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The Making of Latin, Soul and Rock n Roll - Choreography First!

June 2016: My fabulous composer, Mike Barnett, was hired by Disney and thus was temporarily unavailable to write the music for Latin, Soul and Rock n Roll. My approach was to choreograph each routine and wait for his availability.I mapped out each routine- letting Mike know how many counts for each phrase of movement [...]

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Choreographing begins with... Express Toning

The Making of Chair Dancing Fitness's Newest ProgramsJodi choreographing in the studioJanuary 2016: I begin creating what became Express Toning. I am motivated to move whenever I hear Earth, Wind and Fire music. Mike and I work together to create “Sound-a-like” upbeat songs for our Express Toning program. As you enjoy the [...]

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A Creative Spark Starts and Now We Have 2 New Fitness DVDs!

Creative Spark January 2015I used to say everything I could do standing up, I could do sitting down. Now as I approach 60, I say with a laugh, everything I can do sitting down, I can do standing up!While presenting at a conference, I had my first brush with ageism. Some conference attendees said that they [...]

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The Past Six Months... have been a wild journey! We want to show you our journey to Latin, Soul, Rock n Roll and Express Toning. For the next few days, we'll be chronicling how the programs came to be, from idea to DVD!

Chronicling the making of Chair Dancing Fitness's two new programsThe Past Six Months...have been a wild journey! We want to show you our journey to Latin, Soul, Rock n Roll and Express Toning. For the next few days, we'll be chronicling how the programs came to be, from idea to DVD! Our TimelineJanuary 2015: The [...]

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RELIEVE STRESS AT YOUR DESK Free 3 minute tension and stress relief program to use at work or home

RELIEVE STRESS AT YOUR DESK Free 3 minute tension and stress relief program to use at work or home  Do you sit for an extended amount of time hunched over your computer? Do you experience tension in your neck and shoulders? Leaning forward, while we sit at our computer, can cause rounded shoulders and poor posture, resulting in neck and [...]

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​Do you feel too out of shape to exercise? Healthy Body = Better Life

Do you feel too out of shape to exercise? Many fitness products and health clubs make it seem like everyone is fit and beautiful.Can you relate to Melanie? A bit overweight, quite out of shape woman with a family history of heart disease and arthritis… She feels there are few alternatives in the “gym” to accommodate her particular needs. [...]

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​Ever wonder what happens during filming? Get a behind the scenes peek-

We finished filming for two new programs, soon to be released!  . Sit or Stand for Express Toning was filmed today! Here's a taste of it! Watch for our release - coming soon… Video teaser from our new program filming yesterday. Get ready for Latin, Soul and Rock'n'Roll - Exercise to the Beat On Your Seat or On [...]

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"Move MORE - Sit LESS Seated Fitness No More Excuse Exercise!

Eliminate all barriers to exercise.  Less is MORE! Moderate seated exercise is helpful to remove exercise barriers.  The "all or nothing" approach can easily be replaced by adding "excuse free" seated exercise.  Any chair, any where.  Take a 1,2, or 3 minute break with us and see how much better you look and feel [...]

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Build Muscle- Burn Calories and Fat! Quick, Easy and Effective

Build Muscle- Burn Calories and Fat! Quick, Easy and EffectiveThe more muscle you have, the more calories you burn because they consume calories around the clock, even when you’re resting and sleeping. So, as you gain more muscle, your body naturally increases the amount of calories burned each day, which reduces fat stores.  SIT DOWN [...]

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Keep Your Shape, Lift Weights, Fight Fat & Cancer

I always took pride in my shapely arms.I was in denial that they were looking more like sausages as of late.I am an eighteen-year metastatic breast cancer survivor and devote my life to my health. I eat a healthy diet, lead a very active life, and prescribe to many healthy lifestyle practices, but I am [...]

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