New York — A new women’s only dance workout is putting the moves on fitness and self-esteem.
Former Miami Heat dancer Janet Jones created the Vixen Workout two years ago after she lost her job as a financial assistant and her high-energy routine has caught on in New York and other cities.
The workout has a nightclub vibe complete with low lighting, strobe lights, foggy mirrors and the sounds of Beyonce, J.Lo or other popular singers.
Jones encourages women to dress sexy and bring their girlfriends for what some see as a night out on the town. Participants scream out empowerment messages before taking part in dance numbers.
Bronx resident Teena Marie DiBartolo said she lost 50 pounds since starting classes with her mother in October. She said the classes also have given her more confidence.
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