Wednesday, March 16, 2011
It's not the early bird that catches the worm - Its the really early bird - Begin your summer workout now with Socacize Bootcamp!
An exhilarating Caribbean Workout!
March 31st - May 8th
Scarborough, Brampton & Downtown Toronto
Toronto attracting over 100 revelers, masqueraders and party people!
A six-week vigorous & exciting Caribbean workout full of
Vitamin F-FUN, there can be gain without pain™
Rhythms to make you dance, exercises to build stamina, tone muscle, lose inches and boost confidence!
Only $75 for 6 sessions!
$145 for 12 sessions!
Top DJs & fitness instructors!
Early Bird Boot Camp Special!
Register by March 22nd
Receive 2 FREE regular sessions (Valued at $32)
1957 Kennedy Road (Kennedy & 401 Scarborough)
Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
March 31 – May 5, 2010
Kiwanis Youth Centre for Sports Excellence (McMurchy Gym)
247 McMurchy Ave S.
(Charolais blvd & McMurchy, behind Shoppers World)
Brampton, ON L6Y 1Z4
Saturdays 12:30 – 2:30 pm
April 2 – May 7, 2010
OIP Dance Centre
190 Richmond St. (Jarvis & Richmond)
Sundays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
April 3 - May 8, 2011
Registration Options (space is limited):
At any SOCACIZE location (visithttp://www.socacize.com/classes.php for full schedule)
Interac email money transfer to email@example.com (state first and last name, boot camp location, contact number)
online at www.socacize.com
Regular Socacize sessions continue at participating locations.
Visit http://www.socacize.com/classes.php to find a class near you!
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Caribana party never has to stop, thanks to a growing dance-inspired fitness movement.
Socacize, a hip-popping, booty-shaking workout including moves from calypso, souk, chutney and yes, soca, is capitalizing on the annual Caribana festival with special two-hour boot camp classes to help revelers prep for the July 31 parade — and any other activities you might get up to during the month-long event.
“The dance styles are the ones you’ll see on the road during the parade,” says Socacize creator Ayanna Lee-Rivears. Plus “you build up stamina and endurance.” Born in Trinidad and Tobago, the Toronto-based Lee-Rivears perfected Socacize during her 15 years as a dancer. Three years ago, she took Socacize to the public. Now the high-energy workout with an island flavour is starting to find its groove, says Lee-Rivears. She’s put out an exercise DVD and certifies licensed instructors to lead boot camps in Canada and the United States. This fall she’s planning to formally launch a junior version for kids aged 8 to 12.
Carol Allen has been going since the beginning and says Socacize is not your typical aerobics class. “This feels more like dancing because it infuses my Caribbean heritage.”
Socacize promises to make you sweat, which isn’t difficult with nearly 100 writhing bodies packed into a second-floor downtown Toronto studio on a recent July evening. But the booty-shaking moves and pulsating rhythms also bring up the heart rate in a hurry.
With the music blasting it’s impossible to hear instructions so following along is one part watching for Lee-Rivears’ hand signals and the rest a matter of following the leader. The class follows the typical structure of warm-up, workout and cool-down (with lots of water breaks) but changes things up with constant improvisation. Instructor and deejay (in this case DJ Doc, who spins for Kardinal Offishall) play off each other to keep the moves fresh and the participants guessing.
Classes during Caribana are not only longer (two hours versus one) they are also busier because many mas players are trying to fit into their sparkly costumes. Stefani Vescio shook, shimmied and swayed through her first Socacize class alongside her friend Janina Galeazza last week. She’ll be participating in the Caribana parade for the first time this year and wanted to get into the spirit of things — “and get familiar with the different kinds of music,” says Galeazza, a Socacize veteran with eight months’ experience.
“Whether you’re doing parade or just want something different in terms of exercise,” says Allen, “it’s a lot of fun.”
Socacize Caribana boot camps: Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m.at Continental Soiree, 1957 Kennedy Rd.; Friday 6-8 p.m. at O.I.P. Dance Centre, 190 Richmond St. E.; and Saturday 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Brampton’s Terry Miller Rec Centre, 1295 Williams Pky. See Socacize.com for more details.