Happy New Year! I know it’s been 2018 for a month already, but I want to wish everyone a happy new year and check in on your resolutions (or non-resolutions). Personally, I didn’t have too many resolutions from last year other than trying to be more consistent in my workouts and eating. My goal was… Continue reading 2018 is Here!
Tis’ the season for gift gifting and spending quality time with friends and family. If you have someone in your life that is either casual or dedicated about their gym time, this is the gift guide for you. You’ll find gift ideas for those in your life that spend their time from the weight room… Continue reading Season of Fitness Holiday Gift Guide
The holiday season has arrived! There’s an abundance of delicious food everywhere you look. It’s difficult to avoid the treats of the season. Especially when there seems to be some sort of holiday event every weekend that involves food. I know it is difficult to resist the temptation to eat all the goodies but it is possible… Continue reading Holidays are Here
I have discussed Jam sessions previously and why you should go to them in my post here. But, as a quick reminder, a ZIN Jam session is a 3-hour workshop where ZIN members can learn 4-5 songs from a licensed Zumba Jammer “ZJ” that you can teach the next day in your class. A ZJ… Continue reading Interview with A Jammer – Annalisa Brown
When it comes to resting, I am the worst at it. I’m a busy person so, when I have a more time than normal, I’m not sure how to act or feel. It makes me feel lazy, guilty and bore. While I know I shouldn’t, you can’t help how you feel… Anyone else relate? It’s… Continue reading Resting…
If I didn’t teach group fitness almost every night after work, I would probably be fat – to put it bluntly. I LOVE to eat and it takes serious motivation to get me moving sometimes. Growing up, I stayed in shape due to the sports and dance I was involved in. From the age of 5, I played… Continue reading What Would I Be Doing If I Didn’t Teach Group Fitness?
I have discussed jam sessions previously and why you should go to them in my post here. But, as a quick reminder, a ZIN Jam session is a 3-hour workshop where you learn 4-5 songs from a licensed Zumba Jammer that you can teach the next day in your class. A ZJ as described by… Continue reading Interview with A Jammer – Lesley Ann Bayran
I have to admit that if I wasn’t a part of the Zumba world and I saw someone walk into the grocery store with brightly colored leggings with a plaid shirt tied around their waist, I might have a strange look on my face too. Sometimes you don’t have time to change before you go… Continue reading Wearing Zumba Clothes Outside of Class
We’re a little more than halfway through the year so, I thought it would be a good point to check-in on progress. I haven’t necessarily reached the body fat percent that I wanted to be at by this point but, I have made strength gains that I didn’t anticipate. I can almost bench 135… Continue reading Seasonal Check-In
I’ve decided to start a series describing the different types of group exercise classes available that I am familiar with or am willing to research. I’ll also be sharing my personal experience either as an instructor or student for each format. Hopefully this will provide some insight for you to either try the class or… Continue reading Class Insight Series – Episode 1 “Zumba Fitness”