Who Is P1493® Fitness® for?
All choreography is designed for most age and fitness levels. These workouts are a combination of cardio and strength training that can be easily modified. It is made possible to exercise as moderately or as vigorously as you choose, however, many of us often get so caught up in the music that we don’t realize how hard we’re working so it is important to “listen to your body” always.
*As a note: Remember there are risks involved with any exercise program so please use good judgment and speak with your doctor if you have any questionable health concerns.
Do I Need To Know How To Dance?
NO DANCE EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY to participate. The goal is not to get the steps exactly like the instructors or even anyone else, but to find joy and freedom in following the best that you can while safely exercising and having fun. As Christians, we cultivate an accepting and loving environment filled with people who desire to be a part of this uplifting fitness experience free from judgement…so come as you are!
What Will I Need To Participate?
Just a few things:
- Water to keep hydrated throughout your workout
- A small sweat towel
- Comfortable shoes and clothing (we recommend shoes that are supportive and smooth on the bottom with less grip in order to make twisting and turning movements easier on your joints)
- Patience and acceptance of yourself just as you are with no inhibitions
What Does P1493® Mean?
It stands for PSALM 149:3 – “Let them praise His name with dancing; Let them sing praises to Him with tambourine and harp.”
How Can I Become An Instructor?
Due to positive public response P1493® is growing and establishing several different entities within the ministry. Specifically concerning the expansion of the instructor community, there are many important factors to consider and a specific framework that is required. Therefore, it is still in process and if you would please join in praying for God’s perfect will and timing over it, it would be greatly appreciated! If you would like to stay updated concerning all progress feel free to subscribe to the newsletter and stay updated with all of the latest information here.
What Do I Need To Know As An Online Participant?
Whether you are enjoying the choreo videos on YouTube privately from home or within your small group please read the “participant info” located under the “join” column at the top of this website.
In What Order Should I Do The Online Videos?
It’s entirely up to you! However, it is recommended to start slow with modified movements (see videos labeled “warm-up”). Then gradually increase your intensity, use at least two of the strength training videos with light weights (2-3 lbs) or no weight for beginners, and cool down slowly ending with light stretching of the entire body from bottom to top. 20-60 minutes of exercise per session is sufficient depending on your fitness level.
Are The Shirts Seen In The YouTube Videos Available For Purchase?
Yes. See the “shop” section in the top menu. Subscribe to the newsletter and stay updated with all of the latest apparel info here.
Can I purchase DVDs of the choreography seen on the P1493® YouTube channel?
DVDs are not for sale because P1493 Fitness, LLC does not have the copyrights to the music used in the videos. All proceeds for the advertisements shown on the channel support the artists and/or their record labels.