As the performer and musician that I am, moving my body to the music has always come natural to me. There are some musicians who are unable to move to the music (I personally think that’s due to conditioned blockages of some sort, rather than a lack of feeling, but that’s another subject). Having chosen dance-aerobics as a child it was logical that my way into fitness was ETM (Exercise to Music). My motivation was expressing myself through music while burning calories and moving in all directions.

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You read that right. Having your entrails coming out of your mouth with exhaustion and deadly pain in your muscles doesn’t mean that you’re burning the calories of your life (while exercising, that is), although it may seem to you that you’re dying 🙂 In fitness terms we call this RPE (rate of perceived exertion) vs. HR (heart rate, i.e. how fast your heart is beating, meaning you’ll need more oxygen the faster it beats).

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