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Meet Kiersten Dolbec and Zandria Theis of My Workout Party in Santa Monica

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kiersten Dolbec and Zandria Theis.

Kiersten and Zandria, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My best friend, Zandria Theis, and I started My Workout Party the first day of quarantine in LA. We wanted to stay in shape but didn’t want to do it alone. It started out as just us dancing, crunching, and screaming Shania Twain lyrics at our computers over zoom. We really felt like we were in the same room. It was a magic feeling we wanted to share with everybody! We started scheduling zoom party meetings, inviting friends, programming workouts and making rad playlists. My Workout Party was born.

Leading these community workouts is the highlight of our day, creating connections while social distancing. We believe in providing a space full of love, vulnerability and playfulness where people can be 100% themselves and empower each other to let out their inner party animal!

The workout parties start with dancing for the cardio and are all-humans-friendly HIIT workouts with lengthening/ toning focused exercises! All workouts can be done from anywhere! You just need zoom and something for 2 LB. weights (wine bottles work just fine, milk jugs for men).

Since our founding party on March 19th, our community has grown to 400 party animals. We’ve partnered with Neon Coat, Bumble, and Beauty Pass on special private workout parties, thrown quarantine birthday parties and are always excited for future collaborations.

Anybody can join the party! We host them daily at 10am PST and 4pm PST Monday-Friday, noon on Saturdays.

You can visit myworkoutparty.com and @myworkoutparty to RSVP!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The given circumstances of the COVID-19 quarantine in LA were both a challenge and the reason our company exists in the first place. My co-founder and I didn’t even see each other in person for the first five weeks of My Workout Party. We built the entire platform over zoom, 12 hours a day in each others’ ears.

Another challenge/blessing is that we have nothing to model our business off of. We are an online workout/party planning company built into video conferencing. There is nothing like us out there. Getting our users to the party requires convincing them that the words “workout” and “party” can be synonymous, that a workout over the internet will keep their attention, and that the video conferencing learning curve is worth the trouble.

We had a three weeks jump on most fitness studios, but now that everybody has transitioned to live classes either over Instagram Live or Zoom, our biggest challenge is proving why we are special.

Please tell us about My Workout Party.
“My Workout Party is not a workout community, we are a party community. You just might get ripped along the way.”

All of our parties start and finish with dancing for the cardio. They are all-humans-friendly HIIT workouts with lengthening/ toning focused exercises!! You just need Zoom and something for 2 LB. weights (wine bottles work just fine).

Every party has a theme, a unique workout program, and a playlist. The whole community mutes themselves then starts the playlist in unison to be on the same vibe.

We are so proud of the playful, vulnerable, empowering community vibe we’ve built. It’s not about being in the workout itself, it’s about finding those endorphins, joy, and positive energy, realizing they were always there within yourself, and sharing that light with the loved ones in your life.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Nothing. Maybe we’ll have an answer for you this time next year, but for now, nothing.

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.myworkoutparty.com
  • Phone: 4088052333
  • Email: Kiersten@myworkoutparty.com
  • Instagram: @myworkoutparty
  • Facebook: @myworkoutparty

Image Credit:
Kiersten Dolbec – Zandria Theis (founders photo)

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