Alert: "Twerking" Fitness Classes Are Now A Thing

It's more than just a dance; it's an ... exercise?

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Twerking classes are a thing — in the United States and around the world!

Violet Flame (in Scottsdale, Arizona), Lex Twerk Out (in Los Angeles), and Vixen Workout (Florida) offer twerking exercise classes. Sip on apricot Cosmos and have a serious sweat session, ladies.

Some twerking exercise classes combine pole dancing, hip hop, or toning classes. If you're a beginner twerker you can burn 400-500 calories; if you're more experienced you could burn as much as 1,000 calories!


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But where twerking work out classes are really big is in Europe, and the Queen of Czech twerking is Anet Antosova

She's a teacher, dancer, and choreographer with a Master's degree in Physical Education and Sports, with a specialization in gymnastic sports from Charles University.


She combines the African roots of Twerk and Booty Shake with highly feminine choreographies to make a full-body workout that is fun and intense. She also incorporates dance styles from Jamaica, such as their Street Jazz and Contemporary Dance.

The twerkshops are designed to give a comprehensive exercise class, which includes toning thighs, buttocks, and abdominal muscles. But it also does have a mental health aspect because it gives someone a sense of self-realization, and is a way to have fun while blowing off some steam and learning to love yourself.



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While she's very well known in Europe, Antosova is gaining in popularity in the United States and was even a featured performer in Kanye West's European tour.


One day it's the Czech Republic and the next, it's the world, and the world seems to be hungry for twerking.

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Besides being an incredible dancer, Anet leads very popular twerk-workout or twerkshops all over Europe. She's mesmerizing to watch. It's so easy to get fixated on her always-moving booty!

She obviously has all her twerk moves down from the Booty Pop to the Twerk Split, but also knows many other dance styles including Jamaican-dancehall, jazz, African, and street. 

Her "twerkshops" are always packed because she definitely practices what she teaches.



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When Antsova twerks, her face is just as expressive as her body, and it's easy to see how dedicated and focused she is on her art, and how she wants to spread the twerk message through her classes and her performances.


Take a look at how she makes twerking look so amazing, and maybe if you take a few twerking exercise classes, you could become the next twerk instructor and get your behind into amazing shape.

Your favorite twerk classes may have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but never fear — this popular dance exercise will be back soon, if it's not already, to help you explore your sexy side on the dance floor while you get in a great workout.

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Editor's Note: This article was originally posted in June 2015 and was updated with the latest information.

Christine Schoenwald is a writer and performer. She's had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, and Woman's Day. Visit her website or her Instagram.