New Year, New You: My Workout With Karina Smirnoff & JCPenney

January 17, 2014 • Events, Fashion Blog, Health & Fitness


Karina Smirnoff showing Lauren Dimet Waters some moves so she can Dance Like A Star (if only).

I am truly a glutton for punishment with no shame. Only I would show up to a dance/exercise class taught by Dancing With the Star’s Karina Smirnoff, host of JCPenney’s New Year, New You Fitness Event in JCPenney’s SoHo showroom in NYC this past Wednesday. Additionally, only I would have the misfortune of showing up wearing the exact same JCPenney Xersion pants as Karina. Now that’s humbling.

Karina looked radiant and fit in JCPenney’s Xersion and CityStreets Activewear lines as she led dance classes and juiced healthy treats with JCPenney’s Bella High Power Juice Extractor and Magic Bullet Blender. “I’m excited to partner with JCPenney to showcase ways to feel great from the inside out.” Karina continues, “These clothes are  comfortable, super cute and sexy, and fit the body in all the right places.”

Karina Smirnoff shopping the JCPenney CityStreet Activewear collection.

Karina Smirnoff shopping the JCPenney CityStreet Activewear collection.

I too was wearing an outfit in one of these collections. The selection is huge and the prices are right as most of the items are on sale now. Details about what I was wearing are below.

Celebrity nutritionist and chef Melissa Petitto was also onsite creating delicious and healthy juices and smoothies with JCPenney¹s national brand juicers to quench everyone’s thirst. “Juicing has grown in popularity and I wanted to share some of my tips and favorite recipes today,” said Melissa. 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.

Karina Smirnoff enjoying some of her juice.

Karina Smirnoff enjoying some of her juice.

Even though I confirmed I will never be on Dancing With the Stars as I have few moves, I had a blast and sweated my butt off. Karina gave us a great workout and was adorable to boot.

Karina's class.

Karina’s class

Wearing my Xersion outfit.

Wearing my Xersion outfit.

Xersion Long-Sleeve Baseball Tee, $11.99

Xersion Fitted Striped Ankle Leggings, $23.99

Xersion™ Open-Back Medium Support Bra Tank Top, $14.99

Xersion™ Stretch Polar Fleece Cowlneck Pullover, $17.99


I received this awesome little blender as a gift and immediately made milkshakes for my kids. Not it’s intended use, I know, but they loved them. Juice for momma. Easy to use and the price is right!

Bella 12-Piece Rocket Blender, $24.99.

Busting a move with Karina (we are on a first-name basis now. BFF's)

Busting a move with Karina (we are on a first-name basis now. BFF’s)

– Lauren Dimet Waters


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