Get ready for party time in Miami. Carnival is coming this weekend!

The costumes and the parades bring the colors and the fun. The rhythms of soca will make you move, and they can help whip you into shape, too.

Carnival is about to capture the Magic City with the sounds of soca making booties shake and people smile.

Up at Tailored Fitness in Lauderhill, it’s all about soca.

Kamal Cudjoe: “Soca is the major music genre coming out of Trinidad and Tobago. It’s high energy African vibes, drums, trumpets, live instruments.”

That combo inspired the workout routine, soca step.

Kamal Cudjoe: “Soca step is essentially step aerobics to soca music. The routines are choreographed. The class is an hour.”

It’s here that all the stepping started.

Kamal Cudjoe: “Tailored fitness created the soca step movement.”

Legend has it, soca step began with this lovely lady.

Rhomyka Gardner: “That happened with me joking around in class on a step box, just dancing, just having a good time, like I normally do every night after session.”

It was soca that had her stepping to the beat of a lot of different drummers.

Rhomyka Gardner: “Once I hear music, I’m moving, I’m dancing. I’m just doing whatever, just having a good time, just vibing, and it just came out.”

It doesn’t matter what shape you’re in.

If you’re ready for soca step, soca step’s ready for you.

Kamal Cudjoe: “So anybody can do the class, whether you’re super advanced and fit or just a beginner. As long as you know your right from your left, you can soca step.”

It’s a great low impact, cardio workout that will have you sweating off the pounds.

Kamal Cudjoe: “You can burn 300, 400, 500, 600, even 700 calories, depending on how hard you go.”

Every part of your body is involved, including the junk in your trunk.

Soca step is a step up from other workouts.

Rhomyka Gardner: “You don’t feel like you’re working out. You’re just having a good time.”

Melissa Glasgow: “Soca step at Tailored Fitness gets you super prepared for Miami Carnival. The music it gives you, the vibes definitely gives you the stamina and the energy.”

If you want to be Carnival ready, Tailored Fitness is having a soca fitness class tomorrow at 8:30 p.m.


Tailored Fitness
7567 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33319

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