I don’t live in Los Angeles can I still work with you?
Absolutely, Rebecca has a virtual fitness training and diet program option available and you can check it out here.
Do you design nutrition and diet plans also?
Yes, check out Rebecca’s online or in person virtual diet program option here.
I don’t have a gym I belong to can you give me a workout program I can do at home?
Yes, in fact, my specialty is working with clients with whatever they have in their home. Usually, in my one on one private sessions, I will bring extra gear for the training session but typically all you need to start an exercise program is a couple sets of dumbbells, some resistance bands, and either a bench or a swiss ball or both if it’s in your budget.
I saw somewhere that you work with kids but I don’t see any info on your website about it?
I noticed you have worked with professional athletes for sports massage but do you also do regular massage for the average non-sports professional?
Yes, I have been a licensed massage therapist for 17 years and I work with so many different types of people. It just so happens that in the last few years I have been getting more known for doing great massage therapy work with professional athletes but I enjoy working with everyone.
BOOTY SLIDE FAQ
What is Booty Slide?
Glad you asked, it’s not like any other class you’ve done before.
No, it’s not Reebok Slide, it’s not Gliding – although there are some similar moves – Booty Slide was created in 2007 by Rebecca Kordecki and is a technique combining movements and positions – all done using your own body weight in conjunction with using the floor as your resistance.
The Booty Slide Program is done barefoot with only the Bootie on your foot. From the minute you put on the Bootie you engage your core and force stabilizing muscles into play. Additionally, all 5 positions of Booty Slide work multiple muscles of both the upper and lower body.
There is a strong emphasis on the butt muscles as well as well as the legs. The beauty of sliding while we train the body is that there is ZERO impact on your joints and ligaments with an excellent opportunity to lift, shape and firm any sagging or lagging area you may have!
The class is more intense than it looks and you can burn up to 750 calories per session depending on how hard you work factoring in your size and weight. The list of benefits from this workout is endless.
I have Sciatica, knee pain or hip pain – can I do Booty Slide?
Yes, with a doctor’s clearance and providing you take baby steps and monitor your intensity. Booty Slide has actually been known to help heal some participants injuries over time.
We’ve had clients/students tell us taking the Booty Slide class was better than doing the physical therapy they have been prescribed and much less expensive.
What about people with hip replacements?
While each case must be treated as a unique situation and given careful analysis, Rebecca recently worked with a client who had two hip replacements surgeries on the same hip.
With a few modifications of movements and a slower tempo for each series, she completed the entire 45-minute Booty Slide class with no pain or discomfort and left smiling.
Do I have to use the Booty Slide Booties, why can’t I just wear socks?
Two reasons exist for being required as a Booty Slide certified teacher to wear our Booty Slide® Booties when you teach.
The first being the most obvious which is that a typical sock tends to stick to the floor once the foot begins to sweat and acts more like a mop than a piece of gear.
Once this happens the “sticking” effect will cause the body to stumble or stutter through the movements and either you or your client will fall or at the very least engage in improper movement patterns.
Secondly, Rebecca spent valuable hours and dollars researching the right combination of materials as well as the best-fit pattern of the bootie for the foot in each individual movement.
We feel the design of the Booty Slide Bootie is the perfect piece of “gear” to for the Booty Slide workout.
How many calories can I potentially burn doing Booty Slide?
Depending on your individual body weight and how hard you work and how long you do the workout for this number will vary. We have calculated up to 1000 calories in an hour at full intensity. The average calorie burn is around 450 – 750 per session.
I used to do Reebok Slide in the 1980’s. Isn’t this the same thing?
The only real similarity is that both classes involve sliding and that is where the similarities end. Reebok Slide was done with shoes on a “slide board” made out of fiberglass or plastic and had rubber bumpers on the ends.
It was roughly 8-10 feet long and 22” wide. Additionally, it weighed around 20 pounds. This was a workout that was mainly anaerobic in nature and involved sliding in fast, explosive lateral motions by bouncing off the bumpers at each end.
The workout is excellent for skaters, hockey players or any athlete needing to rehab a lower-body injury. The class saw a quick rise and fall because the average user reported they could not sustain the back and forth motion longer than a few minutes at a time and there were no muscles of the upper body typically involved.
The Reebok Slide still exists and today is mainly used as a sports specific training tool.
Is Booty Slide offered at any gyms currently?
We are currently exploring gyms and studios for placement of Booty Slide classes. If you do have locations you would like to see the Booty Slide classes at please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How portable is the Booty Slide Kit?
Currently, this exercise program is one of the lightest and most travel-friendly workouts in the market. You never need to travel with heavy tennis shoes in order to do this workout and the “gear” really is light enough and small enough to fit in a tiny handbag.