If you know me, I’m not one to workout on the regular, but I recently heard about Socacize – a soca-infused high energy dance/workout that will leave your body looking SEXY!
Listening to the sweet sounds of soca + exercise that’s not boring? #signmeup!
My curiosity got the better of me, so I reached out to Ayanna Lee-Rivears – the Trinidad and Tobago native and founder of Socacize. She happily answered my questions on this fun way to workout.
Here’s what she had to say.
What is Socacize?
Socacize Fitness is a creative blend of high/low impact aerobics and African and indigenous Caribbean dance movements, performed to calypso, soca, zouk, reggae, and on occasion drums.
Socacize includes cardio, weight training, toning, tightening drills and combos to help you tone those troubled spots—arms, abs, legs and butt!
What encouraged you to start Socacize?
I have been performing Caribbean dance over 15 years and I thought it would be fun to introduce the dance styles to the general public to promote a fun, simple and healthy lifestyle!
How long do the classes run?
A session is one hour in length. Regular classes run year round, and bootcamp classes run for 6 – 8 weeks.
Describe the Bootcamp session.
The Socacize Fitness Inc.® Bootcamp program is a high intensity 2-hour fun workout attracting over 100 revellers, masqueraders and party people.
The bootcamp environment is like none other! Featuring the musical genius of globally and nationally recognized DJs, while more than 100 hundred participants are led through a body busting Caribbean-style workout. The rhythms make you dance, and the fitness routines build stamina, tone muscle, decrease inches and boost confidence!
Participants can choose to purchase an 8-week pass giving them access to any of the three bootcamp locations, or they can simply pay-as-they-go at the door. Participants can burn up to 1000 calories a class!
Where are the classes offered?
We have more than 100 Socacize Fitness Instructors located across Canada and the United States of America. If you check the site, you can find a location near you.
Didn’t that inspire you to take a class? If you’re ready to wine and get in the #Caribana spirit, sign up for a class!
* This interview is an updated version of the interview I posted on my previous blog in 2013. #repost