Three men storm the gym and force us to the ground: Our hearts race as they press mock guns to our heads.
But as students of LARAM, we know we have options. We have tools to neutralize our aggressors -- during this in-class drill and during true-life attacks.
Last year Hollywood unleashed woman of action Erin Brockovich, and won the Academy Award for its star, Julia Roberts.
"Drop and give me 50!"
It's 8 a.m. Monday; red lights are blaring, and R&B is booming. I'm sweating on the treadmill in a small studio in West Hollywood, along with 24 other people who are hoping Barry Jay will whip them into shape at Barry's Bootcamp -- the hippest, hardest fitness class I've ever encountered.
Bob Dole. General Norman Schwarzkopf. Harry Belafonte. Robert Goulet. The willingness of such well-known figures to make public their battle with prostate cancer has brought visibility to an issue that until the last few years, lacked the attention, funding and research interest befitting a disease that will strike more than 180,000 men in the United States this year.