Move! Laugh! Sweat!..... Vibe! With ME!

 

What it means to VIBE! with Candice:

 

Empower

everyone to attain any goal they may wish to achieve regarding fitness and wellness.

Incorporate

exercise with simple dance steps and high intensity movement. 

The main focus that majority of dance fitness studios is weight. My main focus is empowerment.

I have two goals:

  • When you leave my class, your mind will be refreshed, and your confidence built while having fun in the process.
  • To burn calories by dancing without the stress of an actual workout and learning difficult dance steps.

Classes Offered :

All classes are listed in order of intensity from highest to lowest.

Vibe! With Candice 

A very high intensity class mixed with Zumba, Caribbean, and Old School! Guaranteed to make you sweat!

Zumba 

Another high intensity class that incorporates hip hop and latin! Have fun, dance, and sweat!

Caribbean Flava 

Jamaican Party! A class mixed with dancehall, reggae, and soca that works out your lower abs, thighs, and calf muscles. You will also learn how to wind like a pro!!!

Hip Hop

Party!!!!! Jam to the hottest club songs with cool choreography!

 


Motto:

Empowerment! Empowerment! Empowerment! I cannot say that word enough! Vibe is not about weight goals and looking a certain way! No need to be shy at Vibe! We are here to have fun!! I also believe that it is not WHAT you do, its HOW you do it. Basic movement comes in many forms. Anyone can two-step, but how you two-step is the key. I want you to develop your own style and be comfortable doing it. That's where the confidence comes in and that's what I am all about. Building confidence.

Challenge:

I challenge you to challenge yourself. I am not referring to weight goals. Your mindset and your spirit is what leads to healthy lifestyle. I challenge you to relieve the stresses of the day and free your mind and spirit by coming to party with me consistently. I guarantee you will experience a change. Think positive, Live positive and everything will fall into place.

Disclaimer:

I do have to give a disclaimer. Some of the classes offered are high intensity!  You are guaranteed to sweat. If you are not dripping in sweat when leaving my class, something is terribly wrong! I ask that you go at your own pace, and please get water whenever you need to.

 


Tips for a safe workout:

Exercise apparel:

In my class, you are going to sweat, sweat, sweat!! Here are some good choices for clothing material:

- Cotton: Great for soaking up sweat and easy on the wallet. Be careful with cotton tights because when working out, sweat can show through the tights!

- Synthetic fibers: Better than cotton because not only does it soak up sweat but keeps the skin dry too! Can be easy on the wallet as well depending on where you go. Kate Hudson has some super cute tights and shirts that are not expensive!

- No sweats! Sweat pants can not only make your legs feel like they are in an oven, but also can slow you down! Sweats are a heavy material and not made for dance fitness. 

Footwear:

We do a bunch of sliding, jumping, and shuffling and you will need the proper shoe to support these movements. Here are my recommendations for proper footwear:

- No Running shoes! Running shoes have a thick sole at the bottom and is not for moving side to side. They are for running forward! Wearing these can easily cause an ankle sprain. 

- Make sure you have good cushioning under the heel and the ball of your foot. 

- Nike's training shoes are my go to. They are light and comfortable and are very flexible!

- Socks are very important! Wearing the proper fiber will help with absorbing sweat and preventing blisters! Look for socks with synthetic fibers (acrylic or polyester) I like the footies. They are cheap and you hardly notice you have them on .

Monitoring Intensity:

My class is very intense and monitoring intensity is very important for safety reasons. There are a couple of ways to monitor intensity. You can either do it yourself with a heart rate monitor or follow my guidelines below:

Throughout the class, I will periodically ask "How are you feeling?" "Are we good?" These actions should be taken depending upon your response:

- If you can shout "YES!" or "I feel great!" Your intensity is fine and you can keep going at the same or a higher intensity.

-If you can barely say "yes" and cannot say a simple sentence, Your intensity is a little too high and you need to slow it down. You also need to slow down if you are sweating profusely and your mouth is dry. Grab a drink of water and ease back into the workout slowly.

-If you cannot say anything at all and your face feels hot or you are feeling dizzy, you need to stop immediately and have a seat. Also, please notify me.

Water: 

Please do NOT drink a full bottle of water during class. This will not only slow you down, but can also cause cramps. Here are some recommendations for fluid intake while exercising:

2 hours before you workout - 17 - 20 oz

Every 10 - 30 min during class drink based on how much sweat you lose. This can vary because everyone is different but this should NOT be more than 10 oz of water.

After exercise, drink at least 16 oz for every pound lost.

Food:

Based on experience, I recommend not eating anything 2 hours prior to class. I also recommend not coming to class starving either. If you have to, eat a small wheat peanut butter and jelly sandwich or something similar 1 hour at the most before class. Eating too soon before class can slow you down and also make you feel sick.