What’s the best way to spend a Saturday night? Dancing to Bollywood Abs of course! I was lucky enough to be dancing again with the amazing Ashley and Hip Shake Fitness founder, Charlene aka my wonderful sister. So let’s go back on our blog time machine and check out some behind the scenes of our September Bollywood Abs shoot.

Bollywood Abs Tutorial Video

We love Ashley because she’s game for anything. We threw a last minute tutorial to her dance task and she threw a choreographed piece right back. We did a dance fitness tutorial to Dillon Francis, DJ Snake’s Get Low but with a Bollywood Abs twist! We had to learn the choreography the day of and it was A LOT of fun. It’s now up on our YouTube!
Ashley teaching us choreo

Ashley teaching us choreo

A little selfie before we start dancing

A little selfie before we start dancing

All smiles for the camera: Anne, Ashley, Charlene

All smiles for the camera: Anne, Ashley, Charlene

Intro Video from Ashley

We always try to have fun at our shoots. Before, during and after, we try to keep the vibes good. Here’s a great video that Ashley streamed on her Facebook page that day:

Level 1 Bollywood Abs

This is our second go around with Bollywood Abs and I was very excited about dancing in this series again. This style really checks your core and balance without being too intimidating. One of my favorite moves from level 1 is the body roll with the step back. It makes you feel sexy and trust me, that rarely happens to me and it will happen to you too in this series.
Working hard on level 1

Working hard on level 1

Cones keep us where we need to be for the camera

Cones keep us where we need to be for the camera

Let’s Go Level 2

We hope your core is ready for some changes because Bollywood Abs level 2 is bringing it. I remember being sore on my abs and my arms after this workout, but it felt really good. There’s a lot of arm movements in level 2 and I sometimes have a hard time putting those together with my moving feet. Don’t worry, practice makes perfect and you can always press pause or even rewind.
Arms fer days

Arms fer days

Jared with the camera making us look good

Jared with the camera making us look good

Ashley with mesmerizing hands

Ashley with mesmerizing hands

Bollywood Abs Level 3

The best part about being a dancer for our shoots is that we get a fantastic workout for one day. With that being said, this is our third 30 minute dance fitness workout to shoot and boy, were we sore after! Bollywood Abs level 3 definitely has high intensity movements, but Ashley is good at reminding you about doing low impact if needed. I love the bounciness of this level and even though we’ve been dancing for about two hours, this might be my favorite of the three.
Always warm up before dancing

Always warm up before dancing

Show off those legs, ladies

Show off those legs, ladies

This is how you do Bollywood Abs

This is how you do Bollywood Abs

Bollywood Abs on Hip Shake Fitness

Check out all our online dance workouts and start your fitness¬†journey with us. You can start with our first Bollywood Abs series that’s already available on the site.¬†Let’s dance!