Remember my secret trip to NYC a few weeks ago? Well, now I can finally tell you guys all about it!
I starred in three exercise videos for Fitness Magazine and Crystal Light Pure Fitness!!! Crazy, right!?!
A few months ago, the folks from Fitness Magazine contacted me about this project and I knew that I couldn’t turn it down. It was a once-in-lifetime opportunity! Plus, it sounded pretty fun! 😀
The video shoot included a real live camera crew, light experts, a prop stylist, and a whole slew of media people. It was the real deal!
I also had my hair and make-up done for the shoot. So fun! 😀
Ok, so let me tell you about the videos. Under the instruction of fitness instructors from Crunch, my new friends and I participated in three new workouts: Belly Moves, Retro-robics, and Hula-Hoop.
The first video that we shot was Belly Moves. I’ve never tried belly dancing, so I thought I’d look like a total dork, but it was actually a lot more fun than I thought. I felt like I had a little bit of rhythm! 😉
In between the videos, we took breaks to rehydrate with Crystal Light Pure Fitness. (Belly Moves really worked up a sweat!) Also, during the breaks, the videographer asked me questions about what I thought of each of the workouts.
I swear, as soon as a camera is put on me, I get SO nervous! It’s like my mind goes totally blank and I say weird things.
Let’s try that again! 😉
There was a whole room of people staring at me, so, of course, I was nervous! Luckily, we didn’t have to do too many re-takes! 😉
The second workout, Retro-robics, took us back to the 80’s, where we rocked-out to our favorite old school hits and embraced the decade’s hi-lo aerobics. I love cheesy 80’s music and dance moves, so it was really fun for me!
The final workout, Hula-Hoop, was my favorite activity of the day because it brought out the kid in me. It was also the toughest workout of the day– I dropped my hoop at least 10 times! We used weighted hula-hoops to work our core and get our hearts pumping.
I thought that I wouldn’t remember how to hula-hoop, but it’s just like riding a bike– it came back to me right away!
Everyone else seemed to enjoy the hula-hooping too. There was lots of hoop-dropping and laughing during this workout!
You can see all of my Fitness Magazine videos here! 😀