As the music played in a Miami nightclub, Janet Jones and a group professional women in their 30s were hesitant to relax and dance.
“We went out to let loose and forget life,” said Jones, a former Miami Heat dancer who was working in finance. “But we felt that we couldn’t dance because we were someone’s boss, someone’s mom or someone’s superior.”
That’s when Jones, who was laid off from her finance job, had the idea to create the Vixen Workout, an hour-long cardio class made up of a variety hip-hop dance moves, usually done in high heels.
“It’s really just an hour for women to be able to have the ultimate ‘me’ time. The moment you put heels on, you just feel sexier,” said Jones. “You come to seduce yourself and it becomes empowering.”