Performer, Fitness Trainer, and Owner of the Connecticut based fitness studio, Work It Dance & Fitness, Michelle Abbruzzese, has just released two new DVDs; DANCE YOURSELF FIT: A Burlesque Inspired Aerobic Exercise Video designed to unleash one’s inner diva while slimming, toning and sculpting the entire body in a serious and sexy way; and, TONE & TIGHTEN: A Total Body Low Impact Workout designed to develop strong, long, and lean muscles, resulting in beautifully toned bodies. (www.workitfit.com) Michelle Abbruzzese’s fitness videos and live classes at Work It Dance and Fitness are the perfect blend of dance and fitness techniques that provide a total body workout that is not only fun, but burns fat, builds muscle, and has one feeling confident and sexy.
Dance Yourself Fit (70 minutes, $19.99) is a burlesque inspired dance workout drawn from the wide variety of dance styles Michelle has trained for over the past four decades; ranging from tap, ballet, jazz, to belly dancing and pole dancing. The moves are designed for anyone, from beginners to the more advanced, and for all ages. Whether one is a dancing queen or has two left feet, viewers will bump and shimmy their way to a whole new persona. Each carefully designed dance move comes together in an incredibly fun, low impact and results oriented routine, that not only targets abs, legs, butt and arms, but does so without weights, sit ups or crunches. The DVD is divided into chapters: Warm Up, Shoulder workout, Chest Isolations, Hips, Slides & Dips and a section on Choreography. Viewers can do the entire workout or once or they can pick and choose.
Tone & Tighten (60 minutes, $19.99) utilizes hand weights (or soup cans!), resistance band exercises, and floor work to target the entire body. After each muscle group is worked, through high repetition using a small range of motion, stretches are used to elongate the muscles. The workout creates muscles that are toned and lengthened, not big and bulky. After just a few weeks legs will look leaner, butt will look firmer, abs will become stronger, as shoulders, arms and chest become defined. Viewers will burn away fat as they feel challenged and become stronger throughout the workout that is designed for ANY age and fitness level. The intensity of the exercises are completely controlled individually! Whether a trained athlete or never having worked out before, Tighten & Tone will help one reach their fitness goals! In addition to the Play all option, viewers can select chapters: Warm Up, Arms, Shoulders, Biceps, Triceps, Chest, Legs, Calves, Quadriceps, Hips, Hamstrings, Abs workout and Stretches.
Michelle Abbruzzese is a performer. She had her first recital at age 3, and at age 30 performed in front of millions as a New England Patriot Cheerleader at Superbowl XXXVI earning the title “Rookie of the Year”. In total, Michelle has performed for 10 professional sports teams ranging from NFL, WNFL, AHL, AFL, AFL 2, CBA, and USBL. Michelle didn’t stop there. At the age of 43, Michelle took the Bronze Metal in her first professional championship level pole fitness competition held by the prestigious Pole Sport Organization where she competed against professionals half her age. She has been a professional dancer/performer for four decades studying a variety of styles ranging from ballet, tap, and jazz in her younger years, to funk-jazz, cheer-dance, bellydance, and pole dancing in her later years.
Michelle is a breast cancer survivor. On May 1st 2005, she was diagnosed with stage-2 breast cancer, which she continues to fight. Determined to keep a positive attitude, Michelle had the tumor removed, sought out therapy, and continued to perform and a dancer for the New York Dragons (AFL) without ever missing a practice or a game. That year, Michelle was chosen by her teammates to represent them at the 2005 Arena Bowl in Las Vegas, NV. Determined to keep a positive attitude, Michelle still teaches and performs on a regular basis. She and her husband Tony own and operate the Work It Dance and Fitness Studio in CT. www.workitfit.com
Work It Dance and Fitness Studio is the first and only co-ed pole dancing and alternative fitness studio in Connecticut. Located in trendy South Norwalk, Work It offers burlesque dancing, pole dancing, aerial fitness, flexibility and injury prevention, belly dancing, cardio dancing, strength training, and much more. Work It motto is, “Forget the Gym. We’re Bringing FUN Back to Fitness!” Work It is open 7 days a week and offers group lessons, private lessons, and private parties for any occasion.
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