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This Aerobics Instructor Is Using Fashion to Build a Community

Viva Soudan’s ’90s style screams full diva domination.

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She grew up listening to Michael Jackson and learning how to move like Billy Blanks. Now Viva Soudan uses her bright style and boundless energy to encourage others to be their true, colorful selves via Haus of Sweat.

The choreographer and aerobics instructor started the movement to encourage a new generation of “flygurlz,” welcoming everyone — regardless of gender identity, size, shape, or color — to get sweaty and own the dance floor. Soudan’s vivid wardrobe blends dollar-store finds with designer gems for a dazzling mix of spandex and glamour.

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