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Wellness classes rage against the machine

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Although workplace wellness programs continue to grow, not everyone is keen on hitting the bike path or stretching on a yoga mat.

For those special few, News U.K.'s The Sun website reports on two pioneering Brits whose nascent program could become all the rage in wellness.

Tailored for women, the entrepreneurs have hired two well-being coaches who host Tantrum Club “rage workshops” where participants are encouraged to pummel pillows with baseball bats, scream real loud, stomp on pop paper and write angry thoughts on balloons before popping them.

Creators Adele Theron and Bridget Hunt told the Sun: “Swallowing back your emotions in all the things that happen every single day vs. actually feeling those emotions and having a right to your emotions is causing an epidemic of stress-related illnesses in the UK. …

“If you suppress your anger, your frustration or your sadness — you also suppress your joy, your happiness and your fulfillment.”

They reported that participants feel less stressed, and claim they also lose weight and even look younger after attending the classes.

Ms. Theron and Ms. Hunt said they hope to launch their Tantrum Fitness program by next year.