Dance instructor

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.



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.


Lauren:  1,000 Times by Hamilton Leithauser + Rosta


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


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


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


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) 

A Love Letter From Our Founder

Dear Breakin Boundaries family, sponsors & community members,

I would like to take this time to say THANK YOU! Sunday's relaunch event at Breakin Boundaries was more than I could have ever imagined. I am still flying high from all the energy that exuded from you all. The amount of support, love and dedication was overwhelmingly infectious. 

A special thanks to all the incredible sponsors for your generosity. Whether you were a vendor, donated raffle prizes, or supplied us with products or services, we are so appreciative of your support for a woman-owned local business. We are looking forward to future collaborations.

To my Breakin Boundaries squad, my team of excellence -- Conchita, our studio manager, for keeping me sane through this whole relaunch process helping us with our kickass NEW website (sponsored by; Danielle, our head yoga instructor, for always providing BB with awesome visuals, including our new logo, flyers and merchandise; Carolyn our fitness coordinator, for her constant sense of humor,  social media, marketing and branding ideas; and of course, Stephanie, for being there from day one, my partner in crime, our new Master Trainer, and my friend. To our summer interns Deanna and Agata, thanks so much for all your help. To Nate Parson, for such great photos that accurately depict who we are. And Russell our desk associate, for handling front desk duties among other things, and being our in-house handy man. I can't thank you all enough for your efforts!

To all the BB instructors, for continuously delivering kick ass dance and fitness classes each week. Your diverse styles, cultures and personalities are what draw me to you all. For your ongoing support and believing in my vision for what Breakin Boundaries should be. Much love for you all.

And of course our Breakin Boundaries VIP's, members and extended community. It's because of each and every one of you that BB thrives. We are so BLESSED and honored to  have such amazing people take class week after week. Thank you for trusting me with your fitness and nutritional goals. It has been an absolute pleasure to get to know you all on a personal level, and welcome you all to the BB FAMILY! 

I would like to share with you my all time favorite quote:

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,
but that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant,gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some, it is in everyone.
And, as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others. 
Marianne Williamson

Thank you again,
Renee Manzolillo

More photos to come soon!