Welcome to the Patreon page of Pon De FLO Fitness, an ever-expanding video library designed for you to push your limits and build a better you!
WHO WE ARE:
We started as an idea, developed into a workout program and evolved into an empowering & positive movement changing peoples lives for the better.
Pon De FLO is reinventing dance fitness and empowering positive change within the world each day.
Move over ZUMBA!
WHAT DO WE DO?
Pon De FLO Studio is a Caribbean, reggae and dub inspired fitness studio located in the heart of New York City. This studio is about more than just fitness, we aim to inspire a positive change within the world. To create a better tomorrow, on a global level, it all starts with each individual person feeling confident, empowered and connected.
Through our dance based HIIT program, Pon De FLO, we strive to create opportunities for everyone to build the best version of themselves possible, physically, mentally and emotionally. This is warrior training! When you take Pon De FLO, you can't help but to gain a higher level of self love, self awareness, empowerment and empathy.
The studio is where this empowering community forms, but it is no longer confined to a studio space. With the hard work from our team and support from our members and community, we are now launching this online workout and inspirational channel for YOU! Now, from anywhere in the world, people will be able to enjoy the true essence of Pon De FLO and be part of this amazing community. We are hoping your donations can help us overcome many challenges we are facing as a start-up company as well as to bring our business model full circle. Pon De FLO Studio opened January 1st of 2017 and is currently a two-woman operation. With your support, we can continue to keep the studio thriving, develop more inspirational, fun and effective video content for you and (eventually) expand the reach of Pon De FLO's message even further!
Amongst our many goals as a company, an extremely important goal of ours is to reach a profitable financial state so we can give a percentage of profits to charitable organizations, starting in the Caribbean. As each member of Pon De FLO (in the studio or on this channel) workout to improve themselves, they will indirectly be helping those in need across the world. It's all about One Love! We are not in this business solely for the money, rather to help others in our full capacity around the world live a healthier, fulfilling and fearless lifestyle. Unfortunately, we need money to operate and grow. That's where you come in! We have created a vast variety of fitness videos, blogs and inspirational content for you to use and enjoy as a Patreon. Here are a few things you can expect from us on Patreon:
*A vast library of fitness videos including: Our signature dance based HIIT program, Pon De FLO, Strength, Resistance, Dance, HIIT, Instructional, Express Workouts, Movement Technique, Execution Instruction, Meditation, Self Care and 'Dance move of the week'.
* The ability to design your very own fitness class. From 15 minute interval videos, to individual song videos, you can pick and choose the structure of your class to make it as difficult, easy or 'dancey' as you would like!
*Inspirational videos and blogs to help you constantly stay empowered, motivated and centered.
*Nutritional information and diet tips. Eating healthy doesn't confine you to lettuce and tofu. You will learn many nutritional facts, recipes and replenishing foods that can help you become stronger each day.
*Music! Your backing will help us purchase licensing rights to more music. This will help to support artists, musicians and you will reap the benefits by receiving downloadable songs for your listening use.
*MUCH MUCH MORE!
So, what do you say? Will you help to support our journey while giving back to yourself through our workout channel? Come join our community and become a Patreon!
Want to know more? You got it!
WHY DO WE DO THIS?
We all unfortunately live in an attention hungry world that over the years, has developed into an overly sensitive and insecure society. As a human race, it’s important we all come together through love to heal insecurities and accept each other so we can eliminate the desire for self validation. This change has to happen one person at a time. We all deserve to be truly happy, confident, secure and feel love. In this world, we know it can be hard to do so, which is why our signature program Pon De FLO was created: To inspire oneness within all through dance fitness. We all want to be part of something greater than ourselves. If we don't know ourselves, we can't know what we want to associate with. If we don't accept and love ourselves, we can't accept and love others. If we don't have peace and oneness within ourselves, there will be no peace amongst the human race. Pon De FLO is replacing ego with humility, love and light within the fitness industry.
Pon De FLO is a minority among fitness YouTube channels as we focus primarily on the finding 'oneness' within yourself through dance and fitness within our physical studio. Because this message is so important, it's vital that we present well-developed, interactive, unique and effective videos, which of course takes ample time and effort to produce. Being on Patreon, we are hoping to reach and help others outside of the NY area.
MORE ABOUT THE PON DE FLO WORKOUT & VIDEO PLATFORMPon De FLO is a high energy and an insanely fun dance-based High Intensity Interval Training program set to a Caribbean, reggae and dub playlist. No thinking is encouraged as you participate in this workout. Just FLO with it! The dance choreography repeats within each song so you can become comfortable with each move and find your own rhythm. A Pon De FLO class is structured around three intervals and intensifies towards the peak of each interval to offer you the opportunity to push physical limits and break mental barriers. We are talking burpees, squats, pushups, mountain climbers, knee tucks and more! But don't stress, you can always modify the movements if you need to! In fact, each workout video provided has a FLO'er offering you modifications in case you need it.
We decided to let you have some fun with these videos (YAS). We recorded intervals so you can design your very own Pon De FLO class! Choose from our Warm-Up collection, Interval Collection and then choose your cool down to make your very own customized heart pounding, fat burning and uplifting Pon De FLO class! In addition, we have included a variety of other programs we offer here at the Pon De FLO Studio for you to enjoy including:
FLO-SHRED; Our Strength and Resistance Program
FLO-ROLLIN; Our Self Myofascial Release Program incorporating a foam roller and massage balls
FLOga; A Vinyasa Yoga interval program coupled with roots reggae music
Strength & Meditation; A program to not only help increase your flexibility, but will also awaken and recharge your mind, body and soul.
FLO it out from anywhere, anytime, alone, with your friends, family or your pet!
Caution: Involuntary twerking is a strong possibility and smiles will be contagious.
The Patreon platform does not currently support one-time donations, outside of pledging and then cancelling your pledge. However, there are alternative ways to support Pon De FLO financially. You can always make a one-time donation at www.PonDeFLO.com. Any questions, you can always email us at Here.
If you're not in a place to support Pon De FLO financially, that is more than okay! There are so many ways to help out- subscribing to the Pon De FLO Youtube channel (be sure to "enable notifications" by clicking the bell after subscribing), watching the videos, sharing them in every place you can think of, encouraging people to check out this Pon De FLO Fitness Channel and website and to connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Vimeo, suggesting Pon De FLO to podcasts, magazines and websites for potential coverage, shopping our merchandise through our Shop and anything else creative you can think of!
Whatever you do to support Pon De FLO, we are SO very grateful! We genuinely appreciate each and every one of you- without you, we are just a bunch of workout enthusiasts behind a camera - but together we can inspire positive change within the world!
In 2010, Creator and Founder, Heather, had become intrigued by the mindset of others while working out in a group exercise setting. While instructing classes, class participants didn't believe they could push their physical limits. She heard things such as "I'm not strong enough and calisthenics are too hard" from numerous individuals. Something pretty similar happened in the strength based classes she taught. Her class participants restricted themselves to strength and mat based classes because they believed 'they couldn't dance'. Heather took it upon herself to create a program which would bridge the gap between the dance and fitness world, turn everyone's 'I Can'ts' into 'I Can's' and inspire positive self reinforcement and fearlessness within others. After much time, trial and error, Heather created a unique program around caribbean, reggae and dub music, called Pon De FLO. After teaching the program independently, she noticed how much Pon De FLO was evolving into a positive and empowering movement. Class participants began to see positive physical, mental and emotional changes in themselves and shared this with Heather. At this point, Heather knew Pon De FLO no longer belonged to her, it belonged to everyone. Heather knew this program could help so many other lives and decided to take a leap of faith into entrepreneurshipville in 2012 to flourish the program. Leaving her corporate job, she began to instruct Pon De FLO independently on a daily basis, developed the program further into a business and began working towards creating a DVD. In 2012, a major gym chain got wind of Pon De FLO and offered the opportunity to expand it across the US. Although Pon De FLO would not be compensated as a company, Heather could not pass up this opportunity for exposure and marketing. Throughout the years, an Instructor Training program was created and launched, additional gyms picked up the program and demand was growing at a rapid rate. Behind the scenes, Heather was struggling with several challenges including finances, physical fatigue, becoming homeless and needing to sacrifice everything to keep the program alive and growing. On the verge of quitting and terminating the program completely, she felt an overwhelming and undescribable urge to keep pushing with Pon De FLO. Contemplating her direction, she created business plans to open a fitness studio or launch a supplement line, but decided to let time unfold the proper direction. After years of listening to how Pon De FLO has inspired and changed people's lives for the better, Heather realized PDF changed her life and had built her to be fearless, confident and above everything, centered. At that moment, she was motivated, more than ever, to strive.
In 2014, Heather met a student (Meira) new to Pon De FLO who was completely hooked on the program after her first class experience. As time passed, Meira began to see changes within herself. She felt stronger, happier, fearless and empowered to make some big changes within her life. At that moment of realization, she knew Pon De FLO was so much more than just a workout. To her, it was a positive lifestyle. Wanting to be part of this movement, she approached Heather to ask about helping out with the business in anyway. In 2015, Meira became Heather's assistant and they grew to become very close which lead to becoming business partners. In 2016, they were presented with the opportunity to open the very first Pon De FLO Studio in NYC. This would be a huge challenge, as they knew they only had enough funds for the lease and construction costs, but could not let this opportunity pass by. Together, they strategized, planned and decided to dive into the Start-Up venture.
The Pon De FLO Studio opened January 1st, 2017 and is run by these 2 Girl Bosses who met through Pon De FLO. This isn't the only friendship that has formed through this empowering program. The community that has formed through Pon De FLO consists of some of the best humans on Earth, seriously. Come catch de vibes and join our community to help be a positive change within this world! The sky is the limit!