Somewhere between self-help, shamanism, yoga and high-intensity workout is where you could place Taryn Toomey’s 75-minute workout “The Class”. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Christie Turlington swear by these new methods which not only keep your body in good shape but also help to calm the mind. What at first glance might appear to be a trendy fitness method for rich New York women – one class costs 35 dollars – does actually have real substance: the sequences are perfectly tuned to each other, target different muscle groups and ensure a physically demanding but at the same time invigorating experience. The loud music and motivating screams seem to be on another level: “My aim is to help release all that trapped energy,” Taryn explains. This makes it easier to let go and cope with the stress factors arising from our own history, everyday life or family situations.