Who are the Motivational Warriors on TikTok?

The Motivational Warriors have come to inspire joy and movement on TikTok

The viral dance trio has only been around a few months, but they’ve already been featured on The Ellen Show. Here’s what you need to know about the troupe that was born out of the pandemic.

Who are the Motivational Warriors on TikTok?

@jasonrodelo

YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS @bigwillsimmons @rexkline #affirmations #vibewithus

♬ original sound – Jason Rodelo

The trio was founded by dancer and comedian Jason Rodelo. Teens React star Will Simmons and choreographer Rex Kline are the other two members of the group.

Motivational Warriors focuses on synchronized dance routines to upbeat music with a touch of positive affirmations to get even beginners moving with them.

“Remember: Do not forget to try new things. Just because you’re inexperienced doesn’t mean you’re not qualified,” Rodelo said in one video.

Most of the Motivation Warriors’ videos live on Rodelo’s TikTok account, which has 363,000 followers. 

The Motivational Warriors mix in comedy and commentary with their dances.

@nevschulman

STOP CATFISHING. BE YOURSLEF! @jasonrodelo @rexkline @taneesky #motivationalwarriors

♬ Funny Thing – Thundercat

To inspire body positivity and self-love, they encouraged people to stop catfishing by getting Catfish host Nev Schulman to appear in a video.

@jasonrodelo

XBOX OR PS5…..@bigwillsimmons @rexkline @taneesky @jessewilliamfarmer #xbox #ps5 #blackfriday #motivationalwarriors

♬ original sound – Jason Rodelo

Another time, the Motivational Warriors mocked consumerism ahead of Black Friday with a dramatic dance number and live music.

At one point, Rodelo even managed to get the notably super chill and unbothered rapper Lil Yachty up and moving (sort of). 

How did the Motivational Warriors get started?

Rodelo founded the trio in September 2020 as a way of dealing with the lockdown. On The Ellen Show, Rodelo said he created the Motivational Warriors during a “depressive spell” and “quarantine slump.” As a dancer, work wasn’t exactly coming in, and TikTok became a way for him to dance with his best buds Simmons and Kline. 

“Especially right now, human connection is a bit odd and we’ve been inside for quite a long time, so also getting to develop a friendship was really important for right now,” Kline said on the show. 

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