163 | Live Loudly, Dance Ruthlessly, and Evolve Unapologetically with Rick Coffey

Dec 21, 2023

In this episode of the Digital Business Evolution Podcast, Jess welcomes dance fitness instructor Rick Coffey to the show. Rick shares his journey from musical theater to becoming a prominent instructor at “Turn Up Dance Fitness”. He discusses his passion for creating a strong sense of community and the impact his social media presence has on inspiring real-world action. 

Through raw and real conversations about the challenges and successes of building his brand, Rick's dedication to inclusivity, authenticity, and nurturing a supportive community shines through. Join us as we explore Rick's evolution in the world of dance, fitness, and the power of building a strong, inspiring community.

As always, cheers to your evolution!


Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about making real community impact and support. 

  • Learn about exploding your social media with your content creations. 

  • Learn about the pressures of always being happy and showing up on social media. 


Key Timestamps

  • [5:28] – Finding purpose in helping others love themselves
  • [14:58] – Reflecting on goals and and content authenticity
  • [26:20] – Embracing Imperfections 
  • [35:07] – Even as a beginner you dance and inspire others
  • [45:32] – Promoting inclusivity and community  


Episode Quotes

  • “The beauty of dance is that there’s always going to be somebody that looks up to you and always somebody for you to look up to.” - Rick Coffey

  • “I did not find a consistent workout program until I found something that made me happy, that moved me and thenI showed up consistently to my workouts. So find what moves you!”  - Rick Coffey


Episode Resources


Connect with Rick Coffey

Instagram: @Bigkidrick

Connect with Jess

Instagram: @iamjessicaderos

TikTok: @iamjessicaderose

YouTube: Jessica DeRose