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THE TOP 5 CALORIE-BLASTING WORKOUTS

Let’s cut to the chase: When it comes to exercise, we want the workout that burns the most calories in the shortest amount of time. That’s where PlyoJam comes in!  Click HERE to read Shape’s top picks for calorie blasting including PLYOJAM!!!

7 Best Exercises to Tone Your Booty

The holidays have arrived and that means parties, treats and hitting the dance floor at your office Christmas Party!  Why not tone up that booty while dancing with your office mate Carol! Dancing can be an excellent way to tone your legs and a$$ when you add plyometrics, or jump training.  So turn on your favorite tunes (I’m digging all things Jason Derulo right now), grab a bottle of bubbly and start practicing! By incorporating these seven plyometric inspired dance moves into your night at the club, you will tone your booty, elevate your heart rate, burn some calories, and be the life of the party. #winning

THIGHS JIGGLE NO MORE – This is a great move to work those inner things as you jump and pull your feet together in a tapping motion.  Do 3 sets of 10.

THE BEND AND SNAP – Squat and touch the ground, and then lift off into a vertical jump.  Always land with soft, bent knees.  Do 3 sets of 10.

J. LO THAT ASS – The oldie, but goodie jump squat is always a crucial move to keep that booty tight.  We recommend busting these out to “Ain’t Yo Mama.” 3 sets of 10.

QUADS FOR DAYS – Squat, touch the ground, and double hop to the opposite side and repeat.  3 sets of 10.

SVELTE SUMO – Start in a sumo squat, touch the ground, and explode vertically.  Always land with soft, bent knees.  3 sets of 10.

BURPEE TWERK – Spice up the O.G. burpee with a triple twerk.  You will tone your entire core, plus plump that bump. 3 sets of 10

LUNGE THAT THROWS SHADE – Add a twist to your lunge by lifting that butt, combined with an “I’m too cute” hop to increase heart rate.

7 Reasons Dance Fitness is the BEST Way to Get Summer Ready

People are constantly talking about the almighty “summer body.” But EW, who wants to spend hours on a treadmill to attain that bod? Not us! Dance fitness, on the other hand, comes with some pretty sweet perks. Perks…plus a perky booty. What’s not to love?

Here are 7 reasons dance fitness is the BEST way to get summer ready!

1. A compliment from your dance instructor will make your whole day…nay, your entire WEEK!2. Those hip swivels are going to give you abs like a boss…making you bikini ready AND a strong candidate for Hula Hoop Champ 2016.

3. Your Dance Buds Will Become Your BFF’s…because frankly, no one else truly understands the joy of scoring the front row in class.

4.   The utter satisfaction of nailing that combo in the new routine leaves you feeling like a true rockstar…and Linda goes home feeling like JLo.

5.  Body rolls…’nuff said. 

6.  Cuz when there are guys in class, they are REALLLLLLY fun to watch.

7.  Not only will you be ready for da club with all that twerking, but you no longer have to squeeze into those horrific Spanx! Score!

 

A Palisade Mom’s Journey Back to Health

Pacific Palisades resident Kate Burke was always an active person. She loved dancing, playing soccer, running and teaching aerobics in her twenties. She never worried about her weight. After getting married and having her first child, Kate was able to lose the forty pounds of baby weight she had gained throughout her pregnancy. However, with the birth of child number two, those forty pounds returned and, this time, stayed. Between managing two young children, a dog, working and running a household, exercising was no longer a priority. Kate was stuck in a rut and needed to find a way out.

When Kate moved to Pacific Palisades a little over two years ago, she decided it was time to lose the weight and get back into shape. Knowing that Kate was a lover of fun music and dance, her friend recommended a dance fitness class called PlyoJam. For Kate, it was love at first dance! She loved the routines, the instructor, the energy in the room and the way the class made her feel. She began going on a regular basis and PlyoJam quickly became an integral part of her journey back to health. PlyoJam is a class that leaves you breathless, sweaty and full of energy. It is the perfect blend of dancing and intensity that is needed to deliver results. Kate has now been attending PlyoJam for over two years and has lost the stubborn forty pounds for good.

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In addition to this incredible victory, Kate decided to take her PlyoJam journey a step further and become a certified PlyoJam instructor. Kate now teaches PlyoJam classes twice a week in the Palisades at Gerry Blanck’s Martial Arts Studio on Alma Real Drive. For Kate, being able to share her love of PlyoJam with others is one of the most rewarding things in the world.

To find a class with Kate, visit the PlyoJam website HERE.  To learn how to become a certified PlyoJam instructor click HERE.
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