Tortured for Fashion
One thing you can count on is the women being in heels for the week. There is something magical and sexy about the way heels show off a woman's legs. But sexy and fashionable come with a price and for many women, that price is pain.
If you are going to be spending a lot of time in heels, you can even enroll in a fitness class for them. This class is naturally done in heels and helps you to improve your balance and to walk with confidence.
One woman who is making a living out of teaching women how to strut in heels is Nicole Damaris. The 29-year-old invented a workout class four years ago that is done entirely in heels, after growing tired of watching women bumble about in stilettos. â€œâ€The class focuses on balance, core strength and posture,â€ said Damaris, from the studios of her Chelsea-based company NDG Fit. â€œIt allows for a woman to walk properly in her shoes.â€ The class enlists yoga, kickboxing, squatting and a minimum three-inch heel to develop the core strength of clients. With heels as the focus, at least three to four models attend classes each week, according to Damaris, and there is always a spike in attendance leading up to New Yorkâ€™s biannual Fashion Week. â€œTheir whole thing is about being graceful while walking,â€ she said. For those clients, Damaris concentrates more on balance than the weight-loss benefits of the class.You can read more about the challenges of heels and New York's fashion week here.