This may sound a little crazy to some but I have always wanted to do Zumba in a cool brewery or night club!
The environment to me just screams ZUMBAAAA!!!
I am so happy that last week we got to do Zumba in High Park Brewery! We had 30 people on the floor doing zumba and around 50 people (dancers & non-dancers) in the brewery for the night! It was an awesome event bringing our community together! We even had 2 babies & 3 dogs! It really is a space for everyone 2-legged and 4-legged!
The feedback I received was awesome!
“The parking is amazing! Free! And so much of it!”
“That was the most fun Zumba class!”
“You could feel the energy in the brewery”
“That beer was delicious!!”
“When can we do that again? I want to bring my friends!”
“That was easy to follow! It was my first time!”
And the feedback continued throughout the night….
At the end of the night, Ted & I (one of the amazing owners of the brewery) sat there talking about how great the night was….then we said s if reading each others minds…..”Let’s do it again!!” 🙂
We both agreed we didn’t want to wait too long, so Wednesday August 7th is the PERFECT date!
Here is the “What You Need to Know:
- Wednesday August 7 @ 6:45pm HIGH PARK BREWERY (839 Runnymede Road)
- Zumba Basics (meaning anyone can do it! 3-4 moves per song)
- $20 for Zumba class & a pint of delicious High Park Brewery beer OR a soft drink
- Wear comfy breathable clothes & runners
- Bring a reusable water bottle (We got lots to keep filling it!:)
- Bring your friends, neighbors, family 2-legged & 4-legged if you like! They can do the class or just enjoy a cold pint or BOTH!
There is no food at the brewery but you are welcome to bring food in! Pick up a pizza, roti, chicken, whatever you like! You CAN eat it in the brewery!
Come a little early to get signed in! If you have not come before, there is a form you need to fill out, so please give yourself at minimum 5-10 minutes to get signed in and ready to begin!
If you have any questions, please reach out!
Looking forward to seeing you August 7! WOOHOOOO!!!!
COME JOIN THE FUN!!! YOU DON’T WANNA MISS THIS!!! 🙂 🙂
I don’t know about you but I am DEEPLY affected by weather conditions. Some people think that is crazy. I am here to tell you that I do not believe it is crazy AT ALL!
This year I have been personally struggling.
On cold rainy days, I want nothing more than to crawl into my bed and wait it out. Had I done that though, I would still be hibernating between my sheets and we are halfway through May!
I have always been affected by weather. It is a REAL THING so please know you are not alone if you have these feelings in your body show up. Symptoms include: pain in low back and neck, pressure headaches, eyes aching, respiratory issues, aching all over, mood swings.
For many of you who know me, you may be thinking this is ridiculous that I am saying this happens to me as I come across as cheerful most of the time…I am not and experience all these symptoms quite regularly with our current weather system.
Honestly, there is really only one true Godsend that I have found that works for me……MOVEMENT and lots of it!
Movement has been imperative to my health and even more so with the long winter we have had this year.
I struggle most days to “want” to get up and move. The good news for me is, it is my career so not really a choice to say “ah, I will go tomorrow.” There are days I just feel my brain screaming “I do not want to do this today!” and everyday that these internal struggles show up, I know I have to go whether I like it or not and here is the best part….
It’s really juicy….EVERY TIME the music comes on, within 5 seconds of the first beat, everything begins to shift. It’s like coming up from holding your breathe under water for a long time. That first inhale is so refreshing…As the music and dance continues on, I can feel my WHOLE body and mind coming ALIVE as if I had been in a coma prior to that moment. By the end of 60 minutes, those pains, breathing, headache, mood swings…they are GONE!
I am AWAKE. I am ALIVE. I am ME AGAIN!
The hardest part in all of it is just getting myself to the location of a class. Once there, the whole world shifts.
In all my 42 years I have never found something that holds such a profound impact on not just my physical health but my mental and emotional health as well all at the same time.
I have spoke to many ladies recently who I am clear are dealing with the same thing. Many have commented on “I was going to come but I am just so tired right now.” Or “I was going to come but this weather has got me down.”
I want you to know I get it. I want you to know I experience it too.
I want you to know there is a way past all of that for you to FEEL GREAT even now, with the weather the way it is.
I cannot change Mother Nature, however, I can shift what I am doing to have my life working and positive no matter what Mother Nature decides to do, and YOU CAN TOO!
You are not alone.
Come out to a class and let’s MOVE together! 🙂
Changes really DO happen at 40….I can speak about it now coming into my 42nd year! 😉
Age is but a number….I have always said this….it is like gravity is gravity, nothing much more to it than that.
My girlfriends over 40 say “oh! wait until you hit 40, then you will see!” I would giggle and be like “sure sure, okay. It is just a number, no biggy!”
I take that all back….
Thursday I am turning 42 and as much as I do not like to admit it, some things HAVE changed….Here is the comprehensive list of NEW findings in my 40’s..
- My arm has had to extend much further out now to try to read my phone or a book without putting on reading glasses (which I now have a pair in every bag and drawer of my home!)
- When I jump up and down…I pee a little…also happens if I laugh too hard…it’s like the muscles down there just give way a lot…
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Life is always about discovering yourself and what you truly love…The journey has been interesting! Care to join me?
I am at an interesting point in my life and realize that I have many talents to put to good use. While searching through my Rolodex (yep! Had to go that far back!) of skills to see which one’s light me up there are definitely a few that stand out and scream “PICK ME! PICK ME!”
The love of my life truly is writing followed closely by dancing and finishing off with public speaking. What a mix of love!
My love of writing started in elementary school and quickly blossomed in high school. Once on my own and living in the “real world” of being an adult, I stopped writing for a while in the sense of sharing my work. I wrote for me and continue to do so, however now I do blog and love every minute of it! Writing is a place to splash the inner workings of…
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