Protesters from a Manhattan dance studio cut a rug in City Hall Park on Tuesday — as nearly two dozen women also representing yoga, barre and pilates facilities rallied to demand that Mayor Bill de Blasio allow group fitness classes to go ahead. "We are not asking for special treatment here. Let’s be clear, we are asking for the same rules and regulations as every other business that has been allowed to reopen,” said Katia Pryce, the founder of DanceBody, during the rally. “It doesn’t make sense that in the greatest city in the world we forget about such an important industry. This is where the boutique industry was founded,” Pryce said, charging, “We have been forgotten because its female-founded and female-attended.”
Pryce railed, “We should’ve opened six months ago.”
Katia Pryce teaches live classes from one of her studios in Manhattan. She's the CEO of Dance Body, and she has not been able to teach an indoor group fitness class here in a year. “I don’t think we are asking for special treatment here, I think we are asking to have the same treatment as every other industry that’s been able to open,” she said. Pryce is among the many fitness studio owners demanding Mayor Bill de Blasio allow indoor group fitness classes to start up again.
At the helm of this growing fitness empire is former professional dancer turned founder and CEO Katia Pryce, who is known for her high-voltage energy and limitless supply of positive vibes. After sweating through one of her classes, I was interested in learning about how Pryce preps herself to be "on" and to continue to motivate her clients through live and on-demand workouts. Keep reading to see how she sets her day for success (and plenty of dancing!).
Instructors will take you through fun dance cardio moves, as well as toning that’ll make you feel the burn. It’s technical because it’s led by dancers-turned-instructors, but it’s also a great workout, to boot.
If your idea of a workout includes a killer playlist and lots of dancing (and sweat), try dance fitness. DanceBody is a popular dance studio based in NYC, but it has been bringing classes online through its virtual hub DanceBody Live.
Like every fitness entrepreneur, these have been challenging times for DanceBody founder Katia Pryce. Her beloved dance-inspired cardio and sculpting workout is in the Hamptons again this summer for the seventh year in a row. Pryce talked to the Daily about what to expect from her outdoor classes at The Clubhouse and how social media and her community have been a savior.
Katia Pryce offers advice on working out from home, recipes for success and her fitness philosophy...
Katia Pryce began 2020 with the urge to make things a bit more digitally savvy. She had no way of knowing that within a few weeks online workouts would become the key to survival for any boutique fitness business — but was one of the earliest pivoters into the world of at-home workouts at the start of the pandemic, making things that much more ready to succeed in this landscape.
This year, everything’s a bit different due to the coronavirus pandemic, but you can still get in a good cardio and sculpt workout in The Hamptons with DanceBody's outdoor classes in East Hampton.
Kids of all ages will love DanceBody Kids, getting strong and dancing alongside another mom and her two little ladies.
We caught up with Katia Pryce, the founder and CEO of DanceBody, to learn about the dance-inspired classes - which counts Molly Sims as a fan, summer in the Hamptons, and more.
Unlike your usual planks and sit-ups, this core workout is actually fun—so much so, that the 15 minutes will fly by (and Pryce’s soundtrack certainly helps).
Dance workouts are a great option if traditional exercise is not your jam, and DanceBody features fun classes that will have you sweating.
Dancing always makes working out more fun, and if you’re craving company, DanceBody offers multiple LIVE classes daily as well as a collection of On Demand workouts.
Students turn to Katia and DanceBody for cardio that mixes fun choreography with a serious workout.
Dance-inspired cardio and sculpt classes and the opportunity to support a female-owned small business? Sign us up.
DanceBody’s New York based trainer Andrea is making fitness fun for the whole family by streaming kid-friendly cardio sessions.
... a streaming service with a cult-following, DanceBody is just Fun. You'll learn choreography and collect moves you can bust out when quarantine is over.
DanceBody is a blast in person or at home, and we’re so grateful they offer online classes.
Halston Sage explains she’s tried many of the wide range of live workouts available on Instagram at the moment, but DanceBody is definitely one she wants to follow for the long haul. “It’s the [workout] I’m telling my friends about,” explains the Paper Towns star.
Although DanceBody has a full livestreaming platform with daily live classes and on-demand workouts available, they are also doing free daily workouts on Instagram. I personally do the workout every day at 12pm and it's the perfect midday break from all the sitting and typing I do these days.
This is not your mother’s aerobics class; DanceBody is a fast-paced dance-inspired cardio workout. The choreographed dance routines will get your heart rate up (but they’re easy enough for beginners) and lift your mood.
DanceBody offers LIVE and On Demand dance-based cardio classes that will work muscles you didn’t know existed in a fun but challenging way.
DanceBody has a stock of on-demand classes on its platform as well as two to four classes streaming LIVE every day as part of DanceBody LIVE. Clients can try it free for seven days and then subscribe by the month for access.
There’s a reason that they had Chinese patients dance in quarantine—because it does the body good! Skip the hardcore abs of steel workouts and shake it out with DanceBody, the popular studio workout that launched their online platform early this year.
While NYC-based fitness studio DanceBody has its own roster of brick-and-mortar locations, their ever-popular online platform offers all the perks of being in a movement class without actually having to go. The programs are a careful combination of choreography and cardio and the dance moves change in seasons—offering users enough time to master them.
“I always walked out of class in a better mood than when I arrived. The workout felt like an escape from the crazy hustle of city and news life.”
Molly Sims hosted a DanceBody workout class at Holiday House in the Hamptons on Wednesday, whose proceeds went to breast cancer research.
Katia turned her passion for dance into DanceBody, a global dance fitness empire with online classes and boutique studios, one of which, yes, is on Broadway.
Listen to Founder and CEO Katia Pryce discuss all things DanceBody with SiriusXM host, Jenny Hutt, on the JustJenny! Show.
Leave it to Katia Pryce and her team of trainers (or energizer bunnies) to make a workout feel like the most fun you could possibly have in an hour.
Yes, it’s fun, but the mind-body benefits of dance translate into greater fitness gains too.
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“If you want to be fit for life, you’d better enjoy your workout,” says Katia Pryce, founder of DanceBody, an ultra-popular Manhattan program. “When you’re dancing and rocking out to great music, there’s not doubt you’ll stick with it.”
Founder of DanceBody in NYC Katia Pryce put together some heart-pumping and toning moves that look so good, you could bring them to the dance floor. Or, better yet, you bring the dance floor to your living room. Either way, it’s a win-win double whammy.
By Katia Pryce
Molly Sims has been training with DanceBody Founder, Katia Pryce, in the Hamptons this summer.
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You don’t need to be a Pro Dancer to train (or look) like one.
“It’s hard to find dance classes that fit a short time frame. But luckily, in the Fall, DanceBody is starting a new lunchtime class on weekdays for those who want to get their groove on midday.”
“This workout trend is for the dancer in all of us”
“Much like its clients, Dancebody is only showing signs of getting bigger, stronger, and fiercer, and if you’re looking to trick yourself into working out, this could very well be your best play.”
Here’s what you need to know about DanceBody’s good-vibe studio.
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Looking for more ways to work your thighs than endless squat and lunge variations? It’s your lucky day.
“Dancing is my organic Zoloft, it’s my anti-depressant…”
Of course, DanceBody is on the list.
No boring crunches here. Not a one.
Bonberi asks the DanceBody founder everything from how she handles clients that say they can’t dance, to her favorite areas to work on.
For abs with attitude, Refinery 29 breaks down how to properly perform this cardio-dance move — and a bonus GIF that puts all the steps together.