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Insanity Comes To Whitefish

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In a matter of minutes participants burn hundreds of calories, justifying the program's name: Insanity. Today, The Wave in Whitefish offered its first classes of the famous workout course, leaving many breathless.

It may not look too intimidating at first, but in less than an hour the class is over and everyone is drenched, including Mireille Bierens.

"It was a little harder than I thought," said Bierens.

The first class of Insanity began this morning at six and another was held around noon. The program runs for three weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, led by one of seven certified trainers, like Corey Harris, rather than the Insanity videos you can buy.

"I started Insanity a couple years ago," said Harris, "I did the videos, and so I've always been a fan of it. It really worked well for me personally."

It's a national fad that is catching on in Whitefish. With over half of Montana's adults carrying extra pounds, according to the Center for Disease Control, fitness instructors say this is a step in the right direction.

"We're doing weight measurements as well as measurements with the tape measure so we can track how many inches people are losing, the weight they're losing," explained Harris.

Many people do Insanity at home following the taped routines. This way, participants don't have to do it alone. "My girlfriend's in the class and we kick each other's butts!" said Bierens.

Members of the gym as well as nonmembers can take the class.

Two dozen people came to the debut class at 6:00 a.m. on Monday.

The class is so popular that even some of the gym's staff joined in at noon later that day, including The Wave's director, Art Kruger.

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