When we first met Richard Simmons’ tiny, tiny shorts and his frizzy, frizzy hair, the world didn’t expect the fitness fads to get more bizarre. Well, I’m telling you ladies we spoke WAY to soon. Forget buying a new pair of gym shoes. These workouts have you in heels, gravity defying spring shoes, oh and no shoes at all. There’s a great article at New York Magazine’s site where one brave reporter attended 7 unique classes and took her heart rate monitor.  So, not only is there a description but there’s also a break down of intensity and calorie-burning expectations. Click here to read the article. Now, these classes and programs are extremely limited. Many cities (like here in Cincinnati) may not have caught on–or perhaps never will–to these crazy trends. But, they are worth checking out!

Which ones would you actually like to try?!