Dance Vy­bance up a storm at

Jamaica Gleaner - - HEALTH & FITNESS -

COM­BINE EN­ER­GETIC dance moves with great vibes and the re­sult is pure Vy­bance! Dancers Sa­man­tha Stra­chan, Car­reen Wal­ton and Shaquille Laing have joined forces to of­fer adult dance classes geared to­wards get­ting fit and hav­ing fun adult dance classes geared to­wards get­ting fit and hav­ing fun

So the ‘Ladies of Life­style’ de­cided to tackle yet an­other health and fit­ness chal­lenge, test­ing their stamina on the dance floor. Here is what they had to say about their class at Vy­bance:

Nashauna Lalah

In no time I was drenched with sweat. The few strands of hair that had es­caped from my pony­tail clung to my scalp and fore­head for dear life. My body screamed for rest but I was cap­ti­vated by the beat and held prisoner – Afrobeat, folk, soca, dance­hall, sexy stiletto, and mod­ern con­tem­po­rary. It all flowed through my veins – and not en­tirely of my own free will.

The Life­style team found it­self at Vy­bance dance stu­dio in Kingston, and Car­reen Wal­ton and Sa­man­tha Stra­chan were tak­ing us through the paces. Man, those girls can move!

When it was time for sexy stiletto (which I was re­ally look­ing for­ward to) my thighs re­ally got a work­out – leg days got noth­ing on the deadly com­bi­na­tion of Stra­chan and Bey­oncé. That’s a deadly com­bi­na­tion.

It’s a com­plete body work­out. If felt like when you haven’t been to the gym all week and turn up on Fri­day and your trainer says let’s do an full-body work­out to­day.

But although quite gru­elling, the en­dor­phins it re­leased made me feel spec­tac­u­lar. Hav­ing not been to Latin dance ses­sions in more than 10 years, or done bal­let since I was 12, it seems I to­tally for­got the joys of mov­ing to mu­sic.

But trust me, if you are look­ing for an ac­tiv­ity that’s re­ally FUN while work­ing up a good sweat and get­ting a com­plete work­out, you need to head to Vy­bance.

Now, if only I could get the Moscato rhythm out of my head.

PHOTO BY PA­TRICK PLANTER PA­TRICK PLANTER/ PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

Not only does stiletto sexy look good, it is also quite a work­out. Car­reen Wal­ton (front) leads the group through a fun-filled ses­sion.

PHO­TOS BY PA­TRICK PLANTER

Nashauna Lalah gets ready to soar dur­ing the mod­ern con­tem­po­rary ses­sion.

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