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


Benefits of Movement, Scheduling Notices

Even With Long Weekend Upon Us…Class is Still On!

If you are wondering if we are open and you should come to Zumba…the answer is YES and YES!

Yes! We are open our regular class times and will not be effected by the holiday!  Come join us TONIGHT (Thursday) for Zumba Toning/Core at 7pm and TOMORROW (Friday) for another round of Zumba Toning/Core at 9:30am!

2352 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto!

If you have never joined us before, you are welcome to come in for a FREE class! What a great way to kick off the long weekend! Bring friends, come on your own, whatever works! 🙂

See you soon!



Benefits of Movement

March Madness!

If you didn’t know yet… IS March Madness!!!

First class of Zumba is FREE!!

If you are a current pass member at our classes and you bring a friend….you can keep your pass in your pocket because you BOTH will receive a FREE class! 🙂

This won’t last for long….just until March 31 so be sure to bring a friend and get a free class yourself this month! 🙂


Benefits of Movement

The 10 Commandments of Zumba Class to Keep You Groovy!

Dancing like no one is watching can really have you get in touch with your self expression. (No mirrors at our classes so no one really is watching!)

There are only a few AWESOME rules for Zumba classes:1450756_10153428500940710_707949941_n


Please take a moment to review these and come to class this week! We will be waiting for you and happy to meet and greet you!

RSVP to reserve your first class for FREE!

Benefits of Movement

Want a 10 Class Pass for 10% off? HERE’S HOW!!!

I have posted these flyers in the neighborhood to promote the Children’s Palace classes (2389B St. Clair Ave West, Toronto).  If you see one and take a picture of it on YOUR phone (or camera) and bring it in, I will give you 10% off your FIRST 10 class pass you buy!! Pass is good for 3 MONTHS!!

This offer is AMAZING!!! Here is what you are looking for!



Health & Well Being

Give Yourself the Gift of Fitness!

As we approach the 30 day point to christmas, I find myself wanting to give the gift of fitness even more! I know that none of us want the figure of Rob Ford (couldn’t help myself…hehehehehe) so now is the time to put in the “workout” to keep up with the extra goodies we all know we will indulge in!

Why not give yourself a little freedom this season to eat the stuff you want to (in moderation of course)?  Many people begin their “fit living” AFTER the holidays. Why not start BEFORE?

It is never too late or too early to start a fitness plan.  By joining a zumba program not only will you burn lots of calories but you will get some NEW dance moves to take to your christmas party this year! It is a win win!!

We are clear this becomes a really busy season for everyone, give yourself the gift of time to and for yourself!

Check out our online schedule and come join us for a FREE class!