Do you love Beyoncé and want to get a great workout? Beyfit is a pop up workout event that started in Columbus, Ohio. “We pop up in different parks in Columbus,” Victoria Strickland, co-founder of Beyfit. However, Beyfit will be leading their first workout in Cincinnati. “Our first Cincinnati Beyfit is in City Park, Mount Healthy on April 22,” she says. The events are fun, energetic, inclusive workouts all to the beat of Beyoncé. “Beyfit is an unintimidating collaborative, supportive space in your individual fitness goals and wellness – because everyone there just wants you to slay all day to the fullest,” Strickland says.
Beyfit is for everyone. “We have men and women, we have parents, grandparents and children, we have college students and high school students, we have adults and teens, we have all shapes, sizes, fitness levels and goals all in one space that just want to have fun working out,” she says. “So the audience is if you can get there, we want you there.”
Our workouts are all HIIT style, but specifically we have a Boot(y), No. 1 HIITS workout, hip hop dance, full body cardio workout. “We even get upper body into it in some of our workouts, and once a year, we host a NamaSlay Yoga + Brunch workout,” Stickland says. “Fitness can be overwhelming and intimidating, so we try to incorporate different workouts that are adaptable to your fitness level and what you want to get out of it, but that also encourages you to push yourself and be strong and fierce.”
The inspiration behind starting the event was channeling the inspiration you feel listening to Beyoncé and give people a safe place to have a workout. “It is about the inner Beyoncé meeting the outer Sasha Fierce-it’s about feeling strong and like you can do anything because you can. Beyoncé isn’t the only one who can get in formation, we all can and we wanted to create a space that mimics all of that,” she says. “Plus we love working out and what’s even better is with friends and one of those friends happens to be Beyoncé.”
Beyfit isn’t about the amount of people that come, it’s about having fun, having a good workout, and having people feel good afterwards. “Smiles are success. Laughter is success. If you stayed the whole workout whether you did the moves I gave you to adjust – you stayed and moved your body – that’s success,” Strickland says. “People could be anywhere in the world, but choose to spend an hour of their morning or afternoon with us- that’s success.”