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Monday, April 25, 2011

Profound thought from my nine-year-old

The other day my kids were talking about their favorite ice cream flavors. They asked me what my favorite was. "Was" is the key word since I don't have it anymore. It's a lactose thing.

Then she says, "You're lucky because you can remember your favorite flavor and think of it anytime and you can enjoy it in your head as much as you want. People who aren't lactose-intolerant only enjoy it while they are having it."

Hmmm. Made me think that perhaps we could reprogram ourselves a little. Maybe I could have one bite of cookie dough and then think about how good it is and then be happy that I had it, instead of having to have scoop after scoop. I'll try.

Monday, April 18, 2011

New Zumba T-shirts!

I'm telling ya, these are comfy, breathable, and totally IT for Zumba class! They are a cotton/poly blend so they'll last forever, won't hang on to your sweat, and they feel so yummy. And I like that the sleeves don't box out like most t-shirts. They are angled downward so they fit more naturally. I think this is all I need for class now!

Let me know if you want one. They come in two sizes: S/M and L/XL. Only $16 for some really awesome Zumbawear! Price is $16 for pre-pay only. After that, the price is $20 and only while the supply I have lasts.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Orem High School 5k fun run/walk fundraiser for Ballroom Team

Think about all those other fundraisers that leave you in bad shape: cookie dough, candybars, carnivals with cotton candy and popcorn. This one will actually be GOOD for you! And it's for my daughter's ballroom dance team.

It's a 5k fun run/walk. Hurry and register now because after April 16 the fee goes up to $35! Right now it is $20. Not a lot of people have registered yet so your chances of prizes are good! And you get a t-shirt. Who wants to train with me? I run after class on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. and I can run Saturdays at 8:30 before Zumba. Let's wear our Zumba gear on the run, shall we?

HINT, HINT: The "Swag Bags" will have something from ME in them.

See all the details here:

Also on a facebook event page:

Monday, April 11, 2011

Really strengthen your core

I've told you before that when you maintain proper posture and form while you dance, it makes all the difference in how well you work your muscles, especially your core. The plank hold is a great way to supplement your Zumba® workout because it will help you maintain that good posture. Then your movements will be more efficient at getting the body shape you want.

Here is a link to one of my favorite websites to show you the proper way to do the Plank Hold.
Plank Hold Form

Thursday, April 7, 2011

FREE Ladies Night at the Rec!

You are going to LOVE this! That Zumba Party we've been working on has become something even better! A whole night of pampering at the Orem Fitness Center: massage, food, Zumba with all the instructors. And guess what? It's FREE for ladies! No men allowed (sorry, fellas).

Saturday, April 30, from 7-10 p.m. the entire facility is yours to enjoy--FREE!
This is a great time to bring a friend and show them all the Orem Fitness Center has to offer. (Well, we don't usually offer free food).

Monday, April 4, 2011

Introducing Zumba Gold®!

This is the big news! I'm so excited to finally bring the program I've been teaching for a year to Orem.

Everyone knows someone who could benefit from Zumba Gold® classes. Bad knees? Not accustomed to exercise? A Baby-Boomer? You could even do it from a chair if you need! Please pass on this information to them.

I've got a new website and location just for these classes. (No worries--I'm not leaving Orem Fitness Center!) www.friedokrafitness.com

Yep. It's a weird name. Go check it out for an explanation.

Thank you for your support everyone! Right now I'm offering just two classes a week during the day. But we'll adjust schedules and offerings as needed.