Benefits of Movement

Discover Your Passion and Make it Your Purpose!

Before creating the LOL Movement, I used to work many different jobs….for years I worked behind a desk as an office manager. Before that in ophthalmology and prior to that managing gyms and offices.  I would go from job to job thinking “this will be THE ONE!”

Does this sound familiar?

Excited at first. Delighted with the tasks I had in front of me and then at some point….I would lose my passion or drive for it.  It became a J-O-B….just something I did to pay the bills. While I continue to do it well, in my heart I always would know when the passion for it had left.

Upon discovering Zumba it was like my whole body came alive. I never saw it as a career or something I would be passionate about. It was just that class I took on Thursdays that allowed me to stop thinking or worrying for an hour.  When my instructor approached me one day and said I should teach this, I thought she had lost it….but later that night I began to think about it and weeks later, I found a training and threw my hat over the wall and went for it.

Best decision I ever made!

I started out small….teaching one class a week for about 6 months….then two classes for about another 6 months….then four a week….then (rearranging my day job to accommodate more classes) six classes a week…..then it just got out of control!

I realized that what I was doing for fun and what I loved were colliding together and it was awesome. I was suddenly consumed by choreographing…dancing on the subway to make up new routines…figuring out how I could do more classes and who else could benefit from this!

My passion became my purpose.  Now, nearly 2 years later on my own building this, I continue to live my passion and know that my purpose is to have people see how AMAZING they truly are and what they CAN accomplish.

Are there struggles? Yes.

Do I always win? No.

Do I get back up and keep going? Yes.

Will I ever give up on anyone? No.

Everyday is a gift. The moment your eyes open, you have been given another day to make the most of. Do not play small. Go for your dreams. Create visions. Dance like nobody is watching…..LIVE!

I want to me you. Come dance with us! Check out the schedule and take the LEAP onto the dance floor!

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Health & Well Being

Do You Beat Yourself Up After The Holidays?

I don’t know about you but even as a fitness instructor, I allowed myself to dive into a lot of goodies over this past holiday!  You know, “the world might end” theory…..it didn’t and now it’s time to get back to work!

People tend to beat themselves up in January for having enjoyed one too many sugar cookies over the holidays.  Don’t beat yourself up and indulge in your own story about what you “did wrong.”

The best thing to do is respect the decisions you made over the holidays.  Look back on that time at all the things you can be grateful for and then find your action plan to take on your health that you can stick to not only for the month of January but the ENTIRE year!

Give yourself a break! Be kind to yourself and locate the activities that you love to do and make them a part of your weekly routine.  That way when you come up to another holiday, and you will, you can enjoy those goodies with pride knowing that you deserve it and already have a fitness plan in place to look after yourself long after the sugar cookies or turkey and stuffing are all gone!

If you are ready to get started with a GREAT cardio workout, contact Tammy Gunn today by clicking HERE!

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Benefits of Movement

2013 PLAN OF ACTION!

Well the world did not end today so that means it’s time to put together your fitness schedule and get ready for the New Year!

Sorry everyone, NO EXCUSES! 😉

It is time to get to work. Not just on any job.  It is time to get to work on you! You can have 2013 be the year that you take on your own health and have fun doing it or you can “say” you will and see by the end of 2013 what got accomplished.

Start today by creating an action plan….AND MAKE IT FUN!!  When you create a routine for yourself that is fun and enjoyable, it makes it a lot easier to stick to it when the “I don’t wanna’s” show up after a long days work!

Begin with 3 days a week trying out different forms of fitness. Take classes, try a personal trainer, go walking, find what you love and then create a weekly schedule of 3-5 sessions a week.  In your plan, set aside a minimum of 60 minutes each time for yourself and no excuses that you don’t have enough time!

When you are willing to give 40+ hours a week to a job, you can most definitely give yourself 3-5 hours a week of your own time AND the benefit is chances are you will become more productive at your job by taking care of you first! Don’t take my word for it….Try it out for yourself!!

ACTION FOR TODAY:

  1. Research different types of fitness: zumba, yoga, pilates, trx, basketball, personal trainer, boot camps, running, cycling, aquatics, etc.
  2. Choose 3 different fitnesses and find a class in your area to go try out.
  3. Talk to the different instructors and let them know what you are looking for.  A great instructor will support you!

Three actions, three fitness styles, take it on in three days!

Looking for further information on where to start? Contact me today!

I am here to support you in a healthy 2013!

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Health & Well Being

Live Every Moment As If It Were Your Last!

Tomorrow marks one week since the tragic deaths at Sandy Hook elementary and the stabbings in China.  I see the posts, the news, the sadness in the community as well as around the world.  The experience is frightening that that could actually happen. It did.

My brother is the one who told me in an email he sent to all of our family, “Sending you all so much love and thinking of you after what happened in the US and china”. I had no idea what he was talking about. I hadn’t watched the news. I was going along in my perfect world not realizing what the rest of the world was dealing with.

This week I have been thinking about this tragedy a lot, as I am sure all of you have been too. I have been thinking about how many of us think there will always be tomorrow to get something done or to tell someone we love them.  The people killed at Sandy Hook don’t get a tomorrow to share with each other. They had up until that moment when it all ended. Their lives are forever remembered.  My prayers are with all the families.

In every upset that happens we get an opportunity to take something away from what happened. I personally am taking away the reminder that we have today and tomorrow may not be there so live each moment as if it were our last. Give up having to be right about something and making others wrong.  Being right makes no difference. Being willing to love with no boundaries, to share our thoughts and feelings with people we care about, that is what counts.  Even being willing to just be kind to those we don’t know. We all inhabit the same planet…let’s make it one worth living on!

I cannot tell you what tomorrow will bring….literally….tomorrow marks what they are “saying” is the “end of the world”, however, I can tell you that if we live every moment as if it were our last, we will know in our hearts we gave it all we had and we have no regrets.

On my desk I have a quote from Buddha “The trouble is YOU think YOU have TIME!”

Live with no regrets. Love with all your heart. Make the time to make a difference TODAY!download