Exotic Male Dancing, Flirting and Workout Secrets Revealed

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Los Angeles, CA – July 23, 2015: Five of the Hollywood Men who are personal trainers are interviewed by Gillian Francella, a writer for Men’s Health magazine and MensHealth.com. Each man reveals his secrets about exotic dancing moves, flirting technique and workout routines.

What got you into exotic male dancing?

Andre
A friend of mine brought me to a club and the owner put me on stage telling me to entertain the crowd. I didn’t know how to dance so I showed my muscles and body and got a great reaction from the girls and the entire crowd. The energy that I have felt was incredibly powerful. From that day I wanted to improve more and more to be a great performer studying and practicing.
Brian
I started dancing at a really young age in high school. I’ve always been a performer from a young age. I love being on stage. So being with The Hollywood Men came natural. I started by performing for America’s Got Talent and the rest is history. You can read more on IMDb.
David
I started break dancing at 13 years old because I thought it was cool and I also wanted to get all the girls. Then I started stripping at 26 because my girlfriend of 12 years cheated on me & broke my heart so I thought it would help get me through the hard time which it did.
Mario
It happened when I was living in Hawaii. I was laying out at the pool when two women approached me about a new show at a hotel in Waikiki looking for new dancers. Back then I was a shy boy from a small town in New Mexico and thought I could never do that kind of work. My curiosity got the best of me and I went ahead and checked it out. To my surprise, I thought it was entertaining, saw the money the guys made, and started learning the choreography the next day. Also to my surprise, I picked up the choreography fast and began performing the next week.
Sarge
I have a rather largo ego. What man doesn’t enjoy being the center of attention for hundreds of women every week?

Did you ever have a body part you were concerned with on stage? How did you train to improve/work with it?

Andre
Yes I did. My legs were skinnier and I have always felt uncomfortable showing my weakest part. Thank god for me that period was only for few months because I have started training then hard mailing them grow a lot. Best exercises to build my legs were definitely the squats, lounges and dead lifts.
Brian
I focus on training my legs because they are seen a lot. Don’t get me wrong, I already have good looking legs but I just wanted them to look better! I also train more on my back as well.
David
I wouldn’t say concerned but I aim to have nice abs & a great ass! Those are the money makers if you ask me.
Mario
When I first started, I had to transition from a football type of body to a dancer’s type of body, which are different. As a football player, my body was more about mass than definition. I had to really focus and concentrate generally on defining my body. My problem area was my abs. I educated myself by asking people at the gym what to do and the answers were cardio and sticking to a strict diet. I started doing 45 minutes of cardio five times a week and eating healthy.
Sarge
Yes, my legs. Not all male dancers are 6’3″. When a dancer is shorter, their center of gravity tends to make it easier to bend and perform dance movements. Tall men want good posture on stage. It is somewhat of a contradiction. Therefore, I focus on strengthening my legs and improving my overall flexibility. Hip/hop Jazz classes have also improved my performance abilities.

What is your diet like?

Andre
Because I have a pretty fast metabolism I burn lots of calories a day even without working out. My diet is very specific and it’s based largely on the amount of calories a day. Carbs, fats and proteins are in line with my daily nutrients that my body needs. I also change my diet protocol according to my workout plan that can be modified to gain weight or to get leaner. I like organic and healthy food like potatoes, rice, lean meat, fish and green veggies.
Brian
My diet is the same as if I were competing on stage. I eat 6 meals a day every 3 hours. It consists of 8 ounces of chicken and either 7 ounces of purple sweet potato or white rice. I know it sounds kinda boring but I love the results!
David
I’m very fortunate to eat whatever I want. I dance & workout pretty much everyday so my diet is based off what day of the week it is. For example Sunday through Wednesday is high carbs & protein with as much cheats as I please based off of any other cardio activities I may do. Thursday through Saturday is lean & clean so I look tight for our shows and I never miss my gallon of water a day either. I counter everything I see through the mirror.
Mario
I eat healthy six days out of the week. Sunday is my cheat day. It works well for me because it’s like Christmas every Sunday. On Sundays, I eat anything I want. During the week, I eat at least five times a day. The key to my diet is eating portioned meals every 2-3 hours, no salt, no sugar, high protein, low fat, and sticking to the plan.
Sarge
My diet is VERY STRICT. 6 days a week I consume primarily organic grilled chicken and turmeric and/or brown rice. I give myself 1 cheat day to eat what I enjoy. This, however, never includes fast food. The sun creates the food that resonates with my body.

What is your typical fitness routine like?

Andre

  • Monday: Chest and Triceps
  • Tuesday: Quads and Glutes
  • Wednesday: Back and Biceps
  • Thursday: off
  • Friday: Shoulders and Calves
  • Saturday: Hamstrings and Arms
  • Sunday: off

I like changing my routines every week to stimulate and surprise my body and get all benefits I need.

Brian
My normal fitness routine involves training 6 days a week, sometimes twice a day. I do 30 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of abs before I start my main body part workout. If I go back for my second workout in one day, it’s usually cardio and abs for an hour.
David
7 days a week of training unless I am busy or sick. I workout anywhere from 1 to 4 times a day. If I train 3 times on a Monday I will prob train once on Tuesday & then twice on Wednesday and 4 on Thursday and back to 1 on Friday. I’m addicted! I workout with a lot of my clients most of them prefer it. It sounds crazy but every workout is different based off their goals. I used to be very systematic with my training and that got very boring becoming hard to see change. Now I have no plan I just listen to my body. Lift heavy if I feel skinny, do more plyo’s if I feel fat, eat more or eat less. Control!
Mario
I work out 5 days out of the week. Thursdays and Sundays are my days off. I do chest and biceps on day of the week, legs on another day, shoulders and run Griffith Park on another day. Then I do back and triceps on another day. The toughest workout of the week would be running all the way to the top of Griffith park, past the Griffith Observatory.
Sarge
I work out 6 days per week. One body part per day is my focus. I stretch 7 days per week. During my day off, I enjoy hiking Fryman Canyon or running the Santa Monica Stairs. I do a little cardio every day to get the toxins out and the endorphins flowing.

Do you have a favorite workout?

Andre
Yes – chest and legs.
Brian
My favorite workout is anything that trains my abs, my favorite body part to work out! I have to keep my 8 pack tight.
David
I love all workouts! Body building to TRX & Bosu and I even teach Zumba. But my happy place is trail running I love the challenge of pain & sacrifice it takes to run up hills.
Mario
Chest and biceps. I always get a rush of satisfaction to see my chest and biceps pumped. Plus, I enjoy the actual exercises.
Sarge
I enjoy getting outside and working my legs. The show is 2 hours. I run the hills and stairs to gain endurance and train my breathing patterns.

When you’re not performing on stage as a male stripper, do you have any signature dance moves you work when frequenting bars/clubs in your personal time?

Andre
No I don’t. What I do on stage stays on stage. I don’t exaggerate any move because I don’t want to look like a clown in a normal contest.
Brian
I’m not big on going out unless I’m already at work. So my moves stay at work.
David
Well I go by “Doorway Dave” which means I pretty much dance wherever I hear music. So as far as signature moves go, I would say a moonwalk from a pelvic thrust & a booty pop. I hope to be the 1st break dancing male stripper!
Mario
It’s hard to decide on just one specific dance move. In general, I enjoy many different styles of dance.
Sarge
Ha! That would be cheesy. I do, however, love to go out dancing. It’s a way of relaxing for me.

Does a girl have to be a good dancer for you to approach her? How do you show you have skill without intimidating the average girl?

Andre
Not necessarily. I use my smile and the eye contact and of course I invite her to the show so she can see my dance moves.
Brian
I appreciate a girl that can dance because it makes her look sexier. I’m not really the type of guy who goes up to women. They usually come to me .. I mean the ones that aren’t intimidated by my dancing.
David
She definitely has to have some rhythm in her or at least not be to shy to try. I don’t hold back when I dance so the real question is what type of dance should I do for a specific girl meaning style of music. Maybe I would just wait for the right song not to intimidate her.
Mario
She doesn’t necessarily have to be a good dancer. If she catches my attention, I will first approach her to engage in conversation. Then we can take it out on the dance floor. If she doesn’t step on my feet, then we will probably continue our conversation. I definitely don’t bust out all of my crazy moves and just keep it easy and sensual.
Sarge
Women need to be themselves. Love what God gave you. Honesty and integrity are very important to me. It always comes full circle.

Do you have any pick up lines or flirting techniques that have solid results?

Andre
I like being very classy, mysterious and at the same time passionate. Definitely my manners and education help.
Brian
I have no cheesy pick up lines. I just compliment a woman.
David
Just honesty & being myself. If you are the one for me it should feel natural to talk to you. I don’t have time to chase girls.
Mario
I don’t have any lines and just go with the flow. I usually like to find out more about them. It works for me because there are no forced pick up lines and it becomes more about her.
Sarge
I like to ask women to go hiking with me. It’s a great activity and creates time and space for conversation.

Do you ever lead with the fact you’re an exotic male dancer? If not, how do you work it into conversation? Do you wait until a hookup becomes something more serious before bringing it up?

Andre
I’m always honest bringing up my job so everything there is never a misunderstanding. I like being clear and straight forward. Hopefully girls will like what I do and trust me.
David
Most of the time they know. I kinda look like a stripper all the time. I used to try to keep it low key unless asked but now I wouldn’t hide it because I feel it’s an honor to be living in LA dancing for The Hollywood Men. Dancing & Fitness are my life so if someone can’t handle that I’m not the guy for them.
Mario
It’s not necessary to lead with that fact unless I’m asked. As I said before, I like to first find out about her. When she asks about my background, I will have no problem saying that I work for the Hollywood Men as I feel fortunate and proud to be a part of that show.
Sarge
Visually, they can sometimes figure it out on their own. I may slowly bring it up in a conversation. If they ask, I am always honest. I always say to let people be who they are. Respect one another. Women don’t need to get “twisted” about having the “perfect body” around me. I appreciate a woman who is confident in her own skin .. and I love a woman’s curves.

Is there anything else surprising about your health/fitness/love life that you want to share? Or any good stories from past hookups/relationships?

David
I would do this for free if I never had to work again. I’ve been married and I’ve never had a one night stand in my life even though you can imagine the opportunity is there.
Mario
I recently started personal training. After many years of experimenting with different workouts and techniques, I’ve found what works and doesn’t. Therefore, I find great satisfaction in sharing my knowledge with others. There’s nothing like seeing the results after months of dedication and hard work. As far as love goes, I’ve been in many relationships and have lots of experience so I finally feel I can be that dream man for my dream girl.

Do you have a signature dance move on stage?

Andre
Booty shake.
David
Moonwalk, body & booty pops. I almost forgot my lean.

How do you channel your move off the stage? Is it all about eye contact? A particular line? A way of walking toward her/approaching conversation?

Andre
Eye contact is very important in order to have intelligent conversation. I like being well read and charming. Girls love that.
David
My moves come natural so I wouldn’t say I think about them. Eye contact is the most important factor when it comes to getting someone’s attention. If you want to get my attention look at me in the eyes and move with a smooth strut or a bit of swagger when you walk. Eye contact & body language is key!
Mario
Like I said before, I go with the flow and don’t have a pick up line. I’m also about the chemistry and energy of the person. Eye contact is very important .. tells you a lot about her confidence. I like a confident but humble girl.

What about a signature song? Is there any song/style of music in particular you turn on that helps lighten the mood and get things heated up?

Andre
Latin songs and some R&B especially for those intimate moments. Passion and good energies are the key for my songs.
David
Any woman that has ever dated me knows I love to dance to R&B baby makin music. I will dance to any kind but that’s what I prefer.
Mario
It all depends on the mood. If I’m feeling animalistic, I go with rock. If I wanna be sensual, I’ll go with R&B.

Do you have any suggestions or tips that the average guy should channel for confidence when he’s trying to catch a girl’s attention?

Andre
I suggest he improve his vocabulary and manners.
David
My advice for a guy to feel more confident about him self is to use his skills, likes & good qualities to his advantage. Before you try use a strategy that you get from someone else try to assess your life & improve anything you don’t feel good about.
Mario
Be confident but humble. Be yourself and never think any girl is too good for you. If you are a good guy, smile and ask her questions and get to know her likes, and she may be worthy of you.

Any suggestions for the rhythmically-challenged men that can’t dance?

Andre
Just don’t dance … lol … Never show the weakest side of yourself.
David
If you can’t dance I can teach you! Contact Doorway Dave or subscribe to my You Tube channel for help on health, fitness & entertainment.
Mario
Try taking dance classes, start with beginner courses. They will teach you rhythm and timing. I suggest hip hop and even some jazz and some latin, salsa, merengue or tango.

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