Hey, I know we are all really busy people. Most of us have one hour to spend at the gym (if even that), so when you show up for a class, I want you to have a jam-packed whole body strength and cardio workout so that you will feel satisfied and DONE for the day. Not all of us can spend 2-3 hours working out everyday! So what can you expect from my fitness classes? Non-stop moving synchronized with Top 40 music at 150 beats per minute, mixing strength and cardio bursts of all-out intensity that leaves you shaking and breathless!
I have been teaching fitness since 2005 and I was used to creating choreography for my own cardio, strength, and yoga classes. Only recently in 2012 was I given the opportunity to start choreographing for someone else, Michelle Dozois. Michelle is the creator of the Peak Fit System and I have been fortunate to work on her latest Peak 10 Cardio Strength and Cardio Interval Burn classes. In addition, Michelle launched a new program called BodyFIT360, which incorporates high energy cardio, dance, strength, yoga, and pilates in a one hour class, and I am helping to co-choreograph new BodyFIT360 routines.
Here is a clip of the first BodyFIT360 routine and Peak 10 Cardio Strength Remix routine which was released on DVD in May 2013:
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION
I’ve retired my childhood dream of becoming a professional dancer with Michael and Janet Jackson. Sigh.
Over the past 2 decades, I have directed, choreographed, taught, and performed with groups of dancers to prepare for various performances. I’ve worked with cheerleaders, hip hop dancers, church dance ministries, and even elementary school students and teachers. Thanks to YouTube, we are now able to capture and remember memories through old videos.
Co-directed and Co-choreographed “Invisible Children”
A lyrical hip hop piece using a medley of songs.
Performed by Eight Count Dance Ministry for an Invisible Children Fundraiser at San Jose State University in February 2007.
Directed and Co-choreographed “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis
A lyrical hip-hop piece interpreting the story of Jesus saving Mary Magdalene.
Performed by Eight Count Dance Ministry for Easter 2009 at the Great Exchange Covenant Church.
Directed and Choreographed “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me
A lyrical piece telling the story of a cancer patient and her journey.
Performed by Eight Count Dance Ministry for the Hawaiian Island Ministry Conference in October 2008.
Co-directed and Co-choreographed “Easter Step”
A step routine using different beats and rhythms and no music.
Performed by Eight Count Dance Ministry for Easter 2007 at the Great Exchange Covenant Church.
Directed and Choreographed “Funky Bunch”
A medley of hip hop songs for the end-of-the year talent show.
Performed by Eaton Elementary School teachers in June 2007.
Directed and Choreographed “Do You Love Me” by The Contours
A fun dance for the end-of-the year talent show.
Performed by Eaton Elementary School teachers in June 2009.
Directed and Choreographed “Cha Cha Slide” by DJ Casper
A fun dance I taught my first graders for the end-of-the year talent show.
Performed by Mrs. Yu’s First Grade Class at Eaton Elementary School in June 2007.
Co-choreographed “Canon in D – Hip Hop”
A surprise hip hop dance for the guests at my wedding.
Performed by Grace & James Yu and Eight Count Dance Ministry in June 2008.
Co-choreographed “With You” by Chris Brown
A surprise wedding dance for my friends (groom and groomsmen’s first dance performance!)
Performed by Jocelyn & Albert Chang in June 2009.