Tone It Up “Try It Thursday”: Buti Fitness

As many of you Tone It Up ladies know, Thursday is known as “Try It Thursday” (and “Thirsty Thursday” too) – which means you try something new in your workout, e.g., a class, a new circuit, etc.!

Since I came across BUTI Fitness in my recent copy of Self Magazine I thought I’d give it a go.


That’s Bizzie Gold (above) doing her ‘thang as the founder of BUTI Fitness!

To give you an idea of what BUTI is comprised of, I snagged a quote (and the best explanation) of how the workouts are:

BUTI is a high-intensity workout that fuses yoga and dance with circuits of plyometrics and conditioning. Classes range from 60-90 minutes and consist of deep stretching, BUTI shaking and heart-pounding cardio. BUTI dance moves are taken from various styles that focus on an intense shaking of the hips (and BUTI) including Miami Booty Dance, Brazilain Baile Funk, Hip Hop, Crunk and African Tribal. BUTI is sure to get your energy high and your abs tight …

You’ll definitely be moving in ways you never have before, and if you’re not used to dancing (like I am) expect to feel a little awkward. I definitely closed the blinds during one of their workouts, ha!

If you’re less bashful and love to move, then expect to have a lot of fun! Which is what I was having when the initial awkwardness subsided.

The workout I did was a sample “Tone” video which is a hybrid between yoga, dance, and plyometrics (embedded below). Although I didn’t feel strained during each movement I did realize afterwards I was sweaty and out of breath! That’s a definite win in my book :)

BUTI Fitness does have online videos to stream, or if you live in Colorado, California or Hawaii they have regular classes. Their online video packages also include nutritional information as well, which is helpful if you’re looking to maximize your BUTI workouts.

If you’re looking for a harder workout, BUTI does also have a “Sculpt” version of their routines. Essentially, the “Sculpt” videos are extra workouts in addition to the”Tone” videos that are HIIT (high intensity interval training).

Here’s the aforementioned “Tone” video you should check out!

Have fun and move your BUTI!

– Emily

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