My good friend, Rochelle Rice, fitness and health professional, invited me to participate this weekend in a special class called MELT. Since I had so much fun during the Belly dance class, I knew participating in MELT was a MUST!
The Melt workshop which is led by Roz Mays is based on sensual dance, teaches students how to melt into the music and reconnect with movements that empower their sensuality.
Roz sets the mood with songs by artists like Floetry, Jill Scott and even Little Wayne. She mixes slow and sexy vibes with raunchy ones and creates a comfortable, safe environment for women of all ages and shapes to let loose and unleash their inner tigress. ROAAARR!
Once she had us warmed up she suggested if we felt comfortable shedding any article of clothing for the remainder of the class we should do so. Well, you don't have to tell me twice! Off came the tank top and my Casique bra was happily on display. Women began to shed their blouses forgetting about covering their arms and feeling sexy in their tank tops. Another woman tied her t-shirt in a knot and wore it bare bellied like Janet Jackson's in her Pleasure Principle video. Even Rochelle suddenly mentally transformed into a dancer from the Broadway show CHICAGO. YES, Roz Mays had us MELTING!!!
You leave Roz's class with an incredible sense of empowerment and self confidence; I can only imagine what went on that night when participants got home to their hubbies!
I would love to MELT every week if it was on the schedule. Roz is an accomplished pole dancer who competes and teaches a pole dancing class in Brooklyn. I'm going to have to check that class out sometime.
You can read more about Roz here and get in touch with her directly at email@example.com about other classes.
Don't be afraid, go on and MELT!
Three years ago today, I had the opportunity to work on a series of exercise videos featuring the "non-traditional body types" we're accustomed to seeing in work out videos. The purpose was to get women of various ages and levels of fitness to motivate full figured women to begin to move their bodies. Moving your body is the first step to a healthier life, and not everyone is ready for Jillian or Shaun. Sometimes you need baby steps to get you prepared for the insanity.
Rochelle Rice, and actor/model Allyshia Hamilton
Rochelle led us through Cardio, Strength Training, and Stretch at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.