Pepper Von is a national and international dance and fitness educator, motivational speaker, published author and co-owner of Step I Dance & Fitness in Sacramento. Previously one of the top educators of “Choreographic Movement Science” for the International Sports Medicine Association, continued education provider for American Council on Exercise and National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Pepper’s stage and screen credits include: featured co-host on the award winning ESPN Fitness Pros; featured appearances on Extra, MTV, NBC Emmy Awards, Fox and the CW 31, World Entertainment Tour with Gregory Hines , and Arabian in the Sacramento Ballet’s Nutcracker. He has received numerous choreography awards for world musical tours, national dance conventions, and musical theatre.
He has fostered students like A-List, award winning actress Brie Larson and recently crowned champion of So You Think You Can Dance, “Lil Kita”. Pepper is mentor and inspiration for Billy Blanks, martial arts celebrity and creator of Tae Bo, the world-renowned Jabbawockeez and Beto Perez, the creator of Zumba….
His vision is to unite the world by bringing an atmosphere of motivation, non-judgment, inspiration, community, respect, health and happiness to the lives of all by empowering individuals to function within their personal power.
“Your greatest responsibility in life is to maximize your greatest potential.”
– Pepper Von
I am NOT usually a machine person… But, based on the dynamic engineering, creative programming and versatility of The Power Tower, I climb to reach new heights. (No puns intended.) To work out and challenge myself in a new, fun and innovative way.
WHAT THREE THINGS ARE AROUND YOU AT ALL TIMES?
Well, that would be Music, Opportunity and Joy….. (Is “within” me the same as “around” me?) ?
WHAT MUSIC CAN WE EXPECT TO HEAR IN YOUR CLASS?
YES!!! ? That means…any and all genres. However, I tend to lean towards Trap, EDM and Hip Hop/Funk with driving energy and multiple rhythmic opportunities. ??
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOVE ON THE POWER TOWER?
Tower position 3 is my favorite set up. This allows me to kill it in the upper body variation climb, but have direct, immediate access to the floor for cardio dance and or rhythmic agility…. ??WOOP there it is!!!??