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Meet The Boss: Simone Sobers

In Career, Entrepreneurs, Health, Lifestyle, News, wellness on October 23, 2015 at 09:00

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Ladies: Have you ever met someone who inspires you to work out, get healthy, do business, help others, and be a better woman for yourself and the ones around you while you feel sexy and have fun in the process? This is how I feel about Simone “The Boss” Sobers.

I met Simone a year ago through my client and friend Sandra Acosta from PerForm Studio, a dance fitness space in my beloved Miami, FL. You know you are doing things right when your clients refer you to new clients, and in this case, when God puts you in touch with determined women with clear goals like these two.

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Simone “The Boss” Sobers, 31, is the creator of The Boss Chick Dance Workout, a 60-minute high intensity hip hop, dance hall, and afrobeats fusion twerkout for women only that consists of:

  • 40-minute Dance Cardio Set
  • 5-minute H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Abs and Strength Training)
  • 10-minute Choreography
  • 5-minute Cool Down

While other workouts focus only on one rhythm, The Boss Chick Dance Workout features dance combinations set to the music and styles of three of them along with an abs series and stretch series! In addition to having a great time dancing the hour away, you sculpt your abs, arms, legs, and buttocks while you burn up to 1000+ calories!

Given the high rates of obesity and heart disease among women Simone inspires women to get healthy. There are not many Black women on the forefront or the face of health & fitness and Simone “The Boss” Sobers is changing that with The Boss Chick Dance Workout™!

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“The Boss” takes the first step and makes the first move towards her dreams, that is why she is destined to success. She knows no barriers, as she speaks the universal language of music and dance. Since its inception in July 2013, The Boss Chick Dance Workout™  has reached thousands of ladies worldwide through Masterclasses in Miami, Atlanta, New York City, Philadelphia, London, Madrid, Bogotá, and Brussels. Regular classes are currently held in Miami, New York City, Houston, San Antonio, Morris Plains, Atlanta, Gainesville, Philadelphia, and London.

A native of London, raised in beautiful South Florida, Simone started her classical dance training 24 years ago and since then she has studied a wide variety of styles at notable institutions around the world such as New York University, Alvin Ailey School, and Netherlands Dance Theatre. A dance teacher of 15 years, always striving to excel in her already successful career, she received a M.F.A. in Dance from New York University Tisch School of Arts in 2010. In 2011, she instructed at Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy in Los Angeles. After growing interest and a booming fan base with her fitness vlog, The New Sexy, she also became a certified personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise® (ACE). In 2012, Simone was invited to train and work with Madonna and her team of dance and fitness professionals at Hard Candy Fitness. This was Sobers’ first taste of dance fitness and it was instrumental in her development as a Dance Fitness instructor: She got inspired to start up her own dance fitness program. The Hard Candy Fitness experience paired with her passion for dance, her love for personal training and the H.I.I.T. format plus her strong interest in women’s issues became the key ingredients for an exciting fusion: The Boss Chick Dance Workout™.

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Being a dance freak myself, I am the kind of woman who always felt like being a backup dancer, but with The Boss Chick Dance Workout™ I feel like the lead performer, like a star! But, don’t take my word for it, please check out these features: Shape Magazine, Channel 7 News: Style FileRacked MiamiGypsy Jaunt, and Your Fashion Highness.

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Are you ready to join Simone “The Boss” Sobers and lead an all-female takeover in your city?

The Boss Chick Dance Workout™ is one of the first women only internationally certified dance workouts by American Council on Exercise® (ACE). Simone “The Boss” Sobers auditions all teachers through a very selective process and trains them to learn 60+ routines of choreography. Sobers also empowers The Boss Chick Dance Workout™ instructors with the tools and knowledge to make an impact in every class using their role to be leaders and world changers. Now you can get certified to become a Boss Chick Dance Workout™ Head instructor in your city. During the 8 hour practical Instructor Training you will learn the BCDW concept and methodology, routines, and key moves from 4 street dance styles: hip-hop, dance hall, afrobeats, and twerk techniques. You will receive all the resources and tools necessary to teach a successful Boss Chick Dance Workout™ class.

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“I wanted to create a workout around something that we identify with: hip-hop and pop culture. All of the hip-hop and pop divas possess a strong feminine identity and nature present in their performances. Everything about them screams FEMALE Power. They are major influences that help sculpt our routines for The Boss Chick Dance Workout. I love meeting new women all over the world who fall in love with it. Regardless of race, language, or color they share the sentiment of feeling empowered and sexy after a BCDW experience. You can feel liberated and burn calories while you’re at it. I wanted to create something unique that would inspire women to own their sexy and take charge of their health in a new way.” said Simone Sobers. 

Congratulations Simone! You got it, “Boss”!

Slide11Credits: Matt Pendleton/Photos & Jesus Martinez/Graphic Design

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Tease to Get Toned

In Health, Lifestyle, News on February 26, 2015 at 18:25

By Jillian Goltzman

What if we said you could sip wine and get a full-body workout from the comfort of your chair? Ladies, this is not a drill. PerForm Studio, in Doral, is hosting a sultry “Be Sexy” burlesque and chair dance workshop this Saturday, Feb. 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Whether you just finished watching Fifty Shades of Grey or you’re looking to re-enact a scene from Flashdance, you’ll learn a routine filled with tricks of the chair dance trade. Check your hesitations at the door—no experience is required. Dancers will loosen up with a complimentary glass of wine before learning the art of the tease.

“We wanted to create a workshop for everyday women who want to get in touch with their sexy side with a more detailed and intimate experience,” PerForm Studio class instructor Simone Sobers says. “The class will leave you feeling more confident, sexy and skilled.”

The best part? Slipping into your favorite stilettos is recommended, but not required. “Everything you do is a little more challenging a few inches off the ground,” said Sobers. “Different muscles are automatically activated from standing in heels. Once you start moving in them, you’re definitely burning some extra calories.” Talk about a return-on-invest from those brand new Jimmy Choos.

Tickets are available online here for $35 and $45 at the door. All dancers will be entered to win free Zumba and Boss Chick Dance Workout studio classes to continue their fitness goals. Our verdict? A little leg work and libations can go a long way.

NOTE: Thank you so much to Jillian Goltzman and Maria Tettamanti for this article about our client PerForm Studio!

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Do you ever wonder where does your time go?

In Career, En Español, Family, Lifestyle, Relationships on February 11, 2015 at 09:50

I find it always productive to look back and analyze how we spend our days and nights to decide the best way to invest them. Have you tried that? I promise you that efficient planning and productivity are only a few of the multiple benefits of this exercise.

Just like it happened in 2014, MY year started, in February. I even started drafting this post weeks ago, in the form of a list of one-word journal entries, however I just finished it and published it today.

After weeks of indulging in the 3Fs (family, friends, and food!), we welcomed 2015 moonbathing on New Year’s Eve in the waters of the Caribbean Sea. Only days later, we attended our first event of the year: The Jungle-Themed Wedding of a dear couple of friends. Nothing like a wedding to make me smile and cry!

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Us at Johna & Cam’s Jungle-Themed Wedding. Saint-Lucia’s Pitons at the back!

Went home for one last health check up, one last holiday gathering and attend fun-filled events hosted by my brand new clients The Boss Chick Dance Workout and PerForm Studio. Back on a plane again, working up in the air, on materials for another lovely client: Tribal Hotel.

Meanwhile, before I had the chance to write an original post, I reblogged “The 10 most important life lessons to master in your 30s”, a post by Mark Manson that I consider a new classic of this digital era. How did you like it?

On a high note, one of the biggest online companies approached us looking for American couples, in their early to mid-30s, who recently had kids to be featured on an online news story about the pros of delaying marriage/kids. It felt amazing to be considered as a way to connect to our demographic!

When I finally got a few hours for ME, I used them to write. Inspired in Spanish, my first language, my mother tongue, the one that I miss and appreciate more lately. “2015: Año de la Fertilidad” is the post that summarizes my intentions for this year, everything that I will focus on: Physical, Creative, Spiritual, Emotional, and Financial Fertility.

Mid-January I disappeared. Only one reblog in Spanish with smart tips on “Things to do if you are single after 30” and that was it. The 8th Annual Mombacho Cigars Anniversary Month had started. As I have named it before: It’s the most special corporate extravaganza! What does that mean? Husband working non-stop, me on full hostess-tour guide-translator-PR mode, cigar tastings, blending sessions, sightseeing tours, private dinners, and parties among tobacco industry personalities, cigar connoisseurs, family, friends, colleagues and clients in town in honor of their continuous support to Mombacho Cigars.

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Mombacho Cigars at Casa Favilli, Granada, Nicaragua

This year it included the ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the company’s recent move to their new and expanded location Casa Favilli, one of the most prestigious historic buildings of Granada, Nicaragua and a party for over two-hundred sixty guests at the Old Railway Station of Granada, where they were welcomed with Mombacho cigars, refreshing cocktails, and tasty appetizers that served to transition to the surprise of the night: A live Samba band with dancers and drummers that invited to dance the night away and celebrate with the Mombacho Cigars family for many years to come in the global tobacco industry.

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Dancing with the stars…!

The BEST part: My younger sister was here! It was comforting to have her by our side, showing her the beauty of this country and having her help and support during this busy time!

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With my younger sister…love her!

A week at the beach gave me the opportunity to know more about our visitors. A meteorologist, a school Vice-Principal, a pilot, lawyers, a realtor taking a year off of her career to try the things she always wanted to try such as ballet, sewing classes and yoga, all feeling grateful and inspired to be surrounded by special old and new friends.  One of them is Tammy Faulds, who is a Certified Professional Life Coach & Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. Check out her website www.innertravelcoaching.com, we will be hearing more from her soon.

Super Bowl Sunday was the last event to enjoy as a group. Expat gathering at our place with Canadians, Americans, one Venezuelan, one Italian, and one Saint-Lucien cheering for the New England Patriots, and one Dominican cheering for the Seattle Seahawks (yes, that was me!).

Last guest left two days later and everything was over. The moment to start working on my goals and work and personal pendings immediately, including getting in touch with you! Here I am!

Now you know where my time went since I’ve been gone. Where did yours go? Tell me below in the comments 😉

Stay tuned for our upcoming post about what we are looking forward to in the following months! First hint? The Oscars!

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