Sixteen years ago, moving to Los Angeles from Europewhere people can still walk from place to place and dont necessarily need to work out to keep in shapeI had to find a way to compensate my sudden and unexpectedly significant lack of physical activity. Jogging? No, thanks! Tread mill? Please! Steps, bikes, machines? Not for me. It had to be fun, challenging and, more importantly, creative. I first joined Delane Vaughns hip-hop class and then his jazz class as well. At first I was lost and had no idea what I was doing or supposed to do. Yet, I decided to stick with it because I feared even more the boredom of typical gym activitiesor classes for that matter. I am now addicted to my dance work out with Delane, which keeps me physically healthy and mentally refreshed. When Delane arrives, I am never sure what he is going to come up with, but that only makes my experience constant and intriguing work in progress. I know for sure that I could never remain committed to any conventional work out or repetitive routine, as the brain needs as much nourishment and experiment as the body does in order to remain flexible and responsive. Delane has a very eclectic talent and can adjust his creativity to any music. I often showed up to our sessions with Arabic or Hebrew songs, flamenco or tango, African and Polynesian percussions, Australian rhythms, and he made me dance on all of them, naturally. Delane just listens to whatever you may suggest, and translates it into movement that works for your body.