I got some pointers on staying motivated from Seen On Screen Fitness founder and back-up dancer to the stars, Bonnie Parsons for My Flash Trash.
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Have you given up on your New Year’s resolution yet? Have you already cursed yourself for setting yourself an overly harsh goal and fitness regime? Same.
Well we’re getting back on the health horse this month by signing up to classes from the coolest, sassiest dance collective – SOS run a tireless schedule of all-levels dance classes that teach you the famous choreography of your favourite pop stars. .
My Flash Trash caught up with Bonnie Parsons – founder and director of Seen On Screen Fitness – to talk all things health and dance…
Three top tips for getting and staying motivated to exercise…
1) Find a form of exercise you LOVE. You’ll never stick to something if you don’t enjoy it.
2) Find a fitness option that fits in with your lifestyle. It really makes a difference when the studio is around the corner from your office, on the way home or close to your favourite shops/restaurants etc. Seen On Screen has eight venues in London and a new studio opening in Manchester so our students can choose the right location for them.
3) Exercise with friends. Exercise should be fun so you can have a laugh with them and motivate each other.
What’s your favourite healthy snack?
Definitely a green smoothie. I make one before class if I need an energy boost. Check out Juice Generation for recipes and Imbibery for great juice/smoothies in London. Both fab!
What classes do you have coming up that you're most excited about?
I’m most excited about our Super Classes on January 31st. We have taken the music video experience to the next level by inventing the ‘Super Class’, a two hour workshop held at a professional rehearsal studio on Oxford Street complete with wind machines, smoke machines and spot lights (you will feel like Beyoncé herself!). The January theme is Girl Boss so we’ll be holding workshops to empowering female anthems – Fifth Harmony ‘Bo$$’ and Beyoncé ’Flawless’ and ‘Run The World (Girls)’. I 100% recommend, they’ll be EPIC!
For girls who’d like to burn serious calories and dance non stop, I’d recommend our new 90s inspired workout series, running every Saturday. Each week you’ll get a dance and cardio work out to new themes including TLC, Salt-N-Pepa and Destiny’s Child.
What song gets you pumped and ready to work out?
It’s too hard to choose one so here’s a mini playlist for you. All will be played in Seen On Screen classes or held as workshops in their own right!
Beyoncé ft Nicki Minaj ‘Flawless’
Bruno Mars ‘Uptown Funk’
Tinashe ’2 On’
Ester Dean ‘Drop It Low’
Danity Kane ‘All In A Days Work’
Major Lazor ‘Bumaye (Watch Out For This)’
David Guetta ft Nicki Minaj ‘Hey Muma’
If you could dance like anyone, who would it be?
What music video contains your favourite choreography?
It’s too hard to say one but here’s a short list of my favourites:
Amerie ‘One Thing’
Beyonce ‘Crazy In Love ‘
Britney Spears ‘Slave 4 U’
JLo ‘Get Right’
Tinashe ’2 On’
Britney Spears ‘Overprotected (Dark Child Remix)’
Do you have any resolutions for 2015?
Just to have fun doing what I love, work hard and live life to the full!
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