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.  


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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!

Why we love our community

Every year, Breakin Boundaries sponsors Go Green, an annual celebration of the Greenpoint community in Brooklyn. From local vendors to artists to free dance and fitness classes, Go Green gives those of us living in the neighborhood a reason to come out and meet, mingle and connect with one another. We love spreading our mission of health and wellness to this community we love so dear because it is as much a part of us as we are a part it. 

We'll now be going on our eighth year in the Williamsburg/Greenpoint community and you've shown us your loyalty and dedication at each and every turn. It's the reason we love to do what we do. We're excited for this next chapter in our story but wherever the journey takes us, we promise to always be the squad you can depend on for ass-kicking workouts, unconditional moral support and most importantly, a raucous sweat-dripping, soul-shaking good time.