Inspiring black women: DC-based certified fitness instructor creates a line of workout videos inspired by Africa. Check it out...
While on vacation I received a ping from a lady named Ada-Ari aka Adagurl about a series of African-inspired workouts that she has created. I was immediately excited about it because I have wanted to take some type of African dance or workout class for ages. After having gorged on Chick-fil-A sandwiches for two days in a row while laying in the sun, I was also eager to get back into some kind of workout routine.
Ada-Ari is a DC-based certified fitness instructor. She is passionate about incorporating her pride in her African culture into the world of fitness. She has done just that by creating workouts that go perfectly with popular African songs. Her goal is to release at least one new African-inspired workout video on YouTube each week.
My First Viewing
When I got home I turned on the first video that Ada sent me, which is posted below. It is only about 4 minutes long but somehow it kicked my butt. I don't know, maybe I'm just off my game, but I was huffing and puffing when it was done as if I had just ran a mile in four minutes, and I didn't even have a stepping board.
I liked the upbeat music (Brymo - Go Hard), which kept me motivated to keep going and I could see how some of the moves were inspired by African dancing.
I work 10-12 hour days regularly, even on the weekends, so I don't always make time to work out like I should but I can spare 4+ minutes a day to get a little bit of cardio exercise in. I will definitely be checking out more of Ada-Ari's videos.
Please support Ada-Ari as she continues in her mission to post a new workout video every week. Click here to subscribe to her YouTube page and show her some love!