There is a time and place every week where women congregate outside the doors of the West Hollywood Equinox main studio, awaiting the arrival of celebrity trainer Grace Lazenby to instruct the Rockin Models class. One would think that paparazzi and a red carpet should be present for the amount of hustle and bustle ensuing. As the doors open, women rush inside to reserve the best spot with a view of Grace. It is clear that Grace has a loyal following as her students automatically line up to gather the three main pieces of equipment used during class. With a workout DVD, three charity events with fashion shows, and an impressive list of celebrity clients all in one year, it is understood why Grace Lazenby has become one of the most sought after fitness experts in Hollywood.
The 65-minute workout regime that Grace has created incorporates yoga, dance, and burlesque to sculpt women’s bodies in a way that exudes an energy derived from her music choices. Like in her DVD, Grace has selected music from artists Cary Brothers, Matt Goss, and Greg Laswell, which blasts inside the studio to generate and steer a particular ambiance into the class. As Grace likes to call it, the Rockin Models workout is the “hour of power” for these women who spend all day exerting themselves into other areas such as work, relationships, etc.
Lazenby’s philosophy of the Rockin Models workout, “Look like a model, feel like a dancer, and workout with a rockstar” have provided the trenchant results that can be seen on the bodies of Carrie Underwood, Courteney Cox, Nikki Reed, and Shiri Appleby among others. With such a demand for her expertise, including a huge following in the UK, Grace has had to limit her time strictly to the Rockin Models Equinox c
lasses and upcoming charity events. Putting the Rockin Models name on the humanitarian work Grace does is not just a ploy to promote her business. During each class Grace serenely walks among the students and subtly alters the attitude of the class with simple words of inspiration, as she now knows women are relying on her for the emotional and mental pep talk.
“Feeling good and sexy no matter how you look,” may be Grace’s take of her class; however, the effects the class has physically and mentally on the mind and body are noticeable and desirable. If attending the class is not possible, her DVD ($24.95) brings the same motivating soundtrack, words of inspiration, and movement straight into your home. While most find the class empowering in aspects of strength, the level of sexual confidence women gain during class is irreplaceable. Grace Lazenby has truly transformed the way women should be exercising and according to her, “Every woman is a Rockin Model.”