Saturday, June 21, 2014

Switch It Up Saturday: Be Bad Hip Hop

Yes, we all LOVE to run, but we also all love to be active in other ways too!  We wanted to share with you some of our other passions in fitness, so we started a mini-series "Switch it up Saturday".  Hope you enjoy!

In complete self-promoting and self-serving fashion...hey, I'm always honest, right...I'm starting with my BIGGEST passion right now; a company I stumbled upon and has now become ingrained in both my work, fitness, and personal life: Be Bad Hip Hop. 

Be Bad Hip Hop is a dance fitness format to top radio hits, combining aerobic dance with authentic hip hop moves.  I met the owner/founder, Gwenda Hansen, when she was living in Las Vegas and teaching classes at 24 Hour Fitness (where I also work).  She is one of the most passionate people I have ever met, and just talking to her for 5 minutes about Be Bad Hip Hop had me hooked!  I quickly signed onto her pilot program and began working my butt off for her and the company--all driven by a true belief in the mission statement and the program.

Doesn't that make you wanna join in?  I mean--"empower you to be your BADDEST self"--heck yeah!  I'm ready to "tackle the world!"  Gwenda moved to Oklahoma almost a year ago, and left a few of us in Vegas to spread the "BADnez".  You can now find Be Bad Hip Hop 5 days a week, and it continues to grow.  For you readers in other places, Be Bad Hip Hop is growing fast and furiously.  You can find classes in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and Oklahoma.

But Aly...(actually, my Bad Girl name is "Jersey")...but Jersey, what's so great about THIS workout?  Okay, okay...I'm getting to that.  First, it's all music you hear on the radio (or at least know from the past).  It's the music you probably already listen to when you run!  Second, it's pre-choreographed and easy to learn.  You know exactly what you're getting when you walk into a class so you don't feel like you have two left feet.  In the future, students will have the opportunity to purchase choreography to do at home, so you can even practice before class.  Third, and I'm stepping up on my soapbox here, the instructors are true fitness pros! There is a rigorous process to become and instructor, and as a student, you can have confidence that your instructor truly understands fitness and can deliver a safe and effective workout.  Finally, and this is the most important piece, this is really a family, much like the running community is a family.  The friends I have made through Be Bad Hip Hop have become such an important part of my life.  It is something I have not found anywhere else.  I am connected through this program to people in other places and we all have a special bond through this little workout.  So really, my "personal life" benefits are far more meaningful than even the workout itself. 

Yes, I am biased, but I cannot even put into words how much I'm loving this fitness format!  Check out Be Bad Hip Hop on social media and join in the BADnez!
Facebook (Go over and give it a LIKE)
Twitter (Follow Be Bad Hip Hop)
Instagram (Follow on Instagram)
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