The initial idea to develop a fitness program based on twerking came quite spontaneously during joint training sessions. Kristina and Rimma were exhausted and agreed that Twerking is as hard as any regular fitness course. “There isn’t a twerk-fitness-program”, said Kristina, “let’s make one.” Rimma agreed and immediately thought of tons of ideas. But the realization wasn’t as easy as it seemed in the beginning.
The development of this dance-fitness program went on for months and brought some difficulties. But faith in the project and strong will chased all the doubts away. Since September 2016, twerXout®® has been used by the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for the EU, CH and RU as a protected word mark.
Already in May 2017 they organized the first trainer training in Hanover and trained their first team of 12 trainers.
The trainer license courses were then carried out in many different cities in Germany and their neighbor countries, resulting in trainers who could not be more different. They are employees, artists, students, soldiers, dancers, athletes or primary school teachers. A beautiful variety of flowering personalities. twerXout® would like to keep expanding and give trainers worldwide the chance to acquire a twerXout® license to give their own classes.
In addition to training at other locations, LIVE ONLINE training is also planned. The “Corona crisis” opened up new opportunities that may even remain. The time will tell.
There are twerXout® classes in sports facilities, gyms and dance schools throughout Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium, the Czech Republic, Russia, Jamaica and more and more are being added. In addition, the two founders travel across Europe and give workshops.
Rimma already worked as a trainer in Russia, led various dance and group fitness courses and gained a lot of experience as a coordinator of a recognized fitness studio. Today she gives dance classes in high heels, dancehall and twerk. Together with Kristina Markstetter, she developed the dance fitness program twerXout® and says: "it´s our baby"!
Kristina studied industrial management and international correspondence. She is a trained dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. She is teaching contemporary, street jazz and twerk, currently living in Zurich, Switzerland. Together with Rimma Banina she developed the dance fitness program twerXout® and says: it´s on my mind every minute of the day"!