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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!

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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Do You Get the Mid Week Blues?

Never fear! Zumba Basics is HERE!!! 🙂

Okay, yes. I do get quite excited about this.

Here is why….many years ago now (before I found Zumba) I used to find Tuesdays to be a very long day and by the time Wednesday rolled around, I would be feeling super tired and wishing for the weekend….since discovering the great world of Zumba AND doing a Zumba class every wednesday, my energy to kick it through the week has been AMAZING!

I personally just want everyone to have amazing days and incredible weeks and now that we have moved into this uber cool spot of High Park Brewery, it has made it even MORE FUN (if that was even possible)!!

This location is especially great for those who have friends or family who want to join you but may or may not want to actually do the class for now.  They can come, sit on the patio or inside, enjoy a cold pint or soda, listen to the music and pick up on the energy whether they are doing the class or not! Pretty cool!

You get to do your fitness class AND spend time with those you care about! OR, if you just need a night away from everyone, this is just a really awesome place to get your groove on with some pretty spectacular ladies!!


Here are the Deets:

Wednesdays @ 6:45pm  High Park Brewery (839 Runnymede Road)

Come a few minutes early to get signed in!

Cost: $20 gets you the class & a ticket for a pint of beer or soda after class!

Wear comfy clothes you don’t mind sweating in! 🙂 And Runners are a must!

Bring a reusable water bottle (We got lots so you can keep filling up!)

Be ready to have fun and let loose!


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Zumba Zumba ZUMBA…..and a lil’ more ZUMBAAA!!!

Yes!! Starting Monday May 28th we are back with a FULL schedule of Zumba!

Monday 4:00pm Zumba Toning at King Edward Public School! 112 Lippincott

Wednesday 6:45pm Zumba Basics at Oscar Romero Party Room 2352 St. Clair Avenue W

Thursday 7:00pm Zumba Core at Oscar Romero Party Room 2352 St. Clair Avenue W

Friday 9:30am Zumba Core at Oscar Romero Party Room 2352 St. Clair Avenue W

Saturday 9:00am Aqua Zumba at One Health Clubs Mississauga


First class is FREE, Class passes available, gift certificates available!

Always good fun all week! Can’t wait to see you all!


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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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2017 is HERE! Let’s DANCE!

This is YOUR year!

No kidding…really….it is YOURS! Whatever you make it to be it will be! Try something new. Take chances. Play full-out!

I am so excited to kick off this years Zumba classes all over the city!  Many people have been requesting me to come to your schools and work places to have classes and it is just awesome! LOVE getting students moving and adults at the end of a work day moving… YOU worked hard and so now….LET’S DANCE!

Here is this quarters AWESOME ZUMBA SCHEDULE!!!

Mondays       ZUMBA BASICS           4:00pm    112 Lippincott Ave (King Edward Public School)                                                                                                      **Starts January 9, 2017

Tuesdays       ZUMBA SENTAO           7:00pm    2352 St. Clair Ave W.       **ON NOW!!

Wednesdays ZUMBA BASICS            6:45pm    2352 St. Clair Ave W.       **ON NOW!!

Thursdays     ZUMBA CORE                4:30pm    80 Sheppard Ave E.  **Starts Jan. 12, 2017

Thursdays     ZUMBA HARD CORE    7:00pm    2352 St. Clair Ave W.       **ON NOW!!

Fridays           ZUMBA CORE                9:30am    2352 St. Clair Ave W.       **ON NOW!!

Saturdays      AQUA ZUMBA               9:00am   One Health Clubs Mississauga                                                                                                                      **Returns Feb. 1, 2017 Pool repairs

All classes at 2352 St. Clair Avenue West have a FIRST CLASS FREE POLICY! You have NOTHING to lose, except stress and sweat! 🙂

The sales on for January are CRAZY AWESOME so be sure to connect with us and come try it out!  SEE YOU SOON!!!

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Due to the holidays, I am making a small adjustment to the regular Zumba Schedule at 2352 St. Clair Avenue West. Please see below for MODIFIED SCHEDULE

Tuesday December 20, 2016                       7:00pm

Wednesday December 21, 2016                 6:45pm with a dinner to follow at local restaurant

Thursday December 22, 2016                      NO CLASS

Friday December 23, 2016                            9:30am

Tuesday December 27, 2016                       7:00pm

Wednesday December 28, 2016                 6:45pm

Thursday December 29, 2016                      NO CLASS

Friday December 30, 2016                            9:30am

Regular class schedule resumes in 2017!1237e76bd57801213f4f020eaaf0afb7

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WANTED! Age 27….Where The Arm Jiggles Began!

Have you ever been waving good-bye to someone and although your hand has stopped waving….your arm is still clearly going….on its own….without you moving at all?

Yes….me too (me three if you include that jiggle that is still going!)

The dreaded arm jiggle your mother (or your friends mother or the movies) warned you about.

I found mine at age 27. Funny enough, I remember watching the movie Something About Mary and Cameron Diaz discovering her arm jiggle at age 27.  Coincidence? I think not…. 😉

I was doing a chin up at the gym in front of a mirror and when I went up it was fine….coming down I saw it….it was like a movie being played in slow motion…jiggle….jiggle….jiggle…

I instantly dropped my arms to my side and yelled across the gym to my friend…”IT’S HERE!!!” Then I proceeded to raise my arm and let the jiggling begin so I could see the look of horror on my friends face. (and all the other onlookers in the gym….many women’s arms hit their sides that day)

Arm jiggle has confined women for far too long and put us in t-shirts/long sleeves rather than the tank tops and strapless dresses that we so deserve!


I found the arm jiggle remedy!! ZUMBA TONING!! It is that simple.  60 minutes of latin pumping music and you dancing with 1-2 lbs weights….if you stay consistent to taking your class each week you can radically slow down that arm jiggle and in some cases, stop it all together like I did!

I have come to enjoy the act of waving again, tank tops are my friends and the extra benefit… also supports that bikini body you want to maintain or get back to!

Seriously, you really CAN have it all with Zumba Fitness!

Come join us for a complimentary class and one of the following:

Zumba Sentao Tuesdays 7pm or Wednesdays 9:30am (That is using a chair, killer core/ab workout)

Zumba Basics Wednesdays 6:45pm (Dance till you just can’t dance no more! WOOHOO!)

Zumba Toning Thursdays 7pm or Fridays 9:30am (Eliminate the jiggle class!)

2389B St. Clair Ave West, Toronto, ON




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Time to Dance Your Way Through 2015!

Start out this year with a BANG! Or at least a tune that makes you shake your hips, laugh, sweat and have fun!

We have extended our pass sale through to January 31, 2015!

Come to our zumba classes! (First class free!)

RSVP to reserve a spot and learn about our pass sales! Get your GROOVE on and make 2015 the most amazing year!!!

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Goals Goals and More Goals

With 2015 fast upon us, this is a time where many of us begin to reflect on all it is we want to accomplish in the year ahead.  It is a perfect time to journal and create what is next for you in life and with your family.

Many will have a fitness goal that may include but is not limited to:

-Quitting smoking

-Losing 5 or more pounds

-Lifting more weights

-Stop drinking alcohol (or at least moderate it)

-Come up with a weekly fitness routine

-Eating healthy

-Being stress-free

and really the list can go on and on…..

My advice as a fitness instructor is look to see what your Top 3 are and take (baby) steps in the direction of those three and develop mastery (or a plan) of how you will achieve these. Do not get down if one week the goal plan does not work exactly how you wanted it to. Rather get back up, re-adjust the plan and keep moving forward.

Have you ever noticed when you get all gung-ho about something and go FULL THROTTLE more than likely you hit the speed bumps a lot faster and then possibly a sink-hole shows up and before you know it, you have completely de-railed your best intentions?

You are not alone.

Allow us, at the LOL Movement, to support you in discovering what is important to you and help you to create a road map to success.  Our zumba/laughter yoga classes are not just about coming out and dancing &/or laughing, we create community! If you have goals, dreams, desires of what your fitness program could look like this year, let us know and we can support you in reaching those goals!

You are not alone.

We are here to work alongside you and have your life work! It is what we are all about!

Contact us today! HAPPY NEW YEAR!