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'Fifty Shades Of Grey,' BDSM-Based Fitness Classes Combine Exercise With Whips, Collars

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"Fifty Shades of Grey" fans who want to burn calories with an exercise routine that will feed into their wildest fantasies can now enroll into one of Snow Mercy's fitness classes!

The Los Angeles native offers BDSM-based fitness classes where clients can burn up to 500 calories an hour "Fifty Shades of Grey" style, according to People.

"There's a scene where Anastasia is blindfolded and they put earbuds on her so she can't hear, and that's called sensory deprivation," said Mercy, comparing her methods to the experiences of Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, in the movie. "I teach all of that and incorporate it into my play."

Mercy, who has appeared on "Sex with Sunny Megatron" on Showtime, revealed that participants can combine sit-ups, push-ups and running with floggers, collars and whips.

"Sometimes, I go hiking with someone who wants to wear a pair of panties [or wants to] go hiking or running in a collar, so it's not overtly BDSM, but they still go into that subspace really quickly," she explained.

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Mercy, who offers classes ranging from one-on-ones to six people maximum, also explained her unique workout methods and reward system.

"There are the people that want to exercise while wearing a leather g-string and maybe have clothespins on their nipples, and then there are people who just want to be motivated to do pushups or sit-ups [where] when they get down to the floor, they kiss my boots," she revealed of the classes, which are divided almost equally amongst men and women.

For those who like yoga better than running on the treadmill, Mercy will be offering a series of BDSM yoga classes in the near future.

She explained the nature of the classes, saying: "One [version] is me as a dominatrix and the students would be submissive, and just going through different yoga poses and explaining to them how it can make them a better submissive."

"Also, I want to do partner yoga where one person is the dominate partner and the other person is the submissive partner," she continues, "and they can use each other to go deeper into poses," she continued.

Though this type of workout saw an increase in popularity following the release of E.L. James' best-selling trilogy, Mercy has been in the business for quite some time now.

"I've been professional in the BDSM industry for around 11 and a half years, so way before the book," said Mercy, who also has her Ph.D. in biochemistry.

What do you think of Snow Mercy's BDSM fitness classes? Tell us in the comments below!

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