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Joey L. Dowdy’s “Shake What Your Summer Gave Ya!”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2012 by JJgroove01

When DANCE Meets SWEAT Know You’ll Benefit, “You Bet!” 

Have you been diligently working all fall, winter, and spring trying to prefect your Zumba (shake) , AFRO-LATINO ( hip gyrations), Dancing with Stars (Ballroom moves), or So You Think You Can Dance( hip-hop Isolations), and now you are ready to show folks what you’ve Got? Well, listen to this.

The time has come because summer is definitely here. And there is simply no time to waste by sitting on your rump, so Get Up & Shake What Your Summer Gave Ya! Meaning, there’s certainly no need to be bore. Nor do you need to miss a work out for that matter when there’s plenty of music, dancing, and fun in the sun all around you. Sure, there are many ways to work up a sweat.

Yet what better way is there than to dance? Plus you’ll have a blast doing it! In fact, why not Party Up A Sweat & Drop Those New Dance Moves!

Hey, did you know that doing a cardio dance workout could be like running a 10 minute mile?

So this summer no matter where you are, rather it’s at a House Party, Beach Party, Back Yard Staycation, Summer Cruise or Retreat, Picnic Party, Night Club, Birthday Party, Holiday Party, or Sleep Over, when the music gets jumping so should you. Therefore it means, DON’T JUST SHOW UP, SHOW OUT!Because when DANCE MeetsSWEAT Its Benefits Will Do The Rest.CheckThis Out!

*It has a few great physical benefits like these.

*Cardio Does!

*Cardio Provides Oxygen and Circulation to Your Lungs and Heart.

*It Gives You Better-Controlled Breathing Patterns.

*It Detoxifies Your Body.

*It Helps Reduce Memory Loss.

*It Builds Stamina Through Repetitive Movement.

*Dance Does

Doing a cardio dance workout could be like running a 10 minute mile.

*It Increases Your Range of Motion and Flexibility!

*It Boosts Your Self Esteem!

*Builds Stamina & Rejuvenates Your Spirit!

*It Improves Your Coordination!

*It Makes You Smile!

So, the next you’re out having fun don’t forget toShake What Your Summer Gave Ya!

Groove

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Joey L. Dowdy’s “Spring Into Action Fitness!”

Posted in Aerobic, Be Fabulous, Dance, Get fired Up, Get Fit, Groove, inspiration, Look Fierce, motivation, Peace, Physical Activity, Plus Size, Self fulfillment, Self Improvement, Shake Your Booty, Stage, Theatre, Total Health, Uncategorized, Wellness, work out with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2010 by JJgroove01

The #1 Secret!

Yes, You Can!
 

“Feel Better on the Inside & Look Fabulous on the Outside.”

Spring is in the air and it‘s time to start blossoming. It’s time to put away those over coats, sweat shirts, and show some skin. However, are you one of many who’ve kept putting off your work out time and as a result you’ve let a few extra pounds creep up on you?

Now you’re thinking, “What happened; how could the months have gone by so quickly?  It seems like January was only yesterday. I can’t believe it’s spring already, beach and body revealing weather. What about my New Year’s resolution to get fit? Yikes! Now what? I need a plan. Is there any thing I can do to get prepared quickly for this fast approaching swim suit/bikini season?”

Well guess what, I’ve have good news, all hope isn’t lose. It’s not too late! There is one thing you can do that will help you get a jump start towards getting started for little or, no cost. Plus, it’ll make you feel Better on the Inside as well as Look Fabulous on the Outside.

Here’s the #1 Thing you can start doing immediately that’ll help you “Shrink It While you Think It.”

#1  Move More!

This causes ACTIVITY which makes us feel better on the inside & look better on the outside.

Remember: Do What You Can, Small Steps Will Lead to Big Changes.

So, Here You Go!

 TRY THESE!

  • Dance, Put On Your Favorite Tune and Go! Or Take a Dance Class
  • Play with the Kids
  • Laugh More
  • Stand During Your Work Meetings
  • Doodle
  • DO MORE House Hold Chores
  • Walk More
  • Exercise Before You Go to Work. (Even if it’s just for 10 minutes)
  • Take The Stairs Instead of The Elevator During Short Flights.
  • Take Active Vacations
  • Love More
  • Smile More (Don’t forget it’s a muscle)
  • Stay Active

For More Movement Ideas Please Visit.

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Joey L. Dowdy’s “Sexy Is,”?

Posted in Be Fabulous, Dance, fitness, Get fired Up, Get Fit, Groove, inspiration, Look Fierce, motivation, Peace, Physical Activity, Self fulfillment, Self Improvement, Shake Your Booty, Stage, Theatre, Total Health, Uncategorized, Wellness, work out with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2009 by JJgroove01

Hey guys, lately there’s been so much talk about what makes a person sexy. Should you believe all the hype? Let’s face it; we live in a visual world that is highly controlled by major media outlets like, reality television, music videos, magazines, newspapers, and fashion designers. They all have a huge influence on nearly every aspect of our lives, everything from what we eat, wear, where we live, who we should or shouldn’t date, and what our bodies should or shouldn’t look like.

Yet today the million dollar question still remains, “What is Sexy; is it truly in eye of the bolder, or is it in the hands of the money makers? Can we honestly make unfiltered individual choices about what sexy is and what it really means?

Many media outlet say it’s all about image and having the perfect package. Their emphasis and primary focus usually caters to what’s current, young, and hot! So I ask do we no longer need to be able to think for ourselves. Or have our media outlets taken complete control over what we think sexy should be.

Well, maybe this is a question you might have to decide for yourself. However, here’s a list that I’ve composed of what some adults are saying, “What they think is Sexy.” The results just might surprise you.

Yet the big question here is how many of their answers are similar to your own, and if not, will they rub off? Will it make you think about your own life, or will you just go with the flow and let society/media dictate what it means to you. How can you Develop Your Own Sexiness?

What is Sexy?

Sexy is natural, being yourself.
Sexy is having a nice swagger/walk.
Stronger enough for man but made for a woman.

Sexy is working with what you have.
Sex is an independent woman or man.
Sexy is confidence; having a good attitude.
Sexy is dressing well.
Sexy is a stimulation conversation.

Sexy is flirtatious & fun
Sexy is fore play.
Sexy is sweet and submissive.

Now, What’s Your Definition? Please share!

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Joey L. Dowdy’s “Dust Off Those Shoes & Dance!”

Posted in Dance, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2009 by JJgroove01

The holidays are almost upon us and with a storm of Television Dance shows rocking the airways you don’t want to be stuck with the same old moves for this year’s holiday festivities. Now is the time to get started. It’s time to Dust Off Those Dancing Shoe and Get A New Groove.” Who knows? Maybe dance beneficial effects will even help you shed a few pounds before the New Year arrives.”

Why Dance? It’s Freedom, Festive & Fun! And it has so many great benefits. Hate to exercise? Well, once you get carried away by ballet or mesmerized by the meringue, you won’t even notice you’re doing the equivalent of running a ten minute mile. Here How, Four Dance Styles Shape Up!

1. Afro-Latino (Caribbean) It consist of movements with lots crouching, bending of the knees, requires a loose head, arching of the back, and gathering undulating arms movements, often done to live drumming.
Calories Burned Per HR. 512

Great For Toning
It works the thighs (all that squatting), arms, butt, and legs.

Soul Boost
You’ll let go of inhibitions and feel a communal connection with your authentic self, and the entire group.

Caveat ( Be Warned)The aerobic intensity might be discouraging at first, but hang in there you’ll be hooked!

2. Ballet
Is a precise, structured
series of turned-out knee bends (plies), leg and arm extensions, fast foot work, jumps and leaps that emphasize an erect body and flexible straight.

Calories Burned Per HR.
        376

Great For Toning
It’s great for the upper torso, calves, thighs, and butt thanks to all the lifting and turned-out leg positions. They
become beautiful sculpted.

Soul Boost
You’ll find yourself standing, sitting and moving with better poster and more grace as your body memorizes the movement.

Caveat ( Be Warned)
There’s no swiveling of the hips or shoulders, so if you’re looking to get down, this may not be your better choice.

3. Hip –Hop
Hip hop provides street wise moves to a funky, syncopated beat, involving isolated upper body and hand moves, punches, kicks, shoulders, rib, and hip gyrations linked together.

Calories Burned Per HR.
445

Great For Toning
The thigh, hips, and butts.

Soul Boost
You’ll leave class feeling energized, powerful, with a new strut in your walk.

Caveat ( Be Warned) Its fast moves and counter-intuitive beats can take a while to pick up. But you’ll feel proud when you do.

4. Latin
A variety of dances including the meringue, salsa, tango, and mambo, with lots of complex footwork and hip rotations, usually done with a partner, but some gyms & dance centers offer latin inspired solo workouts.

Calories Burned Per HR.

353

Great For Toning
The thighs, upper back, and shoulders, butt, hips.

Soul Boost
You can’t help but tap into your steamy sexy and passion side- It’s Hot, Hot, & Hot!

Caveat ( Be Warned) With a partner, its hip-to hip intimacy and if you’re bashful this just might be a good way to open up.

Now is time, “Dust Off Those Shoes & Dance!

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Joey L. Dowdy’s Fat Be GONE!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2009 by JJgroove01

Your Wish Can Come True!

Did you ever wish for a magic wand that you could wave over your body and it would instantly get rid of those unwanted pounds just by you saying, Fat Be Gone”!

I know it sounds like a fantasy but it’s certainly one that many of us wish could be true. Then reality takes charge and we soon discover that’s not going to happen; it’s going to take more than wishing those extra pounds away. It will take some work, dreaded, boring, exercise work; the I’m not motivated or nor do I feel like doing it work.

However, we some how keep a glimmer of hope that one day something magically just might happen. (The usual thought is it’ll be finding a new diet pill, or a formulated fat burning food combination.)

Something that just might ease the pain and thought of thinking, gee, this is boring and too much work, there’s got be a better way? You know what? There is! Your Wish Just Came True! Life is too short and you should be spending it having fun. So why not start by making your exercise regime fun, and choose Dance Fitness as your physical activity?

“Dance Fitness is Get Down the Pounds Fun”!

Did you know? That doing a cardio dance workout could be like running a 10 minute mile. You can easily burn up to 450 calories per hr. all while learning some of the hottest dance moves today. *Cardio Does a Body Good.* Plus you will enjoy a resultant Grand Finale` that’s not only beneficial for your heart; it lowers your cholesterol, reduces your blood pressure, and builds stronger bones while improving your flexibility.

So, What are You Waiting For?

Do It! & say, Fat Be GONE!

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Joey L. Dowdy’s “So You Think You Can’t Dance”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2009 by JJgroove01

  What’s up people? It’s Joey L. Dowdy, World Dance Groove’s Choreographer/ Host/Instructor and Fitness Motivator.

Do you think you have two left feet, or on occasion 3 left feet? Okay! If so, here’s the next question.

Hey,

            So

                   You

                             Think 

                                            You

                                                       Can’t

                                                                     Dance?

 Well,

              Can

                        You 

                                    Do

                                            This ?

  Check It Out!

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