Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

Zumba is so much fun!

If you are someone who goes to the gym and counts the minutes until your workout is over…it may be time for you to try something different.

I was there once too…

I used to go to the gym and get on a treadmill and within 4 minutes (and I may be stretching that a little to make it seem like I really gave it all I had to make it to 5 minutes…) all I could think of was how long I had to keep doing this to reach the end.

Sound familiar?

Don’t get me wrong.  The gym can be GREAT! Some people really love it and I encourage my clients to switch it up and go if it inspires them. Trying different things can keep you from plateauing in your workouts.

When I found Zumba, my first reaction to the video I watched was “This is AMAZING!! I wanna do this!”

When I found my first class and went my first reaction was (tons of laughter from me) and “What the heck am I doing? I must look like a clown right now!”

The difference between yoga classes and Zumba classes (besides the obvious differences) is this…when you laugh and can’t stop in is fun and contagious….when you laugh and can’t stop in yoga…they kick you out…

I learned that one on my own too

(hence why I also teach Laughter Yoga…Kinda more my style)

After taking a few Zumba classes (started out with one a week), I began to know the moves a little more and fell in love with music and how FAST the class went.  I felt like I just stepped into class and suddenly we were at the cooldown.


Just like that I was sweaty, relaxed and DONE my workout!! Felt so good!!

Each week came with more moves, new rhythms and then this class called Zumba Toning started and class was different but still as much fun as regular Zumba.  Then came Zumba Senato!!

What??!! All this from the Zumba Family??

The great part was that this class gave me a new way to continue doing what I loved and a new way to work my muscles so I didn’t plateau in my workouts.


Fast forward to 10 years now…2 years as a student and coming up 8 years teaching.

People often as me “Is Zumba just a fad?”

Honestly, I don’t know…I have been doing it for a decade now and I am not bored and have no interest in quitting. I love it. It is passion. It is play. It is sweaty fun with an AMAZING community of people! I cannot imagine going back to anything else.

I think there are quite a few people out there, just like me, that a decade has passed and we are all wondering where the time went because it is just that AWESOME and easy to get hooked doing it!

Hope you come have some laughs, sweat and groove moves with us all soon! It is NEVER too late to start!

Much love,

Tammy (Your friendly neighborhood Zumba Instructor)shake it till you make it-1


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Whether You Think You Can or You Can’t…You Are Right!

If you think you can….you are right…..If you think you can’t……unfortunately…you are also right!

Mindset is everything! Will you still fail sometimes with a positive mindset? Yes. Will you bounce back and see the silver lining to any situation faster? Absolutely!

I have had my own ups and downs (I would even bet to say more downs than ups!) and speaking from experience when I was/am being really hard on myself and in the mindset that I won’t be able to accomplish something or that I am a failure, I cannot accomplish what I set out to do OR it occurs as extremely hard to meet the goal.

When I stay positive and keep believing that I can and will accomplish whatever my goal is, it happens and sometimes (most times) not in the way I thought I would arrive at the goal and therefore being able to “see the silver lining” or said another way, when the thing that shows up that is not considered good and you can look and see the good in it anyway…you win!

Give yourself some room to fail. Give yourself some room to grow. Take this practice on in your fitness and then apply it to all areas of your life.  Find what you love to do in fitness, set a goal… ie. I am going to take 2 classes a week for the next 4 weeks. Then at the end of 4 weeks, look and see if you stuck to it. If you did not repeat this goal or look to see what didn’t work about it.

DO NOT SAY YOU CAN’T! Look to see what you need to re-evaluate to meet your intended goal.  If you are meeting your goal in 4 weeks, up the game! 3 classes a week for 4 weeks….whatever it may be for you! ie. I am going to drop 5 inches on my waistline.

At LOL Movement, we are here to support you in working this mental muscle we all have as well as your body!  You CAN do it! We know you CAN!

Come join us for a complimentary class and see what we mean!


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Have Fun In Life!

Always be YOU, unless you can be Superman….then be Superman! 😉

With the hustle and bustle of daily life, please be sure to take at MINIMUM 2 hours a week to take care of you.  It is easy to say “I am too busy…..I have to take care of the kids…..I have to stay late at work….”  Those things DO happen from time to time, however, if you stop and take time out for you when those things show up, I promise you you will be more productive and quicker to accomplish what you need to because you took care of you FIRST!

Everything about you will feel better when you take time out to workout.  Our bodies crave a healthy workout.  Do not deny yourself! Go for it!

See what I mean!

Contact us today to sign up for a complimentary FUN AWESOME LAUGH AND DANCE LIKE NOBODY IS WATCHING ZUMBA CLASS!

You won’t regret it!


Yup! You get to have a class with this Sassy Super Hero if you come to zumba!

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Come and Shake It With Us!

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!!


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Yes! It Has Been Cold…No…It Is Not Reason To Quit!

Don’t let the weather take you out of your game this year! The weather will always be changing and with it your moods for what you can and can’t do.

Acknowledge it and move on.

Our zumba classes will warm you up all toasty like you’re on a caribbean island so you may as well come get warmed up! 🙂  Be sure to pack warm dry clothes to change into after class!

Outsmart the weather and see the results you are looking for!

See you soon!

too-cold-forZumba outside….YES…much too cold.

Good thing we are INDOORS! 😉


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Are You Looking to “Lose Weight?”

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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Zumba Perfect to Cross Train

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!


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