Singer Mya Harrison, has been performing practically her whole life.
As a child, she imitated Michael Jackson in her mother’s high-heeled boots, using a spoon as a make-believe microphone. MÃ½a took violin lessons throughout her childhood, but dancing was her primary after-school activity. MÃ½a started ballet lessons in 1982 when she was only two and jazz and tap when she was four. Although she lost interest during her toddler years, at age 12, her interest peaked again. Her tap-dancing skills led to an opportunity to study with one of the best-known tap dancers in the country, Savion Glover of the Dance Theater of Harlem, when he came to Washington DC for a workshop. Glover later chose MÃ½a for a solo spot in a dance performance at the Kennedy Center.
It’s hard to believe nowadays, but MÃ½a sometimes had to endure bullying growing up, but her accomplishments as a dancer helped her make the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
There was a time in my life when I wasn’t popular and accepted by kids in school. I was made fun of with braces and kinky hair, and being from a multicultural family, etcetera… And it really hurts when you’re that age, but later when you get something of your own or you get involved in activities like a sport, you begin to be accepted for what you do, and your personality and who you are, instead of your clothes and how you look and the name designer brands you have on.
Since then, Mya has won a Grammy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, started her own record label and continues to tour all over. Even thought it seems like she’s been out of the spotlight when it comes to her music, Mya continues to make a big splash two years ago with her fit, curvy body. Â She’ll be the first to tell you her body is all thanks to her trainer and unorthodox treadmill routine.
Here is a shortened version of Mya’s treadmill workout to not only lose weight, but keep the curves:
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