“Health motivation through aerobic innovation.” –Monifa Maat
Hi there! I’m Monifa Maat –my fitness clients call me “The Healthy Motivator”.
I’m a certified personal trainer for Equinox/Blink Fitness in the Bronx, NY and creator of a unique and powerful “NO EXCUSES” workout routine that builds strength, burns fat, and increases flexibility– but the best part of it all? You don’t even have to leave your bed!
So if you’ve got 20 – 30 minutes to lie in bed twice a day
You can do this exercise!
Think about it. What are some of the MAIN reasons people have for not exercising regularly?
Too tired…busy with work and kids
Not enough time…gym is too far away
Gym membership too expensive…
I don’t want to sweat my hair out…
I have nothing to wear…
I don’t know how to use the equipment…
I have an injury that prevents me…
WHILE SOME OF THESE REASONS ARE INDEED LEGITIMATE, I’m offering a “NO EXCUSES” home fitness solution for people that desire to be more active but due to legitimate health concerns or lifestyle habits; might need a helping hand…
It’s called Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow ™ (“BAFF” for short)—an 18-step series of repetitive exercises that link deep stretches (for flexibility) with muscle toning calisthenics in a smooth continuous flow of motion that can make you feel as though you’ve just had a moderate aerobic workout!
Each of the 18 steps, including the facial toning exercises and meditation are matched with a “pillow quote”—a powerful biblical based affirmation that reinforces the role that positive thinking and faith plays in pursuing a fit and healthful lifestyle. Of course, you can use your own affirmations; listen to music or simply count repetitions whiles you BAFF!
I am 62 years old and I do work out on a regular basis, however, doing the exercises in your book Bed Aerobics and attending the classes have been a blessing for me. I have a problem with my knees, I can’t do floor exercises on my knees because its painful. With the Bed Aerobics my knees don’t hurt and I still get the same benefit of the workout. I have been doing the face exercises as well and have notice the a different in the tone of my face. The best thing about this book/class is I don’t have to get out of bed to do these exercises and the results are amazing. You have done a remarkable thing. I will pass on the good news to friends & family regarding Bed Aerobics excellent benefits, especially my older friends.
Hattie I., Bronx NY
Bed Aerobics is the answer, I find it a challenging cross between Yoga and Pilates. There’s lots of stretching, breathing and a range of motion that is not difficult but I feel it as a total body workout. The routine was easy and challenging at the same time…yep, it’s a 30 or 35 min workout I can certainly remember and repeat twice a day!”
Dorothy H., Bronx, NY
As a 37 year-old I think Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow is an excellent idea. Great for anyone that leads a busy life and can’t afford to get a gym membership…you actually feel the burn and intensity when doing the exercises in correct form.
Theona J., New York, NY
In my opinion, Monifa’s Bed Aerobics physical fitness system is the most unique and subtle but effective form of exercise that has appeared on the holistic scene in quite some time…I say holistic because it includes the whole spiritual and mental element of working out as well. As a man, I was surprised because the book really appealed to me.Go figure! I bought two though–one for my Mom and my sister.”
Derrick C., “Charlotte, NC
… I picked up the Bed Aerobic book because I was looking for an easy way to get my work out on… and this is it! Now, I really have no excuse not to exercise because I can do it right in my bed. This is a genius idea and I’m actually starting to see results in the toning and flexibility of my body. Plus, the bonus part is that my husband enjoys watching me practice it, so it’s become our little ritual. It turned out to be great for our marriage (if you know what I mean). Thanks Ms. Maat!!!
Sheree G., Yonkers, NY
Hi Monifa, I enjoy your class very much! The facial & eye exercises are great– I do them throughout the day. Because of time constraints in the morning I pick and choose several of the 18 exercise steps I love doing the most such as the “butterfly” and “temple” which I incorporate into my already established morning exercise routine. The stretching and deep breathing is complemented by your vigorous combination of exercises and I’m looking forward to using more of your techniques!
N. Weston, Harlem, NY
I regularly attend the classes Monifa teaches at Emblem Health and they’re so inspirational I like to watch, but this was my first time participating. My experience with BAFF convinced me that I can have a better functioning body and feel great too. My extremities actually felt better afterwards and I was able to move my legs with more ease especially using the stairs. Observing is one thing, however doing is better. Now I practice at home and since the last BAFF session two weeks ago I’ve shed 2 pounds…yaay! It’s true the bed is perfect for this beautiful experience.
Andrea R., Harlem, NY
Note: Monifa teaches Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow classes sponsored by Emblem Health Neighborhood Care Harlem, New York City. (For more information on BAFF classes call 1-866-469-0999)