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Tomoka Kurotani to whip it into shape with her first exercise DVD

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Actress Tomoka Kurotani, 33, has made her first steps into the fitness industry with the upcoming release of her exercise DVD set called “Whipness – Riding Workout,” in which she uses an elastic whip to exercise while simulating horse riding.

Kurotani, a keen horse rider for over 10 years, said the muscles used in riding have helped her maintain her slim body and excellent posture. The four-disc DVD set sees Kurotani making use of an elastic “whip,” which offers different resistance depending on where the user holds or puts it. Users are to follow her lead as she holds various poses and moves in a way similar to riding a horse, including when crossing a river or jumping over obstacles.

Kurotani appeared on TBS program "Saturday Night Chubaw!" last weekend to promote “Whipness,” demonstrating the workout while showing off her own good form. She said: “You get the benefits of horse riding without leaving your home. Let’s work together and aim for that sexy body!”

The DVD set, including elastic whip, goes on sale this Friday for 10,500 yen.

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She's fit? What a joke.

aw

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I think that this might, just might, be better done with a horse. An imaginary horse is just not going to make it happen.

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@AW

She's fit? What a joke.

I totally agree. I had a similar discussion about the Michibata sisters. They need to redefine the term fit or nice body as it used here in Japan. Being skinny isn't the solution to all your problems.

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I spent a few days with Kurotani in Kyoto a year back and can guarantee 100% that Kurotani has the goods from real life experience. Anyone who says otherwise knows nothing. The woman is fit and very strong.

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Exactly why isn't she fit? Because she's not some muscle-bound hulkstress? She looks quite fit to me.

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@bobbafett... Lucky! What kind of work do you do that would let you spend time with this woman??? Or was it a personal trip??? ;) I've always liked her and how can anyone say she isn't fit??? You can see the muscle definition in her legs even in this poor quality picture.

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looks fit to me.

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I would also say, even with the poor photo, one can see she has a slim body with muscles where needed.

I thought it was a line of clothing for sports to gym use only it was her videos & said whip. Well good to here if she can make a bit of money & ESPECIALLY if some women benifit from it.

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where's the carrot?

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I think this is incredibly stupid idea.

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I want this.

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I want this.

you should buy the DVDs. But I do not know if they sell whips with the DVDs

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Who wants to ride that filly and whip it, whip it good? ;-)

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I'll bet she could whip a lot of people into shape, including the posters here who say she's not fit.

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movieguy

I worked with her on a movie set.

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Crack that whip!

When a problem comes along

she must whip it

into shape

shape it up

get it straight

go foward

move ahead

try to detect it

it's not too late

to whip it

Whip it good!

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Watch the oingo boingo fans come out of the woodwork....

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Watch the oingo boingo fans come out of the woodwork..

i believe it was Devo

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wouldn't 'whipness' have to be an actual word though ?

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I do believe I would let her ride and whip me for exercise. even though I'm not into the latter.

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The DVD will be on YouTube sooner than you think

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i believe it was Devo

I stand corrected....

The perils of attempting to recall a conversation with a friend five years ago in which both Oingo Boingo and Devo were mentioned....

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That really is a very poor-quality pic with which to illustrate the article. Is that really the best you have, JT?

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said the muscles used in riding have helped her maintain her slim body and excellent posture

I can vouch for this, having had a girlfriend who rode horses. Whoa, Nellie! Hot to trot.

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Sarge,

you beat me, so to speak, to it. Devo rocks.

Once in a blue moon your posts make sense. Steer clear of politics and stick with music.

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Best Whipnest!

zurc - I'd love to steer clear of politics and stick to music, but I've got to move ahead and whip the libs into shape so that they get it straight!

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"You get the benefits of horse riding without leaving your home"

I'll bet Kurotani doesn' eat as much ice cream as I do.

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"You get the benefits of horse riding without leaving your home"

That is simply not true.

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The singer Whip-me Houston is going to love this.

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I'll tell you, I used to squire a young equestrian lady, and there are certainly measurable benefits. Kegel exercise were not high on her list of health requirements.

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