Friday, January 25, 2008


We have 1 week before we will begin practicing for the new Party 3 series. I have all of the routines and music ready to go. Over the last couple of weeks, I have been testing the combos in my class and they all work and flow well. I had to make a couple of modifications to some of the moves because it was too much. My goal in coming up with the right routine is to make it doable. I want my customers to feel that they can do this workout. I do not want a whole lot of cool moves that don't flow and that are overkill. I've found that the best things in life are simple. I'm really excited about starting next week. I have a great crew that I know will get the routine down in a couple of weeks. I will be introducing them and telling more about their fitness journey starting next week. So stay tune.........exciting things are coming.

Katina Hunter

Saturday, January 19, 2008


When do you know that you have gone too low? Listen to my story and you will know what I'm talking about. I have about 10 weeks until the filming of my next video Party 3 series, so I decide that I'm going to eat cleanier and cut out some of my occasional sugary snacks (which I LOVE). I'm going to stick by my protein, carb, and fat requirements. I want to look a little bit leaner, after all I want to set an example and motivate people to do my exercise tapes.
I have done no cheating for a couple of days. I'm so proud of myself. I have beat the sweet demon and I'm on my way. I've stayed within my so called "requirements."
This particular night, I have a hard time going to sleep. I want to go to the pantry and get something, but I tell myself " just go to sleep and it will be morning and you can start all over." I drift off to sleep and here they come. Who are they? Why won't they leave me alone. They know that I'm training and eating cleanier for my video shoot. They want to jump on me. They want me to eat them. It's a 1/2 dozen of them. They are Krispy Kreme Kritters!!!!! Can you believe that I'm dreaming about donuts chasing me? It's a warning sign. But I don't get it. I get up the next morning and eat my oatmeal and go to work. I'm seeing my first patient and performing her exam. Well, the room gets hot, I feel a little funny. So I ask her, "Is it hot in here?" And she says, "No." I can't finish her exam because I would hate to pass out in the middle of her pap smear. Can you imagine what that would do to her? So, I excuse myself and run to the pantry and grab the first edible thing that I see--an orange and suck it to death. Within minutes, I feel better. I finish the exam and evaluate my events within the last 24 hours.

Why didn't I listen to my body? It was telling me that I need more.

The lessons that I have learned:
1. Don't ever go to bed hungry.
2. Don't be so restrictive on your diet.
3. Don't eat by numbers, eat by the way your body feels.

If I would have done the above, I would have not been attack by the Krispy Kreme Kritters. So, if I look a little fluffy in the next set of videos-- it was those darn Krispy Kreme Kritters.
And remember, please take all of my mistakes for love,

Katina Hunter

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Step Party's Roadtrip

I had a wonderful opportunity this week to travel to East Georgia Health Care Center to speak at a Healthy Living Class. I was able to share some of my current research on the best type of exercises for different disease processes. Through my research, I found that progressive strength training has shown to be very beneficial for people with chronic diseases. Progressive strength training is where the participants advance to higher demand level at their own pace. It is recommended that the participants start out with 2 sets of 8 repetitions for all of the major muscle groups twice weekly. This alone has shown significant improvements in the overall health of individuals with cardiac disease, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic diseases. I was able to design a program base on my research for these particular individuals. I designed a chair base routine using the resist a band. I demonstrated exercises for all the major muscle groups and I also gave options for progression. The participants in the healthy living class were amazed on how this workout with the resist a band could improve their health. They were also amazed that they had completed their first workout by the end of the class. I have decided that in addition to filming the Party 3 series, I will be filming "Progressive Party" for individuals with chronic diseases and/or individuals that are just starting out. I really enjoyed teaching this class and this road trip has revealed to me my purpose.

Thursday, January 3, 2008


How I got into fitness : Lisa's story

I first began my journey to fitness when I moved to Indiana and began taking my first step aerobics class. Although at the time my instructor weighed close to 300 lbs, she encouraged everyone to work at their own pace and their own fitness levels. When I moved back to Georgia and walked into Tina's step class the choreography had me spinning around the bench and doing things I never thought I could do. Although I was unfamiliar with Tina's class and the choreography was difficult, I am not one to back down from a challenge and I've been stepping with Tina ever since. I find myself looking forward to Tina's class each week because she is vibrant and exciting and she challenges me to push ahead with each step.

I’m not going to lie to you, shooting the aerobics videos was tough but it’s a “feel good” pain. It’s the kind of pain that you feel when you’ve lifted weights at the gym and the next day your muscles are sore. Even though you’re sore, you feel a great sense of accomplishment. Not too mention, we had a blast! It was so much fun making the videos. Hopefully, I’ll be in many more to come!! Thanks Tina, you’re the best!!!!!

Lisa R. Rozwarski

P.S. Is there a mirror around here? Ha! Ha!
From Katina:
(If you can't find Lisa when it is time to shoot the video, check the mirror in the bathroom. She is the only one who cares how they look at the end of the shoot.)
THANKS LISA!! Lisa has been with Step Party since the first video. She is the girl that can lift her legs to her head. (I wish for that type of flexibility-- but I'm working on it.) Anyway, she told me that she walked out of my class the first time she took it, but she came back. I love it! A girl that won't give up. The girl is awesome and I'm so grateful to have her on board. You will see Lisa in the next 'Party 3 Series.'
Katina Hunter