Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Skinny Jeans Workout

To look at her, you'd never know Jessica Ordona, 25, has a problem with her jeans. "I don't like the fact that when you sit down, your stomach comes over them," she says.

A retail specialist with a commercial real estate firm in Bethesda, Maryland, Ordona knows image is part of success. That's why she has been diligent about hitting the gym four to five times a week. But even with all her crunches and lifting, she sometimes experienced denim frustration.

Unhappy with her former gym, Ordona decided to join a national health club chain in her neighborhood. Much to her surprise, she found a class called Skinny Jeans Workout, specifically designed to get rid of those annoying little bulges and bumps. "It's different than your typical workout class," she says. "It's not high-impact cardio, but you're sweating the whole time because you're working every muscle group."

The Skinny Jeans Workout concentrates on core muscles, balance and posture. A cross between ballet, butt-burning stretches and light weight lifting, the workout involves the entire body.


I know a number of women who exercise on a consistent basis. Most of them are in their mid to late 20s and they feel like they should be married or engaged. I can understand why they feel that way. They have a number of friends who are married and I know the more traditional segments of society are applying pressure. These reasons make me feel bad for women who put their career first or who haven't met the right person. It seems like they have to justify why they aren't on the marriage track and that isn't cool.

All the women I know hit the gym because they aim to be more attractive to potential suitors. They take the "I'm not doing this for my health" saying literally. Although I respect their source of motivation, I believe it can cause unneeded stress. I think that exercise is easier when you do it for yourself. Everyone should try to do some form of exercise two or three times a week. Americans are some of the fattest people on the planet because we typically live sedentary/unhealthy lifestyles.

"In Those Jeans" by Ginuwine is an ode to women like the beautiful Melyssa Ford who drive men crazy when they wear a pair of jeans. I love that song, but women don't have to fit into Skinny Jeans to be sexy.

Looking good plenty tight
Tell me is there any more room for me
In those jeans
Really thick like I like it
Tell me
is there any more room for me
In those jeans


N said...

Okay, so why are you in my head? The question is where is this class she's talking about? I haven't been able to find it.

Julius Coxswain said...

I will look into it. It may be called something different at other gyms.