MEET NEO U: VIXEN WORKOUT NYC’S NEW HOME

 

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We are SOOO excited to announce that the Vixen Army NYC has a new home! A home complete with a beautiful state-of-the-art dance room, full-service cafe and locker rooms with spa-quality amenities.  A home where the #Vixenarmy can Chest Pop, Fist Pump, and Booty Drop all week long and experience the Vixen Workout the way it was always meant to be experienced.  

Beginning Monday, March 12, 2018 a new era will begin as we move our Manhattan operations into NEO U.


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Starting Monday, March 12th, we will reunite on the dance floor as we kick off our Vixen Workout classes at NEO U which will be held Monday through Thursday at 7pm.  

SIGNING UP: To sign-up for classes you can do so through our website http://www.vixenworkout.com or through or Vixen Workout app! The choice is yours. 

VIXEN WORKOUT RATES:

$28 | Drop-in 

$135 |  5 Class Package ($29 per class)

$260 | 10 Class Package ($28 per class)

$180 | Unlimited Monthly Class Pass (expires 30 days from purchase)


Please take a moment to swoon over your new digs….


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Please see our full FAQ

NEOU-STAFF FAQ

If you want more information or have additional questions please email NYC@vixenworkout.com or call us at Vixen Workout HQ 786-334-6802

 

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VIXEN WORKOUT & PROPEL CO:LABS

Vixen partnered up with Propel Water this passed weekend in their CO:LABS event in NYC.    Vixen founder, Janet Jones (aka “The Bawse”) lead the workout with dozens of fitness enthusiasts most of whom were new to the #Vixenarmy.  The theme for the weekend was #Madetomove and Propel did a great job in making sure everyone did just that.  Propel Co:Labs event was loads of fun and we are so excited to welcome the new members to the #Vixenarmy.  Check out some event pics below.

VIXEN WORKOUT IS CREATING AN ARMY OF DANCE CARDIO DIVAS

By LISA ELAINE HELD, MAY 3, 2015

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In an average fitness class, running shoes and ponytails are standard. To work out in the Vixen Army, recruits wear wedge sneakers (they’re recommended in the What To Wear section on the website along with a favorite lipstick) and let their hair down.

Members of the New York City regiment are packed into an old dance studio near Penn Station, practically on top of each other, to shake their booties with their Commander in Chief, Janet Jones, 33, who’s visiting from Florida.

“Serve hips for dinner, then add gravy,” she yells to them, swiveling and gyrating, running her hands down from her hair to her torso. The class follows her lead, cheering and screaming out the lyrics to Pitbull and Flo Rida songs as the air in the room fills with heat and humidity, the mirrors fogging, shirts flying off. (Wait, are we in Florida?)

Welcome to the Vixen Workout, the dance cardio phenomenon that’s the opposite of your mom’s Zumbaclass. Jones brings together women of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds, and inspires them to let go—and get sweaty, sexy, loud, and off-script in a way that is unheard of in the average uber-choreographed dance workout.

Launched in 2012, Vixen started in Miami (the city is good at inspiring dance cardio workouts) and now has close to 40 classes per week across South Florida— from Boca Raton to West Palm Beach—plus packed daily classes in New York City (where they’re a budget-friendly $18). It launched in Chicago recently, too, and in August, Jones will launch an official teacher certification program “so we can go nationwide pretty quickly,” she says.

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Becoming Vixen

Jones didn’t always have such a specific direction. She started her career as a professional dancer and choreographer and worked as a Miami Heat dancer. But as she watched all her friends climb the corporate ladder, she started feeling like her creative choices were irresponsible. So she got a job in finance.

“When I was put into the nine-to-five, and that was my whole life, I felt that I was a failure as a woman because that did not make me happy at all,” she says.

After she was laid off, she went back to dancing and opened a dance studio for children. Her light-bulb moment came during a night out at a club with girlfriends.

“No one was able to be themselves or let loose. We all knew the words to a Rick Ross song, but no one wanted to dance or sing. We were so concerned with what other people were seeing,” she says. “ I realized, ‘These are my friends and they have no idea what it’s like to experience themselves as divas.’”

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Creating Divas

She set out to change that, teaching her first class in Miami to a cousin and friend and gradually growing her following until a line of eager women would form outside of the gym she taught at, prompting employees to compare the crowd to an army. “It just took,” she says.

And while the class is definitely a cardio-packed workout that will leave you drenched in sweat (much more so once you’ve mastered the moves), it’s the let-loose mentality and the sense of being part of something that seems to lend the brand its magic.

“You are not what you are in the real world. You’re not a mom, you’re not a lawyer, you’re just you,” Jones says. “I want you to just completely lose yourself for a second.” She makes that possible by carefully selecting instructors and crafting an environment that feels safe and supportive. And incredibly fun.

“It’s important to give women a place to belong. It’s not just a fitness class. You come here and you’re a part of something,” she says. Lots of brands say that, but in my Vixen class, acceptance and empowerment hung in the damp air around us in an unparalleled way, especially compared to boutique studios where loyal customers are gunning for the best spot, and the most attention.

For example, a regular told me she sometimes gets so into the dance moves she doesn’t even realize she’s improvising and really going for it. Once, when that happened, the woman next to her looked at her with pure joy and yelled, “Yeah, bitch!” —Lisa Elaine Held

For more information, visit www.vixenworkout.com

(Photo credits: Bob Metelus, Jess Moore, David Alvarez)

DOMINICANA JANET JONES ON STAYING CLOSE TO HER ROOTS & NEXT STEPS FOR VIXEN WORKOUT

 

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April 11, 2015

Imagine twerking over a dope beat with a mix of workout moves. Can you image it?

If not, we encourage you to experience the Vixen Workout.

The brainchild of former Miami Heat dancer Janet Jones, Vixen Workout is more than a fun way to stay fit. It encourages women to embrace their bodies and shake off life’s many obstacles. (As some instructors would encourage, “Leave it on the dance floor!”) Jones’ classes have expanded nationally with women sharing their experiences via the #VixenArmy hashtag.

Ain’t I Latina? correspondent Francis Carrero caught up with Jones at P&G Orgullosa‘s “Living Fabulosa: Look and Feel Your Best” forum at The Times Center in New York City.

Catch our interview with Jones here:

You can follow Jones on Twitter @JanetJonesdance and Instagram @Janet_Jones. Follow Vixen Workout on Twitter and Instagram @VixenWorkout .

Workout Wednesday: Janet Jones’ Plyometric Dance Moves

Challenge your lower body with a quick and fun sequence by the creator of Vixen Workout.

We asked. You Answered. We Listened. #vixenarmy

We thank you for taking to time to “stop, drop, pauuuuuse” and give use your honest feedback. Our goal is to create the ultimate Vixen Workout experience for every member of the #vixenarmy, whether it’s your first, 50th or 500th class. We have learned that we needed to make some immediate changes to our check-in procedures to make sure that every single one of you has a great experience with us.  We have made immediate changes enforced in all states to ensure that each and every Vixen walks out of class feeling like J. Lo each and every time.

  • Class capacity at all locations has been lowered in order to create more space for everyone to booty shake.Check in process will now begin 45 minutes prior to class start time.
  • You will no longer need to arrive hours before class time.
  • Absolutely so saving of spots in class from staff or clients.
  •  Sign & stay: you must be present to sign in for class and can no longer sign in for others, you may no longer sign in early and leave the premises
  • Cell phones are for selfies only. filming during class is not permitted.
  • Everyone must be 18yrs old to attend Vixen.  This will be enforced.
  • At intermission, all instructors and staff will be switching the front rows of the dance room to the back and back rows to the front. Everyone will now have the opportunity to have a great spot in class.

Vixen Workout Miami at Body & Soul Gym:
• Vixen Workout two-a-days are encouraged on Tuesday and Thursday nights. If you are turning up in the 7pm class, you will be allowed to sign in for your next sweat session when sign ups open for everyone. (7:45pm sharp)

• The front doors will open to the first 30 ticket holders 10 minutes prior to class start time. Vixen Workout Dance Assistants will be there to guide you on the floor before class starts.

Click here for more information on vixen equiette. Thank you #vixenarmy for your endless support.

Love,
Vixen Workout team

Janet Jones, Former Miami Heat Dancer, Creates The Vixen Workout (video)

August 5, 2013

As the music played in a Miami nightclub, Janet Jones and a group professional women in their 30s were hesitant to relax and dance.

“We went out to let loose and forget life,” said Jones, a former Miami Heat dancer who was working in finance. “But we felt that we couldn’t dance because we were someone’s boss, someone’s mom or someone’s superior.”

That’s when Jones, who was laid off from her finance job, had the idea to create the Vixen Workout, an hour-long cardio class made up of a variety hip-hop dance moves, usually done in high heels.

“It’s really just an hour for women to be able to have the ultimate ‘me’ time. The moment you put heels on, you just feel sexier,” said Jones. “You come to seduce yourself and it becomes empowering.”

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