Get some Jazz Funk in your life

We've had a few of you ask about the choreo-based classes in our schedule. If you haven't tried Jazz Funk (formerly Fusion) with our girl Lauren Cannon, now's the time! 

Here's Lauren in her own words, sharing some fun facts about herself, how she got here, and what you can expect out of Jazz Funk.

 

BB: HOW DID YOU GET INTO DANCE / FITNESS?

Lauren:  I hated after school programs at the YMCA and babysitters so my mother decided to put me into dance and I fell in love.
 

BB: LAST SONG YOU LISTENED TO?

Lauren:  1,000 Times by Hamilton Leithauser + Rosta


BB: WHAT KEEPS YOU MOVING? 

Lauren:  A good beat, beautiful words, and random acts of kindness


BB: FIRST DREAM JOB? 

Lauren:  My first dream job was to dance with Michael Jackson...okay it was actually to be Michael Jackson.


BB: FIRST AOL SCREEN NAME? EXPLAIN YOURSELF. 

Lauren:  larlar12345 which also use to be my Instagram. I'm not ashamed! :)


BB: WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT IN JAZZ FUNK? 

Lauren:  To leave sweaty and feeling sexy, challenged, and wanting more.

 

Guess who's back?! Stephanie returns to kick your ass next Monday at BB!

If you haven't had the chance to take a class with Breakin Boundaries' Master Trainer Stephanie Lombardi, now's the time. She's coming back to hit us with a 75 minute ass-kicking Zumba master class that will leave you sore for days. But don't intimidated. Steph has been along for the BB ride since its inception. Here's a little backstory and some fun facts about our bootcamp guru.

 

BB: How long have you been teaching and how did you get into it?

Steph: I have been teaching dance and fitness for 7 years.  My love for dance began when I was 6 years old, when I was enrolled in my first hip hop class.  Once I turned 17, I got certified for Zumba fitness and began working for Renee at Breakin Boundaries when she was pregnant with her first child.
 

BB: Song that makes you get up and dance no matter what you're doing?

Steph: I will get up and dance to ANY Backstreet Boys, Nysnc or Spice Girl song!! My all time absolute favorites.



BB: What keeps you moving? 

Steph: Music keeps me moving! I feel such a connection with music - the lyrics, the beat, the base. It all keeps me going in one way or another.



BB: Guilty pleasure? 

Steph: CANDY!  I am sucker for candy.  I love anything sour or that involves chocolate.



BB: If you had to give advice to your 18 year old self, what would it be? 

Steph: Friendship is about quality, not quantity.  When you're young, you look to have a lot of friends and tend to want to be friends with everyone. However, as you get older, you start to realize that there are only a handful you can trust, and only a handful you really need and want by your side.  



BB: What should we expect in your master class? 

Steph: Expect energy, laughs, booty shaking, hip swaying, sweaty goodness of a workout!! I'm coming back hardcore, bringing back most of my class favorites that really get us going!! I'm looking forward to it and can't wait to see old faces and meet new ones!!

BB's Dynamic Duo: Renee Manzolillo (Owner/Founder) and Stephanie Lombardi (Master Trainer) 

BB's Dynamic Duo: Renee Manzolillo (Owner/Founder) and Stephanie Lombardi (Master Trainer) 

Move with Grace every Wednesday at 8:15pm

Get to know BB's sweet, fun resident CheerFit instructor, Grace Seghini, as she shares a bit about herself and her class.  
 

BB: WHAT GOT YOU INTO THE DANCE/FITNESS WORLD? 

Grace: I started dancing when I was 5 years old and trained in ballet, jazz, and tap. But when my studio closed down after three years I turned to musical theatre to continue dancing and performing. Now I am working as a professional cheerleader and dancer, among other odd jobs. I honestly wasn't the hugest fan of fitness for a long time. But as a professional cheerleader you need to balance dancing with working out, weight training, and other fitness methods. That's why I got into cheerFIT, because I can combine two of my passions and make working out fun.
 

BB: LAST SONG YOU LISTENED TO?

Grace: "Bad Decisions" by Ariana Grande; been vibing on her new album.
 

BB: WHAT MOVES YOU?

Grace: I'm moved to dance by many things. I'm quite a shy person, so when I dance I am allowed to communicate freely and in my most open form. I don't feel judged, and it's a very empowering medium for me. When a song comes on I can't help but dance; music is such a moving force. Even when I'm sitting down at other jobs, my coworkers always tell me how they can see me dancing in my seat and in my mind whenever a song comes on. I'm also moved by my determination to reach my goals, as a hope to become a touring dancer one day. I've already had the taste of travel from one opportunity, with the Gotham City Cheerleaders, and it's made me hungry for more.
 

BB: WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DREAM JOB?

Grace: When I was in fifth grade I had to write down what I wanted to be when I grow up for the school yearbook, so I put "Ice Performer" because I was watching the Winter Olympics at the time! I'm a Michelle Kwan fan, and I took ice skating lessons (very briefly) as a child, so it sounded fun to me. I've always been into lots of different things though, so I was never set on just one occupation.
 

BB: FIRST AOL SCREEN NAME?

Grace: It was: MissKix33. Haha, the Kix is because my favorite cereal is Kix, and the 33 was my jersey number in middle school when I played soccer. The Miss is because everyone needed "Miss" or "Lil" in their screen name of course! I was being tame with just one x though.
 

BB: WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT IN A CHEERFIT CLASS?

Grace: Expect a high energy bootcamp class that combines classic cheer moves with fitness moves set to upbeat tunes! Exercises that cheerleaders use to stay fit and in cheer shape all year 'round are incorporated into the class to tone, sculpt, and define. Everyone gets a set of pom poms, of course, so you can feel like a cheerleader on the sidelines. There's some dancing and cheer chants thrown in as well. Oh, and get ready for lots of squats :D

Check out BB's CheerFit class with Grace every Wednesday at 8:15pm.