Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

Look Great FEEL Great!

I have been thinking about what the Live OUT LOUD Movement stands for quite a bit lately. I have come to discover for myself that it is MUCH MORE than just fitness.  It is a way of living in many areas including but not limited to fitness, nutrition, mindset, skin care, confidence, making a difference…essentially all of what lights us up to be AWESOME human beings.  I wanted to share this with you because I knew I had been struggling with my skin but didn’t realize how much until I tried something new!  I am also going to dedicate a page to this called Look Great FEEL Great where you can find a link to where I discovered all of these awesome products that ACTUALLY work!

The pictures I am sharing are a 3 week period to now of trying something out…but HERE is the BACK STORY…LONG but I feel really WORTH THE READ if you have are or are at a point questioning…what can I do to better my skin?

I have struggled with my skin for YEARS. Actually kind of gave up/became resigned that I would NEVER have nice skin.
Super sensitive to cleaning products, breaking out all the time AND with aging my wrinkles getting bigger & bigger.

In the last few years, I have been wearing more & more makeup to cover it up….in hopes no one could tell. Anyone else do that?
A few months ago I met with a friend of mine, who I actually met through Facebook/mutual friends & quite honestly she is just one of those positive people I love to see being awesome in the world.

When we met, I had a feeling she had a secret to growing YOUNGER (cuz she looks FABULOUS) When we met after some conversation she asked if I would be willing to try something. Totally resigned but always open to at least “trying” I felt I could at least try & PROVE to her that products do not work for me…LOL…that is literally how resigned I was but a little hopeful too…

What happened?

COMPLETELY THE OPPOSITE!

After the first use, I felt my skin feeling better. Almost like if my skin could talk it would say…”well it’s about time!”

After a few more days I began to notice my skin brightening & becoming smoother….within 5 days it was like a WHOLE NEW YOUNGER FACE! In the past 2 months of using the products, I have seen my wrinkles getting smaller, my skin brighter and all over feeling more confident! You may not know this about me, but my skin has always been an area in which I have been shy about. LOOK OUT WORLD CUZ I AM FEELING & LOOKING GREAT! Hehehe!

All I gotta say is I am now at a point where I feel I can confidently share that this has been a life altering experience that I am pretty pumped about. A few months ago I became a Representative of this product (even after swearing off all direct marketing companies forever, I just couldn’t dispute this product. It actually works!)

I want to help all women & men that may be having this struggle too. I know you are out there! It can’t just be me who was having this experience. With absolutely no pressure, you try it out. If you love it or hate it, let me know. Either way works.

The company has more products too, but for me, this is what needed as a drastic change for me to even consider looking at anything else they had. I am seriously impressed with the results & will start trying other products soon!

If you want to know more info about this & how it can work for you, please let me know by sending a private message. I want to help as many people FEEL as amazing as I do!

Much Love,

Tammy

It is almost like you see the difference AND YOU CAN FEEL THE DIFFERENCE in these pictures! I am so happy now!

HERE IS THE LINK: http://TammyGunn.arbonne.com

Benefits of Movement

Halloween Party for Zumba and a Pint this Wednesday!!

Have you heard?

This Wednesday we will be hosting a HALLOWEEN EDITION of Zumba & a Pint!

6:45pm this Wednesday October 30th High Park Brewery is hosting a SPOOKTACULAR night of halloween themed music, prizes & fun for all!

To be entered to win a prize you MUST come in costume! 🙂

This is will be a really fun night! The brewery has even brewed 4 new beers for you! The Pumpkin Spice is delicious!

Do not miss this event! It will be alot of fun! $20 gets you the class and a pint!

See you Wednesday!!

Tammy

Benefits of Movement

Zumba PARTY 90’s STYLE!

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Take yourself back to a simpler time when the music had a quick beat, your hair had lots of VOLUME, neon was the only color to wear!

YES! WE WILL ZUMBA TO ALL OUR FAVORITE 90’s TUNES!

When:  Wednesday July 26th at 6:45pm-7:45pm

Dress code: Whatever you want BUT best dressed 90’s ROCKSTAR will win a PRIZE!

DINNER TO FOLLOW:

Community is always important to me AND we have one of the BEST communities of ladies in the West End of Toronto!

You are invited to join for dinner and drinks after class if you like! (usual price is around $15 per person)

 

HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT!

 Bring a friend and you AND your friend will attend for FREE!

2352 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario

Contact Information:

Tammy Gunn- Host/Instructor

E: liveoutloudmovement@gmail.com

W: www.liveoutloudmovement.com

C: 416-857-4862

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

Benefits of Movement, Personal Stories

The Journey Starts with a Single Step….

Before I became a zumba instructor and speaker, I had been searching for something I loved to do. Like many people, I was walking around going from job to job unfulfilled in my journey.  Don’t get me wrong, I had a lot of really great jobs and worked with a lot of really great people….but none of the work I was doing was filling that void I felt.

I started taking zumba to first find a fitness that I would stick to and enjoy as many other sports/fitness didn’t interest me and also because I found myself getting lost in the music and walking away feeling like that void I kept feeling would disappear.

As time went on, I found myself looking so forward to class and for me, at the time, it wasn’t really about the workout anymore, it was about how it made me feel the moment the music came on and my body began to move. It was like I could feel all of the issues I was having during the day just start to fall right off of me and I would be smiling from ear to ear by the end of class.

The more I did it, the more I wanted others to have this experience.  I realized my love for music and movement is what had been missing in my life. I didn’t even have any intention to become an instructor but then at some point, it just happened.

To this day, I still have days that are stressful but the difference is that everyday, I dance it away with amazing women and we laugh and sweat and leave all our worries at the door.  It doesn’t mean that the worries or stresses don’t come back either. Sometimes they do…..and then, I dance again and reflect on what needs to happen and most times I gain clarity on what I am dealing with while I am busting a move!

Becoming an instructor was one of the greatest gifts I could give to myself.   When I hear people say, “all journey starts with a single step”, I totally get it…and then this journey was followed up by a cha-cha-cha and I am forever grateful.

Let me support you in finding the mental, emotional and physical release you want/need in life. If you love music, you will love zumba. Anyone really CAN do it no matter your shape, mindset, physical disability….when there is a will, there is a way!

Let’s discover it together. I am on your side! 🙂

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Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being

Let’s Sweat, Laugh and PLAY!

I have seen the snow…IT’S COMING!

I have just returned from a visit to Saskatchewan and I am here to warn you that it is COMING! Be sure to come to Zumba class and keep your bodies warm and active!

Now is the time to dance away your stress and lose a few inches without even knowing it!

Classes are all ON! You can dance with me Monday to Friday! WOOHOO!

Cannot wait to see you! First class is FREE, there is nothing to lose but stress and inches! 🙂

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Benefits of Movement

Attitude of Gratitude….Thank YOU!

I just want to speak from the heart today and say………

Thank you.  

Whether we have met or not, you are someone in life who is reading this message and that makes you someone special to me. I do not need to have met you to know that there is somewhere in your life that you have taken something on and it has been amazing whether it have been for yourself, your family, friends, co-workers or a complete stranger….at some point in your life you did something or were someone who made a difference for someone else.

Thank you.

In a world that can sometimes seem really hard and that you are not appreciated….. I want you to know you are. You are appreciated and if you look around you, you will see it.

Thank you and appreciation of others does not even have to come because someone has done something for you either. It can just be that in this world of miracles you were created and you are on this earth and that in itself is something to appreciate and be thankful for!

Today I choose to look for the gold in every person I come in contact with, including myself.

Take on the challenge to thank or appreciate 5 people today.  Whether it be face to face, in a text, over a loud-speaker, in a taxi, a neighbor, a friend, a co-worker, family, yourself.  Begin taking on being thankful each and every day and watch your world expand!  The more thankful and appreciative you become, the happier you will become, the easier things in life become to deal with.

Thank YOU for reading this today! 

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Personal Stories

Halfway to 80 & Embracing It!

I was teaching Zumba at a highschool a while ago when some of the girls thought I was in my mid 20’s. While extremely flattered, I let them know I was almost 40 years old.  One of the girls then said “Whoa! You are half-way to 80!!!”

Ummm…ya….so, how would you respond to that?

It took me a moment to recoup….mainly because I never thought of 40 as half-way to 80 but she was absolutely right!  It began a journey of putting a lot of things in perspective for myself.

When I go into high schools now I often talk to girls about how they take care of themselves and manage their stress levels and look with them as to what they can do when they are out of highschool and on to university to support them in managing stress and being in a whole new world.  I think it is important to have this conversation with teens. Whether they do something about it right away or tuck that conversation away until it resurfaces down the road….fitness is a huge component to not only being physically fit but mentally fit as well and it’s important for young people and teens to know they can use fitness as an outlet over having to take medications to manage stress, anxiety and other issues.

When I was actually in my 20’s I was one of the most unhealthy people I knew!  I had it like “oh, I will be fine!”….”I will never get sick or be over weight”…….WRONG!

I am now looking back over the last 20 years and I must say, 20’s were unhealthy and then I woke up in my very late 20’s, early 30’s and realized I needed to do something about where my health and well-being was headed.  It was like the universe began to knock on my door saying “HEY YOU!! I am coming for you if you don’t wake up!!”

And I did! I answered that door and quickly!

My 30’s have really taken on a level of health and fitness I never thought would be possible for me.  It has always been a “one foot in front of the other” kind of experience to get to here.

Have you ever heard the question “how do you eat an elephant?”

Answer: one bite at a time.

I realized that I couldn’t just all of a sudden be healthy. I had to start somewhere and slowly work my way through it.

And I did! One bite at a time.

My 30’s became about embracing a positive mindset (mindset is ALWAYS the best place to start), learning about foods, finding physical activities I love to do…to the point (for me) that it became a career.  The further I went with it, the more I wanted to support others in finding their fitness and wellness passions that they may not even be aware existed!

Now here I am, about to embrace my “halfway to 80” life and I feel younger now than I ever did.  The older I get, the more wisdom in taking care of myself and those around me I feel and wish to contribute to.  Age is just a number but in those numbers comes wisdom, strength, courage when you listen for the gold in your life and answer when the universe knocks!

Be You. Embrace Age. Love Life.

If you feel like you are unclear what will make the difference for you for health and well-being but are ready to answer that door, send me an email, lets talk!

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Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

Turning Negativity into Positivity

” I can’t do that!”

“I don’t have time”

“It’s too hard”

We all have either said these things or have a version of this somewhere in our lives. Whether it be in fitness, relationships, career, etc.

Have you ever just looked at a pool and thought “yup…it’s too cold I am not going in?”  If you have then you are really afraid of trying anything.

The truth is, you gotta get wet to know if it is cold or not.

The truth is you gotta TRY NEW THINGS to know if you actually like them.

The truth is you gotta MAKE THE TIME to discover what works for you.

I once had a class of special needs adults that I was working with in a fitness class.  A couple of my clients said “I can’t do that”…my response to them was this…

“Do you know why you can’t?”

They shook their heads..

“Why you can’t is because you keep putting the letter ‘T’ at the end of the word ‘Can” and therefore you now can’t.”

I saw them ponder this for a moment and then suddenly big grins consumed their faces and they began to giggle.

In that moment they said “Then I really CAN!” and they began doing the exercise with me and it was THAT simple.  All of the thoughts that were getting in the way, all of the negativity was GONE.  They shifted the way they thought about what they were doing and stopped judging it from negativity and not doing it and suddenly they were having fun and trying new things.

They now make the time, try all the moves to see what they CAN do and are at every class.  This coming from people who have real disabilities, some physical and some mental/emotional and in a moment can grab onto a new concept and just go with it.

Our words create our world in all areas of life.  

Begin to notice what you shut yourself off to in a world of possibility before you even give it a go.

Do not stand back and watch a class, take it.

Do not have your relationships be one-sided, create it.

Whatever it is that you “feel” is stopping you, notice that feeling is coming from a thought. Give it up as it does not serve you and get out there in your life!

I love you all. HAPPY THURSDAY!

Are you stuck in an area of your life and want to breakthrough? Contact me, let’s talk

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Personal Stories

Let It Move You!

When I was a kid my parents put me in dance classes. Not into one specific genre but a whole bunch…tap, jazz, ballet, streamer dancing, baton twirling, fan dancing and I am sure there were others but these really stuck out for me.

I started quite young…I think around 4 years old. Maybe 5. My first recital all I remember was looking for and waving at my Grandpa the whole time I was on stage.

As I got older, I don’t think I truly appreciated how awesome dance was. Around age 12, I developed an issue with my ankles where the tendons were not growing with the rest of my foot and it was making it painful to dance.  Soon after this, I quit dancing all together. It became this “thing” I once did.

After dance, I discovered band at school and went on to play clarinet, drums and a bit of violin. Only really getting good at clarinet.  I guess music has always been a part of my life whether I was dancing or playing an instrument or singing (I am really not a good singer but when I am rockin out…like to think I am!)

When I discovered dance again as an adult…(in my 30’s), I had no idea the role that dance would play in my life again.  From being a student of zumba over 8+ years ago to now teaching the program for the past 6 years, everything in my life has altered emotionally, mentally, physically and of course, career-wise.

When I first started taking classes I noticed that by the end of 60 minutes, I felt all of the stress I would normally take home at the end of a work day was no longer there.  I would go home either with more energy to be with my friends and family or I would be so played out I could go to sleep…and ACTUALLY sleep! (That is for another blog….sleep is an issue on its own!)

Mentally I began to picture steps, movements and from learning counting and movement again I became better at work projects. I can’t really explain this one too much but its like problem solving became much easier in life.

Emotionally I was all around a happier person. I noticed that I wasn’t as anxious about everything in life as I was before.

Physically was pretty clear…my clothes began to hang in places on my body I never thought possible. I had more energy, focus, and my strength was growing off the charts.  I found myself even taking on challenges to run half marathons, do Spartan Races…things I never thought I would take on….ever.

Dance is such a huge part of life and if you think about it music and movement of all sorts play a huge role in all our lives.  I want to teach people to dance and move for the rest of my life.  There is no greater gift that I see I can give to people than that of them discovering their own musical movement and self-expression to be happy, healthy confident people of all ages, races, religions.

The way I see it….music and dance are a gift to the world and it really is the gift that keeps on giving. Allow yourself to discover your passions and play full-out! We only get this one chance in life to love every minute of it!

For more information on my classes, please contact me below. I am happy to support you in your musical journey!

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Only YOU Can Take Care Of YOU!

When I was younger I never really related to my health as something really important.  It occurred to me like I could do anything and I would be fine.  I didn’t have my attention on taking care of me physically for the longest time.

I began to realize in my mid 20’s, while over weight, smoking, no exercise… that I had to start thinking about and taking action to take care of myself. Sometimes it takes something serious to happen before we take action in our health.  What I have learned that is most important is to not wait. Not wait until I am fighting for my life but to know I can fight for my life now and not have it have to be a “fight”. I quit smoking, began working out and looking for healthy choices in food. (I never dieted but educated myself in eating healthy)

Now that my 40’s are creeping up on me I am clear that the work I have done in my late 20’s and 30’s are setting me up to win in my 40’s.  I am also clear though that I am not immune to illness, however, possibly a better chance to fight it powerfully if I do end up ill at some point.

It is never too late to start taking care of you. Whatever age you are at right now is the perfect time to begin looking at what fitness you can do to support your health, what foods you can eat that will be healthy choices.  Whatever it is that you see you can and WILL do to support you long-term…now is the time to take it on.

It is so hard to say who will be healthy all their life and who will be sick. None of us are immune to any of it.  I know people who have smoked their entire lives and are now well into their 80’s and healthy as can be while those who have never smoked a day in their lives and are very ill in their 60’s.   I wish I could provide a magic answer of how to ensure that you will be healthy.  (Smoking is not the answer if you read what I wrote and suddenly think you should smoke…please don’t)

Anyone who tells you “if you do this and this and this you are guaranteed to live well into your 80’s” is lying to you.  You must do what is right for you. Research foods, research different styles of fitness, try them all, educate yourself, make choices that are aligned with what is important to you.

The great thing about the world today is there is tons of information out there for you to take in, research, do.  People support people too! Just ask.

Discover what you love in fitness and food and make it a part of your life!

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