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New Exercise Craze “Heel Hop” Encourages Women To Work Out In High Heels

You don’t normally strap on your high heels to go to the gym, but in the world of ” Heel Hop” you do.

The newest exercise craze is just your typical fitness class, complete with stretches, sit-ups – and stilettos.

“Heels have such a stigma and I’ve made my money in heels,” said Kamilah, the one-named wonder behind the high heels-required exercise class, in an interview with ABC News.

“I came straight out of the womb with some high heel pumps,” she said. “I feel more of myself and I feel even more graceful than being in tennis shoes.

Kamilah, a backup dancer for music stars like 50 Cent and R. Kelly and herself a finalist on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” had the idea to combine her love of heels with her love of exercise.

“I studied with Bally Total Fitness and infused all of that together, along with my dance background, and created something really safe, really fun and really sexy for women to do,” she said.

Kamilah trademarked her 60-minute, all-high-heel workout and currently teaches it in her Los Angeles studio, as well as for clients from New York City to Tokyo and Moscow.

“It’s a fun class and you don’t hear of this anywhere else,” one client, sweating her way through pelvic lifts, arm lifts and more in Kamilah’s class, told ABC News. “She’s just a different instructor than most women that I’ve met.”

While Kamilah’s style of exercise may be becoming popular, the doctors would ironically like to discourage these silly broads poor chubby lumpkins overweight women from risking their health by joining this new workout phenomenon.

“They [high heels] are a very unstable type of shoe for your body,” Dr. James Braxton Little, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based podiatrist, told ABC News. “Exercising in them just doesn’t make sense in any way, shape or form.”

Kamilah says she is living proof, however, that when worn correctly, high heels are not a danger, whether you’re exercising in them or just walking around.

“To this day, I am still performing in high heels and I don’t have a bunion,” she said. “When you get in them [heels], you want to know how you are supposed to feel.”

Image via HeelHop


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