Health & Well Being, Scheduling Notices

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
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
Benefits of Movement

Summer is Commmminnnngggg!!!!

Okay…I may be a little premature in saying this, however, at some point it must show up!

Summer always does!

That being said, why not get a jump-start on feeling great inside and out by coming out to “shake what your momma gave ya!” at a local zumba class!

No need to get a gym membership or feel intimidated by equipment and weightlifters.  The only thing you need to bring is water and maybe a towel to wipe down after class because one thing I 100% promise…WE GONNA SWEAT!

The location is fun and community oriented, the ladies are awesome and welcoming. We do not play games like in high school, we all just come out for a good time, to get lost in the music, have some laughs and walk away feeling awesome.

If that sounds good to you and you want to come join us, please do!

2352 St. Clair Avenue West in the Party Room at Oscar Romero.  See! It is ACTUALLY called the Party Room!! HOW MUCH FUN IS THAT??!!!

Classes are Wednesdays at 6:45pm, Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays at 9:30am!

Check out the schedule for any changes and RSVP to hold your spot!

SEE YOU SOON!!!

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Scheduling Notices

Happy Easter!

I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Happy Easter!

There will be no classes on Good Friday or Easter Monday.

Have a great holiday and I will see you all again next week!

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Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

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

 

Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

Dance is More Than Just Fitness…

I cannot even tell you the amount of times that I have used dancing as a way to get clear on my thoughts, feelings and emotions.

When I am feeling “stuck” in life, I find that the way I am able to move through anything that I come up against is to crank up the music and DANCE, whether it be in a class or on my own in my living room…shifting the energy through movement has me become clear and focused and able to take on issues in my life that before I was literally paralyzed by.

Whether you can dance well or not is not even important. Movement is ALL that is important.

Shift your body and shift your mind.

All classes are ON this week if you wanna come shift some energy!

Benefits of Movement, Scheduling Notices

FAMILY ZUMBA IS BACK!

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A FREE NIGHT OF FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!!

BRING YOUR YOUTH TO ZUMBA!! 

Dancing as a family can be so much fun for every age! Once a month Tammy opens the floor up to people of all ages and welcomes children to the dance floor. 

This class is FREE for EVERY AGE to attend! 

The class brings some of your children’s fave song from they love to hear to the dance floor and many Mom and Dad can groove to and know too! Come join the fun at no expense to you! Feel free to invite your family and friends too!

***CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN***

For ages 3 and up! Music suitable for all ages.

DATE: Thursday August 24, 2017

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm (class is approx.. 45 minutes in length)

Location: Oscar Romero Party Room (2352 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto)

Contact Info: Call or Email Tammy c: 416-857-4862                                                                       or e: liveoutloudmovement@gmail.com

Scheduling Notices

Zumba for Summer is BACK!

All our classes are back on normal schedule starting TONIGHT at 7:00pm.
Regular schedule is as follows over the summer:
Tuesdays      Zumba SENTAO at  7:00pm
Wednesdays Zumba BASICS at   6:45pm
Thursdays     Zumba MASHUP at 7:00pm
Fridays          Zumba CORE at      9:30am
LOCATION: 2352 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto. (Oscar Romero Party Room!)
**REMINDER: Next wednesday July 26th we will be our 90’s Zumba Party followed by a dinner (if you choose to join or not is totally okay!)
**REMINDER: Next Thursday July 27th we will be having a Family Zumba night and this is FREE for everyone to attend! If you have a youth age 7+ and up who would like to join in the fun with you, you can bring them out!

See You SOON!

Tammy
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Benefits of Movement

HAPPY FAMILY DAY!!!

Happy Family Day to all our clients, friends and family!

Today is a great day to be reminded of the importance of family and you can take on working out your own plan to have Family Day happening all the time in your home (if you don’t already).

Family is important and keeping the lines of communication always open will build strength in your family.

Physical activity can be a great way to participate as a family together!

The LOL Movement is interested in creating a Family Zumba program in the Junction/Stockyards area. If you are interested in participating OR know a family that may be, please contact us here and we will keep you posted!

HAVE AN AMAZING DAY EVERYONE!

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Benefits of Movement

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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