session at Crunch gym near Times Square, dancer Amber Efe demonstrated how to strut like a cat-walk model, pivoting on six-inch heels that would challenge even the most ardent follower of shoe king Manolo Blahnik.
"Imagine you're at the bar, raise one hand high like you're holding your drink," she told the class, music pounding as she acted the part of a club-goer working through a crowd.
"Don't spill the drink," she told the group, a mix of women who clearly had plenty of experience and others still tottering on shoes that didn't show much wear.
"Stiletto Strength" was launched in January in response to client griping about getting back into high heels for winter. They're businesswomen and they have to wear heels so they want to understand how to look better in them and feel confident," national fitness director Donna Cyrus said.
Participants wear running shoes for the first part of the class, which focuses on strengthening lower body and abdominal muscles and improving balance and posture. The heels come out for the last 15 minutes.
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Ladies ... c'mon ... seriously?
I don't think anyone here would take this kind of class (of course, I'm a man and therefore I could very well be wrong LOL), but it amazes me, frankly, that ANYONE would take this class.
What's next? Adjusting Back to Flats class? Tips and Tricks for Sneaker and Boot Wearing?
Why do they market these twists on exercise and fitness at women, and why do so many women jump on the bandwagon and enroll in these classes?
I'm just seeking some understanding here ... please, enlighten me.
OK ... I'm off to "Techniques for Getting in Free Gropes While Tipping Strippers" ... teaching it, of coure. ;)
Random Guam Fact Of The Day:
Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States. We are part of the United States and yet not. The United Nations lists us as one of a handful of colonies remaining in the world — areas that are owned and yet not fully part of another country.