The Only Way to Live

When Miami Heat dancer, Janet Jones was laid off from her day job in finance, she had to find a way to support herself, and her young daughter. Thus, the Vixen workout was born.

Jones’ sexy hour-long cardio hip-hop style dance fitness class evolved from 2 women to a verified “Vixen Army” of 15,000 women. Since 2012 she has established her army in Miami, New York City and everywhere in between.

Janet Jones tells us how she has the energy to be a professional dancer, choreographer, businesswoman, mom of a four-year-old, fiancé, and the leader of the Vixen Army.

“Clean eating instead of dieting. You have more energy to exercise, and eating this way keeps you clearheaded so you can make better and healthier decisions all day long. Taking the time to care for yourself by eating better and exercising can lead to a more attractive outer appearance, but also a happier outlook. That happiness is then radiated into beauty.  When you’re in balance and feel happy, that’s when you feel the most alive, and there’s no other way to live.”

Janet Jones

Janet Jones began her professional dance career as one of the Miami Heat Dancers. While dancing with the Heat Dancers, Jones caught the eye of a well-known choreographer, Darrin Henson, who recruited her to dance in the first Hip-Hop Dance Instructional Video called Darrin’s Dance Grooves (DDG). Working with Henson and being part of DDG launched Jones’ career leading her to work in and behind-the-scenes in music videos, commercials, film and stage projects. Jones created The Vixen Workout, a cardio dance fitness class, to give women everywhere juggling the work-life balance an opportunity to cut loose in a club-like atmosphere, but with in a secure environment.  The Vixen Workout is a fitness craze spreading across the country with sold-out classes that require a waiting list in South Florida and New York. For more information about Janet Jones visit The Vixen Workout.


“LIVE LIKE A VIXEN”….How to make your living space as fabulous as your workout

image-2Hello fellow Vixen Army ladies! My name is Alena Capra, and I have been a member of the #vixenarmy since May. I am an Interior Designer and owner of my own design firm, Alena Capra Designs. For me, the Vixen Workout is the perfect end to some very long days of designing, meeting with clients, and running around to different construction sites. For one hour I get to completely lose myself in the music, and I love it! Any stress of the day goes away for those 60 minutes, when I lace up my sneaker wedges, and transform from interior designer to video vixen… 😉
What is so cool about Vixen, is that it is a workout that has its very own unique “look”….we all know it..sneaker wedges..the more embellished the better, funky leggings, cool tank tops or crop tops, and a hoodie emblazoned with the Vixen Silhouette. Well…why stop at just the Vixen Uniform??? How about bringing a little “Vixen” style into your home…whether it be in your home office, living room, bedroom, wherever! I created a few different looks, inspired by our favorite Vixen footwear, the Sneaker Wedge, and named them with to go with a few of the popular Vixen songs. Most of the pieces can be found locally at shops like Z Gallerie, CB2, Homegoods, and West Elm, or on their respective websites.
ROOM CONCEPT 1: “So Sophisticated”
The style in this design vignette is for the glamourous and chic Vixen. Think soft grey colors, whites, and maybe some mirrored and silver metallic accents. Mix a bunch of accent pillows for a sofa or bed with some different textures…. The white textured one pictured is from CB2. I paired it with some silver  pillows. You can even throw in a beaded or sequined pillow or two. Homegoods always has a large variety of these to choose from. A little sparkle goes a long way! An accent piece of mirrored furniture is also a nice touch…it could be a small side table, or a large leaning mirror like the one from Z Gallerie as pictured here (perfect for taking those Selfies!!) Mirrored accent furniture pieces are available at anywhere from Target to West Elm. Adding an accent lamp with a little crystal bling (George Kovacs lamp pictured) will give the perfect ambiance, to sit back in your glam new space and listen to a little Rick Ross! (the perfect juxtaposition!)
ROOM CONCEPT 2: “The Party Ain’t Over”
Studs, Leather, Black and White Bold Prints, and Silver create the perfect backdrop for the sassy vixen who has an edgy style. To recreate this look, find pieces with nailhead accents…it could be on a bench or ottoman, or even a cool serving tray for a coffee table, like this one pictured here from Z Gallerie. Find pillows with bold black and white prints, like a chevron (pictured), houndstooth, or damask print. The bolder the better! You can even add a pop of your favorite color, everything goes well with black and white. Homegoods is also a good source for embellished accent pillow with silver studs, and pillows with a “leather” look. A cool shag rug or one with a bold chevron print can really complete the look.
ROOM CONCEPT 3: “I’m a Boss”
Lounge around in this inspired space like a Boss.. Accenting the room with gold, black, and white creates a perfect neutral palette to also add in a pop of your favorite color. Think of using stuff with rich metallic gold hues for pillows, frames and accessories. Mixing an edgier accent pillow in a leather, with a luxe white mongolian fur pillow (pictured and available at West Elm, Z Gallerie, and Crate & Barrel) and then a bold printed pillow or two will create a fun mix of styles that compliment one another. Z Gallerie currently has an amazing selection of gold accessories, like book-ends, table trays, and other fun decor pieces.
For the D.I.Y. Vixen:
When all else fails, if you cannot find the perfect embellished accent piece for your room, you can always make one! I made this Louboutin inspired chair from a piece of furniture from a thrift store! Spray painted it with Rustoleum black lacquer (available at Home Depot in a variety of colors and metallics) upholstered the seat with some gold vinyl from a local fabric store, and used some crazy glue to embellish the chair frame with gold and silver studs (purchased at Michaels). Takes some time, but a fun project for a day when you are resting your sore muscles between classes!! 😉
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Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Vixen Girl

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If you haven’t heard of the Vixen Workout, you have to be living under a rock. A big, big, smoldering rock. The workout will have you body rolling like Beyonce, grinding like a Lil Wayne video girl and booty-shaking to Uncle Luke (who, by the way, is the founding father of the twerk. Stop basking in his glory, Miley). It’s a killer cardio routine and COVERGIRL has decided to align itself with this not-so-easy-breezy beautiful workout.

On Saturday, COVERGIRL and the Vixen Workout invite you to unleash your bombshell with a Lights, Camera, Lashes! event in South Beach. Get dolled up with COVERGIRL makeup artists and then hop onto the dance floor to learn moves from the creator of the workout, Janet Jones (question: would that make her the Vixen General)?

If you’re skilled in the art of the selfie, then getting an in won’t be a problem. All you have to do is snap a picture of yourself in your sexiest stance, and include @covergirl, #vixenarmy, and #bombshelling in your Instagram caption. But don’t wait until the last minute to pucker up and show off your feminine mystique; slots are filling up fast so secure your position on the dance floor stat. That’s an order, ladies!