Off Broadway show influences new workout at local gym

March 2, 2012 1:54:04 PM PST
There's a new fitness class at Crunch gym at Union Square

It's called traces, inspired by the new off Broadway show "Traces", where incredible acrobatic movement meets urban street performance.

The show is a also fusion of music and dance.

"Traces has elements of very athletic movement, but also very contemporary lyrical movement, so that's what we are doing in the class," said Kristin Sudeikis.

Sudeikis, a fitness instructor and professional dancer says this dance class is designed to bring out the inner performer in everyone.

"Trying to help them kind of like release, release, let go, pretend you're on stage, have fun with it," she adds.

Using props like poles and chairs Kristin teaches the choreography step by step.

"It was so much fun! It was very different from a regular lyrical or hip hop class," said Jenise Crawford.

Dance classes are now offered at many gyms across the country. Some say the dance fitness trend began with Zumba classes, now offered at more than a 100,000 locations.

If you're not a dancer, it can all be a little intimidating at first.



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