I like to fancy myself a little athletic. I wish I went to the gym more than I do - I actually love my gym. I have made friends there with my Zumba sisters and the 2 hours of childcare ain't bad either! Let's face it, especially in the winter time it is easier to just snuggle up with some cookies than to venture out into the cold to go sweat it up and work off those cookies.
My one issue with my great classes at the gym is the music. I love a good beat, but I'm a word girl at heart and cannot escape those lyrics. You know the ones right? The ones you wouldn't be caught dead saying out loud.
Shazzy Fitness is different. They are all about the hip-hop that's going to edify your soul, not make you cringe. Their story and name kind of say it all:
The story of the Hebrew prophet, Daniel, is a life model for the power of faith. Despite life threatening circumstances, Daniel never let his fear override his commitment to God. Daniel's Babylonian name was “Belteshazzar.” (Daniel 1:7)
If Daniel were alive today, we believe his hip-hop name might be... “Shazzy”.
There are two DVDs - beginner and intermediate - with 2- 10 minute workout options that can be shortened or lengthened to suit your needs and time. The first two songs have cues to follow for the moves, while the third of each workout is an "all out dance party". There is a "favorite moves" option at the top of the menu to learn the steps individually. Each move could be replayed 10 times if needed, hypothetically speaking of course. I wouldn't have to practice a move 10 times to get it... ahem.
The diverse group of men and women on the DVDs cover a range of body types all smiling in their street clothes. No lycra-clad "hotties" that make you feel more intimidated than encouraged here. You can also modify the intensity up or down to suit your own fitness needs and goals.
Now to the good part. To help you kickstart your fitness in 2014, I am giving away a Shazzy Fitness DVD. All I want to know is your favorite way to workout. Maybe this will be it. Good luck!!