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Lightsaber fitness gives Jedis a taste of combat

Lightsaber fitness

MANHATTAN, N.Y. - For fans awaiting the new Star Wars movie, there could be a way to release some of that pent up energy while carrying out the spirit of the force.

"Lightsaber fitness" is a class being taught in Manhattan.

The workout includes moves based off of lightsaber battles in the movies.

"Where's the fun of just simply watching something? I mean, you look at say a football fan. A lot of them are never going to be an NFL player, but they're going to go in the backyard and throw that football around. It's the same thing, but instead of footballs, we have lightsabers. It's a way of becoming part of something that we truly love," said Daniel Reiser, a New York jedi.

By day the jedi's in training range from legal assistant to kitchen designer. At night and in class, they're all united by their passion for Star Wars.

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