Sunday, February 24, 2008

Katina's Story

Katina's Fitness Story
Fitness began for me when I was a little girl. One Christmas Santa bought me the best present ever-- a radio with a cassette player. I would pack up my radio, my tapes, and my dance routine and take it to my friend's house across the street. I would teach her routine after routine. We would dance from sun up to sun down trying to get our routine just right. My friend, Demetria, was a such a great student. As a child, I was also involved in softball and basketball until high school. My love for music lead me to play in the marching band in high school. But my first official fitness class wasn't until my freshman year in college. I had to take a P.E. and aerobics it was. I LOVED IT!!! I loved it so much that I would go to my P.E. class in the morning and go again at night. It was there that I wanted to teach, but I was too scared. So I continued to take a zillion classes. When I graduated and return back to my small hometown my aerobics classes became a thing of the past. At home there was only one store and no gym. So I had to figure out a way to continue to exercise. I bought my first video tape----Keli Robert's Ultimate Step. Several video tapes and years later, we finally got a gym and I was ready to teach. And I have been teaching ever since. I really love teaching, designing choreography, and helping people in their quest to a healthier lifestyle. Fitness is a great creative outlet for me. And I hope to do it till I die.

Katina Hunter

Thursday, February 14, 2008



Sondra's fitness Story

Fitness as a lifestyle started for me 7 years ago when I was 31 years old wearing a size 20 in clothing. I cleaned up my eating and started taking aerobic and strength conditioning classes at the local gym. Over the course of 8 months, I was 60 pounds lighter and wearing a size 8 in clothing. I became inspired by other aerobic instructors, including Katina, to teach aerobics. So I obtained my certifications in Indoor Cycling, Punk Rope, Group Fitness, and Personal Training. In 2006, I entered my first body building competition and to my surprise I placed first in my age and weight class. In 2007, Tina asked me to participate in her Step Party filming. It was hard work with all the practice and taping. I remember saying to her, "I don't think I could do this again" and she said, "If I ask you tommorrow you'll say yes." She was right and I am excited and ready to do it all again because I love a challenge.

From Tina:

"Driven" is the one word to describe Sondra. When she puts her mind to something she is going to give it her all until the end. She is such an inspiration to me. I look at her and I say, "This girl has got it going on!!! I want to be like her when I grow up." She is truly a wonderful blessing for Step Party.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Circuit Party!!

Circuit Party Fuzzy Pics:

Weighted cardio ab segment

Lat pull downs with the resist a band

Donkey Kicks with resist a band

One leg double arm row with dumbbells

My pics are fuzzy this week. I don't know what happen, but I'm posting them anyway. Circuit Party is hard. I was exhausted after today's practice and I know I will be sore tommorrow. We will be doing moderate to heavy single muscle group exercises and then a cardio segment that focuses on the same muscle group. I wanted to show two of the back exercises using the weights and the resist a band, one of the exercises for the legs with the resist a band, and our cardio weighted segment with the abs. There will be lots of modifications shown in the video --- so if you are just starting out with weight work this will be a great video for you or if you are an advance die hard exercisers this video is for you too. I have a very knowledgeable team and we have come up with something for everyone. I'm sooooo tired, so off to bed I go. See ya next week.
Katina Hunter

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Party 3 Crew

Step Party is pleased to announce two new additions to the Party Crew. Each of these girls have inspired me in different ways. Tamara is my new inspiration and trainer. She has taught me so much more about strength training and ways to get the most out of your workout. You will see some of her signature moves in Circuit Party. This girl can really work your butt off!!! She keeps me on track with my diet and my strength training workouts. So I introduce to you, Tamara Fell.
I happen to love cardio and I have found a girl that loves it as much as I do. My new cardio partner and new addition to Step Party's crew is Ranel Bentley. Ranel can do 3 one hour step classes back to back.

"Party 3" Crew in action "Interval Party 2"-- I'm serious!!!!!!

"Party 3" Crew-- Tamara, Ranel, Me (Katina), Sondra, and Lisa after our first practice. Do you see the Sweat? We practiced Interval Party 2 tonight and the girls did a wonderful job with picking up all the choreography. We just need to fine tune it. This crew is awesome. Here are some more pics of the girls:

Ranel, Sondra, Tamara, and Lisa
Thanks girls! We will be practicing Circuit Party next week. I will post pictures of some of the exercises that we will be doing in this video. So stay tuned..............The Party is not over.
Katina Hunter