Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

I Am Under Construction…It Is A GREAT Thing!

I have discovered that everything in life, jobs, relationships, being alive, is always evolving and if I stay “static” or not moving in one area then everything eventually seems like it gets “stuck”. It becomes a force that is very hard to move forward.

The beginning of 2018 brought upon many incidents/accidents that have had me begin to re-evaluate much of what I have been working on.  Not like a problem, only that knowing when many challenges show up, sometimes it is like the universe’s way of saying “HELLO TAMMY!! Are you listening?”

The most prominent that started my year were 2 car accidents less than 2 month’s apart. Both times I was rear-ended and ended up with whiplash and concussions. The second time I was hit, my car that I just purchased less than 6 month’s prior to the accidents, it didn’t make it.

Being that I work primarily in the fitness industry this was very hard physically to see some of the limitations I was having after both accidents.  I had headaches regularly, my body was very sore constantly.  I would easily forget things I had just done or said in the first few weeks following these accidents. It was terribly frustrating at the time.

Thankfully, I know my body well and went directly to my chiropractor and medical doctor right after the accidents. I immediately got the support I needed and have bounced back extremely quickly so I can keep working doing what I love.

That being said, the accidents also opened something up for me. I realized I really had no back up plan if something were to happen that I didn’t “bounce back” again if something else were to happen. The question to myself was “If I am not able to dance anymore, then what?”

I realized this year that my passion is and always will be to support others in discovering what lights them up. Supporting others in finding the relationships they are looking for. Supporting people of all abilities to move and find their groove! Supporting others in making their dreams reality, whether it be fitness goals, relationships, financial, building businesses, creating extraordinary events, and so much more.

The company I have built, the Live OUT LOUD Movement, is so much more than just a fitness program based primarily in Zumba Fitness.

The Live OUT LOUD Movement is a LIFE MOVEMENT.

A place to take all that seems like heavy weights on our shoulders and discover the silver lining within them all to produce extraordinary results in the face of no agreement in life.

I truly believe that everything happens in our lives for a reason. Even all the “bad stuff” that I wish never happened. I see it as it had to happen to show me something that I couldn’t see was available before. In the moment, it never “feels” that way, however the true gift of this MOVEMENT is the opportunity to look more in-depth at what is happening and discover what I/we can’t see right away.  Discovering the knowledge that is hidden deep within what ails us to creating a strong and vibrant life that impacts ourselves and others by what is discovered!

I am in the process of rebuilding new aspects to the Live OUT LOUD Movement and new offerings over the next few months to really dive deep into what is possible through this company to help people in a unique way.

I hope you stick around to see what is next and how it all plays out. I will always continue to dance for as long as my body will let me, you can bet money on that and now is the time for me to take what I have built thus far and expand it far beyond where it is today!


I'm under construction and loving it

Health & Well Being

How Do You Communicate?

When we don’t listen to the needs of people, we often miss out on what they need.  Listening to people comes in many forms and often the one there is to listen for is what is not being said.

Canadians are super nice.  Some may beg to differ on that but that is often said of Canadians. We never really want to rock the boat, so we don’t talk straight. We are more concerned with hurting someone’s feelings than being honest with them about what doesn’t work.

This often causes misinterpretations of evidence presented and more upsets than wins.  We must begin to develop our senses to really be present to what others need or are trying to say and support them, without making them wrong for it, in saying what they need to say.  You can do that by listening and supporting people in communicating as well as people can begin to say what they need to!

Many people cause a great deal of suffering on themselves by not saying what they need to.  More often than not it’s not that they don’t want to say it but fear that how they say it will come out all wrong.

So why not just say that!  “Listen, Bob, I have something I need to tell you and I apologize now if it doesn’t come out right….it is not my intention at all to upset you and the way this comes out may go totally that way. Please know that is not my intention to upset you…..” Then tell the person what you need to!

Give up trying to get it right. Give up trying to be “professional” in how you say it and really just spill the beans!  People tell me they wish they had less stress in their life.  One step in the direction of a stress-free life is actually saying what you need to and not holding back.  Communication can really be an integral part to taking care of your own mental and emotional health.

Start talking today and begin listening for the gold!

If you are looking for someone who can really listen to and meet the needs of your company in creating a stress-free environment, contact me today!

Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being

Stress and Anxiety Be GONE!

Yesterday I experienced being stressed out and anxious and on top of it I thought having an extra espresso was a good idea…..ummmm….no….I highly recommend NOT adding caffeine to anxiety and stress!

Mainly why I was stressed and anxious was that I had to communicate something that I thought may hurt someone and had a finality to it.  Do you ever find that when you are at your highest level of stress, it is usually because you haven’t communicated something that you need to?

The thoughts that we have that become associated with withholding a communication can severely impact our results that we produce in a day and also cause more stress for ourselves.

A benefit to fitness based programs is they allow you to free up all the locked up energy in your body.  Often times, fitness classes will allow you to release the tension and get in communication.  Our bodies were meant to move and are very beneficial to supporting our overall health, including our mental health.

Stress and anxiety are manageable and an alternative care may be as simple as finding a fitness program that works for you!

This month we are offering to come into your workplace, condo, school and deliver a FREE zumba class.  Try it out! You have nothing to lose, BUT your stress!

Click here for more information on your FREE class!