Our IGNITE Giveaway Winner Karin recently graduated Cum Laude from Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She currently works as a professional dancer with Alternative Motion Project in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We met with Karin and she shared her fitness routine, her plans, and her favorite things.
Karin’s Exercise Routine and Future Plans
“I took a Dance Kinesiology class where we learned how the body and muscles work, how to take care of them, and how nutrition plays a key role. I realized that there was more to my job than meets the eye. Dance is a highly demanding career, and I put my body through heavy pounding every day. It is my job to keep my body in tip-top form in order to prepare for grueling rehearsals and company classes. As I learned more about the body, I changed some of my eating habits, and I came up with a cross training routine to compliment my dancing. I try to be as active as I can. Besides rehearsals and taking the company class, I do yoga every day, sometimes taking classes at Latitude 44 Yoga Studio in Eau Claire. I also do some strength training, and I have just taken up running three days a week. I also enjoy hiking, which fortunately I was able to do in Sweden this Summer.”
Karin is now excited to add IGNITE Classes to her routine!
Although Karin seems to have a full schedule she has many plans for her future which include looking to become a certified yoga instructor and health coach. She would also like to a create YouTube channel and work on her blog detailing the benefits of yoga for dancers.
Workout Gadget: My iPod! YouTube is also a great source for workouts. I follow Blogilates, Tone It UP, Yoga with Adriene and Yoga by Candace.
Clothing Brand: Calvin Klein Performance
Healthy Food: Fruit, chia pudding, and fresh green beans with chicken or fishFood Indulgence: I’m a sucker for Italian food, especially fettuccine alfredo.
In Photo: Leggings: Champion, Tank Top: Latitude 44 Yoga, Shoes: Reebok Run Tones, Jacket: Calvin Klein Performance.
Here’s to finding your style,™ – Kim
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