“He’s been dealing in antiques since the 70s and started buying property.Now he’s one of the area’s most prominent builders,” Wolfe explains."When I feel like I have that down, I can focus on the Swarovski crystals."Colby has made it a mission to perfect her act, spending four hours a day dancing, not counting any other exercise.She's learning from some of her burlesque heroines, including a New Orleans dancer she meets up with once or twice a month, and a dancer from Helsinki, Finland, who gives her lessons and advice via Skype."I'm just more excited to learn the dance portion of it and get that down," she said. I'm not remotely where I want to be yet."She's also learning belly dancing from a neighbor in Chicago, which, she says, helps her get in better touch with her body.While the guys are out picking, Danielle holds down the fort at Antique Archaeology, Mike’s store and base of operations.She spends her time talking to buyers, packing up shipments and keeping Mike and Frank in line, while they keep her in stitches with their antics and jokes.“Battle ropes offer full body strength training as well as cardio,” says Danielle Hopkins, a master trainer at Printing House Equinox in New York City and the creator of the gym’s popular Ropes & Rowers program.“They’re especially great for targeting your core and upper body, since those are your primary movers in battle rope training.” Battle ropes are valuable for guys looking to build muscle (or simply change up their routines) without turning to ultra-heavy weights.
” he says, referring to William Powell who owns an eponymous home and garden store in Franklin.I'm trying to stick to the American style of burlesque, where it's focused on the dance portion, the entertainment portion."As her burlesque alter ego Dannie Diesel, she'll perform during the festival to the music of George Thorogood and the Destroyers' "Bad to the Bone," starting out in a simple evening gown and setting aside her more elaborate costumes."I'm really learning the classic movements of bump 'n' grind.The more that happens, the happier I feel about my stage presence and the more I'm in touch with my audience, not in my head, worrying about the next move," she said."Right now I need to focus on the bare bones of what burlesque, American burlesque, is to me," Colby added.Family matters: Gary and Danielle were said to have parted ways because of their differing views on expanding their family.Gary has sons George, Harry, Tobias and Angus with his ex-wife Michelle Cockayne, while Danielle has daughter Ella, 14, from a previous relationship'Obviously when you know you are going through something personal that you know is going to become public, it makes it quite difficult, and it becomes a weight on your shoulders,' he told The Daily Telegraph.