15 July 2015

Representing Rizzmic at the IDEA World Fitness Convention!

Some of you may know this, but 2 1/2 years ago, I was introduced to Rizzmic. Rizzmic is a dance fitness format that features every genre of American music you could think of (i.e. jazz, country, jive, east coast swing, disco, hip hop, 80's, even hula!!... etc). You don't have to be a dancer to enjoy it, you just have to love to dance. It's the perfect blend of high intensity dance cardio + toning & fat burning -- I generally burn between 500-700 calories in a 55 minute class, which is pretty amazing.

This topic is so near and dear to my heart, yet I have just barely scratched the surface with it on my blog. I tend to keep things really special to me, to myself. Which doesn't really make a lot of sense, I know. Part of me wants to talk about Rizzmic 24/7, because that's how much I love it. And the other part of me feels like I've found something so special and so amazing, that I want to sort of hoard it and bottle it up for myself. Does that make any sense at all? I realize that it's selfish, though, because everyone should have the opportunity to be exposed to Rizzmic.

But not many people have experienced it yet, because it's so new. And so far, there are only classes available here in Western Washington. But the people taking classes here at home, they've really struck gold with this format, because I promise, it's the most fun you'll ever have while exercising.

Look, I'm not the kind of person that can step on a machine or run on a treadmill and be satisfied, because for me personally, it's not captivating and engaging enough for me to stay motivated. But Rizzmic??? It's fun, energetic, dynamic, fierce, addictive, and most importantly, it will get your tushy in shape. It's the literal best. And beyond the actual exercise, Rizzmic has brought me close to some pretty fantastic people. The community is supportive, and uplifting. I have always left class, or any Rizzmic event for that matter, feeling giddy & on top of the world.

And these are all of the reasons why I became a Rizzmic Instructor (I even have my own bio on the Rizzmic website! Yeehaw!). I want to share the joy and confidence that is has given me, with other people.

My Wednesday morning Rizzmic class! 

Recently, Rizzmic has been given the opportunity to go to the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles. So along side creators of Rizzmic -- myself & some other awesome instructors have volunteered to go and work at the convention to help out, to be spokes people of sorts (and there will be lots & lots of dancing going on as well!) ;-). But I feel so honored that I get to represent this format that has not only helped me get back into shape physically, but gave me back a sense of self that I didn't even realize was missing. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous. There will be so. many. people at this convention. But I'm mostly just excited to be able to expose people to something that I am so passionate about. This convention is huge for Rizzmic, because we will get to showcase this fabulously addictive format to 12,000+ other fitness professionals.

In fact, I leave today, my flight takes off at 4pm. Eeeeek! I literally have butterflies in my stomach!

I will post a little bit on my personal Instagram account (@mandychiappini), but will be posting a LOT on my fitness account (@rizzmic_mandy) while I'm there!! So if you're interested in getting a peek into my experience at IDEA, please do follow along!

Wish us luck!! :-)


ADSchill said...

Love dancing with you sis! I agree it's super fun to workout while shaking it. AND you are my favorite instructor. I hope you get some good exposure out there and that Rizzmic brings back some possible expansion opportunities.