Reporting Lisa Sigell
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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — In a case of what is old is new again, throw-back workouts are hot and helping people get into shape while having fun.
Get out your tutus and tap shoes for some jumping, skipping and hopping — we’re talking about TAProbics!
Remember when you were a kid when you fell in love with the shuffle ball change before falling for your first crush.
Lacey Pawlowicz also loves the hoof and step, except this time she is making it part of her exercise regime.
“It’s a really fun way to exercise and tap at the same time and not feel like you’re exercising,” she said. “It brings me back when I started out tapping and it’s that link from when I was 4.”
The class is called TAProbics, a play on tap and aerobics created by actress and tap dancer Hillary Ayn Ryan at her TAP-a-holic studio.
“I always tell everyone, ‘for this hour, you just have this one hour to not think about anything, just have fun, listen to the music, move your body,” Ryan said, who has been enjoying tap sine she was a toddler. She feels the same way teaching class today.
“I love it. People pay me to tap dance. It’s the most hysterical thing to me. It’s incredible that I get to do what I love and people are loving it,” she said.
Clients love it too, especially because there is no experience required. You can rent or buy tap shoes for a workout that is not such hard work.
“It was just super exciting that ‘yes, I get to tap again,’ and I busted out my tap shoes and I was like, ‘score,’ Pawlowicz said.
“I love what it brings to everyone else, because I get e-mails from people saying, ‘thank you I had such a great time and I never laughed during a workout class before.’ To get e-mails after a workout class I think is pretty big,” Ryan said.
The fun of TAProbics is that you are out of the gym and into the studio ‘click’ and ‘clacking’ at your own pace. There is no recital at the end, but you can show off your moves at home.
For more information on TAProbics, visit www.tapaholictapclasses.com.