Ellen is a firm believer that powerful abs are a labor of patience. One can expect a slow and laborious core workout that culminates in a flourish of planks and v-ups. Do not expect a fast paced group exercise experience – Ellen’s Monday night Ab-party is intended to be a solitary journey, not for the weak of heart (or gut). Thirty minutes of Power Abs is the perfect cardio warm up; I simply couldn’t resist letting lose on my favorite treadmill after exercising such perseverence and precision in the studio. She assures me that my v-ups will blossom with time, so I promise that I will be back.