Dede Barbanti

A fomer performer and competitor, Dede worked successfully for over 15 years as a professional choreographer and dance director, whose work has been featured on stage, film and television.  She also trained in various forms of competitive martial arts.

Dede decided to take a leave from her dance career in order to start a family.  However, after the disintegration of her marriage, she found herself as a single mother of three weighing over 200 pounds. Frustrated, she decided it was time to take control of her life.  After several unsuccessful attempts to lose the weight through diets and countless hours of traditional group fitness classes, Dede decided to take matters into her own hands and BBX was born!

Dede spent months doing extensive research in the fitness field.  She wanted to understand why she wasn’t seeing results with other formats, as well as understand what worked and what was lacking in other programs.  Through the creation of her first format (Boogie Box), Dede herself, lost just under 70 lbs. in less than 7 months! 

Dede has taken her passion for health and fitness, developing 3 innovative formats that are literally changing the face of group fitness as we know it.  Her first DVD release, the "BBX Hardcore" 90 Day Program, has received rave reviews.  Her creations are gaining so much recognition that she has been asked to present at several internationally known fitness conferences.  Dede has been featured on shows such as:  Dr. Oz, Shark Tank, Fitceleb, OnAir, Good Day Utah, ABC, KTLA and Fox News, as well as several media productions.  Most recently, she was featured in OC Metro's "Top 20 Women to Watch".

As certified personal trainer, sports nutritionist and life coach, Dede has helped thousands of people from all over the U.S. achieve their weight loss goals through her unique and inspiring coaching style and programs.  Her genuine love for helping people has led her to develop the first annual Southern California Health and Fitness Expo, which launched in Spring 2011.  Her personal mission is to inspire people to find their passion for life and themselves through living a healthier lifestyle!  Dede is happiest when she is able to share her message with others.  If you are interested in having her participate in a speaking engagement, please contact