Between the COVID-19 quarantine and holiday indulgences, there’s a pretty good chance that you can pinch an inch or two on your waistline.
Add in the chilly weather and days getting darker earlier, and exercising just doesn’t seem to be at the top of many peoples’ lists.
That’s where Cree Carrico, founder of Butta Bee Fitness has your solution.
Carrico has created a free fun and quick workout routine called the “12 Days of Fitmas” that will help you get your body moving during this holiday season.
Dressed in a festive holiday onesie and donning red and white striped socks, Carrico guides viewers through the workout starting with a warm-up before venturing on to yoga poses, squats, burpees and more set to the theme and music of the “12 Days of Christmas.”
One of the great aspects of the workout is that Carrico offers alternative moves for folks that may not be able to do the more high-endurance exercises.
Carrico offers words of encouragement and humor along the way and the workout routine is geared toward the entire family from young children to seniors.
“My mom is immune-compromised and has RA, so I’m thinking about her when I think about impact on people,” Carrico said.
The workout video is a little over 20 minutes and you definitely feel the burn after.
In addition to themed workout videos, Carrico offers personalized training programs for individuals and groups. Individual training is $50 an hour or $20 per person if you have your own group and classes are offered virtually through Google Meets, Zoom and other platforms.
“I work with whatever equipment you have at home or even get creative and use laundry detergent bottles as weights, so you don’t have to go out and buy anything,” Carrico said. “It’s all body weight and things you can find at home. We start out with a free interview and session to make sure we work well together. Then I create a personalized program every week for those one-on-one clients.”
A career soprano opera singer, Carrico began ButtaBeeFitness after the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown performances across the U.S. and around the globe
“I moved in with my parents when the pandemic started because I lost all of my singing jobs,” she explained. “It’s been on my mind for a while to be in the fitness world in addition to my performing and while I was sitting at home, doing nothing and mourning the loss of singing, I thought this is the time to dedicate to building a business.”
The name Butta Bee Fitness plays off of the nickname “Cree-bee” that Carrico’s mom calls her.
“Bees have always been part of my esthetic and yellow is a really happy color and I think it is inviting,” Carrico said.
After taking and passing a fitness certification test, talking with her own personal trainers and picking the brains of friends and family members, Carrico began putting together her vision, mission and purpose for Butta Bee Fitness.
“I am a normal person who found fitness and who wants to help people to the same thing,” she said. “I love to see people doing it together, like families. So what I’ve tried to do is find creative ways to get you active.”
To learn more about Carrico and ButtaBeeFitness, go to www.buttabeefitness.com.