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Narrator: Welcome to Wednesday night aerobics at Crunch Fitness in Atlanta, Georgia.
Cliff Boyce, Lifestyle Celebrity Trainer: Touch your body real sexy…1, 2, 3, do it
Narrator: Wait a minute…this is exercise?
Cliff Boyce, Lifestyle Celebrity Trainer: Sell this routine, ok? Have fun with it.
Narrator: It is if you're in Cliff Boyce's cardio STRIPTEASE class.
Cliff Boyce, Lifestyle Celebrity Trainer: Let's see the hips moving.
Narrator: A former Chippendale dancer known as "Brown Sugar", Cliff brings his moves to a growing trend in fitness—dance based routines that tone and shape while delivering a little something "extra".
Cliff Boyce, Lifestyle Celebrity Trainer: throw. Ok that is what I need to see. Did you see the sex appeal.
Jennifer Renfroe, Regional Group Fitness Dir., Crunch, Atlanta: A lot of squats, a lot of lower body work, you know, get down real low and pick up your towel It's really a sculpting and cardio class all built into one.
It's just taking a regular traditional move and making it sexy.
Narrator: Known for training Atlanta hip hop celebrities—Usher was a client—Cliff knows how to keep students focused. He makes a game of it, giving each girl a "stripper name"…
Cliff Boyce, Lifestyle Celebrity Trainer: I'm going to call you dirty red.
Narrator: And demanding they get in touch with their feminine "feline" with vocalizations.
Cliff Boyce, Lifestyle Celebrity Trainer: How you doing out there strippers? Meow
It takes them to the next level of feeling sexy, being around new people, new energy and looking beautiful and feeling beautiful at the same time.
And that's what I want to deliver is that type of energy.
Narrator: Does it work? See for yourself. Here are the girls at the beginning of the cardio-striptease session.
Cliff Boyce, Lifestyle Celebrity Trainer: We look like we're still going to the grocery store
Narrator: Look at them now, some 90 minutes later.
Mai Maley, Cardio Striptease Student: I just love it, it made me feel like so good more confident, more aware of who I am, and you know, just my presence. Oh, I'm not just the little girl in the corner.
Jewelia Dakin, Cardio Striptease Student: I feel like I can express the sexiness more. This type of a class kind of reminds you, you know, that you are a sensual being, you know, you can express that.
Narrator: Yes, we can see that. But is it exercise?
Jewelia Dakin, Cardio Striptease Student: It kinda kept your heart beat up. It's like a light cardo
Robyn Flowe, Cardio Striptease Student: My abs, my oblique's, all that stuff I felt like it was a little burn.
Laura Swanson, Cardio Striptease Student: I like it because I feel like I'm getting more flexibility because I really don't work on that. I feel like it works different muscles as far as that goes.
Jennifer Renfroe, Regional Group Fitness Dir., Crunch, Atlanta: I think a lot of it is putting fun into fitness. A lot of people are very inhibited when they are on their own.
So you put them in a room with thirty people and it becomes fun, and it just becomes silly at that point.
Narrator: Silly? or sexy? You decide. For WebMD I'm Sandee LaMotte.