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Thursday, September 29, 2011

FREE Ladies Night at the Orem Rec

Another night just for Ladies at the Orem Rec! FREE! 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Yoga, Tai Chi, Spin, Weight Training, and of course, ZUMBA for 90 minutes! You can invite all your friends to come because it's FREE. (Ages 16+ only)

If you want some snazzy ZumbaWear to look great for this night, click on the "SHOP" tab above to see what I've got. See you there!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Ever feel like you need to get away from it all?

We don’t often escape anything anymore. Cell phones go with us everywhere. Email is on our phones. DVDs are in our car. Our kids can text us their gripes. Our stresses follow us everywhere we go!

Escape it all. Go to gym for an hour. 

It’s good to change clothes, leave the phone in your gym bag, walk into the fun music, and ESCAPE for a while. Lose yourself in the music. Channel that stress into energy and reinvigorate for the rest of your life when you CAN’T escape. 

Come on in, the music and energy feels great!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Consistency in exercise is most important

I went to a Senior Health Fair last week where I talked with about 200 senior citizens about my Zumba® Gold classes. I could tell almost right away which ones exercised on a regular basis and which ones didn't. I verified my hunches with questions and I was always right. My observations were based on their posture, the brightness of their face and even the way they spoke. Those who exercised regularly smiled more, moved with greater confidence, and had a certain strength to the sound of their voice. It was a huge testament to me of the importance of exercise throughout life--and that exercise is not just about losing or maintaining weight. It adds quality to your life!

I recently read a statement that said the consistency of your workouts is more important than the intensity. (Wish I could find it again).

This means a couple of things to me. Like I've said before, you should focus on ENJOYING Zumba class®, rather than focus on doing the moves "correctly" or trying too hard to burn lots of calories. Enjoy it and you'll come again. Consistency will happen.

Also, if you aren't quite feeling up to the workout on a particular day, it is better to come and give it a light effort rather than no effort at all [but if you're sick, rest].

What is the best exercise? The one you LIKE! And it can be different everyday. Try something new. Pilates, running, Yoga, Boot Camp, swimming, Spin, Tai Chi, Zumba®, basketball, weight training.