We can all agree that there are not enough ways to help women to realize their true bad-assery around here – and that’s where Cat Cantrill comes in. Cat is one of my favorite women on the PLANET. She’s an author, entrepreneur, dancer, choreographer and owner and founder of Vitality Fitness and Dance. She’s all about women empowerment and is doing whatever she can to help women on their “journey to rediscovery” – to regain their confidence, however they may have lost it along the way. And ladies – it is all about YOU. NO. ONE. ELSE. If you are looking to reignite the fire within yourself, look no further! Just one 20 minute conversation with Cat can make you feel so much better about yourself!
When you first hear “dance and fitness” you may think you’re just signing up for another fad fitness class – but Cat and Vitality are SO much more than that. While it all started with Vitality, that is now only just one part of what Cat does – it’s grown to where Cat is now a brand herself. She has the dance, fitness and burlesque classes and workshops, but she realized that stuff isn’t necessarily for everyone, so she added women’s only retreats, FREE mini dance lessons (plus mimosas!), private coaching and makeovers, and troupe performances for those who are ready to show off their confidence again. She really is a woman trying to conquer it all!
Cat says “one of the reasons I offer the fitness classes – and it’s not just a burlesque studio – is because there’s a need for women to feel accepted and loved for their current body… women come in, they know they can just let go, they know that it’s a no-judgement zone, they know it’s women only… and we don’t tolerate any mean girls, and what I mean by that is, don’t come in and complain about your body… don’t be mean to your fellow sister. No one knows what it feels like to be a woman than another woman.” Also, regarding her burlesque classes, she says, “at Vitality, all the choreography and everything that is done in that studio is designed to help her feel amazing. Not about the audience member… we don’t dance for anybody else, we dance for ourselves.”
After growing her business for the past six years, Cat thought it was finally time to get some professional headshots, and unlike some other studio headshots, she wanted them done in her own studio so she could show herself in her own environment. This is a little bit about what she had to say regarding her experience: “I knew with [Stephanie] that I could wear what I wanted to wear, to be able to show my personality, and not have a cheesy corporate [look]… those days are over, I don’t have to hide my personality anymore, I don’t have to keep it under wraps anymore… now I’m able to really express myself, and I knew that I could do that with Stephanie and she would be able to beautifully execute my personality in those pictures.”
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