Depends (as with all arts) on who is teaching it, and what their take is.
Gotta know what you are in it for first, if it's mostly fitness..then honestly you should look for an fitness class that meets your needs.
Most arts carry a fringe benefit of needing to have a certain level of condition to even do them right, so provide some conditioning by default. However, exercise isn't martial arts, and I personally feel that if you enter into looking for training martial arts with having fitness as the primary goal, you will often end up dissapointed.
Edited by Zach_Zinn (08/21/11 03:59 AM)