Real Women of Hip Shake Fitness is a way to get to know our awesome dancers. These women and special dudes are not afraid to shake it and change the world one dance step at a time. Today we’re meeting Mari a proud cosplayer, singer and illustrator.


I dance because You Only Live Once. YOLO. mari

What is your favorite type of dance?


Knowing what you know now, what life advice would you give your younger self?

Don’t care what others think of you because they never cared to begin with!

What are you most thankful for?

My family– especially my Hubby, for always understanding me.

What is your guilty pleasure to dance to?

Choreo to Japanese anime or Jpop.

Om nom nom! #macrossdelta #makinanakajima #cosplay #derp

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How was your experience dancing with Hip Shake Fitness?

It was amazing 😀

Come dance with Mari and the Kpop Krew on our Kpop Dance Party series coming soon! Get a 45 day free trial of dance workouts with code dance2017.