POSTED: Monday, November 28, 2011 - 12:55pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 2:06pm
EL PASO- When you work out you always try to have comfortable shoes on and of course, comfortable clothes, but at a fitness class in far East El Paso, the opposite is true.
Women wear stilettos to work out and they're also dressed to kill. The class is called Vegas Stiletto Fitness and those who take the class say they get all sorts of benefits.
"There’s different types of dancing. It's not just the pole that's sexy. You can do it in a chair and still be sexy and classy," said Vegas Stiletto Fitness instructor Iris Ramirez.
Vegas Stiletto Fitness or VSF is the newest workout addition at Rock That Body Fitness in Far East El Paso, in which participants exercise in their stilettos. "When you put stilettos on, I don't know for you, but for me I feel empowered. I feel different than just walking in tennis shoes," said Iris.
Mia Lewis says her feet hurt at first, but she quickly got used to it. "These actually are comfortable as a working shoe," said Mia as she showed off her stilletos.
Rock That Body Fitness is the only place in El Paso that offers VSF and those who have taken the class say the love the way they feel inside and out. "Your legs get a lot more toned. Your quads bulge out, which isn't bad. And then your abdomen, like she said, it works your core so it helps build the abs that are there," said Lauren Vasquez.
"It gave me a big boost of confidence knowing, I didn't think I could move like that and I can obviously," said Erica Garcia-Valadez.
Erica, a physical therapist and a mother of three, has been taking the class since July. She says your feet may hurts at first, but the chances you'll have some kind of problem down the line from dancing in high heels are slim to none.
"We’re doing it once a week for an hour. I mean, there's a lot of women who work eight hours a day in heels five days a week. I mean, it's not going to do a lot of damage compared to the women that are in heels like that," said Erica.
For the class, the ladies come in wearing sexy clothes and have their hair and makeup done. They say they like that they not only feel sexy but they look sexy. "We get lost in work, kids, school and all that that as moms we tend to not take care of ourselves and we glam up and we work out and the way that we feel about ourselves," said Erica.
The ladies say another fun part is getting to surprise their husbands with what they've learned. "He’s knows I’m taking a class but he doesn't know I’m going to show him," said Mia.
And the girls say the class is a great way to have fun with your girlfriends, burn some calories and get toned. "Especially with the holidays coming up and people coming into town, I think it'd be something fun for the girls to bring the girls to and come out and have a good time with,” said Lauren.
Iris Ramirez, the instructor at Rock That Body Fitness, says she does the class at bachelorette parties, private parties and she also give private lessons. Rock That Body Fitness is located at 3330 Saul Kleinfeld. Their number is 915-252-5202. The class is offered on Wednesdays from 8:15 p.m to 9:15 p.m. The class costs $10. You can get more information at rockthatbodyfitness.com