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What we do


Our Approach

How We Make it Do What it Do
 

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What we do


Our Approach

How We Make it Do What it Do
 

 

We combine hi-low aerobics moves with dancing and trap music in a very unique way. Participants are not required to have any background or experience in dance. Plus, all of our movements are gender neutral ( twerking isn't mandatory, but we're all for it! ), in fact, this is the only trap workout class that exists in NYC.

See PHOTOS of our classes here.

Photography courtesy of Katie Henry.

 
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Our Story


Our Story

How we're doing it for the culture.
 

Our Story


Our Story

How we're doing it for the culture.
 

 

Inspired by her budding interest in fitness and love of trap music, Chavonne Hodges was influenced to merge these two passions by pursuing a group fitness certification with a specialization in aerobics instruction. A few dabs and squats later, she partnered with Fiona Harvey, MPH, and created the growing fitness sensation known as TrapAerobics. Since launching in June of 2016, GrillzandGranola's TrapAerobics movement has been well-received by various companies, creative collectives and communities interested in providing culturally-attuned and authentic wellness experiences.

The name GrillzandGranola was ideated because Grillz are the gold-plated dentures of hip-hop, and they’re also known to burn food. This is also what your body does when you turn up. And Granola? Well, it’s healthy and, more importantly, accessible almost everywhere. It's all about the word play.

Photography courtesy of Katie Henry.

 
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Our Instructors


Our Instructors

All of our instructors are certified fitness professionals who prioritize safety, health and turntness. They possess extensive knowledge of the group exercise guidelines and principles and promote healthy lifestyles.

Our Instructors


Our Instructors

All of our instructors are certified fitness professionals who prioritize safety, health and turntness. They possess extensive knowledge of the group exercise guidelines and principles and promote healthy lifestyles.

FIONA HARVEY aka "Fiona.Vey"

Fiona Harvey is a certified Zumba Instructor and co-Creator of TrapAerobics and brings her enthusiasm and Caribbean background to each class.  Harvey also holds a Masters of Public Health, with a focus on Community and International Health from New York University and recognizes the importance of health as it relates to physical activity

Having trained for over 10 years in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip-hop at the American Dance and Drama Studios in Queens, New York, Fiona is not new to dance and choreography. Harvey has taught in public schools, universities, parks and community events. As a co-instructor of Trap-Aerobics, Fiona guarantees you a fun, challenging and judgment-free environment where you can achieve your optimum health.

Let’s get moving!.

CHAVONNE HODGES  aka "Young chavo"                          

Chavonne Hodges is a NYC-bred Advertising professional by day and certified AFAA Group Fitness Instructor/ entrepreneur by night. Diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in college, Chavonne started exercising to combat her mental health disorder. As a co-creator and instructor of TrapAerobics , Chavonne strongly believes in the transformative powers of trap music and exercise.

Her love of music, fitness, and natural, good vibes inspired to her to start GrillzandGranola. In 2016 she was featured in TheGrio.com's 25 Days of Black Biz and this year, she was named one of four "Inspiring Female Fitness Entrepreneurs to Watch." When she's not working one of her many passion projects, she's creating or modeling in fitness stock images with ClickCliqueNYC, recording her imaginary mixtape, and sharing new music under the pseudonym "Young Chavo."