Lightsaber Fitness Class Being Offered In New York
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" premiered in Los Angeles Monday night, but a new way to enjoy the star wars experience while staying fit has been going on for a while.
What you see here is a lightsaber fitness class in Manhattan. It meets every Thursday night and gives fans the chance to sweat it out in character as they practice, imitating lightsaber battles from movies to stay in shape.
"Where's the fun of just simply watching something, I mean you look at say a football fan - a lot of them are never gonna be an NFL player but they're gonna go in the back yard and throw that football around - it's the same thing but instead of footballs we have lightsabers. It's a way of becoming part of something that we truly love," said Daniel Reiser, Instructor, New York Jedi.
The class also occasionally performs for crowds in New York City participants include professions ranging from a legal assistant to a kitchen designer.