Dangling from an eight-foot pole, legs akimbo, body heaving and dripping with sweat … sounds slutty. Yet exotic dancing is actually as physically demanding as most cardio workouts.
That’s why seasoned strippers-cum-fitness instructors have started turning their bump-and-grind routines into a legitimate form of exercise.
Carmen Electra has an aerobic striptease DVD) across the nation. Each session lasts about an hour and engages every muscle, from the shoulders to the feet, all while challenging ordinary girls to channel their inner sex kitten. Movements focus on building strength, endurance and flexibility in a slow, seductive sequence that includes simulated lap dances. For more adventurous women, pole-dancing delivers a total-body workout (with the “wow” factor, as well).
What are the benefits of a foray into exotic dancing? Well, participants burn up to 600 calories a class, increase muscle definition and get a major boost of confidence. That and their significant others won’t be able to pass a lamp post or hardback chair without getting turned on.
So go ahead and kill two birds with one stone: Spice up your workout and your sex life.