We had a big weekend of workout video shoots at the awesome Beat Box Studios in Culver City and we started with Bollywood Abs with Ashley. It was a cloudy Saturday morning, but we were ready to make it a hot one! We had our schedule for the day set, our outfits organized and our cameras ready.
Setting up the shoot
Luckily for us, all our dance videos were shot the same way so we only needed to set up one area. One of the most important pieces to set up are lights. This includes set lights and the awesome Hip Shake Fitness logo from our gobo- a physical stencil placed in front of a light source. Our video team had to make sure that there was enough light and that it looked good on camera.
Dancers for Bollywood Abs
For this particular workout we set up a theme of sisterhood. Ashley Chapman was our fabulous instructor and my sister, Charlene, the founder of Hip Shake Fitness and I were the backup dancers. We’ve done a Facebook livestream of Bollywood Abs before so we both had an idea of what type of moves to expect, but we weren’t ready for the levels that Ashley brought with her. It was definitely a workout, but it also made you feel sexy and confident and of course, it was a ton of fun. So stay tuned for our Bollywood Abs workouts levels one to three.
It was definitely a workout, but it also made you feel sexy and confident and of course, it was a ton of fun.
Fitness video shoot
We had 3 thirty minute videos to shoot for Bollywood Abs in four hours. Every video starts with a warm up because as we’ve mentioned in past articles, warm up is very important. Ashley is a great teacher because she gives it her all and makes sure that everyone is having a good time. During our level one shoot, she laid down the basics for the Bollywood Abs series. This was helpful because with every level, you get more comfortable with each dance move. It always feels good to know that your instructor is giving it their all and that they still get sore from their own workout routine. And you’ll get to experience that yourself when our Bollywood Abs workout series gets released.