Member's Inspiring Story: Hanna Fransisca
Pursuing Her Love To Dance
Name: Hanna Fransisca
With her lively footwork and graceful moves, Hanna Fransisca today dances like a pro. Her passion for dancing is never a secret, but the 40 year-old entrepreneur often makes it look so easy that it is natural to think she is born with the talent. Hanna however, has a different story.
“I began to learn dancing at Love to Dance program more than 3 years ago and I can still recall my early struggles. I remembered that I was so stiff and unsure of my movements, and these caused me to have difficult times memorizing the steps along every session. My focus was split and I became less able to listen to instructions properly. It was not a pretty sight.” she said.
She added, “Despite discouraging signs, I refused to quit. My instructor, Dee, whom I become friends with until today, has been really patient and he likes to remind me that if I can go further in every session, eventually I will reach my goal. He was honest about my shortcomings and he explained that Love to Dance is perfect for me because it breaks part of the songs down so I can focus on fewer moves and memorize better. All I have to do is keep my feet on the ground and focus.”
Love to Dance, a dance class created by Fitness First Indonesia, breaks down trendy songs into smaller sections and train shorter series of dance choreograph. The goal is to enforce training by memory to boost confidence so the dancer can eventually feel the emotion of the songs and begin to dance gracefully without relying on memory. The program is great for beginners as well as advanced dancers who want to sharpen their skills or even create a few moves of their own.
Being a better dancer not only makes Hanna a happy person, but also a driven one. She stated, “I was a member of Celebrity Fitness Puri Mall for 10 years, and I was always struggling in its Signature dance classes like Core Motion, Insanity, Raw, Flavor and Seduce. Being a much better dancer this time, I think I am ready to re-join those classes. And what a great time it is for me pursue my passion for dancing, because now I can enjoy both Celebrity Fitness and Fitness First memberships for a cheaper price by upgrading to the DUAL membership plan.”
Name: Dee Kaminari
Title: Love To Dance Program Champion
Dharma Putra, more widely known as Jakarta’s dance master Dee Kaminari, is the creator of Fitness First’s famous Signature Program called Love To Dance. Effectively mixing his inborn passion and dance technique which he developed at a young age, Dee has gone on to receive prestigious dance certifications from world-leading workout innovation brand Les Mills. To date, he has scooped up the Les Mills Body Jam International Certified AIM (Advanced Instructor Module) 1 and 2, as well as the Les Mills SH’BAM International Certified AIM 1.
Recalling his fast progress in the fitness industry, Dharma shared, “I joined Fitness First in 2007 and within 10 years I have succeeded in mastering all the dance themes like Body Jam, SH’Bam, Hardcore Maxx, as well as the 2 Signature Classes Love To Dance and Aquafit. Fitness First has inspired me to go further in my training, from the New You Achievement Award to the Running Club that trains members for Marathon and other running races. This motivation in addition to the positive social atmosphere the club are why I improved my ability so much so fast.”
It is no surprise that Dee has pushed boundaries not just in fitness but also in his career as a graphic designer, which happens to be the other half of his 2 most favorite things in the world. Currently, Dee is working as a designer at Fitness First’s support office, while sharing his passion for fitness as Fitness First’s Instructor. “I believe my ability to transform my passions into my lifestyle boils down to my motto, which is Always Stay Positive and Never Give Up, You Will Learn Something Today. And I want my students to know this.” he said.