Personal Stories

One Step At a Time!

Do you ever just want to do some type of fitness but stop yourself because you have the thought “but will THIS be the thing I can stick to?” or “will THIS be the exercise I will actually get in shape with?”

Many people stop before they even get started due to mindset.

Myself included.

I knew for many years that I wanted to do some form of fitness and many times I would start at the gym and do some cardio, a bit of weights and then get frustrated because either

a. I wouldn’t be consistent because I couldn’t see where this work was going or

b. I just wasn’t having fun and it began to feel like another j-o-b and quite frankly I already had one of those doing 40+ hours a week!

When I discovered Zumba, I realized it was actually similar to something I would do often that would pick up my spirits. At home, I would crank up my music, clean my house, sing out loud, shake my bum while I tidied up!

The best part with Zumba is I no longer had to CLEAN UP to get this inspiration going! 🙂 

I could just go to a class, stand in the front or the back and just dance and lose myself in the music.  I stopped having those thoughts of “will this get me in shape” or “will this be the thing I stick to.”

It just became easy because I fell in love with it.

A great zumba instructor and class has a freedom to it. Everyone is accepted. Everyone CAN dance and are in a safe, fun environment where people just let loose and sweat awesomeness everywhere.

You will be having so much fun that you don’t need to see the end result, you just ride out the journey….one…step…at…a…time!

See you in class!

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Benefits of Movement

Summer is Commmminnnngggg!!!!

Okay…I may be a little premature in saying this, however, at some point it must show up!

Summer always does!

That being said, why not get a jump-start on feeling great inside and out by coming out to “shake what your momma gave ya!” at a local zumba class!

No need to get a gym membership or feel intimidated by equipment and weightlifters.  The only thing you need to bring is water and maybe a towel to wipe down after class because one thing I 100% promise…WE GONNA SWEAT!

The location is fun and community oriented, the ladies are awesome and welcoming. We do not play games like in high school, we all just come out for a good time, to get lost in the music, have some laughs and walk away feeling awesome.

If that sounds good to you and you want to come join us, please do!

2352 St. Clair Avenue West in the Party Room at Oscar Romero.  See! It is ACTUALLY called the Party Room!! HOW MUCH FUN IS THAT??!!!

Classes are Wednesdays at 6:45pm, Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays at 9:30am!

Check out the schedule for any changes and RSVP to hold your spot!

SEE YOU SOON!!!

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Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

Taking On Over-all Health Begins With a Workout!

I could not be MORE EXCITED to kick off this week with ALL Zumba classes ON!

I cannot wait to dance and play with all of you this week!

I have been learning so much out of a difficult few months how important physical activity really is….not just for physical health but being able to clear my mind and keep moving forward by literally putting one foot in front of the other and sometimes side to side in a Cha-Cha-Cha.

On the days when I really didn’t want to (and yes, even as instructors we have those moments) I got up and went and by the end of dancing for 60 minutes, I felt amazing again and clear-headed to be able to go back to my family and make a difference for them and for me!

Working out, in my opinion, should be a part of everyone’s day.  Whether it be a 20 minute walk in a park, a zumba class, bootcamp, hitting the gym, whatever it is for you that you love.  The point is, our bodies are meant to move so staying stationary at a desk or coming home at the end of the day and sitting on the couch or watching tv, is not what your body actually wants. It IS what our minds “think” we want sometimes, I am not denying that!

If you continue to set up your workout, just like you do your work schedule and have it just become part of your regular routine, trust me, everything will open up for you.

These past few months have been extremely emotional and difficult for me and I am also clear that it would have been ten times worse if I hadn’t gotten up and went to class everyday.  I managed to think clearer, smile more, open to new ideas and find more love than I ever knew was possible just by working out and keeping the happy endorphins flowing.

It wasn’t easy but it was TOTALLY WORTH IT and completely available to you too!

See you this week!

Want more info? Email me!

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Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being

Do Not Let Weather Stop You!

In this chilly weather I am so clear how hard it can be to get motivated to get out of the house and get to a fitness class.  There are times when I don’t want to come out of the house myself but if I didn’t show then there would be no instructor so no matter what my thoughts are about it….I go.

I know I have wrote about this topic before, however, in the cold of winter it is always a good reminder that the hardest part of getting to anything you need or should get to…is simply getting yourself OUT OF THE HOUSE.

Once I am in motion to get somewhere, everything becomes simple.  There has never been a moment when I have gotten in the door to whatever event or class it was that I have regretted going once I have gotten there.

A few tips I have to support anyone coming out:

  1. Bundle up! Layer your clothing so that once you have completed your work out you can keep warm on your way home. OR change before you leave class.
  2. Come a few minutes early if you can to get settled in and warmed up.
  3. DO NOT stay home just because it is cold. If you do, you will find a reason to not show up often and before you know it you have no routine for your fitness.
  4. If you are sick, this is the only time to stay home and rest. Your body needs to be taken care of and if you are sick, give yourself the space to just be sick and rest.
  5. Do it for YOU! You are worth it.  Cold weather or not. Do not be stopped by environment…unless there is a huge ice storm or the news is actually saying to stay home.
  6. Drink lots of water. Sometimes in colder weather we do not drink as much water because we are not over heating…drink it like you normally do. Stay hydrated!
  7. Take the 60 minutes of class to get lost in the music, have some fun and de-stress by taking yourself to a tropical place in your mind!

Be the leader of your life and not stopped by environment or your thoughts! Live and play full out! We only got this one life so let’s live it!

Zumba classes are happening!! Check out our Zumba Party Schedule and come join the fun!

 

 

Benefits of Movement

Last Week of Summer Specials!

With the end of the summer months upon us, it is time to get back to our routines….school, work and of course fitness!

Let’s have your fitness regime be FUN!! Yes, I said FUN!! Like an hour goes by and you are having so much FUN that you forgot about having to “work out” because it was just more of a “FUN OUT!”

This week to celebrate the last week of August, you can do a drop in class for $5.00.  I am extending this offer to ALL classes this week starting tonight!  Come join our zumba class, check it out, have fun, laugh lots, sweat a little 😉 , get the party started to kick it into September!

RSVP today to which class time you would like to come to and I will reserve your spot!

Tuesdays                      7pm

Wednesdays                 9:30am & 6:45pm

Thursdays                     7pm

Fridays                         9:30am

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