Werk It! An Artistic Workout with Eddi Licious
How do drag performers keep themselves so fit and fierce? Well—they werk for it, henny!
If you’ve been searching for a fun way to get your blood pumping, learn some new facts and have a few laughs while improving your dance ability, endurance and confidence, look no further! Join Eddi Licious, Victoria’s premiere wiggly weirdo Two Spirit drag artist, as they take you through a series of range of motion and low impact cardio exercises while sharing hot tips and tricks about the limitless world of drag. Designed to improve strength and flexibility with specific focus on recovery and resilience, this full body routine is great for those who are new to working out, just getting back into it after a hiatus, or as a lighter session between more intense exercise days. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, this series of exercises engages the body from head to toe in a balanced way.
Aiming to maintain existing strength, improve equilibrium, build flexibility and hone mental focus, this routine doesn’t require any weights or gym equipment and can be done with limited space—only a yoga mat, water bottle and comfortable shoes are required! Get up, get moving, and maybe dance a little like nobody’s watching with Eddi Licious! Stay tuned for video release on August 27.
Eddi Licious is a Lekwungen territory based dancer, gender bender, shape shifter and performance artist who began exploring Drag as an art medium in 2005 and hasn’t slowed down since. They are a member of Riot Grrrls Revue, Atomic Vaudeville, co-founder of King Fling, and winner of the coveted local titles Showdown Champion and Mr. Gay Vancouver Island 2015. A mix of deep thoughts, primal urges, weirdness and whimsy, Eddi is passionate about experimenting with concepts and characters as a means of promoting accepting and diversity. This artist was featured on Season 2, Episode 9 of CBC’s Canada’s a Drag. @eddi.licious
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