Bliss on Bosön!

A few months ago I did a job for Bliss Dance.
They asked me to guest choreograph a couple of street-routines for their annual stage-performances, so I did.
I was in Göteborg and filmed the choreos in a studio the end of may, and yesterday all the Bliss Dance Instructors in the Stockholm-area had an upskilling – and inspiration – day at Bosön.
I was there to teach them one of the routines.

I’ve never taught – or worked – with kids myself so to know what youngsters between 9-11 years old like, and are able to do was a bit tricky, but it seems like Bliss and the instructors liked it and were pretty satisfied with the result.
Let’s hope that the kiddos will be as well. 🙂

At Bosön I also met the gorgeous Elaine that is working a lot with the Bliss Dance-products.
Great to see her – short, but sweet as very often in between classes.

AfHo® 2.0

Today I’ve held the second official AfHo® instructor’s training – in Stockholm this time as well.
So now, there are 11 licensed instructors in Sweden. How cool is that?
It was a rather tiny crowd – only four people – but the quality the higher and they all brought great energy and strong personalities.
Since this is a training I do completely on my own – in my name and my own brand – without a huge company, gym or education organization backing me up I know it’s gonna be a ‘build-up-phase’ but I don’t mind as long as the instructors are as strong and skilled as they’ve been so far. I’ve got a good feeling about this.

Thank you for today guys – and thank you for making my product so awesome.

Manual to learn – license to go for it! 😉

Next weekend it’s Malmö’s turn, then we’ll do it all over again.
If you want to sign up – send me an email.

NYC-Crunch-Instructors-presentation #5

The 5th Crunch-instructor I’m gonna introduce for you is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn; hiphop-dancer, choreographer and teacher Leslie Feliciano.
The very first time I took his class was back in 2006 at Broadway Dance Centre.
I was in NYC for a month with my homie Moa – and we danced like crazy and took an insanely amount of classes.

In the very first class with him, I remember he asked the group if we had any questions, whereat all said no…
Then when we did the routine in small groups he came up and stood really close to me, like in-my-face-close, and of course I got a bit of blackout.
Afterwards he said to me;
– And you said you didn’t have any questions…
?! 😉

Then – we found out that, that is his thing. And also, that he wasn’t so scary after all,  that we thought that very first time.
So we went back and we took a quite many of his classes that month.
Besides BDC he also teaches at Crunch and have done for a long time.
Sunday afternoon at Crunch Lafayette is his time slot.

Check out his website to get more info and to see some videos.

Dream on baby…

Last night I dreamed about the filming on Super Saturday.
No panic-dream though. (they might wait until the week before, hehe)

I dreamt that one of the more athletic presenter teams (not the jam-team as you could think) were told to were ‘one pieces’ on stage and on the dvd.
Some of them got really really upset cause they didn’t want all their dieting, hard core workouts and ‘deffing’ to be a waste.
How about that? Pretty weird but pretty funny and it was super real.
I have no idea of what it meant and I strongly doubt that any presenters will be forced to wear one pieces on stage. 🙂

Anyway… if you DO like Les Mills classes, and if you’re curious about the filming – take the opportunity to participate.
This is the first time ever that the filming is happening outside New Zealand.
Each filming class costs 100 sek (10 €)  – in addition to the Super Saturday fee – and there are still spots left.

I’ll present on the BODYJAM®68 filming  – and I hope to see a lot of jammers go crazy on the dance floor.
You don’t have to be an instructor to participate on Super Saturday or the filming. Anyone can come.

See you in Globen.

NYC-Crunch-Instructors-presentation #4

My fourth presentation – of some of the excellent instructors you will have opportunity to experience at our Dance & Training Trip this fall – is of a fierce woman that I’ve mentioned many times before when I’ve been in New York.

Ms Nadia Zaki.
I first got to know her through her sister, Susanne Zaki – that’s also an amazing dancer, instructor and former swedish Nike Trainer.
Nadia’s originally from Göteborg – but have been living in NYC for ever and she’s teaching both at Crunch and Equinox  – as well as doing her own awesome events, retreats and trips all over the world.
She’s also been to the NIKE BLAST in Stockholm, several times and NIKE BLAST Helsinki as well.
She’s not just an amazing dancer, but – like I’ve wrote many times before –  also a great teacher, that really want her participants/students to learn and progress.
No matter what kind of class she’s teaching.

Besides dance, she’s teaching yoga, and then she’s also have her own classes/concepts like Inner Strength – which basically is a strength/technique class for dancers, and Inner Warrior that’s a fusion of yoga and martial arts.

I get emails and questions all the time from people that are traveling to NYC and want recommendations of classes/teachers they can try and I always tell them to go take one of Nadia’s classes.
NYC is lucky to have her I’d say.

Nadia is teaching at Crunch Lafayette on wednesday evenings – and have done for a long time – and hopefully the schedule stays the same for the fall season.

Apparently I haven’t taken any good pics of Nadia so if you wanna se what she looks like – check out her website.

SATS Nordic Convention in Göteborg!

Yesterday it was the annual inspiration day and kick off for SATS; SATS Nordic Convention. We were the swedish fair in Gothenburg.
I believe it was about 2000 employed participating in classes, lectures and then the awards dinner in the evening.
From Stockholm it departured a train only for SATS-crew at 5.36 am.

I presented BODYJAM® as a master class on the main stage, along with my awesome fellow trainers Dorotka and Kimmo.

BODYJAM® is new on SATS from the fall semester-13, and we’ve had several initial trainings for the SATS-instructors during the spring, and the energy in the room was awesome.

We had excellent back up from four of the instructors that we’ve trained this spring, Charlotte, Rebecca, Therese and Katrin. Thanks guys for rocking that (huge) stage with us.

The mandatory sweaty ‘after class pic’ – Dorre, me & Kimmo.

We presented release 66 #makethecrowdgo, which is the same as I will present at Super Saturday in Globen along with Gandalf – the program director from New Zealand, Phil – trainer from UK and Sarah – my fellow nordic trainer from Denmark.

I’ll teach BODYJAM at SATS Fridhemsplan – tuesdays 16.30 
Hope to see you there.

Dance & Training trip to NYC!

August is here, two more months until our Dance & Training Trip to NYC is about to happen.
If your vacay is over and you need something to look forward to this might be it.
It’s gonna be a week of dancing, training, inspiration, energy-boosting and of course good times.

There are still some spots left – but they are not unlimited and we will close the registration. Not quite yet though.

Besides daily classes with me and Jonas – everyone that joins us will get a temporary membership at Crunch gym that’s valid from oct 7th – oct 14th and it will give you unlimited access to all their clubs.
Crunch have 10 locations in Manhattan. Check out their website to see exactly where they are.
You can not book classes at Crunch (not even their ‘all year-members’ can do that) so it’s all drop in.
Heads up – if you’re checking the schedule now already, remember that it’s still summer schedule with reduced amount of classes.

If you’re in to dance classes you have some really fierce classes to look forward to.
With awesome dancers/teachers.
Many of them teach both at Broadway Dance Centre, Peridance and Steps etc. as well.
I was thinking that it would be a fun idea to give you a closer presentation of some of all these awesome instructors – and tomorrow the first one will appear here on my blog.

Here’s a preliminary schedule of our (me & Jonas) classes; 
Åsa: AfHo®
Jonas Burlesque
Åsa: Street
Jonas: Broadway Basics
Åsa: Jazz
Jonas: Urban Funk
Åsa & Jonas NTC (Nike Training Club) in Central Park
Åsa & Jonas Yoga/Flexibility
Åsa: Girly Groove
Jonas: Urban Funk
Åsa: Street Jazz
Jonas: Broadway Basics pt II
Jonas: DanceJam

Our classes will be in a separate studio – we can not give you any exact location for that just yet. It’s a bit to soon to reserve, and it’s also depending on how many that will join us. But most likely somewhere in Midtown which is easy and quick to go to no matter where in Manhattan you’re staying.

Then – we will pic a class everyday for all of us to attend together.
Like a common activity, for those who’s up for that.

You’ll get an exact schedule a couple of weeks before departure.

We are so looking forward to this trip.
If you want to sign up – or just ask a question or two, don’t hesitate to email me:

Here’s me – participating in the anti gravity yoga class that’s been a real success-class at Crunch the past years.

Hanna’s reporting…

I held an initial training in BODYBALANCE® a while ago – about a month ago to be specific. Hanna that took the training won her spot in a competition at Fitness Lifestyle’s website.

Here’s her report from the training.
Thank you beautiful Hanna for all the awesome stuff you said about me (got all emotional when I read it)
It was a true pleasure to have you in the training.

Moving forward…

One day left of April.
Then we’re moving in to one of my favorite months: MAY! YAAY!

It’s gonna be an awesome month, filled with a lot of amazing stuff.
For example;

  • Three BODYJAM® initial trainings at SATS Sthlm, Gbg and Oslo
  • Four master classes at Workout Åre (do not miss these classes if you’re there)
  • A choreo-job in Göteborg
  • A trip to NYC (worth an extra yaay)

Then all my classes and other every-day work, of course.
And – perhaps the most important, may = officially summer! (at least in my world)

In a spot where I feel like home…

And so is Siri… hehe!

Felt the BEATZ…

BEATZ, the 8th edition, was off  the hook.
Four totally different classes, with four very different presenters.

Rob & Me working the check in

Pre-mingle, before the first class is about to start

Edin’s teaching the “cheese doodle”

The crew rocking Edin’s choreo

Rob & Edin

Me & Joao

From my chair beatz class

All four of us

Check out our guest presenters classes if you like…

Thank you Joao and Edin for guesting BEATZ and sharing your talents and passion with us.

Thank you wonderful wonderful BEATZ-dancers for sharing your energy and awesomeness with us.

Thank you Rob for beeing the best biz partner (and great friend) ever. And a rockstar presenter, not to mention.

Next BEATZ – preliminary date is june 8th.