#YoullThankMELater Meet Ilyse Baker, a woman whose personality is as contagious and charismatic as her enthusiasm for fitness and dance. CEO and creator of the dance fitness program DancinerateTM, Ilyse is a celebrity trainer and one of the most sought after dance instructors in America. Her celebrity list includes and not limited to: LeAnn Rimes, Rihanna, Amy Brenneman, Mira Sorvino, Samantha Harris, Beth Littleford, and Daniella Monet from Nickelodeon’s hit TV show “Victorious.” Most recently, Ilyse created The Ultimate Dance Party 3-DVD box set for Weight Watchers, which has become their best-selling DVD this decade. Ilyse has been featured on EXTRA, LA 18, Access Healthy Hollywood, FOX’s Everyday Denver, CBS’ Talk Philly and on Exercise TV and Fit TV. Ilyse has been showcased in American Fitness Magazine, SHAPE, SELF Magazine, Bella, Redbook, Diets in Review and Girls Life as well as on,,, and many others. You can catch Ilyse’s dance and fitness routines online at and on DVD at or in person at Equinox Fitness Clubs, LA Dancefit, The Blanks Studios, and 360 Health Club. When dancing and getting fit with me my philosophy is simple: it’s all about you! No matter what kind of workout we do together, no matter how advanced you are or whether you’re working out for the first time, I’m with you every step of the way, cheering you on and helping you move forward to support your goal. All you need to bring is a positive attitude, an open mind and a commitment to the program. Our journey together is about progression, not perfection. Dedicated to sharing my passion with anybody that comes to me, I get the greatest pleasure when seeing the looks on my student’s faces when they’ve completed something they never thought they could accomplish. As I share in every class, “Let’s get moving and grooving like nobody is watching...but know that everybody is. You’ll thank me later!” To top it all, whether you’re young, old, big or small, it’s safe to say that Ilyse Loves Your Sexy Everything. Visit Ilyse's website for more dance fitness tips and to learn about her DVDs and t-shirts.

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