Fitness & Wellness with Caribbean music and food

June is here and it’s time to take center stage…

LAUNCH YOURSELF!

Launch Yourself in June 2012 - Socamotion

It’s time for you to take center stage

Launch your dreams

Launch your goals

Launch your plan

Launch your action!

If bands can do it… and large ships can do it….you can launch your own journey towards achievement and happiness.

Take full advantage of Caribbean Heritage Month to explore your history, seize the power of  your culture and energy of your music to propel yourself to greatness.  It is more that possible….it is probable…that all of the positive energy generated will propel you forward at a rate you never experienced before.

What change do you want to see in your life?  What goal do you want to aspire and achieve?  What experience do you want to live to the fullest?  Mark your destination in your mind and launch your self!

Power Of Soca

Soca music is the ultimate music to move you.  Forget what your grade school math teacher taught you, the shortest distance between two points is through soca.   Let the power of soca be on your side this summer make your launch a success.  Press play and set the pace of your journey.   Listen to the lyrics and let the good words put you in a good mood and make progress inevitable.   Be inspired by the artists that create and levitate the art form to the ultimate heights.

As we have shown in our twitter game #NextLine on @Socamotion1, there are soca lyrics for almost any occasion.  Pick your own theme song for your launch and play it over and over when you hit your stride or if you are having trouble stepping forward.    If you find yourself on a backslide then “Don’t back-back!”.  Get your gameface on and get the right “Attitude” to help you succeed.   If things in life are getting in your way then take the “Stress Away” and focus on your priorities.

Get Fit for Carnival

Socamotion Fitness and Wellness is here if your goals involve improved fitness and weight loss.   We have so many ways for you to get moving and stay moving throughout the summer so that exercise will not feel like a chore and healthy eating won’t feel like a diet.   Lookout for indoor and outdoor classes in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens that will “turn your workout into a carnival” with fun flags and whistles, live dj music, trained instructors, and a variety of styles and choreography.   SocaSLIMDOWN 3 is also starting soon where you can lose weight using Caribbean food and win Caribbean prizes.   In this round of the weight loss challenge, we will also feature the SocaSLIMDOWN Express which is a 30-day plan to help you lose weight in a healthy way quickly to help you jump-start your plans or quickly prepare for your debut on Eastern Parkway.

The World is Your Stage….LAUNCH YOURSELF!

Picture yourself as a carnival star where the spotlight is yours and the world is your oyster…..now make that dream a reality this summer.   You have your theme song….you have your soca soundtrack….you have your tools with Socamotion….now is your time to GO!!

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Lose weight with Caribbean food and prizes

Turn your workout into a Carnival with Socamotion - Socamotion.com

Turn your workout into a Carnival with Socamotion!

Biggest Loser Finale ~ 10 Things we Loved and Learned

The finale of season 13 of the Biggest Loser aired last week on NBC and the world has been buzzing ever since.   Truthfully, we saw it on Hulu over the weekend because we were so busy but still enjoyed it to the fullest.

Biggest Loser Finale 2012 SocaSLIMDOWN

Biggest Loser Finale 2012

This season was about “No Excuses” and definitely was filled with drama as 4 people quit and relationships were put to the test.   We wanted to share our thoughts about the finale, especially the 10 things that we learned and loved from the show and the contestants.

  1.  You can’t win if you’re not in the game.

We know that there are various reasons that caused four people to drop out of the contest that may or may not be justified, but in the end you have to be in it to win it.  They were not mentioned or given must attention and that’s testimony to the importance of sticking to it.

2.  You can compete against yourself….and win!

Mike lost 160 lbs (a whole person) while at home to emerge a winner of $100,000!  This shows us that even if you do not have the advantages of the bright lights and attention of the show, you can set your own goals and still triumph.

Tim Biggest Loser 2012 SocaSLIMDOWN

Tim Biggest Loser 2012 At home

3.  1 pound makes a difference

When Emily took the lead among the semi-finalists by losing just one more pound than the current leader, it reminded us that every little bit counts.  Often it takes us making sacrifices at various meals or working out over several days just to lose 1 lb, so it better count!

    4,  You can find your ultimate cheerleader in your mom or child

When Conna took the stage and the spotlight shifted to her sweet daughter, Brooklyn, you couldn’t help but see the inspiration that they found in each other.  Just by being in the game, Conna is showing her daughter the importance of taking care of her health and herself.  Brooklyn is also showing that unconditional love can make you a winner no matter what.

5.  “It means the world to me that I saved my life.” – Gail

Gail deserved her standing ovation for her persistently positive spirit and charming grace under pressure.  She did not win the at-home challenge or anything fancy but became her own hero in taking control of her health even at her advanced age.

Michelle Obama Biggest Loser 2012 SocaSLIMDOWN

Michelle Obama Biggest Loser 2012

Items 5 through 10 are on the SocaSLIMDOWN blog right here…

~ www.socaslimdown.com

~ Twitter @SocaSLIMDOWN

~ Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/SocaSLIMDOWN

SocaSLIMDOWN Caribbean Weight Loss Challenge

SocaSLIMDOWN Caribbean Weight Loss Challenge

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Socamotion Fitness and Wellness ~ Join the fitness carnival!

Hey SocaMovers!

We’ve been getting a lot of requests for tips on how to jump start your workouts for Spring.  One guaranteed way to get you to Move Your Mas is to plug some fiery hot soca music into your iPod .

Here is a list of the 10 must-haves on your Socamotion playlist ~

(the order is somewhat significant…but we reserve the right to change our minds 😉

1. Bucket by Swappi

2. Miss Behave by Fay Ann Lyons

3. Born Ready by Bunji Garlin

4. Pump Yuh Flag by Machel Montano

5. Precision Wine by Kes The Band                    

Socamotion Top 10 Spring Soca ~ "Bucket" by Swappi soca 2012

Socamotion Top 10 Spring Soca ~ "Bucket" by Swappi

6. Badder Dan We by Shurwayne Winchester and Popcaan

7.  Bacchanalist by Kerwin DuBois

8. Link Up by Destra Garcia

9. Single Forever by Ki Persad

10. People’s Champion by Benjai

Oh my goodness!   Have we reached 10 already?

I think we’re going to need another list, but this is good enough to get you started.

What songs would you add? Add them in the comments below or tweet them to @Socamotion1

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SOCAMOTION CARNIVAL GIVEAWAY 2

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Carnival in Trinidad is less than a week away and you can feel the excitement!

Socamotion is offering a second week of giveaways in the spirit of carnival with a different structure.  You still have to “Comment 2 Win” through a variety out social media outlets, but now there are more prizes to win and more ways to increase your odds.  Over the next 5 days we will be offering 5 prizes and entries are cumulative.

Love Soca Earrings by Aye Shanti Designs

"Love Soca" Earrings by Aye Shanti Designs

Here is a listing of our 5 prizes to be given out over the next 5 days ~ 

Day 1 ~ A free 1-class Socamotion Wave Card 

Day 2 ~ “Love Soca” earrings by Aye Shanti Designs ~ Dolleen

Day 3 ~ A free 2-class Socamotion Wave Card ~ Ondie

Day 4 ~ PPV for the International Soca Monarch Finals online ~ Jessica

Day 5 ~ A free 3-class Socamotion Wave Card

International Soca Monarch 2012 Buy Pass for the Finals

Get a PPV Buy Pass for the Soca Monarch Finals

Comment 2 Win! ~ 

Why does Soca music make you move? 

Comment through any of the following ways to be entered into our giveaway drawings.  The earlier you enter, the more you can win.  Comments made on the first day will be entered into the drawing for the 1st prize.  Those who do not will be entered into future prizes until all have been distributed.

You can enter our giveaway by: 

~ Posting your reply on this blog post

~ Comment on facebook page and group postings (“liking” them is not enough, sorry)

~ Add yourself to our mailing list and  email info@socamotion.com to submit your comments directly

~ Reply via Twitter @Socamotion1

~ Comment in our Meetup Group

All responses must be submitted by midnight each day and the winner will be announced the following morning.

We would like to announce the winner of the Socamotion Carnival Giveaway!

Socamotion Carnival Giveaway winner is selected

Photo from National Photo Company Collection - Jordan Smith

We started a simple contest to give great gifts to one of our followers or SocaMovers and share the spirit of carnival.   There were many ways to enter including email, facebook page and group, and twitter.  The original text and guidelines of the giveaway are at the end of this post.   After submissions were entered, they were added to the original post in the comments section and a number was assigned to each comment based on the order entered.   A number was then randomly selected using an online random number generator as seen in this photo.

Socamotion Carnival Giveaway random selection

The winner is....#2!

The winner is…..Martine Lecorps @babinewyear!

Congratulations on winning a FREE Socamotion t-shirt and a beautiful Carnival Brag Book by AyeShanti.  We will contact you to coordinate the delivery of your prizes.    Look out for more giveaways announced in our mailing list and on facebook and twitter!

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So we are offering a giveaway of  our signature “Move Your Mas” t-shirt in orange, blue or black in your size of regular or baby doll styles as well as aCarnival Brag Book by Aye Shanti that helps you collect your carnival memories on its colorful pages.   The contest will begin today (Wednesday 8 February) and end on Friday 10 February at 12 midnight.   The winner will be selected at random and announced this Saturday and the prizes will be sent to you.  

There are multiple ways to win:

~ Comment on this blog post about why you love Socamotion classes or would like to try a class in the near future or why you love soca music

~ Like our facebook page and comment on the status about this giveaway about your love for Socamotion

~ Add yourself to our mailing listfacebook group or on Twitter @Socamotion1 and comment on the Socamotion movement

~ Email info@socamotion.com to submit your comments directly.

The Carnival season fills us with so much excitement that we just feel like giving away to share the joy!

The music is hype, the costumes are gorgeous and the fetes in New York have us ready for ACTION!

So we are offering a giveaway of  our signature “Move Your Mas” t-shirt in orange, blue or black in your size of regular or baby doll styles as well as a Carnival Brag Book by Aye Shanti that helps you collect your carnival memories on its colorful pages.   The contest will begin today (Wednesday 8 February) and end on Friday 10 February at 12 midnight.   The winner will be selected at random and announced this Saturday and the prizes will be sent to you. 

Socamotion "Move Your Mas" tshirt in orange

Win a signature Socamotion t-shirt!

There are multiple ways to win:

~ Comment on this blog post about why you love Socamotion classes or would like to try a class in the near future or why you love soca music

~ Like our facebook page and comment on the status about this giveaway about your love for Socamotion

~ Add yourself to our mailing listfacebook group or on Twitter @Socamotion1 and comment on the Socamotion movement

~ Email info@socamotion.com to submit your comments directly.

Carnival Brag Book by AyeShanti

Win a Carnival Brag Book by AyeShanti

Enter 2 win!