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Boss Chick of the Month: Doriann Amadi

Greetings Boss Chicks! I am continuing my series of recognizing a woman who

demonstrates the true spirit of a Boss Chick! Meet Miss September: Doriann Amadi.

Dori, as I’ve come to call her over the last few months, became a member of the BCDW Empire in January, 2017. I can’t recall if it was a New Years Resolution, getting prepared to slay at Essence Festival 2017, or both, that motivated Dori to attend class. I do know, however, that I’m happy she walked through those doors! Since, she has been a joy to have in class and a supportive presence. I can often draw off her energy to be a better instructor. Everyone needs students like that in their class and I’m happy to say I do in Dori.

When I think of Dori, a particular “class” with her always stands out to me. Earlier this

year, I was a bit bummed due to low RSVPs so I canceled class, announced it on social media, but headed to the studio anyway to practice some choreography. Unfortunately (or fortunately as it turns out), Dori and a friend was already in route to class and had not seen the email. When they arrived and I informed them of class being canceled, Dori understood but was a little disappointed. She had received word of getting accepted into Nursing school that day and was looking forward to class. Of course I had to let my girl twerk off her excitement and we had “class” anyway, just the 3 of us.

I have watched Dori push through when she was having a more difficult than usual time after a few sessions missed and also kill the choreography. She never gives up and finds the time to prioritize her health even while working 2 jobs at one point. Rain, snow and cold didn't keep her from class. In March 2017, The Boss Chick Dance Workout Headquarters launched an #imabosschick Challenge to celebrate Women’s History Month. Dori was the 2nd place winner, representing Boston in the Nation-wide competition. This past month, I have seen the dedication in her and the changes she’s made over the last 8 months (I can’t believe it’s been that long already!). Because of this, I am very proud of Dori and am delighted to have her as my Miss September!

Interview with Boss Chick Doriann:

1 Where are you from? I was born in NYC but consider College Park, GA as my


2 What do you do for a living? I am currently pursuing a Masters Degree in


3 What do you like most about The Boss Chick Dance Workout with

Portia? The idea that I can be sexy, ratchet, and classy all in one hour ! In class I

always feel like I'm a backup dancer and I can't let my captain Portia down.

4 What are your favorite Boss Chick routines? Shape of You by Ed Sheeran

and Moses by Chris Brown and French Montana

5 What motivates you to prioritize exercise in your life? My desire to utilize health and wellness to live my life to the fullest and be a motivation to others. As a healthcare professional it's important to live the part in order to deliver the message of healthy living effectively.

6 Any advice for a woman reading this? Live your life for you and always believe that God's timing is the best timing. I learned about Portia and the Boss Chick workout when I was going through a little rough patch in my personal life and it has definitely brought sunshine to my gloomy days. I love this class!

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