The programme is suitable for everyone! If you want to strengthen the area, get rhythmic improvements and body control skills or you just want to feel sexy and have fun!
— The Bootyful story:
Ana has been into the dance and fitness industry professionally for ten years now, always exploring and learning more and more. Among the great variety of dance styles she did, she discovered African dance seven years ago and fell in love. She did training in West African dance in Belgium and Senegal. As a passionate dance and fitness instructor, she was thinking about effectiveness of the moves and health benefits and not only artistic aspect of the dance. Sedentary life style effects posture and health in general, so the pelvic region too, witch is very important for women, and that was thought about creating fitness programme that strengthen muscles and increases blood flow in the pelvic area. Except general public, the programme provides conditioning for dancers to prevent any injuries, but also helps African dance, or African based dance teachers with the cueing in teaching.
Bootyful was created for few years now but Dance and Fitness Degree at Bucks New University enabled Ana to expand her knowledge in the field, and support her ideas with the academic approach. She did dissertation project on ‘Exploring the context of African dance and investigation into specific pelvic movements’ where she analysed biomechanics and dynamics of the movements. With the dissertation she finished her project, which is now ready to launch!
Bootyful is a unique type of strength and mobilisation training for the pelvic area, incorporating rhythmic exercises, body isolation, polycentrism, and grounded nature characteristic of African dance. This fitness approach strengthens the gluteal region and the abdominal wall in particular, improves body control and rhythm, and boosts self-confidence. Except the physiological benefits the programme helps women of all ages to feel more confident and less stressed, to connect with others, and to freely enjoy their time away from everyday routine.
Booty shakin' numbers
basic dynamics variations