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The Thirty: How This Professional Dancer Turned Fitness Entrepreneur Preps for a Workday

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!).

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Refinery 29: These Dance Workout Apps Are The Absolute Best

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.

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CNET

CNET: Zoom workout classes: What it's like and the 5 best to try

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.

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Daily Front Row: DanceBody's Katia Pryce on how she pivoted her model-approved workout

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.

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Purist

Fit For Life: Katia Pryce

Katia Pryce offers advice on working out from home, recipes for success and her fitness philosophy...

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Women's Wear Daily: During Lockdown, People Just Want to Dance

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.

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Observer: Safe Outside Workout Classes to Try in the Hamptons This Summer

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.

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New York Family: Favorite Virtual Exercise Classes to Stay Fit All Year Long

Kids of all ages will love DanceBody Kids, getting strong and dancing alongside another mom and her two little ladies.

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Hamptons.com: DanceBody Founder Katia Pryce On The Dance-Inspired Workout, Summer In The Hamptons, And More

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.

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Well + Good: This 15-Minute Dancer Abs Workout Is Just as Tough as Planking—But So Much More Fun

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).

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Mashable: The Absolute Best Workout Apps for Exercising at Home

Dance workouts are a great option if traditional exercise is not your jam, and DanceBody features fun classes that will have you sweating.

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Forbes: These Fitness Apps Just May Make You Give Up the Gym Permanently

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.

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TIME: Influential Fitness Instructors Are Flexing New Muscles as Gyms Shutter Amid Coronavirus

Students turn to Katia and DanceBody for cardio that mixes fun choreography with a serious workout.

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Pure Wow: The 12 Best Workout Apps and Streaming Services to Use at Home

Dance-inspired cardio and sculpt classes and the opportunity to support a female-owned small business? Sign us up.

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GMA: Great Ideas For Passing the Time While Social Distancing At Home

DanceBody’s New York based trainer Andrea is making fitness fun for the whole family by streaming kid-friendly cardio sessions.

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Well + Good: Online Workouts You Can Do at Home to Ease Social Distancing

... 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.

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Coveteur: The Definitive Guide to Working Out at Home

DanceBody is a blast in person or at home, and we’re so grateful they offer online classes.

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The Zoe Report: Halston Sage’s At-Home Workout Routine Is A Literal Dance Party

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.

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CNET: 8 Instagram Workout Classes From Pro Trainers That Are Completely Free

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.

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Harper's Bazaar: 25+ Fitness Studios and Gyms Offering Live-Stream Workouts During the Coronavirus Outbreak

"DanceBody: (An) awesome dance fitness workout is offering a free 7-day trial of their DanceBody LIVE platform.."

 

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CNBC: The Best At-Home Workout Streaming Services to Try During COVID-19

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.

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Betches: 16 Free Home Workout Options You Can Do While Social Distancing

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.

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Tribeca Citizen: Miss Your Local Studio? They Are Still Working Out – Online

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.

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Galore: Beauty Chocolates, Booty Cream, & 4 Other Things to Make You Feel Cute During Quarantine

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.

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Cool Hunting: At-Home Workout Options

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.

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GMA: “29 classes in 30 days: I challenged myself to do cardio dance for a month

“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.”

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Daily Mail: Molly Sims x DanceBody

Molly Sims hosted a DanceBody workout class at Holiday House in the Hamptons on Wednesday, whose proceeds went to breast cancer research.

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Women on Top: An On Broadway Global Dance Fitness Empire

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.

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Katia Pryce Interview on SiriusXM

 

Listen to Founder and CEO Katia Pryce discuss all things DanceBody with SiriusXM host, Jenny Hutt, on the JustJenny! Show.

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Brides: “The Best Streaming Workouts Busy Brides Can Do at Home”

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.

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Shape: “How Dance Can Make You a Better Overall Athlete”

Yes, it’s fun, but the mind-body benefits of dance translate into greater fitness gains too.

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Harper’s Bazaar: “These Are The Best Workouts in New York City”

New year, new you? These are the best gyms, classes and new workouts in New York City.

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Self: “5 Dance Cardio Moves That Will Give You A Peach Emoji Butt”

“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.”

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Coveteur: 9 Dance Cardio Moves You Should Take To the Dance Floor

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.

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Thrive Global: Katia Pryce – Contributing Editor

Holiday Stress and the Mind-Body Solution

By Katia Pryce

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Guest of a Guest: “Meet Your Ultimate Fitness Goal – Katia Pryce”

DanceBody Founder and CEO, Katia Pryce, knows all the right moves… and believe it or not, she can get you doing them too! Her motto? “You don’t have to be a dancer to look like one.”

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Hollywood Life: “Molly Sims’ Trainer Explains Her Top Secret”

Molly Sims has been training with DanceBody Founder, Katia Pryce, in the Hamptons this summer.

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Aspen Peak: “60 Minutes at DanceBody X O2 Aspen”

An Aspen Peak staffer tests out the latest fitness pop-up at O2 Aspen…

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Hamptons Magazine: “Make Your Move”

You don’t need to be a Pro Dancer to train (or look) like one.

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Hamptons Monthly: “Where Fitness Flows Like Rhythm”

Exercise involving dance immediately sounds intimidating. Katia Pryce, founder and instructor at DanceBody is totally disrupting that stigma.

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Gotham: “Even Busy New Yorkers Can Get in Shape with These 30-Minute Workout Classes”

“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.”

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Glamour: “Dance It Out”

“This workout trend is for the dancer in all of us”

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girlboss: “I Thought ‘Dance Fitness’ Was Super Lame. Then I Tried This Class.”

“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.”

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Well+Good: “This Pro-Dancer Turned Her Feel-Good Cardio Philosophy Into a Fitness Movement”

Here’s what you need to know about DanceBody’s good-vibe studio.

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Popsugar: “Prepare to Sweat”

This is the hardcore dance workout you can now try from home.

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Hamptons: “Do the Hustle”

Don’t quit working on your summer bod.

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Greatist: “The Best Exercise for Inner and Outer Thighs”

Looking for more ways to work your thighs than endless squat and lunge variations? It’s your lucky day.

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OKReal: “Katia Pryce”

“Dancing is my organic Zoloft, it’s my anti-depressant…”

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Mashable: “ClassPass Founder Challenged to a Day of Dancing”

Of course, DanceBody is on the list.

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Cosmopolitan: “12 Surprising Ways to Sculpt Sexy Abs”

No boring crunches here. Not a one.

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Bonberi: “Working Out With Katia Pryce”

Bonberi asks the DanceBody founder everything from how she handles clients that say they can’t dance, to her favorite areas to work on.

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Refinery29: “A Simple Dance Move to Transform Your Abs”

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.

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