Kung Fu Meets Jazzercise

The newest cardio-fitness craze is fun--and tough

Bored with aerobics and walking for exercise, Stacey Wingate was ready for something new. She discovered cardio kickboxing at a martial arts studio in Fayetteville, Ark. "I'd heard good things about it but had no idea what I was getting into," says the 35-year-old customer-satisfaction specialist at Tyson Foods (TSN). Now, nine months later, she goes through the punch-and-kick routines at least three days a week. "It's so much fun and a real stress reliever," she says. "I sometimes picture my boss during class."

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