When the world went into lockdown, rollerskating became the fitness trend of 2020. The multitalented celebrity, Kim Manning responded with 15 second rollerskate tips and has left the internet in awe of her skills and knowledge and has since gone viral on social media. Many have shown deep admiration for Manning’s skill with roller skates beneath her feet. As a result, she has gained over 60,000 followers on Instagram with her #sk8likeapro gaining millions of views across multiple platforms. With the warm reception from total strangers and skating enthusiasts, Kim Manning sought to give back even more by putting in work to develop the full length tutorial program Sk8 Like a Pro.
The singer, pro rollerskater, actress and yoga instructor started roller skating from the age of 3. Born on a dirt road in Oklahoma with nothing but roller skates and a dream, Manning was soon discovered by George Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic with whom she toured for a decade. Manning’s array of talents have seen her featured on the Grammy Awards, Toyota’s Olympic Campaign, Stumptown, Perry Mason, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, and the TV series, Flavor of Love as well as live events such as Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, Lagunitas Beer Circus, and The Hollywood Christmas Parade.
Due to the pandemic and the closing of the entertainment industry, Manning returned to Oklahoma to help her ailing mother. The setback did not stop her from dreaming about conquering the world with her roller-skates. She soon took to social media with rollerskating tutorials and rollerskate safety songs on TikTok and Instagram and they were an instant hit. The success of her short online tutorials encouraged her to launch a full-length program to give access to the technique of rollerskating worldwide and Sk8 Like a Pro was born. Converting her mother’s garage into a studio and her hometown into a backdrop, Manning utilized her hollywood skill sets and began production immediately.
The comprehensive program incorporates decades of Manning’s technical skills and professional experience as a champion roller-skater. The course outline covers the foundations of roller-skating to advanced tricks such as roller dance, spins, and jumps with 115 video tutorials.
Within and the first day of launching over 2000 skaters joined her website from all over the world. The Students of Sk8 Like a Pro have disclosed that Manning’s tutorials are both fun and educational. The video sessions delivered through her vibrant charming personality is the Unique Selling Proposition of her venture that has achieved phenomenal success on social media. The online sessions are designed to take students anywhere and at any time progressively through a complete journey of roller skating and is friendly to beginners, intermediate, and advanced skaters. It also integrates physical exercise and stretches relevant to conditioning the body for roller skating.
Sk8 Like a Pro is Manning’s Aha moment coming to life. To get a feel of her tutorial, Manning released a 5-day free course available on her website.
For more information: https://www.sk8likeapro.com or on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimmanningspacequeen/?hl=en
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