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Lesley G.

Lesley G.

Age 51 / Portland, OR

“Booty Luv® Fitness cured my back pain!
Yes! It really did! There are many obviously great reasons to attend Heather’s classes. They are fun, she is hilarious, you get a great workout in a great atmosphere, spurred along by great music mixes and a teacher who is inspiring, a great leader, kind, and enthusiastic. However, for me, there is a much more important and vital reason I never miss her class unless I absolutely have to.

I have struggled with a serious and chronic back injury since the age of 19, and am now 51. I have struggled with repeated bouts of intense back pain, sometimes arising suddenly from “nowhere”, other times as a result of doing some of my most beloved (or less beloved but necessary) activities . Issues with my back, throughout my adult life, have limited me in both the things I do for fun and exercise, as well as day to day maintenance of my home.

Throughout the years I have spent thousands of dollars, and countless hours seeing doctors, specialists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and physical therapists. I have practiced yoga and pilates with some great (and less great) teachers. While many of these things have been helpful, they never made a significant difference, and some actually made things worse. Finally, I came to one of Heather’s classes. I knew right away, from the way she gave instructions and feedback that this was someone with extensive knowledge of the body and how it works. Her classes are an incredible combination of ballet, aerobics, yoga, pilates, and physical therapy exercises, strung together seamlessly, strengthening and lengthening not just your beloved booty, but all the muscle groups which support the back (and even a few more!).

I can’t express deeply enough how thankful I am for Heather and the expertise she brings to her classes. She truly has changed my life in a significant way. She is a precious commodity, so I encourage anyone who is looking either for a great class or who has a back that needs to support to try Booty Luv® Fitness for themselves!”

Susan H. / Age 62 / Portland OR

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My story started when I met my husband on Match.Com. We are both senior citizens. Before meeting my husband and going to Booty Luv®, I never imagined that my life could be so hot and sexy!

I had been divorced 25 years. It was a very sad time for me and I didn’t ever think I could ever recover from such a deep and painful hurt; I couldn’t bear the thought of a repeated event. I had to kiss many frogs…then came my husband, my prince charming, the man of my life, MY GREATEST LOVE/LOVER; then came Booty Luv®…my other love!

At 62 years young, I come from a large, modest Italian family that loves life. The name of the class “Booty Luv®” really intimidated me. But I tried it, and although I am very shy, gained a lot of confidence as time went on.

I got married in 2014 and something opened up in me. Married, and enjoying my beautiful body in my Booty Luv® classes…I must say that Heather really puts it out there…her moves got me to move. Now I can’t stop moving! I now see myself as timeless, full of energy, beautiful, radiant, glowing and feeling really hot and sexy! My husband is so excited when I call him to tell him that I attend Booty Luv®. I love showing him everything I learned, dancing in front of the mirror, and my husband is so wowed.

I would like to end my story with great gratitude and love to Heather’s Booty Luv® class for helping me find my sexy!

Kristina R. / Age 29 / Portland OR

christina-rayPrior to taking Heather Craig’s Booty Luv ® class on a regular basis, I had constant lower back and hip pain. Heather’s close attention to form and her “hands-on” approach taught me how to exercise with proper form and which muscle groups I should be focusing on to relieve my lower back and hip pain. After a few months of taking Heather’s Booty Luv ® class, my hip pain is now gone, by lower back pain in minimal, and my booty never looked so good! I cannot recommend this class enough. Booty Luv® is awesome!

Jami K. / Age 29 / Portland, OR

Jami-KennaBooty Luv ® is the best class ever! It is a killer workout, and lots of fun. Heather has a way of making you feel cute, even sexy as you’re sweating! My booty and I love this class, and I look forward to it every week. Heather is very encouraging and knows her stuff completely. She’s all about being fit while maintaining our feminine curves. I wish I could train with her every day! I just can’t say enough good things about Heather Craig and Booty Luv®!

Stefie W. / Age 30 / Portland, OR

stefieweinHeather Craig’s Booty Luv® class is the best! It is hard to keep from smiling during Booty Luv®. Her positive attitude and infectious energy make each workout fun. With Heather’s clear and helpful instruction, my butt looks awesome and my spirits are lifted!

Aisha M. / Portland, OR

2013-07-29-17.28.54When my yoga teacher of 13 years retired, I spent about 6 years looking for someone who could teach with the same sense of dynamism, challenge, creativity, fun, and expertise. It was hard to find all these things in one teacher, until I found Booty Luv® with Heather Craig. Heather really knows how to create lasting awareness of all your muscle groups, even some you didn’t even know you had! She is a lovely and brilliant instructor who leads classes with safety and fun in mind- and ALWAYS to a great beat! The Booty Luv® music is just as enthralling as the class itself. Never a dull moment!

Pamela F. / Age 45 / Portland,OR

pamelafI began taking Heather Craig’s Booty Luv® classes as a supplement to all the other physical activities I was doing (running, futbol, and yoga). It only took one class to become a believer and one year later I still go to Booty Luv® twice a week.

Heather makes exercising challenging but FUN with her upbeat music, booty-kicking moves and infectious personality. Booty Luv® has lots of variety and makes you work really hard, but is still appropriate for all levels because she stresses moving at your own pace.

Booty Luv® combines cardio, balance, strength, and flexibility, utilizing your booty, hips, thighs and abs- all the parts that women desire to focus on! I love the “booty breakdowns™”, where we do provocative moves because as Heather says, “why not?”

Rachael M. / Age 30 / Portland, OR

rachaelmI have always tried to stay active – whether it was working with a personal trainer, working out by myself at the gym, running, taking group classes, etc. But working out always felt like a chore and I could never stick to any one activity because it always felt too boring, or too expensive, too intimidating, or too hard on my body. Then I found Booty Luv® and everything changed!

Heather is so knowledgable and she creates a super fun and supportive environment. I leave her classes sore and sweaty and knowing I’ve worked hard, but also knowing that I haven’t injured myself or pushed it too far. And I’ve seen great results – my ass looks fantastic!

I used to drag myself to the gym because I thought I should. Now I look forward to every Booty Luv class and cannot wait to go work out! It’s great exercise, but it also feels rejuvenating and like I am doing something so nice for myself. I am so grateful to have found Heather and Booty Luv®!

Gillian K. / Age 27 / Arcata, CA

gilliankBooty Luv® is hands down the funnest workshop I’ve ever been to! The workout was super constructive and got me using muscles I haven’t activated in way too long. Been rocking my take home pamphlet in my workout routine and I’m seeing great results. Thank you Heather!

Marissa K., / Age 31 / Portland, OR

marissak copyI started taking Booty Luv® to strengthen my lower body. Knowing I wouldn’t take kindly to working out on machines in a gym, I contacted Heather Craig, Booty Luv® Fitness founder.  I was surprised at how much I loved Booty Luv®, even though at first it was tough for me.  As I was working out my hamstrings, booty, thighs, obliques, and the hard-to-target smaller muscle groups, I was smiling and having a great time!  The sequences are truly inventive, challenging, and super fun, while still being safe for the joints.  Booty Luv® will push you to drop lower, engage more fully, and laugh louder- because the energy and fun-loving environment Booty Luv® creates is infectious!  Not to mention the one-of-a-kind mixes we get to groove out to!  The moves are timed perfectly with our movements, so it’s easy to get “lost” in the music and bass.  All in all, Booty Luv® is the best, most well-curated, thoughtful, and challenging workout I have ever had!

Brooke S. / Age 31 / Portland, OR

Brooke-Stady-e1344602612287-125x156I absolutely LUV Booty Luv®! It is an amazingly fun workout, especially for those that want to focus on the thighs, glutes, hips, and core. Coming from someone with a specific hip condition, this is just the class I have been looking for! Heather tailors the class to make it accessible to people of all ages and levels of ability. She has a positive and encouraging attitude, and her passion and expertise are radiantly apparent in each and every class. I highly recommend Booty Luv® to anyone who wants to sweat, smile, and actually have fun working out!

Kami K. / Age 31 / Portland, OR

Kami-KennaI started doing Booty Luv® with my sister 3 years ago and have loved it ever since! With Heather Craig as our Booty Luv® specialist, paired with a soundtrack fit for a night out, my booty moved in ways I didn’t know was possible. Now 3 years later with two Booty Luv® classes per week, I physically cannot do without this class. It has done wonders for my balance and taught me how to communicate with the one of the largest and most important muscles in my body- my booty! Aside from all that, I look and feel downright booty-licious! This class has been one for the record books in a number of ways, and has strengthened the bond between my sister and I, as she and I attend classes together regularly. We have loved the changes we see in our bodies, and practice our “booty pops” outside of class all the time! I LOVE BOOTY LUV®!

Kevilina B. / Age 37 / Portland, OR

KevilinaBHeather Craig’s Booty Luv® classes are one of the first fitness addictions I have had as an adult. Booty Luv® has given me confidence- physically, mentally, and spiritually. There’s no way I could have started a business and worked full time without having Booty Luv® to look forward to each week. Heather’s teaching style is amazing (and she is such a homie)!

Aisha M. / Portland, OR

2013-07-29-17.28.54When my yoga teacher of 13 years retired, I spent about 6 years looking for someone who could teach with the same sense of dynamism, challenge, creativity, fun, and expertise. It was hard to find all these things in one teacher, until I found Booty Luv® with Heather Craig. Heather really knows how to create lasting awareness of all your muscle groups, even some you didn’t even know you had! She is a lovely and brilliant instructor who leads classes with safety and fun in mind- and ALWAYS to a great beat! The Booty Luv® music is just as enthralling as the class itself. Never a dull moment!

Megan P. / Age 21 / Portland, OR

meganpI’m just going to say it: Booty Luv is a game changer. I’ve been taking this class once a week for 6 months, and now I can’t imagine my life without it. Heather does an incredible job at making this about you. This isn’t your boring Cosmopolitan magazine’s “How To Please Your Man” baloney – Booty Luv is 100% being the sexiest and most confident version of yourself, for yourself. This class is the perfect blend of fun and challenging, and let’s be real, who doesn’t want to do pelvic thrusts and hip rolls in between gnarly series of squats and lunges?

Sarah L. / Age 34 / Portland, OR

sarahlBooty Luv® Fitness music- hands down the best mixes you will hear in any workout class!

Lisa Marie W. / Age 30 / Portland, OR

lisamariewBooty Luv® Fitness is awesome, body positive, smile-inducing fun, and more importantly for me as an athlete, it’s a SERIOUS workout. I used Booty Luv® as cross-training for my most recent trail ultramarathon, and I credit Heather’s classes – and my new ass of steel – with helping me conquer the 4,000+ feet of elevation I had to climb. Who knew shaking (and squatting, and lunging) your booty could make you so strong! I’m attending classes on the regular as I prep for my next major run, using her online videos when I can’t make it in person, and seeing major, major results. If you haven’t already tried Booty Luv® Fitness, you need to.