By Lyanne Manzanilla | May 16, 2016
I first heard about the Vixen Workout when I encountered its fierce and confident creator, Janet Jones. If she had a personal fan operator I would have confused her with Queen Bey herself. I was intrigued so I obviously began to lurk http://www.vixenworkout.com. I decided to sign up for a class at Body and Soul, a boutique gym located in Coral Gables.
I received an email after I signed up encouraging me to wear my finest red lipstick and sneaker wedges. I don’t have sneaker wedges, but I’ll rock a red lip #alldayeveryday! I didn’t know what to expect when I got to the class. With a name like Vixen Workout, I was bracing myself for a stripper poll. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I would be booty dancing sans any equipment for an hour – all while getting in a full-body cardio workout.
I took my first class with the #bosslady herself. Janet began by asking who was new to the class and I awkwardly raised my hand with a few others. She welcomed us to the Vixen Army and let us know that there was a good chance we would be completely lost. She assured us this wouldn’t be a problem – the main goal for those 60 minutes was to keep moving, forget the day-to-day, and slay! I take instruction pretty well so I was all in. We began the class with an affirmation repeated three times:
Yes I’m sexy!
Yes I’m fierce!
Yes I got this!
The loud music started pumping and the fluorescent room lights were replaced by colorful strobe lights to set the mood. And even though I was surrounded by more than 50 beautiful women, I actually felt like I was the star of my own concert… minus my personal fan operator, of course. The booty poppin’ and kitten stretching commenced and a playlist of Beyonce, JLo, Pitbull, and Miami’s own DJ Laz helped us cruise through the (very sweaty) hour. I quickly realized I had two left feet and weak thighs, but I definitely felt like I was a part of something special. I came out of the class beaming with confidence and excited to show off my moves to the outside world. (Btw these moves really work in the club! During a recent tipsy happy hour, I showed my friend the kitten stretch – Vixen’s signature move – and a dude came up seconds later!)
Since my first Vixen experience, I have become a bona fide soldier of the Vixen Army. With more than 15 classes under my belt I can safely say my booty can move in ways I never thought possible. But more than that, I have never felt more confident and I’m seeing results! My body is changing shape and becoming strong. It’s a little cheesy, but being in a room with a group of women dancing and chanting about our fierceness really does something for your mind, body, and soul.
If you ever get the chance, I encourage you to come workworkworkworkwork with us – I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Learn more about the Vixen Workout at http://www.vixenworkout.com