Follow Me For Fun and Fitness

Follow Me For Fun and Fitness

I LOVE what I do, which is helping people have fun and stay fit, mainly through Dance but also in a variety of other disciplines, and I want to share my passion for good health and life with as many people as possible.

I’m fortunate to be able to do this through the classes that I teach, Qignition, FitnessGlo, Reebok and a few surprises that I can announce shortly, especially if you’re a member of a very specific large organization (shhh!).

And, of course, I’ve released the first of what I hope will be many videos recently and thank those who have brought me into their homes.

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you already know me or follow me on one of the various Social Media platforms that I’m on, and I’m asking all of my readers to pass on my platforms to their friends who would like to find new ways toward incorporating fun into their workouts.

So if you aren’t already connected to me, I’m inviting you to do so and I will follow you back.  If we’re already connected, please pass this information on to your friends who you think might be interested in my insight into a fun, healthy lifestyle at the following:

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/ilysebakerdancinerate

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/ilysebaker

YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/ilysebaker

Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/ilysebaker

Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/ilysebaker

And as an added bonus to anyone who likes what they see, I’m offering a $5 discount off my DVD at my website: http://ilysebaker.com/
If you choose to buy the DVD from my website, the discount code is “dance247.”

We’re headed into the season where most of us, including me, go to parties, get together in large groups with friends and family and eat and drink.  One of my goals during this time of year is to get people to have FUN while working out.  The more people I can reach, the happier I am…and hopefully you will too!

Thanks so much passing this on to all your friends!

Welcome to the Ilyse Baker Dance and Fitness Community!

xoxo,

ILYSE

 

 

MaDonna Grimes: It’s Time To Give Back

MaDonna Grimes:  It’s Time To Give Back

How often are you moved by someone: that special someone who inspired you and, regardless of how long it’s been since you’ve last seen or talked with them, is always in your thoughts:  that person who has hit that special spot and who you’ll never forget……..

MaDonna Grimes is that person for me.  I was fortunate to meet MaDonna when I was in college and she was friends with Patti Palese, one of my dance teachers. I was visiting in LA and attended one of MaDonna’s dance classes at a Bally’s; the way she taught really opened up my eyes to how a great dance instructor could really inspire people.  We kept in touch, and when I moved to LA she hired me as a dance teacher in her Hollywood studio and then on her dance team, where I was able to dance all over the world.

Like she has dozens of others, MaDonna has given me opportunity after opportunity, inspired me to always be better and always go after my dreams.  And now it’s time to give back!

Two months ago MaDonna found out she inherited Colon-rectal cancer from her late grandmother and, although she has health insurance, needs help to pay for what will be very expensive surgery. I’m excited to be a part of a group of people who know and love MaDonna and are coming together with and for her to help Dance Away Cancer.

On May 5th an All-Star Team of LA Fitness Pros will celebrate with MaDonna at Crunch Fitness in West Hollywood.  The team includes Me, Petra Kolber, Milo Levell, Michelle Dozois, Patrick Goudeau, Michelle LeMay, Laurie Carpenter, Deb Praver, Kendall Hogan, Star Agreed, Marvin Thornton and many, many more.  This WILL be the “it” place to be and you do not want to miss it.  Spread the word and share away.  There will be a raffle; gift bags plus so much more.  ALL are welcome and, if you live in LA, we want you there to help support MaDonna.

If you don’t live in LA or can’t make it, but want to help this beautiful person BEAT CANCER, you can still be a part of this benefit by clicking and donating here:  http://www.gofundme.com/MaDonnafightingcancer.

Remember that every $1 counts so anything that you can do to help MaDonna fight this cancer will make all the difference.  We all appreciate YOU!!!

See you on MaDonna’s Dance Floor!

xoxo,

ILYSE

 

Behind the Scenes: Dancinerate™ Burn With The Beat DVD Shoot

For many years now, I have said, “I want my own Dance Fitness DVD and I am sure it is so easy to do.”  My attitude was just like Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory when she would say in her whining voice, “I want an Oompa Loompa now!”  Of course, I wasn’t as whiny, however I felt if everyone else was producing DVDs easily and promptly, then how can I not do the same thing?!

Well…I learned very quickly years back that it was not as easy as I thought.  Not only is timing important, my finances had to be in line, my business head had to be turned on hardcore, among many other things.  Boy, did I learn fast and I thank the man upstairs who looks after me daily that I didn’t get myself into anything too fast.  After a lot of research and countless meetings with mentors, I knew that it was best to wait and I would know when it was “my time” to show the World what Ilyse Baker could offer on a home DVD.

The “right” time has finally come for me to share my passion for dance and fitness with the World.  Yes, that is right:  Ilyse Baker’s Dancinerate™ Burn With The Beat DVD is NOW available on my website, Amazon, Collage Exercise Videos, and Total Fitness DVDs.  It has been a week now since I launched and I am beyond blessed with the sales and feedback.  My DVD is doing exactly what I wanted it to do:  Make a difference in peoples’ lives!  The DVD even hit the UK today…2 DVDs are heading to London.  :)  I am on Cloud 9 as my dream is now a reality.

Now, let’s go back to the girl who thought this would be a piece of cake…haha I still laugh at that thought.  Sooo not a peace of cake, however a journey that I loved every minute of even if it left me with a ton of anxiety, stress, insecurities, etc.  You know how our “heads” can talk way too much sometimes.  :)

My shoot date was back on October, 15, 2012.  Months prior to the shoot, I was in major prep mode choreographing, selecting music, a production company, graphic designer, art director, photographer, make up artist, hair artist, wardrobe, backup talent, website shopping cart, and the list goes on.  I could not be happier with everyone that worked on my DVD shoot and assisted me on making my product ROCK.  Here is a shout out to…Stock Yard Films, YES! Fitness Music, Sarah Jefferson Carter, Linda Posivak, David Heisler Photography, Brandon Neff Design, Kimberly Klein, Danielle Jolie Thouin, Ronni Winston, Stacey Vangelisti, Rachel Tonick FitLife Productions, Mitch Perliss Consulting, Web Success Team, AFAA Studios, and Reebok.

Please enjoy viewing my Behind the Scenes footage that my brilliant boyfriend shot for me on set.  I think he has a new venture to pursue.  :)  Please comment below and let me know what you think then PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share this exciting new journey of mine that you are all a part of with everyone you know.  My DVD helps you reach beyond your comfort zone, have fun, lose yourself in the movement, tighten and tone, build confidence, feel sexier, and reduce stress.  What more could you ask for?!

Purchase NOW:  Ilyse’s Shopping Cart

See YOU on your home dance floor!

ILYSE