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

 

 

“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

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