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Woman, 30, reveals how she became a professional TWERKER – and how it’s changed her life 

A 30-year-old woman has revealed how twerking has changed her life – and why it is the best form of exercise.  

Kristina Moskov, from Melbourne, has been dancing since she could walk.

The dance studio owner and instructor has had extensive training in hip hop, jazz, contemporary, ballet and lyrical in her hometown dance school in Russia.

‘All dance styles might help your body to stay in shape and improve your balance and core muscles, but what I like specifically about twerking is that it is a great workout for hamstrings, quads, glutes, abs and core muscles,’ she told FEMAIL.

 

Kristina Moskov, 30, has revealed how twerking has changed her life – and why it is the best form of exercise

What is twerking? 

Twerking is a type of dance where dancers move by throwing or thrusting their hips back or shaking their buttocks, often in a low squatting stance.

‘My students always ask me if I go to the gym and do squats and the truth is, twerking is my workout.

‘I don’t need to go to the gym or do cardio, I just twerk in the squat position daily to popular twerk and RnB songs and that’s how I keep my body and bum in shape.’ 

Kristina is so revered she’s won a slew of awards in the industry, with her latest wins being Dancehall Queen Australia 2017 and the YouTube Creators Silver Play Button Award 2019.

She started attending beginner twerking classes back in Russia in 2010.  

'All dance styles might help your body to stay in shape and improve your balance and core muscles, but what I like specifically about twerking is that it is a great workout for hamstrings, quads, glutes, abs and core muscles,' she said

‘All dance styles might help your body to stay in shape and improve your balance and core muscles, but what I like specifically about twerking is that it is a great workout for hamstrings, quads, glutes, abs and core muscles,’ she said

'My students always ask me if I go to the gym and do squats and the truth is, twerking is my workout,' she said

Nikola said she doesn't need to go to the gym or do cardio as she just twerks in the squat position daily

Kristina is so revered she’s won a slew of awards in the industry, with her latest wins being Dancehall Queen Australia 2017 and the YouTube Creators Silver Play Button Award 2019

She started attending beginner twerking classes back in Russia in 2010

She started attending beginner twerking classes back in Russia in 2010 

What is her day on a plate? 

Kristina starts her day with a large glass of warm water with lime or lemon

Breakfast: Muesli with fruit and plant based protein or a tofu bagel with an almond or coconut milk latte

Lunch: Tofu steak with vegetables or a Beyond burger with chips

Dinner: Salad with Tofurkey or vegan sausages and vegetables

She also takes vitamins every day 

‘This style was not popular at that time, but I really liked the music, the beat and the idea of learning how to isolate your lower body to be able to perform the dance right,’ Kristina said. 

‘Few years later I was lucky to be trained by the best twerkers out there and I am forever grateful for them being there to help me with technique and knowledge so I can be doing what I am today.’ 

Then in 2012 she moved to Australia and took part in Australia’s Got Talent in 2016, twerking for the national audience.

This led her onto doing her Australia wide workshop tour where she trained instructors in all state capitals and started AussieTwerk. 

'This style was not popular at that time, but I really liked the music, the beat and the idea of learning how to isolate your lower body to be able to perform the dance right,' Kristina said

‘This style was not popular at that time, but I really liked the music, the beat and the idea of learning how to isolate your lower body to be able to perform the dance right,’ Kristina said

In 2012 she moved to Australia and took part in Australia’s Got Talent in 2016, twerking for the national audience

In 2012 she moved to Australia and took part in Australia’s Got Talent in 2016, twerking for the national audience

As Kristina’s work started to become well-known she was asked to participate in Germany Das Talent in the same year with her fire twerk show. 

‘This contest gave me some worldwide recognition and I decided to launch TwerkSchool.com to simplify the learning process, share my knowledge and make twerking accessible for anyone to learn even if they live hundreds of kilometres away from the studio,’ she said. 

For those who want to learn how to twerk Kristina said it is important that you drop all of your fears.

Then she will teach you how to ‘shake, pop, drop, shimmy and isolate your booties’ in various twerk positions. 

For those who want to learn how to twerk Kristina said it is important that you drop all of your fears

For those who want to learn how to twerk Kristina said it is important that you drop all of your fears

Then she will teach you how to 'shake, pop, drop, shimmy and isolate your booties' in various twerk positions

Then she will teach you how to ‘shake, pop, drop, shimmy and isolate your booties’ in various twerk positions

She also recommends that beginners never wear too tight shorts or leggings on their first day as they need to ‘feel the jiggle’ in class one.

Kristina said she highly recommends even those who think they’re ‘bad dancers’ to join a class. 

I always tell my students that you cannot become a professional ballerina in one hour, sometimes even five to 10 years is not enough,’ she said.

‘If you feel that you are bad at something and you want to become better at it, you just have to train hard.

‘You don’t have to be a good dancer to take your fitness to the next level, all you need is an intention to become a better version of yourself and if dancing is something that excites you more than any other “fitness routine”, then make it your fun fitness routine and do it.’

She also recommends that beginners never wear too tight shorts or leggings on their first day as they need to 'feel the jiggle' in class one

She also recommends that beginners never wear too tight shorts or leggings on their first day as they need to ‘feel the jiggle’ in class one

Kristina said the negative comments she sometimes receives about her twerking don’t phase her.

She said she sometimes sees negative comments about twerking when she orders Facebook ads to promote her courses.

‘Most of the time it would be someone who never tried this class before expressing the negative opinion about the low squat moves we make not recognising the fact that twerking is a great workout,’ the 30-year-old said.

‘Sometimes I get a few negative comments on the videos I post on Instagram and YouTube.

‘I do this not to please or disappoint anyone, I do this because I love to do it and the right people will be there to support me and the courses we offer.

‘But one thing I always say to those having negative opinion about anything is to go get some education about the topic, particularly the history of twerking, and try at least one class before expressing negativity on any public forum.’ 



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