Sara is a movement junkie. Sara's passion for movement was apparent at an early age. Her first training courtesy of the Solid Gold dancers. That led to 20+ years of dance experience and education in a wide variety of disciplines including Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, African, Tap, and Dancehall. She LOVES Dancehall!
Sara is AFAA Certified, qualified to teach TRX and barre, and licensed to teach Zumba Fitness and Zumba Step. Most importantly she continues to pursue her movement education by taking as many classes and formats as possible. She loves to share this knowledge in her dance based fitness classes. This ensures every class is different.
When not dancing, Sara is an avid outdoor enthusiast whose favorite activities include sunbathing, walking her dog on flat paved paths (in high heels of course) and dining al fresco.
Sara Grippen instructs the following:
MixxedFit® is a people-inspired fitness program that is a mix of explosive dancing and boot camp toning. Everything about our dance fitness program can be described as explosive – all of our movements are always big, exaggerated, full-out, and our very best.
We dance to our favorite songs on the radio that we would dance to at a nightclub. Then, we spice things up by adding boot camp-inspired exercises to make your workout more effective and challenging. If you’re plateauing in your traditional dance fitness class, this might be the answer to your prayers.
A traditional MixxedFit® class is 60 minutes in length and will get you to your fitness goals a lot quicker than just dancing alone. Why? Because the secret is in the toning that we incorporate. The best part of it all is that we tone using our own bodies. No equipment, no dumbbells, and no awkward toning contraptions!
Our choreography is not complex and difficult. Our steps are repetitive and very easy to follow which means that our students can naturally increase their level of intensity during their workouts. We aim to keep our choreography simple. That way, our students can focus on “working out” rather than following dance steps. If you can do things like squats, jumping jacks, and shake that booty, you will have a blast in class.
Learn more at http://www.ilovemixxedfit.com/
HiiT class will be sweaty, challenging, exciting and FUN. This class will start with a dynamic warm up, followed by an ideal mix of strength and conditioning moves interspersed with cardio bursts (aerobic and anaerobic). Each burst will target different parts of the body, and because of the Tabata timing, it makes it easier to push yourself as hard as possible for 20 seconds.
Cardio Dance is 1 part workout, 1 part dance. Plan to move, lunge, shake, push-up, twist, burpee, sweat and burn.
With hot music, heavy beats, plan on muscles (and hips) shaking, calories and fat burning, you'll be sure to forget the day's cares.
Don't worry if you're not a natural dancer. Cardio Dance will be fun and accessible to all. If you can squat, do some push-ups, and like music, this class is for you.