Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Louis Van Amstel & the La Blast Fitness Class

As you may know, Louis Van Amstel of Dancing With The Stars fame is currently out teaching master classes to promote his La Blast fitness format. Fans of his will be happy to know, both he and the class are awesome.

Louis signs an autograph.
I snagged a front row spot in one of Louis' packed master classes. His energy when teaching was amazing, even though it was far from his first class of the day. He radiates stage presence and personality, and really sold his fitness format - it's a great way to get involved with ballroom dance, minus the partner drama and crazy expense typically associated with the sport.

La Blast incorporates many mainstream ballroom dances: rumba, tango, jive, Viennese Waltz and more into an easy to dance fitness format. Some songs are super intense and others are calmer, creating a great intermittent training class that's sure to appeal to those who like dance, Zumba and/or cardio.

What was really cool was Louis went to all sides of the room to lead songs. So even though some us got front row spots, he made sure everyone felt included. He even danced with a student having trouble with a step. I'm not going to lie, I was a little jealous.

I'm not here to write to an infomercial, though. I wanted to share that Louis is a really cool, down to earth person. I only spoke with him briefly, but he was kind and happy to interact with, and take pictures with, his students. Notably, when someone snagged him between songs to take a selfie, he was totally down for it.

I give Louis a lot of credit. When people get famous, they can get attitudes or act as if they're better than others. Talking to Louis was like talking to a friend - casual, chill and a completely normal guy.

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