He’s elevated dance. His style is highly sought-after. You’ve probably seen a viral video already showcasing his ridiculous choreography. Will “WilldaBeast” Adams is our Fall 2017 cover, and we are excited to share the story of such a dope guy with you all! He’s leaving a mark on the industry that will make it tough for others to make any better.
Growing up as a military brat was difficult for Adams. Moving around often, and not feeling a sense of belonging left him questioning his purpose, as he knew he was meant for more. Once he found his love for dance, he took a leap of faith, trusted his talent, and moved to Los Angeles, to become a professional dancer to artists such as Usher, T-Pain, The Black Eyed Peas, working with TV series such as GLEE, X-Factor and more. He’d later go on to build his dance empire immaBEAST that has a global impact. His annual conference BuildaBeast Experience 2017 going on now, is hosting over 1000 participants daily, representing countries all over the world.
The energy Adams’ choreography brings is infectious, you may find yourself watching his YouTube channel for hours, or deciding to try some of his choreography yourself – be careful though – we’re not responsible for any pulled muscles or sore joints that may come from trying to move like that! The fitness level he showcases is one to be admired!
Dance as a career, or outlet, certainly has its long-term benefits. But even dance as a form of cardiovascular exercise, or stress-reliever, can improve our overall physical and mental health. Scientific studies show that dancing helps strengthen our core, overall coordination, fight symptoms of depression, and can even keep our brains from aging!
Adams’ chatted with us about how he stays in great shape, what sets him apart, and what empowers him to be a beast!
What was life like for you growing up?
Life was confusing for me growing up. I moved around a lot of places because I was a military brat. I lived in Virginia, Florida, and Indiana for 12 years. I learned to love all people, try new things and was super involved with sports, as well as arts. But I always felt out of place and that I was destined for something more.
Why is dance such a great form of fitness?
Dance is an excellent form of fitness because you enjoy it while you’re doing it. I don’t think running is fun. But when you’re doing something you love, like dancing, or hear a track that inspires you a lot, it gives you that extra push to keep going, and you don’t mind sweating or being out of breath.
What else do you do to stay in great shape?
To stay in great shape, I cross train. I do a lot of core, chest and arm work, and try to make it to the gym at least 3 to 4 times a week. Also, doing crunches and push-ups every night and morning helps me stay toned.