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

 

 

 

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

 

 

I Know It Sounds Crazy, But…Help Me Choreograph The Bachelor’s Wedding Dance!

I Know It Sounds Crazy, But…Help Me Choreograph The Bachelor’s Wedding Dance!

Hello to all you hopeless romantics out there (and yes, that includes Ilyse Baker)!

Monday night about 10 million viewers watched The Bachelor Season 17 finale to see if Sean Lowe was going to get down on one knee to propose to either Catherine Guidici or Lindsay Yenter.  I mean, what woman wouldn’t want to watch one sexy single guy (Hey Hilton, you’re still the sexiest guy I know!) seeking his future wife where the road to true love can be very surprising and even quite steamy?!  Come on…you know we American women buy into Reality TV all the time (how many guys out there are willing to admit they watch the show?  Hands up!)!

Hopeless Romantic

I didn’t get to watch this season from the beginning as I rarely have time for TV.  However, about 3 weeks ago I bonded with my sister Dayna over the show and got hooked.  So, along with ten million others, I invested 3 hours Monday night to find out what Sean would do, and admit shedding tears throughout the show.

Oy, I am such a hopeless romantic!  :)

I loved that Catherine gave Sean little notes here and there telling him what was on her mind.  Not like I’d do anything like that; right Hilton!?!  :)

My Fantasy

I’m so enamored with this couple that I fantasized “what can I do to help them?” and decided I wanted to choreograph their wedding dance.  Simple idea, huh? I’m the right person for it, huh?

So, after watching After the Final Rose, where Sean said they were planning a quick wedding, I got right on Twitter to tweet away to Sean and Catherine, congratulating them and also letting them know that I would be happy to choreograph their wedding dance.  Good start…huh?!

Then Tuesday I wake up and see that it was announced on Good Morning America that Sean will be joining the cast of Dancing With The Stars this season with dance partner, Peta Murgatroyd.  Sooo…now what, as I am sure he can get any of the Pros to choreograph for him?  Nooooo nooooo I LOVE my idea and am sticking to it.  Sean will be busy getting incredible training from Peta so who will Catherine have to train her for their big day?  What about her???????  Who will work with her???????

Help Me Help Catherine (and Sean)!

Here’s where you can help! If you agree that Catherine should take dance classes and training from me, it’s just a matter of how I get to Sean and Catherine.  Ok…I am still thinking out of the box about it and trying to work my magic.  In the meantime, all of YOU can help me with this new venture that I am pursuing so here is what I’d like you to do:

1)  Tweet away to: @SeanLowe99 @clmgiudici @chrisbharrison @ABCBachSeanLowe @BachelorABC letting them know that you know someone who would be great as Catherine’s Dance Trainer (yep, me!)

2)  Facebook away:  The Bachelor

3)  Email ABC and all Producers of both The Bachelor and Dancing With The Stars

4)  Comment below on my blog any ideas and feedback

5)  Share and spread the word to all you know

This could be lots of fun for everyone and, if I’m chosen, I’ll share everything I’m allowed with all of my readers so we can all follow this beautiful couple down the aisle and to their wedding day.

Thanks for all your help in helping make Catherine the best wedding dance partner ever!

xoxo,

ILYSE