Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Stilettos: Latest Trend In Work Out Wear?

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Sneakers are so last season – stilettos are the new footwear trend for the gym.

“BYOH: Bring Your Own Heels” is the mantra for Stiletto Strength, an exercise class at New York’s Crunch gym where women are required to work out in high heels.

Instructor Bethany Lyons says the class was created to help sore soles and explains, “Women love wearing heels, but there’s pain associated with them. Stiletto Strength is based on dance movements that help strengthen your feet, ankles, and posture for heel wearing.”

The first part of the class is done barefoot, but then everyone puts on heels and practices the motions they’ve learned.

Lyons says the high heel fitness routine isn’t exclusive to women and admits a few male divas have crashed the class.

That may be due to the fun last part of the workout – Lyons’ favorite – where students get to work the gym floor like a top model.

She says, “We get to strut it out catwalk style.”

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