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:
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!!!!
With the long weekend fast approaching I am hoping you all have great plans to be on a patio, maybe a lake or in a cottage or even checking out something cool in our great city of Toronto!
Happy Victoria Day long weekend to all!
As a reminder to the newsletter that went out at the beginning of May, there will be NO CLASSES May 23, 24 & 25 at Oscar Romero Party Room. I will be away!
Also FRIDAY MAY 18th, class will be 45 minutes in length and will start at 9:00AM.
If I do not see you before the holiday, have a great one!!
Zumba love to all,
2016 is finally here. All the waiting and deliberating for this big day and it has now arrived.
Here is the question…..what will you do and who will you be to have this be an amazing year?
It is not that things just happen to us each year. It is a set of actions OR in-actions that we take that have the year be the “best ever” or the “worst ever”. That being said, I am totally clear and understand there are things that happen that seem completely out of our control. When I look at it though, I can see how I react to it all will set in motion the next steps of actions I will take and what will come next.
In the world of fitness when resolutions are made I have said this myself before “I am going to lose 15 lbs and be at my strongest this year!” and then I went back to sitting on my couch, eating unhealthy foods and blaming it all on the stress I had at my job that made me want to do nothing but “relax” at the end of the day.
What I thought when coming home and turning on the TV and eating whatever I wanted was helping me to “relax” it was actually just setting me up to have a difficult day again on Tuesday, then Wednesday, then Thursday, then THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY came and then I could REALLY relax until Sunday afternoon when I would start to stress about all the work I had to do on Monday.
Where do you think TGIF came from? I think it came from this type of work cycle myself and the lack of physical fitness as an outlet to BURN AWAY THE STRESS AND CALORIES!
What I saw for myself is that even when I had those really stressful days, as soon as I got myself to a fitness class and got in the zone of working out, I felt ALIVE again! Like all the stress of the day melted away and I could breathe again.
Life got really simple when I started AND stuck to a regular fitness routine. Sure, I struggled to get out the door to class most days, sometimes I still do and I am the instructor! However, the hardest part has always been getting there and when I shifted my thinking to remind myself how great I felt AFTER a workout, you bet I was going to be there.
TGIF should be changed to THANK GOD IT’S FITNESS!!!
What I am trying to say here is it really is great to set a New Year’s Resolution and YOUR actions will truly dictate whether by December 31, 2016 you have achieved them or not. Don’t be worried if you fall off, get back up. Don’t worry if your goal shifts, set the sails in a direction that keeps you moving forward.
BE your own success story this year!
Are you ready to take your life to the next level this year? Whether it is in fitness, life, relationships I am here to support you in stepping up your game in life. I offer a first time free consultation. Fill in the form below to get started! Let’s have this year be YOUR YEAR! 🙂
What’s on the other side of your goals and resolutions is PRETTY AMAZING!! This just what is may be like in the beginning!
Even Miss Piggy knows a great workout when she sees one!
Come and shake it with us in Zumba! Never tried it? Don’t worry….just know you will have a TON of fun and NO previous dance experience is necessary.
We keep the moves simple so they are easy to pick up. The music will move you to many parts of the world and will leave you floating out of class….or at least going “what?? we are done?? Where did the time go??”
Yes, that is my kind of workout….where the clock doesn’t even matter for the next 60 minutes!
Come try it out and have some fun! Life is much too short to be wrapped up in work all day!
60 minutes JUST FOR YOU!!
Our language really does create our world. The intention to lose weight is great but then that really does give an opening for you to find it again.
When you are out to transform your body, it is important to not just look at “weight”. Look at your language and inches! It can be very discouraging if all you are doing is stepping on a scale once a week. When you are working out and toning your body, you are building muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat. It is most important to track your inches. Inches around your shoulders, chest, waist, hips and thighs will give you a better picture of how you are doing along your fitness journey.
At the LOL Movement classes, if you wish to be measured and be tracked with your inch by inch look at what you are up to in your fitness goals, we can and will provide this for you!
In the meantime, if you are talking about “losing” weight, we suggest you just get rid of it and not find it again! 😉
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Recently I had a tri-athlete attend one of my aqua zumba classes. He did it at first more so because he didn’t want to get out of the pool even though during class we do not allow for laps.
After class he came up to me grinning from ear to ear. He let me know that it was his first aqua zumba class and said that my class was the BEST workout he had had in a LONG time. He asked if he could continue to take it for cross training from training for triathlon.
It is good, in whatever type of fitness you do to cross train. This is one of the reasons why at our west end location we do a variety of forms of zumba. One night we have zumba with sentao (which incorporates chairs to do a great core/ab workout), the next night is strictly cardio, then Thursdays we do zumba toning (using 1-2 lbs weights to tone and define the body)
If you are a zumba lover (as I am), finding and incorporating in all the different styles of zumba can really give you that cross-training performance. If you are a marathon runner, tri-athlete, hockey player, swimmer….you may want to come join us for some off the charts FUN cross training!
We are half way through week one of our official resolutions for the year. Are you keeping yours alive? Have you started it yet?
It’s not too late to get back up OR begin it!
Do not get knocked down by having missed a day of your resolution. Acknowledge it and get back on track! Whether it be your fitness, finances, eating healthier, drinking more water….whatever it was that had you make it a resolution, it was important enough at the time for you say THIS IS IT….SO DO NOT STOP!
You may even collect $200 if you lap yourself on the game board of life! (just for all my Monopoly lovers! 🙂 )
If you haven’t started yet or you did and then realized what you took on as your fitness you no longer are enjoying, come try out Zumba. You do not need to be a dancer. If you like music, you will love this class! Sweat, burn calories, have fun, laugh, let your day melt away!
AND YES! THIS IS JANUARY IN CANADA!
You will be up against cold weather to come out of your house! We believe in you and know you can do it! Part of the resolution is getting past the hard stuff…I believe that is why they are set in January(has nothing to do with a “new year” 😉 )…if you can get past your mindset of “it’s too cold out, I am going home..” You will have beaten half the battle right there!
If you need a reason to take on your fitness this year….maybe this is one….
Yes! We have a good sense of humor at the LOL Movement! 🙂
That being said, this could be your time to protect yourself from zombies and learn a few moves along the way!
Come join us and get started in 2015! Zumba classes burn 800-1000 calories, teach you new dance steps to take to any wedding or party you are invited to and each week you get to move, laugh, sweat and feel great with an amazing community of women!
Check out our schedule and RSVP when you would like to join us! Your first class is complimentary and class pass sales run until the end of January!