Exercising really sucks until you find a kind you like.
Lynnea loves dancing, can never consistently motivate herself to just "go to the gym", and is strapped for cash at all times.
She made this website to give people in similar shoes a chance to have fun getting active without breaking the bank.
Lynnea is a dance fitness instructor, musician, and artist in Chicago, IL.
Her journey with dance fitness began at age 17, when her friend Christina coerced her into coming to a Zumba class. She had always assumed that dance cardio "wouldn't even count as a workout".
On the contrary, the class absolutely kicked Lynnea's buns.
This was the first time Lynnea realized exercise could be fun. She immediately got certified in Zumba, and choreographed a dance to Aaron Carter's "Aaron's Party", that she forced her same Christina friend to practice with her in the kitchen of her childhood home.
This marked the start of a what became teaching her version of Zumba with:
-the student gym of her university
-an annual children's Christmas event on campus
-a doctor's office
-a Muslim Community Center
-various college dorms
- a sorority in San Diego
-a volunteer hub in Nicaragua
She stuck with Zumba until a student complained that her class, "wasn't Zumba enough to count as Zumba".
In a blind rage, Lynnea researched other dance fitness formats she could try, and found/became certified in two formats: WERQ, which provided strict choreography, and Old Skool, which she helped choreograph for.
Lynnea began teaching both formats regularly at gyms in the city, while also freelancing at:
-a women's homeless shelter
-on a ship in the Mediterranean
-for multiple teacher's groups in the city
-for young gymnasts in the suburbs
In time, Lynnea began to miss the freedom of choosing her music and choreographing her own dances without restriction. She stressed out about it regularly for about a year, and finally decided to jump ship on pre-existing formats.
And thus, the birth of "dance partyy by lynnea, LLC".
Teaching dance is the only thing Lynnea has ever known for certain that she was made to do. She has been having so much fun making videos for this site, and is forever in love with everyone who has contributed to any part of her dance life.