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April Zumba Online during Covid19

What is new? Let’s get ready for next week!

I have been thinking about all of you & praying that you & your families are all safe during this crazy time of Covid19.  It is not easy being at home day in & day out. I know for myself, there have been moments of feeling down, eating too much, boredom & all around just missing people & the freedom to go out.

This difficult time has also had me see the things in my life that I have taken for granted. Especially things like getting together with my friends & family, shopping when I feel like it & going outside to exercise.
For the past 2 weeks, I have been running classes through Zoom online & what I have realized is I am not alone in all these feelings. I have also realized how much JOY it brings us all to gather as a community, even if it only be online, to play some music & DANCE! 🙂
With that in mind, we can now see that April is going to continue to be shut down from social contact.  For that reason, I will continue teachingZUMBA CLASSES WEEKLY through zoom!  
Doesn’t matter where you are in the world….YOU can now come DANCE WITH ME!! 🙂
How can I pay?
Many of you have approached me about wanting to pay to attend these online classes.  My thoughts on this are we are all struggling financially & for that reason, I do not wish to burden anyone with choosing between paying for a class & buying essentials that you need.
That being said, if you still would like to pay, I am creating a donation to dance.  What this means is anyone can attend the classes for FREE& if you would like to make a donation to me in any dollar amount to attend the classes, I leave that to you & there is no obligation. I am very grateful for all your love & support.
Simply send an e-transfer to funlovecommunity@gmail.com if you wish to donate.
Online Class Schedule & Links
Zumba Basics Mondays at 10am
Zumba Toning Wednesdays at 6pm
Zumba Basics Thursdays at 10am
If you would like access to these online classes, please send me an email & I will forward them to you!~
Each class is 45 minutes in length & you are welcome to join EVERY one of them! 🙂
If you have not already, simply download the Zoom app when prompted as you log in! We will have lots of fun!
Yours in Health & Dancing through the Darkness,
Tammy
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TOMORROW @ HIGH PARK BREWERY!!

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COME JOIN THE FUN!!! YOU DON’T WANNA MISS THIS!!! 🙂 🙂

Personal Stories

One Step At a Time!

Do you ever just want to do some type of fitness but stop yourself because you have the thought “but will THIS be the thing I can stick to?” or “will THIS be the exercise I will actually get in shape with?”

Many people stop before they even get started due to mindset.

Myself included.

I knew for many years that I wanted to do some form of fitness and many times I would start at the gym and do some cardio, a bit of weights and then get frustrated because either

a. I wouldn’t be consistent because I couldn’t see where this work was going or

b. I just wasn’t having fun and it began to feel like another j-o-b and quite frankly I already had one of those doing 40+ hours a week!

When I discovered Zumba, I realized it was actually similar to something I would do often that would pick up my spirits. At home, I would crank up my music, clean my house, sing out loud, shake my bum while I tidied up!

The best part with Zumba is I no longer had to CLEAN UP to get this inspiration going! 🙂 

I could just go to a class, stand in the front or the back and just dance and lose myself in the music.  I stopped having those thoughts of “will this get me in shape” or “will this be the thing I stick to.”

It just became easy because I fell in love with it.

A great zumba instructor and class has a freedom to it. Everyone is accepted. Everyone CAN dance and are in a safe, fun environment where people just let loose and sweat awesomeness everywhere.

You will be having so much fun that you don’t need to see the end result, you just ride out the journey….one…step…at…a…time!

See you in class!

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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 Zumba..it 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.

BAM!

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.

WIN WIN AGAIN!!! THANK YOU ZUMBA FITNESS!

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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Family Zumba in October!!

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 You want an opportunity to ZUMBA as a FAMILY? 

You came to the RIGHT PLACE!

Zumba with Tammy is now offering a ONCE A MONTH FREE Zumba class for parents and children ages 3+ and up!

The next class is Thursday October 26th at 7:00pm.

LOCATION: 2352 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario

This class is building fast in the Stockyards/Junction of Toronto so if you wish to attend with your youth, please RSVP, ASAP to CLICK HERE!

Space is limited AND the Zumba party is HUGE! 

October’s party is also a COSTUME PARTY for Halloween! If you choose to come in a costume, you may win a prize too!

**All children under the age of 16 must be accompanies by an adult**

SEE YOU SOON!

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Another Reason to Take on Zumba!

If you need a reason to take on your fitness this year….maybe this is one….

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Yes! We have a good sense of humor at the LOL Movement! 🙂

That being said, this could be your time to protect yourself from zombies and learn a few moves along the way!

Come join us and get started in 2015! Zumba classes burn 800-1000 calories, teach you new dance steps to take to any wedding or party you are invited to and each week you get to move, laugh, sweat and feel great with an amazing community of women!

Check out our schedule and RSVP when you would like to join us! Your first class is complimentary and class pass sales run until the end of January!