2014: Only the Beginning, Only Just the Start

2014: Only the Beginning, Only Just the Start

I’m looking forward to a great 2014, both personally and for the people with whom I teach; and the best is yet to come!

My 2014 journey started out being interviewed by Tafiq Akhir, America’s Healthy Lifestyle Coach, on the Global Voice Broadcasting network.  Tafiq’s show is broadcast live Friday nights at 9PM EST / 6PM PST on www.globalvoicebroadcasting.com, focusing on fitness, nutrition and wellness support.

Tafiq is a jack-of-all trades and incredible at what he does.  We first met a couple months ago on a Qignition fitness shoot and hit it off right away.  I was incredibly honored, flattered and excited that Tafiq invited me to share my thoughts about business, fitness and health on his show for a complete hour!  We chatted about New Year’s resolutions (Tafiq calls them “goals”), nutrition, healthy eating, diets and much more and I was able to talk with a caller who has a couple of children and doesn’t have time to work out and share my ideas of how she could make exercise part of her daily routine.

Click below to WATCH and LISTEN:

“To Your Health and Fitness” – January 3, 2014 with Special Guest Dance and Fitness Expert, Ilyse Baker

From a business perspective we talked about the importance of fitness pros working together and never being negative about others, that some people like different pro’s energy and some people will like my energy and others will like someone else’s energy better, and that’s okay! We also talked about my “Dancinerate” DVD and digital downloads (you can get a discount on my Website by putting in the code “dance247”) and much, much more.  You know the old cliché “time flies when you’re having fun?” Tafiq and I had such a great time the hour flew by and we couldn’t believe that the show was over.

My interview with Tafiq was incredible; I’d like all my friends to ‘like,’ ‘follow’ and check out Tafiq on all his Social platforms and website:

http://tafiqsphysiques.com/

http://txthomefitness.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TafiqsPhysiques

https://twitter.com/TafiqsPhysiques

2014 is going to the next step in my journey that started with this interview, and I’ve been asked to do others over the next couple of months.  I’m incredibly excited about my DVD, the Weight Watchers DVD I created and look forward to helping people get fit and have fun in the New Year.

Until next time, I leave you with the following thought from Tafiq: “There is nothing to it, but to do it!” 

xoxo,

Ilyse

 

 

 

“To Be the Best, Wear the Best: Dressing for Success!”

“To Be the Best, Wear the Best:  Dressing for Success!”

Wearing the right outfit when dancing or doing any other workout is very important…if your clothes and shoes fit right and make you feel comfortable, you’re more apt to focus on the workout, not on “how do I look to others in class?”  I’ve always felt that to do my best I should look my best and now, thanks to Reebok, I’ve got many different types of workout apparel and looks to choose from.  

My relationship with Reebok started about 18 months ago. Four girls from the USA and three from the rest of the world were brought together to form the Reebok Dance Team.  We were told that Reebok would be launching their very own dance line within a year.  We were selected to help Reebok fine-tune the line.  Giving them credit, they really went directly to the source: What do dancers want to wear?  What will both look good and be comfortable? What kinds of workout gear, from top to bottom, will not only be in demand “today” but also “tomorrow” were only some of the questions they asked us.

We all want to look our best and feel good, whether at work, partying or while working out. It’s important to wear clothes that make you feel more confident about yourself and your body.  It works for me, and my experience with my students is that it will actually make you work harder during each class.  It is fabulous seeing the “HOT Valley and Westside Moms” sporting cargo pants for Dancinerate.  I love it and I know it helps them feel funkier!

Since Reebok’s dance line launched back in January, I am in more love with the shoes and clothes then I was when I first saw sketches last year.  The clothing is colorful and stylish: the minute I put them on, I am dressing for success.  The dance sneakers are extremely light weight and flexible for our dancer feet.  They are colorful,  come in many styles and have a pivot point on the sole that is great for turning.

Who needs some new stylish Dance apparel and shoes???

Purchase all the latest looks from my favorite family, REEBOK, today!  We can be twins on the dance floor and look fabulous together. 

Click on this link:  http://www.reebok.com/ilysebaker and save 10% on your new workout gear

Then look to the left of page where you will see a hanger, click it to take you to the bottom of the page where my “favorite gear” section is and SHOP AWAY!  Once you click on what you want, you will be directed to reebok.com.  When you check out, look for your 10% discount on me! 

Happy Shopping and feel free to share with all your friends!  See you on the dance floor in your Reebok gear soon!

Life is a beat…dance to it!  Live with Fire!

xoxo,

ILYSE