booty therapy; c'est magnifique!

Hi curvy curlies! I trust you are Saturday happy, doing whatever it is you want to be doing. I am sitting on my couch resting my body, after a super fun night of exercising with a group of curlfriends. 

Last night, a few L.A. naturalistas met up, in the Athleta store at the Grove for a romp shaking good time, in the form of BOOTY THERAPY!

Booty Therapy is an inspired workout from Paris, France, that infuses African and Brazilian dances, combined with the rhythmic sounds of world music. The instructor is a remarkable curvy curly who believes, with booty therapy, you can “shake away all your worries.” Maimouna Coulibali encourages women to move their bodies in a way that celebrates the whole being and releases years of trauma we have carried internally. Too often, our natural, intuitive movement/being/energy is sexualized. Maimouna teaches her students to reject that distorted narrative and rock out the way our hips and booties are created to! I had a fantastic time and an even better workout. I walked away from booty therapy feeling beautiful, free and sexy. If you ever have the opportunity to experience this class, DO NOT pass it up!




shape ya rump

Summer is officially here, folks! I'm seeing so many gorgeous, colorful fits for us curvy girls, I gotsta get my #curvyFit work outs on! The challenge for me is consistency. My days are long and my nights are sometimes even longer. When am I supposed to squeeze in a fitness regimen?

Well, here's the thing, we shouldn't be squeezing in those things that benefit our wholeness.  We MUST make/schedule/take time for self-care and maintenance. My commitment to the best me, is morning prayer, meditation, AND at least 30 minutes of intense aerobic activity, 5 days a week. Will you join me? Sprint up some hills. Run in the sand. Dance till your thighs ache. Pull out your jump ropes!

I dare you.