Benefits of Movement

Never Give Up!

In everyone’s life, at some point, we are faced with something that will have us wanting to throw in the towel or call it quits.

In those moments of feeling defeated is when we need to strap on our dance shoes (or runners) and get back up!

See, what I have learned over the years is that things are going to happen that are completely out of my control, however, how I respond to what is happening is 100% my choice!  I have found the one tool I can use in my tool box that always lights me up, is hitting the dance floor and rocking out to a great beat.

How does that solve the problem? You may be thinking…..

It doesn’t solve it.  This action takes care of me and how I relate to what is happening. By releasing healthy endorphins through my body by dancing, I shift the stress out.  This is my way of meditating, I guess you could say.  I am able to come up with solutions and/or just be able to manage my emotions about what is going on in a much more positive and productive way.

Try it out for yourself and never give up! You owe it to yourself!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!quote-19-wipe-the-sweat-off-your-face

Benefits of Movement

Need A Mini Vacation? Find Out How!

I know I need a vacation and I will definitely take one but until then I am on the mini vacation plan.

What is it?


The coolest part I find about zumba is the music will take you on a 60 minute tour of the world….you can soca to some Caribbean beats, land in India and Bollywood your way over to Portugal, Spain, Italy and finish your tour right in America….or wherever your tour guide…also known as your zumba instructor….plans to land your mini vacation!

It is a pretty awesome way to take your mind out of the day-to-day and into another place even for a little while.  The heat from all the dancing you do will have you feeling like a drink with a pink umbrella may be needed afterward!

So while you wait to take your next vacation, please come join us for some “mini vacations” along the way!  The other “vacationers” are AWESOME too!

Every class is a little different and visits many tropical and european destinations along the way!

Cheers! Oh! Can you bring the suntan lotion next time? Thanks! 😉


Benefits of Movement

Discover What Lights You Up!

Part 2 to yesterday’s post….

You didn’t think I would leave you hanging like that, did you? 😉

Wherever you are at is perfect in the inquiry.  The good news is that in a split second you can really choose to start taking care of you (which makes it so much easier to take care of others once you have given yourself some love too) and make fitness and food choices that line right up with what you want!

Start by doing some research….what are things that you do that make you super happy?  Do you like to swim, dance, bike, run, play volleyball, golf, Frisbee, spend time with your dog? Whatever it may be, look into it.  Make a list of your top 10 favorite activities, then narrow it down to 5! Find places/programs around the city or near your work or home (the way to really win is make sure you make it easily accessible to you…ie. by work or home. This will give you a greater chance to sticking with it on those days the “I don’t wanna’s” show up!) that light you up!

Get in touch with whoever runs those programs and the schedules and then book it into your calendar.  Make a 3 month commitment to try one or more for 3 months. Give it an honest GO and see what you enjoy. Then, once you have established what you enjoy doing, do lots of it.

Look at your schedule and see how you can fit a minimum of 2-3 hours a week in just for you and a fitness routine.  People constantly tell me how busy they are. I totally understand HOWEVER taking 2-3 hours that are just for you, I GUARANTEE will have you be more productive in the hours you spend working on what it is you work on and you will most likely be able to accomplish it all in less time.

The goal for 2015 is to have you win. Win in your life, win physically, win emotionally, win mentally!

It is a great game to play and one worth playing!

If you have dance of ANY form on your Top 10 list….you should fill in the form below and let me support you in getting your GROOVE on!


Benefits of Movement

Pro’s and Cons: Wine and Blanket vs. Fitness Classes

Do you ever get home from work and think…..there is NO WAY I am going back out tonight to hit the gym or a fitness class?

Come on…be honest…we have ALL had days like this!

On days like this, is the BEST time to push yourself back out the door and into the fitness arena!  Commonly known as the “stressful days” where curling up under a blanket with a glass of wine seems like the best plan….making your way out to the gym or fitness class really is a better choice.

Let’s list the PRO’S and CONS:

Wine and a Blanket                                                   VS.                     Fitness Class/Gym

Pro’s: Wine can be yummy and make                                  Pro’s: Happy amazing people &

you feel warm all over!                                                          music can be found here!

Cons: the food you eat to go with the wine                           Cons: You have to leave your

may leave you bloated.                                                         home.

Pro’s: You get to indulge in your pity party!                          Pro’s:You will be instant happy!

Cons: The hangover & pants don’t fit right                            Cons: You have to leave your

the next day because you ate & drank too                           home.

much the night before feeling sucks!

Pro’s: Can’t think of any more cuz my pants                        Pro’s: You can enjoy a nice

are too tight & my head hurts!                                              dinner guilt-free cuz you

burned all those calories!!

Cons: You are suffering through the next                            Cons: You have to leave your

day.                                                                                       home.

                                                                  Pros: No matter how bad your

                                                                    day actually was, you are now

                                                               smiling and you don’t know

                                                                why but it’s AWESOME!!!

                                                                    Cons: You have to leave your


                                                                                            Pro’s: You are ready to take                                                                                                                      on the next day feeling                                                                                              AMAZING and totally in

                                                                                           AND you discover those pants                                                                                                                  you could not get into                                                                                                                             comfortably a month ago fit                                                                                                 you like a glove! WOOHOO!

                                                                                             Cons: You have to leave your                                                                 home.

                                                                                              Pro’s: You are HAPPY and                                                                                                                       able to deal better with what                                                                              shows up in life.

                                                                                              Cons: You have to leave your                                                                  home.

                                                                                              Pro’s: You meet other people                                                                                                                    outside of your office                                                                                                                                  environment that love to                                                                                                        de-stress and BE HAPPY too!

                                                                                              Cons: You have to leave your                                                                home.

I think you get my point…..Come out and try it and see what I really mean….and YES….YOU will have to leave your home to do so! J

Looking forward to meeting you!

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