Let’s talk hair!
A couple of weeks ago I started to teach a dance class at Nex Level Fitness, here in Doylestown, and a new member came in saying she had no idea what she should be wearing to class. Was she supposed to wear the same workout gear she wears for Boot Camp class or Spin? Or did she need to wear something flashy and funky?
I’m a believer in dressing the part but before I knew it, the words “it doesn’t matter to me what you wear but you should definitely keep your hair down” were coming out of my mouth.
New Member: “Really?”
Me: “Yep…It’ll remind you to let loose and relax”
My reply made me chuckle but when I thought about it some more, I realized I definitely have hair do’s for each fitness class I teach.
I’ve got my...
Barre Hair - "The Twisty Mid-Bun"
The high bun is all the rage right now, but I’m sticking’ with what I know and do well. I struggled for years to keep my fine yet over abundant hair back while teaching fitness, until my hairdresser showed me the twists.
I could finally keep my hair back for the whole day without fussing. And it even gives me a little extra style, making people think I actually take time to do my Do. In reality, it’s a done deal within 2-3 minutes. Bonus: it’s a perfect style for barre since it’s got that ballerina flare.
Next, I have my...
Yoga Hair - "The High Pony"
Why? I like my hair back so it’s not in my face while I’m hanging upside down in downward facing dog. But I get so frustrated with a bun, especially in savasana, because I can’t wind down with that damn bun getting in the way. It’s even worse if you have bobby pins in and they are piercing your scalp.
The high pony tail allows for my hair to be back but also flips up and away, bump free, while I find my zen in our final resting pose.
And finally, my..
Dance Hair: "Fly Free" or "Hat It Up!"
This one is tricky because there are a few factors that come into play. The biggest factor is my mood but music definitely plays a role. If I know I’ve got some latin, sexy tunesin the playlist, flying free is going to win. But let’s be honest here. If I haven’t washed my hair and it’s all kinds of greasy matted down, the hat WINS!
So there you have it. Probably didn’t think it was so technical, did ya?
Well, it is ;)
Dressing the part (or in this case, setting your hair) gets you in the mood, preparing you to Rock Your Workout with the right attitude!
So go get’ em this week and Rock that Do!
Do you have a favorite Workout Do?
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Dance Dance Dance, of course...
The Latest JBird Dance Fitness Workout video is below for your viewing pleasure. But please, I beg you, don't just watch. Get Up & Dance with me!
- Cross Step Back with Arm Sweep Up 2x (right)/Head Down-Up
- Cross Step Back with Arm Sweep Up 2x (left)/Head Down-Up
- (Arms) Right/Left Cross - Hands to Head & Down 4x
- Diagonal Heel Forward/Back/Forward - Slide 4x
- Pivot Turn 2x (right) - (quick) Triple Heel Digs
- Pivot Turn 2x (left) - (quick) Triple Heel Digs
Inspired by "No Tears Left To Cry" - Ariana Grande
(click on the video below to see the demo)
FREE Dance Class:
If you live in Bucks County, PA you still have 2 more AMAZINGLY FUN cardio dance classes coming up.
Wednesdays for the month of May
10:30am at NexLevel Fitness
636 N Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Workout of the Week:
Energy: Hips, Butt & Thighs
No equipment needed, but don't let that deceive you. This routine really kicks it into high gear and targets the lower half in minutes.
Have FUN and keep moving.