Benefits of Movement, Personal Stories

10 Years TODAY as a Zumba Fitness Instructor!

10 years ago today, I birthed a new career path as a Zumba Fitness Instructor. Who knew what that was going to look like!
I orginally saw it as a part-time gig…Since then, I have taught hundred’s of young people & teens across the GTA from fitness classes, to dance-a-thons, to mental health weeks, to warm ups at large group fitness days.
I have hosted my own classes in the community, taught in gyms, traveled to Jamaica to teach, been in a commercial (not sure it ever aired..lol), taught people from every walk of life & age group.
I have worked with people of all abilities from wheelchairs, to Down’s, to many mental & physical differences. We have danced with weights, in the water, from a chair & more. To now ONLINE classes & connecting the world with dance! I have met & made some of the BEST friendships with incredible woman & men along the way & continue to. We have laughed, sweat, moved & grooved & let self expression reign for a decade!
This moment opened the doors to my LOVE of making a difference for people. This moment opened the door to being trained in Laughter Yoga, Dance for Parkinson’s, Zumba Toning, Zumba Sentao, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Kids & kids Jr., Zumba Core, Stretch classes & more.
I am forever grateful & thankful for the past decade of Love, Laughter, Self Expression & being surrounded by beautiful people along this journey!
I cannot wait to see what the next decade has in store & I am grateful to have the opportunity to share it all with YOU!
THANK YOU for being a part of my life!!
Zumba love to all,
Tammy xoxo
Scheduling Notices

Covid19 Cancellations & Online Option

To all my clients
Since learning more about the current global situation with the COVID-19 virus, the brewery is closing & I have made the decision to shut down wednesday night classes until further notice.
We want to keep you & all your families safe. I will send out an email notice to all with this information & will update you once our wednesday night classes resume.
Please be assured that we will keep you informed of any developments in the brewery and will hope to open again as soon as it is safe for everyone.
In the meantime, stay tuned for online classes to be made available very soon! I will post again here shortly with this information! 🙂
Until then, please listen to music in your home’s, dance in the house & know that I am dancing with, thinking of you all & sending you all so much love.
Tammy & all the staff & management at High Park Brewery
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Personal Stories

Our Beloved Zumba Boy Hudson…

Hudson, our dancing Zumba boxer brother/son, crossed over the rainbow bridge last Tuesday surrounded by his loving family, Zoey & the incredible staff Dundas West Animal Hospital. He fought at good fight but in the end we know, he was ready.

Hudson was one of a kind….never barked (once a yearish just so we knew he could if he really wanted to) you knew what he was thinking by his eyes, tail & heavy sighs.❤️

Hudson provided our family daily with unconditional love, laughter, snuggles & play. He helped his Lil’ big sister Zoey overcome losing her mommy & provided her with love & comfort. ❤️🐾🐾❤️

Hudson came home with us on the first day we moved into our new home….every corner of this place reminds me of him. ❤️💔❤️

Hudson also had amazing dancing skills & a lover of music. When he wasn’t with me at Zumba,you could find him at home in the music room chillin with his daddy😍

He went every where with me…when I worked in an office when he was a pup…he would do the 45 minute walk there..take a nap for the day & then walk all the way home❤️ He rode buses & took subways, long car rides & more. He took naps on walks under underpasses 😂🤣…concerning passersby but we always knew…”that’s just our boy!” He worked up in Ninos office (or more just caught sunbeams from a blanket)❤️

Known as “the balcony dog” in the neighborhood in the summer. He would sit for hours on the balcony just watching people walk by.😍🐾🐾❤️

He loved his naps❤️ But as a pup… after a nap came extreme energy & lots of time running, chasing, playing.😍❤️

I would only do certain shopping experiences if I could bring Hudson.❤️

He was the ring bearer at our wedding❤️

Hudson wasn’t just a dog…he was our son, our brother & I am so lucky to have gotten to be his mommy.❤️

Hudson will be missed deeply by his grandparents, aunts, uncles, & all the little people he has loved along the way.❤️❤️

Hudson will be deeply missed by all the Zumba ladies as he came to class often to greet & watch them dance..❤️💃❤️

Hudson will also be missed by all his friends 2legged & 4legged @ckandfriends who he spent time with each week playing & having his own lil life ❤️🐾🐾❤️

He will be deeply deeply missed by his Daddy Nino Ardizzi, sisters Madison ArdizziElise Evaa Ardizzi, Zoey & me….

My heart has forever known a love like no other & I am truly grateful I got to have you in my life. I know this is only goodnight for now.

Wait for me. Our paths will come together again. Gone from the physical but never gone from my heart.❤️❤️❤️

 

Thank you for letting this lil’ guy dance into your heart too!

Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being, Scheduling Notices

The Best Things In Life Make You Sweaty!

How true is that statement?!

Pretty true if you ask me! In this case in particular, I am talking about getting your “sweat on” dancing to amazing music and just letting your body move and groove however it wants to!

If you have never tried this, I invite you to give it a go in the comfort of your own home. DO NOT TRY THIS IN FRONT OF A MIRROR! If you do, I assert, you will only start to judge and assess the way you move and make up all sorts of things rather than just getting lost in a good song that makes you feel amazing to move to!

I was a “private dancer” for many years….aka….dancing in my home where nobody could see me.  If you are worried about letting loose in public, this truly is a great place to start.

The next thing to do is to FIND YOUR TRIBE! 

What does this mean?

All this means is finding a group of people, who like yourself, just want to be able to move and de-stress throughout the week. This is a non-judgmental group that just wants to get lost in the music….maybe hoot and holler a little bit….make up moves from time to time on the spot…and learn a few new moves from an instructor.

Where could you find this “tribe”?

Every Wednesday night at 6:45pm a group of AMAZING FUN NON-JUDGMENTAL people come together at High Park Brewery to let loose and shake all the cares and worries away for one hour!  Oh, it is also known as a Zumba Basics class led by….ME! 🙂

The people who come are AWESOME! There are no mirrors so you can just get your groove on, laugh, play and enjoy yourself!  Do not worry about getting it “right”. There is NO right way to dance and de-stress.  The only way you can do this one hour class wrong is if you stand in the corner and quite literally just “stand” there.

I highly recommend you move and however you move is PERFECT!

We have TWO classes left of 2019! Tomorrow and Wednesday December 18th, both start at 6:45pm.  Being we are in a brewery too and not just ANY brewery but one that makes the BEST BEER in Toronto, you can enjoy a cold brew and meet some really great people too!

It is a WIN WIN! What a way to end 2019!  Come do something just for YOU! And bring friends if you like! The more the merrier!  SEE YOU WEDNESDAY!

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Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being

Do You Suffer From Weather Headaches?

I don’t know about you…but I am VERY affected by weather changes.

Barometric changes are my nemesis!

I can tell when it is about to rain or snow…not by looking outside but by what I feel…the pressure on my head feels like I have my head in a vice and its slowly turning right behind my eyes.  It can come on pretty quick. In fact yesterday, it took 30 minutes to set in and literally have me in pain.

The ONLY thing I have truly found that works to relieve the pressure and headache onset is…you guessed it….Zumba!

While it may seem like “Why would you put loud music on and move when your head is killing?”

My response is “about 2 songs in, the oxygen is flowing fully again through my body and endorphins are releasing…. typically by the third song in I can feel CLEAR again and the vice on my head is no longer gripping me!”

The hardest part…ALWAYS…

Just getting to class when it is hurting so intensely.

Once I am there and get moving, it is like being released from a cement cloud that has engulfed me.

TODAY is a great day, for anyone suffering from weather shifts, to come out to class tonight and let me help you to release the pressure on your head through Zumba!

NO KIDDING! IT WORKS!  Hope to see you tonight! YOU CAN DO IT!\

839 Runnymede Road, Toronto.

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Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being, Scheduling Notices

90’s Zumba DANCE PARTY September 18!!

Did you love the 90’s? Do you hear a 90’s song on the radio & you instantly begin to smile? 🙂 🙂

It was a fun time FULL of great dance music (tons of colorful wild clothing), whether is be pop, latin, hip hop, reggaetone, you name it…GREAT music, fun clothing came out of the 90’s.

In honor of this great era, we are dedicating next week (September 18th) to celebrate ALL GREAT music of the 90’s!

Prize entries for those who wear their BEST 90’s gear to class!

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE:
1. Come for Zumba + beer
2. Just come for Zumba
3. Just come for DELICIOUS beer
4. Come in your 90’s gear & enter to win a prize
5. Be the one having a beer hanging with your kids or dog
6. Cheer on the people doing Zumba
7. Sing along to all your favorite songs WHILE Dancing
8. Sing along to all your favorite songs WHILE Drinking a cold beer!

SOOOO MANY WAYS TO PARTICIPATE!!! :):)  AND we are doing it in one of the GTA’s COOLEST Breweries! High Park Brewery!! 839 Runnymede Road!!

This place is so much fun! TONS of free parking & all are welcome, including your dog if you like! 🙂

This is going to be a very FUN event you do not want to miss!

Hope you can make it!!

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Benefits of Movement, Scheduling Notices

September is HERE!

I cannot believe how fast summer flew by this year!

I want to wish all the young people a HAPPY DAY ONE to your new school year!

To all you parents who are ready to get back into routine, I remind you that Zumba & a Pint is a GREAT routine! Whether you have the pint or a soda after class is up to you but the brewery has a mid week cool vibe going on that will carry you all the way through to your weekend!

Come check it out! See you Wednesday!! WOOHOO!

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