Benefits of Movement

December is on the Way!!!

Ladies!! December is on the way and this means parties, festive cheer, shopping and schedules become jam-packed.

I totally get it. I am right there with you!

Make sure that with all that is going on in your lives that you continue to take care of you during this busy season.  This means continuing to schedule yourself to be at your fitness classes!

YOU are worth it and especially now you must make sure you take care of your well-being by keeping up with your own personal routine too!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Zumba classes are all on for the month of December! No excuses! 🙂

 

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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, Personal Stories

Staying Consistent Makes the Difference….

Staying consistent is the key to success in your own health and well-being.

Have you ever had a situation arise in your life that felt like it was too big to get pass or been so upset by a someone or a situation that you couldn’t even move?  You felt paralyzed?

Speaking personally, this has been a very difficult summer for me.  What has kept me in a highly positive state in the face of it all is continuing my regular work out sessions.  Zumba is also such a powerful group fitness class for not only giving you a great work out but the music will lift your spirits and leave you with a smile on your face by the end of class, no matter how bad life seems to be in the moment.

If it had not been for keeping consistent in my zumba routine (and that means even when I really didn’t want to I would still go), you may have found me curled up in a corner crying.  (I really wish I was kidding when I write that but that really is the truth)

Yes fitness is about getting fit physically but when you find the program that works for you it becomes so much more than just that.  It becomes something you can turn to when life shows up and you are not sure how to handle it.  Through releasing endorphins, blocks that seemed to once be in your way, gather a whole new perspective and you are able to begin to see clearly….to see your life clearly…..to see situations clearly and in turn, gives you new actions that you can take to move forward.

We are only stopped in life when we take no action…………………………

Just like you, I deal with upsets, heartache, challenges that some days I just don’t even know where to begin, except now…where I do begin each and every time, is in a zumba class.  I work through what is right there upsetting me by releasing the endorphins that will help me to think clearly and gain new perspective.

Please come and try out a class and see what I mean.  Leave your stresses behind for 60 minutes and see them with more clarity by the end.

For more information please contact me here:

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Benefits of Movement

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Check YOUR INBOXES!!! SUMMER SAVINGS AND NEWSLETTERS JUST WENT OUT!!!

August PASS SALES ARE AWESOME!!!

As an incentive to get you ready for August and September I am offering AMAZING savings on passes!!
5 class pass (good for 6 weeks) $50    reg. $60
10 class pass (good for 3 mos.) $75    reg. $90
20 class pass (good for 6 mos.) $140  reg. $160
30 class pass (good for 6 mos.) $215  reg. $240
Unlimited 30 days $60                            reg. $70
Reminder: if you have classes about to expire OR are expired, purchase anyone of the passes above and your old classes will automatically RENEW to the new expiry date!
ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT 2352 ST. CLAIR AVENUE WEST, TORONTO
a.k.a: Oscar Romero Party Room
Scheduling Notices

No Class Thursday July 21 or Friday July 22

This is a reminder that I am away this Thursday July 21 and Friday July 22 so there will be no Zumba classes on these days.

We will be back at it dancing our hearts out On Tuesday July 26th at 7pm!!

Have a great week/weekend!!

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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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