New Exercise Class Functions Like Music Videos

Creator Jay Marcos is a dancer and has appeared in several music videos

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    A new exercise class has gained attention at a Body and Soul gym in Miami. Creator Jay Marcos and participants Alyssa Infante and Celina Hernandez talk about the class. (Published Tuesday, May 15, 2012)

    A new exercise class has gained attention at a Body and Soul gym in Miami.

    VideoSync, created by dancer Jay Marcos, is an exercise class based on synchronization.

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    “It should look like it’s a music video, and all of the members should have the synchronization,” Marcos said.

    The VideoSync class is also special because several of its participants are generations of family members.

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    “Last week it was dancing with moms, and my grandmother came,” said 21-year-old Alyssa Infante. “My mom comes every week.”

    Another grandmother also joined the class.

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    “It’s not like working out," said grandmother of nine Celina Hernandez. “It’s not tedious. It’s always something fresh always something new.”

    About 40 people attended Tuesday morning's dance class, but the gym said as many as 90 will come on Sundays. The music is mostly a mix of hip-hop and pop.

    “I have a 13-year-old, and every time he listens to music, I already know the music and I can dance to that music,” said Lisa Rodriguez, a mother of three.

    Marcos plans to expand the trend beyond Miami, releasing DVDs and certifying instructors so there’ll be VideoSyncers across the country.

    “When you watch the class, you think everybody knows all the moves,” said Jay Marcos. “No. We come over a short period of time and you learn little bits and bits.”