Karina Smirnoff

Dancing with the Stars’ Karina Smirnoff hosted JCPenney's New Year, New You Fitness Event in JCPenney’s SoHo showroom. Guests were treated to fitness dance classes that both burned calories and taught killer moves. “I’m excited to partner with JCPenney to showcase ways to feel great from the inside out.” Karina looked radiant and fit wearing JCPenney’s exclusive Xersion and CityStreet Activewear lines. “These clothes are comfortable, super cute and sexy, and fit the body in all the right places,” continues Karina. “It’s great that JCPenney has such a wide selection for every fitness level. I want a set in every color.”

Fellow DWTS Dancer Henry Byalikov also brought his expertise to the floor teaching salsa and high octane routines to the excited participants.

Celebrity nutritionist and chef Melissa Petitto was also onsite creating delicious and healthy juices and smoothies with JCPenney’s national brand juicers to quench peoples’ thirst. “Juicing has grown in popularity and I wanted to share some of my tips and favorite recipes today, mentions Melissa. “JCPenney has trusted brands from Jack LaLanne’s Power Juicer to the Magic Bullet Blender. These juicers and blenders fit the family’s healthy lifestyle and budget.”

Karina even got in on the fun and collaborated with Melissa to create one of the signature drinks, Karina’s Double D, a refreshing mixture of carrots, ginger, fennel, apple, carrots, and mint. Ms. Smirnoff notes, “Listen to your body. When you put good nutrients in you’ll feel amazing overall.”

When asked about Season 18 of DWTS Karina was tightlipped about details and mentioned that the announcements would still be a few weeks away. “I haven’t heard anything yet so I am just as anxious and excited as everyone else!” When asked who would be her ultimate dancing partner, dead or alive, she said, “Michael Jackson.” His talent and dancing was amazing and it would have been an honor and a treat to dance with him.” 

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