This is the exercise class launched by a dominatrix for fetish enthusiasts who want to work out

This is the exercise class launched by a dominatrix for fetish enthusiasts who want to work out

A lot of exercise classes promise to whip you into shape, but this one literally whips you into shape. Mistress Anna, a dominatrix in Sydney, Australia, has created the world's first fitness class for fetish enthusiasts. It turns out the best way to get fit is by getting off.

Hey, the idea isn't that crazy. When people go to the gym, they do strenuous activities, like running on a treadmill, lifting weights and riding a bicycle. They feel pain, but also pleasure. At the end of the workout, they improved their physical health.

Visiting a dominatrix is a similar experience. When people go to the dungeon, they do strenuous activities, like corporal punishment (getting caned or whipped), bondage (using rope or leather restraints) or, a classic, CBT (cock and ball torture). They feel pain, but also pleasure. At the end of the session, they improved their health...mentally? Because bringing their long-repressed domination fantasies to life is therapeutic? It might work.

Dominatrix fitness class Credit: SBS

"I've taken the majority of exercises that you see in a normal circuit class and then kink-ified them," says Mistress Anna. For example, her clients do lunges and squats, but with small weights tied to their genitals. And her subs use a rowing machine, but they row while the mistress whips them and yanks them along with a chain.

You have to admit, a mistress sounds like an inspiring personal trainer. The threat of another nipple clamp might make you push a little bit harder. Also, while it's definitely important to wipe down the machines, the workout is less sexual than you imagine. "The clients come and see me not to just get fit and get off," says Mistress Anna. "I think it's because I really understand them and I allow them to be who they are."

Dominatrix fitness class Credit: SBS

According to her clients, the system works. "The fetish fitness classes have helped me start to change my body to better reflect what I want to look like," says Nick. Nick, pictured above, is a 'little,' which means he loves to dress up as a baby. Sure, you might snicker at his adult diapers, but does your gym outfit look any cooler?

"The fetish fitness classes have helped me start to change my body to better reflect what I want to look like...muscular and sexy," continues Nick, who is a computer programmer by day. "I've steadily been losing weight...I get really good happy feelings." You know an exercise class is working when you have the confidence to tell the media you enjoy wearing adult diapers. Be honest - you wish you were that confident.

Dominatrix fitness class Credit: SBS

Laugh if you want, but the fetish fitness business is booming. "I have been offered a new, bigger space to train and run my classes in the new year," says Mistress Anna. "I still have my original clients who have been with me since the beginning. Some of them just want to train in normal clothes but still want me to be stern with them. I love seeing people have a good time and keep fit."

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