WHAT IS SOKAFIT?
SOKAFIT is a dynamic, fun and interactive health and fitness system . Developed in Trinidad and Tobago, it uses Soca music and Soca dance moves exclusively to provide a full body workout. The program and fitness dance classes capture the vibrant nature and culture of Carnival dance and music .
WHO OWNS SOKAFIT?
SOKAFIT is owned by SOKAFIT Trinidad Limited. Officially launched in December 2015. It first appeared as a TV show on TV6 aimed at providing persons with the opportunity to work out at home, however it quickly became a national phenomena taking off in schools and across communities in Trinidad and Tobago. The SOKAFIT fitness system is expanding worldwide, with a presence in France, USA, Guadeloupe and now Australia.
HOW IS SOKAFIT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER FITNESS/DANCE STYLES?
SOKAFIT explicitly utilises Soca music and Soca dance movements to present the music and dance culture of Trinidad and Tobago to the word. The team works with Exercise Physiologist/Sports Scientist Maurisa Gibson-Bailey to ensure that the moves effectively and positively impact specific body parts and holistic body fitness.
Jamie Trahanas is the lead SOKAFIT coach in Australia. She is a certified fitness professional with Fitness Australia and has extensive dance teaching and performing experience, also having performed alongside Soca artist Machel Montano, and the team at Elle NYTT. Jamie has rapidly established herself as a leading soca dance instructor and advocate for soca music both in Australia and overseas. She is currently focussed on teaching and raising awareness of the program; and in future facilitating the growth of SOKAFIT through the development and training of local instructors. For further enquiries please contact Jamie Trahanas. or
MEET SOME OF THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM
Sports scientist, Ms. Gibson-Bailey completed the 5-year intensive and rigorous BSc Physical Education and Sport at the International School of Physical Education and Sport, Havana, Cuba followed by the MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology, Bangor University, Wales, UK. Ms. Gibson-Bailey supports the programme by working with the Management, Choreography Team and Coaches .
Head Choreographer of SOKAFIT is La Shaun Prescott. Ms. Prescott is a 3.91GPA Masters in Fine Arts graduate from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Ms. Prescott has conducted Soca dance workshops around the world. She has toured extensively as Head Choreographer for Machel Montano. Ms. Prescott is also currently Assistant Professor, Modern and Contemporary Dance at the University of Trinidad and Tobago.
WHAT IS A CERTIFIED SOKAFIT COACH ?
Certified SOKAFIT Coaches have undergone intensive training and an examination as well as practical sessions.
The SOKAFIT VISION IS TO BUILD A COMMUNITY OF FIT AND HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS USING THE MUSIC AND DANCE OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO THEREBY SHOWCASING THE COUNTRY AND ITS UNIQUE BRAND OF MUSIC AND DANCE WHILE PROMOTING HEALTH AND FITNESS. #ONEFITNATION