Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being, Scheduling Notices

Our NEW Wednesday Home for Zumba!

I am excited to share with you after 2 amazing events at High Park Brewery (839 Runnymede Road), we have found our new Wednesday night 6:45pm Zumba basics class spot!

This space is INCREDIBLE & FUN! AND these are Zumba & a Pint nights! Come for the dancing, stay for a cold brew of Toronto’s finest beer if you like!

$20 gets you a one hour Zumba class & a pint of beer or soft drink.

We will be back at High Park Brewery Wednesday August 14th & moving forward, every Wednesday!


See you next Wednesday!!


Benefits of Movement

The World Is In Need Of Love…

Waking up this morning into another tragedy in the world and I had a sense of despair.  How can I shift anything that is going on in the world? How can any of us?

I have spent this morning working and watching the news with all that is happening.  At times, I felt pain in my body.  Pain in my heart.  It is like there is this band-aid that is being ripped off around the world and the wound is wide open.

The only problem I can see, is that it really has been a band-aid covering up/trying to heal what’s happening.  I know for myself (and I will not speak for others) I have in some way “ignored” what has been going on by saying “Oh, it’s not here…oh I don’t know anyone fighting in the war”, etc…..but that ignorant attitude has me be no better than those who are causing these major tragedies.

In the quiet time this morning I have realized, for myself, that all of humanity is my family, community and I do have a say in making this world better…healing it like neosporin on a wound rather than just a band-aid.

I have the freedom and ability to love all whom I come in contact with… at a stranger and have that be maybe make their day….to let people know they are heard and that I care.  On what I or you may consider a small level of making a difference, it comes with being peaceful with those I come into contact with every day.  We can see by the news today that we, no matter where we are in the world, are not immune to the devastation that is happening.

Knowing that we are not immune, THAT IS our wake up call.  It is time to set differences aside, stand together and support one another. Rise up past our opinions and fears and set our own anger aside. We can be passionate without anger or hurt each other.  I do not fear what I do not understand. I seek to understand what I do not know and within that, I can love and there is peace.

My heart goes out to all those who have lost loved ones today and all days in any tragedy that has occurred around the world.

We are all one. Let love guide the way.


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!


Benefits of Movement

Let A Song Make Your Heart SING!

Wanna smile today?

Dance….for no reason…but to move and feel good!

Music brings joy to the heart and moving your body to it, will bring instant joy to YOU!

Today is a beautiful day and dancing can make it even better!

Go for it!

Don’t want to dance alone?

NEVER FEAR! We are HERE!  Join us 3 nights a week and 2 days a week EVERY week to dance, sing, laugh, sweat!

Hope to see you soon!



Benefits of Movement

Your Background Has NOTHING To Do With Whether You Can Dance or Not!

I have many people say to me, ” You are awesome, I could NEVER dance like that!”


Here is what you need to know……I am Scottish Norwegian background AND from SASKATCHEWAN!!!

Please tell me where latin rhythms were coursing through my veins so I can dance the way I dance??

I didn’t grow up in an environment or background that ever had latin music playing….my only find at age 8 was the tape (yes, tape!) of La Bomba!  Now I can sing it word for word but I have no clue what it means! HAHA! (Used to drive my brothers nuts singing it!)

I want you to know that you will always be comfortable in my classes….you will NEVER get it wrong UNLESS you stop moving your feet. Dance however you dance! It IS perfect!

YAY!! That is good news right?! AND I promise to teach you moves that you will be like “Oh ya! I can rock the dance floor!”

Come join my classes at the Palace 2389B St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto to find out how YOU TOO, no matter what your background is, can groove out and dance your heart out to latin rhythms and rhythms from around the world!

Have your workout work for YOU by being fun and playful!




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Building Community Through Zumba

REASON #11: Make NEW friends, be part of a community!

At the Live OUTLOUD Movement, we believe strongly in building a community of great people around us!

This supports not only in knowing you are not alone in this crazy big world but being able to lift each others spirits, be able to say hi to people in your neighborhood, laugh and share together.

At the Children’s Palace location (Adult classes) we are committed that the experience of taking a zumba class with us leaves you sweating from an awesome fun workout and made new friends and acquaintances along the way.

Know your neighbors, support one another and find fun and freedom through fitness and community!

If you are someone who wants to be a part of a growing community, come join us!

We are waiting to meet you!




Benefits of Movement


downloadAs the weather(FINALLY) starts to warm up, it’s time to get out of your house and END hibernation!!

To be honest with you, there have been days this winter, where if I wasn’t the instructor, I would have opted to stay at home on the couch with a good movie and homemade soup!

Let’s face it….it’s been a LONG winter!

NO MORE EXCUSES THOUGH! The excuses of “I don’t feel like it….it’s too cold”…whatever it has been for you….DELETE IT FROM YOUR MEMORY!!! 😉 Put it to rest!

It is time to HAVE FUN, GET SWEATY, LAUGH LOTS, BURN CALORIES! Your weekly workout doesn’t even need to feel like a workout! I PROMISE!!!

Did you know you can dance and laugh your way to an AWESOME body?

My clients do!

Come join us for a FREE (look at that! You don’t even have to pay to check it out!) class! We have a lot of fun and work out! It is a GREAT COMBINATION!

If you quote this post and come and choose to sign up to 10 classes ($85, pass good for 3 months), I will give it to you for $78.00)