I moved to Florida over a year ago, with great expectations. Dream job. Dream city. Dream life.
I quickly realized that things were not going reach “dream” level. I wasn’t getting paid in a timely fashion. Moving was expensive. Living was expensive. It was hard to meet people. I was discouraged. Scared. Lonely. And then it got worse. The job was gone (due to no fault of my own, I might add. The company couldn’t pay their bills.). So there I was. In a new city for less than a year. With just a few friends, a small network, and no job. My expectations were completely, and thoroughly dashed.
But what I had was an idea. A dance class that was fitness based. That made women strong, and sexy, and was fun.
CABARRET came about because I was looking for a class to take. I was no longer a professional dancer, and would go to company class and feel intimidated or competitive, or worse, bad about myself. Pole dancing is super popular in Miami, but it wasn’t for me (way to hard on my shoulders). I went to a barre class and thought- “What the heck? This has nothing to do with the barre as I know it!”
So, I decided to make my own! I figured I couldn’t be alone in feeling like there wasn’t a “right” option out there for my fitness needs. And I was right! Other people like my class too!
I realized that fitness is incredibly personal. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula to achieve it, and certainly not to enjoy the journey! Part of the reason there are soooooo many different group fitness classes, fitness studios, gyms, dance studios, etc., is because people want to do something they enjoy! They know they need to be healthy. But they should enjoy it!
Is CABARRET for everyone? No. But it’s for me. And my clients. And we’re going to enjoy our exercise, and the results! And everyone should! If you aren’t enjoying your fitness routine, change it up!