Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Week #48

Happy New Year to all!

I hope that your Christmas was everything it was planned to be and more! Well we have one more holiday to celebrate and then 2010 is officially over. Crazy!! I am finally coming back to Zumba with you! I have missed all my classes for to long! I will see you staring on Friday the 31st. YEAH!! That being said onto business.

Items of business -


The City of St. George wants Zumba again for First Night. They have asked April and I to do 2 routines at 9:50pm at the main stage at Town Square. These will be easy routines so you all can come and do Zumba with us right before the 10 o'clock firework show! We would love to have you all there so please put Twilight to Midnight on your New Year's Eve schedule. We always have a great turn out and the City loved us last year so lets show them what Zumba can really do!!! We need you all there!!

There is a new Club in town - GoGo37 and of course why would they not want Zumba to be a part of there evening events. They will be holding their first Zumba class on January 5th at 8pm. I will be their instructor for the evening and the cost is only $5. Come and check out the new hottest place to be in St. George. I have attached the flier to the email so you can have all the details! Here is a bio about GoGo37 -

The term “artspace” was chosen to describe the overall concept of GoGo37. The idea is to have a place in the downtown area where creatives of all sorts can meet and collaborate with each other as well as with regional and national artists. Groskreutz and Reber want to remain open to all media, including music concerts and art exhibits, to poetry readings and swap meets, and everything in between.

The gallery has also made a conscious effort to keep ticket prices low so people might take a chance on local and national bands with whom they are unfamiliar. The plan is to keep ticket prices between five and eight dollars so the public will continue to come out and enjoy something unavailable anywhere else in town.

We are getting low on DVDs so if by chance you have not taken the opportunity to get it you better before we shut down and work on Vol. 4. We always have people ask for past vol.s but once they are gone we don't make anymore. Get one in the next 2 weeks! They are $10

Week #48 Challenge - Goal setting!

I believe big time in goal setting when it comes to exercise!! You need to set yourself some reachable goals for the New Year. Make sure they are goals that you want to do because 80% of all goals made for the New Year are broken or forgotten by the end of March. Let's don't be put in that category of failure. Once you decide not to finish a goal or choose not to obtain it then the negative floods right back into your life and the self esteem that you were building for yourself gets shoot. Exercise goals are all achieved with positive attitudes and as soon as you let the negative in you are only making it harder on yourself to rise above it! So be positive and again make reachable goals for yourself so that you can feel that positive influence in your life take over!

This year has been awesome! I look back and see how blessed I have been and you all have been a part of that so thank you so much!! I love my Zumba family and I will continue to do what is takes to make you feel like the way I see you! Amazing.

Much Zumba Love, Marti and Kerry

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Week #47

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Short and sweet this week! Marti and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends. I have attached our Christmas cards wishing you all a Merry Christmas. At this time of year we always reflect on what we love the most and my Zumba family is in the top 5!!

Items of business -

The City of St. George wants Zumba again for First Night. They have asked April and I to do 2 routines at 9:50pm at the main stage at Town Square. These will be easy routines so you all can come and do Zumba with us right before the 10 o'clock firework show! We would love to have you all there so please put Twilight to Midnight on your New Year's Eve schedule. We always have a great turn out and the City loved us last year so lets show them what Zumba can really do!!! See you there

There is a new Club in town - GoGo37 and of course why would they not want Zumba to be a part of there evening events. They will be holding their first Zumba class on January 5th at 8pm. I will be their instructor for the evening and the cost is only $5. Come and check out the new hottest place to be in St. George. I have attached the flier to the email so you can have all the details! Here is a bio about GoGo37 -

The term “artspace” was chosen to describe the overall concept of GoGo37. The idea is to have a place in the downtown area where creatives of all sorts can meet and collaborate with each other as well as with regional and national artists. Groskreutz and Reber want to remain open to all media, including music concerts and art exhibits, to poetry readings and swap meets, and everything in between.

The gallery has also made a conscious effort to keep ticket prices low so people might take a chance on local and national bands with whom they are unfamiliar. The plan is to keep ticket prices between five and eight dollars so the public will continue to come out and enjoy something unavailable anywhere else in town.

Not to late -

We still have some DVD's left so get them quick before Christmas and send them off to family and friends and share your love of Zumba with them! They are $10 - that is a cheap gift!

I am still have some gift certificates left for Personal Training. Please contact me if you are interested in giving the best gift you can give - health!! 4356688324

Week #47 Challenge - A gift to me! :)

I would like feed back on what you would like to see in my emails this coming year! Please reply with what you liked and didn't like and ideas to make it better!!

I wish you all the best and again Merry Christmas to all and remember what is most important this season!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Week #46

Hello everyone!

I am alive! I have to apologize for skipping last week but I was under the influence of some drugs (don't worry, good ones) that took me out that day. Needless to say I am totally good now but because of doctors orders I still can not teach Zumba for a couple more weeks. :( I don't think the doctor really understands that I need Zumba but I can't really argue with him. Keep up the Zumba love and I will return before you know it!!

Items of business -

The City of St. George wants Zumba again for First Night. They have asked April and I to do 2 routines at 9:50pm at the main stage at Town Square. These will be easy routines so you all can come and do Zumba with us right before the 10 o'clock firework show! We would love to have you all there so please put Twilight to Midnight on your New Year's Eve schedule. We always have a great turn out and the City loved us last year so lets show them what Zumba can really do!!! See you there

There is a new Club in town - GoGo37 and of course why would they not want Zumba to be a part of there evening events. They will be holding their first Zumba class on January 5th at 8pm. I will be their instructor for the evening and the cost is only $5. Come and check out the new hottest place to be in St. George. I have attached the flier to the email so you can have all the details!

We still have some DVD's left so get them quick before Christmas and send them off to family and friends and share your love of Zumba with them! They are $10 - that is a cheap gift!

I am still have some gift certificates left for Personal Training. Please contact me if you are interested in giving the best gift you can give - health!! 4356688324

Week #46 Challenge - Get focused cause here it comes!

Christmas is next weekend and there is no getting around all the goodies so now is the time to get focused! I know all of you can do it. Make a game plan and set some goals. I want your goal to be reachable and short lived. By that I mean set something you can achieve the day after Christmas. I want small but big results. Set limits for yourself and stick with them. Stay positive over the Holiday and don't let the guilt seep in. I know you can do this. I have seen how strong you all are! Your minds are so powerful and you can do anything you set out to do! Make yourselves happy and remember it is how you feel and not what anyone else thinks about you!! You are all amazing and I love being a small part of your lives!

I love you all!

Much Zumba Love,
Kerry and Marti

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Week #45

Happy December to you!

So I am feeling like it really isn't Christmas yet. I have lights on my house and one Christmas tree up but other then that it came to fast. I am not ready for 2010 to be over. I have enjoyed this year way to much! I have had so much fun learning all the new things about fitness and I just want to learn more and help more. I guess I will have to make the best of it while it lasts and then onto 2011. I will have to make new goals and dream bigger so that 2011 will be even better! I hope that all of you are on board with me and we can all make 2011 the year that we made great changes in our life!

Items -

We are getting low on DVD's so pick one up they are only $10. They make great stocking stuffers for family, friends and your kids that need to get active!!

New Year's is approaching and nothing is set in stone yet, the City has contacted me :) so Zumba may be apart of the Twilight to Midnight Celebration. I will keep you posted so you don't miss out!!

We have stopped our Zumba rotations so here are the instructors that will be taking over these classes!
*Desert Palms -
Thursday night 8:30pm - Tricia, she is one of the originals so she definitely has her groove thing going so make sure you join her!
Saturday morning 9:15am - Cami, she will start you out on Monday night and finish the week strong so join her for your Saturday fix of Zumba!
*St. George Rec Center -
Thursday night 8:30pm - Melesa, help her keep this class going and shake it in the evenings with energetic Melesa!
Saturday morning 8am - Danita and Christy, this duo will get your heart pumpin on those cold mornings so set your alarms set for every Saturday!

Personal Training gift certificates for Christmas! No better gift then the gift of health! Contact me for prices - 4356688324

Week #45 Challenge - Back to Core!

Your core muscles (abdominals) are they key to everything in fitness. They create your balance and stabilize everything you do! You need to make sure that you are working on these muscles daily. They are essential to prevent any injury while exercising. You need to develop a good core routine that you can do each day. My 2 cents, if you have to do more then 40-50 core exercises (ex: sit-ups) then you are doing them completely wrong. If you engaged the right muscles and have the right form they will burn out quickly before you get to 50! Work on your core this week and see how fun it is to cough after you have done a good correct core workout!!

Have a wonderful week with all your Holiday bussel but don't forget to take time for yourselves!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Week #44 oops I skipped last week :)

Crazy Life!

How many of you feel this way? The second I have a chance to come up for air I get slammed with something else. The only good thing about it is, I get slammed with family (love it) and with teaching/training (love it)!! I guess that is the beauty of my choice of career, I love it all around!! So I hope that you have all made plans to get back to the basics and make sure you set yourselves some Holiday goals. It is so easy to get caught up in all the cheer and food that comes around but remember how strong you are and how much will power you have! Stay strong and the positive attitude will shine through the scale during the holidays if you keep it in check!

Items of business-

The Rec Center has brought back the 5:30pm Zumba class on Thursday so make sure you come and shake it with Cherie!

All of your favorite Zumba instructors are teaming up again and donating our time to the Jubilee of Trees Fashion Show Luncheon. We will be doing 2 routines all dressed up in our pink tanks and black pants again. Please come and join us! You can purchase a luncheon ticket for just $25.00 and all the proceeds go to help purchase a much needed piece of equipment that will help detect breast cancer at a much faster pace! Once again it is all for a great cause so come have a yummy lunch and enjoy the show!

DVD's are $10 - get them soon!

Gift Certificates for personal training is a great gift for the holidays! I do package pricing so get a hold of me and we will make whatever work for you or the person you are giving the gift of health too!

Starting soon, we the instructors at both places will not be rotating anymore on the designated days. We have decided to give you a chance to experience all the instructors in there own classes. I will let you know who and when next Wednesday!

Week #44 Challenge - Figure it Out!


I want you to channel your inner self this next week and figure out what makes you cave. Why do we always give in to certain foods. What makes us weak? I want you to focus on what it is that brings you down. Once you have figured that out then it is time to dig ourselves out. We do not need to have will power for everything but if we can figure out what little things take us over then you will be more a where of them and then hopefully channel your positive energy elsewhere. For example: I love cake! I don't care what kind it is, I will eat it. So I have figured out other ways to avoid it so that I can feel my will power taking over and when I realize that I have not succumbed to it then my positive thinking takes over and I feel like I won the game and therefore push myself to do better. This concept can be used for anything but this week it needs to be focused on food. It will tie into next weeks challenge!

Good Luck - I love you all and I hope you have a fun busy week preparing for the Holidays!!

Much Zumba Love,
Marti and Kerry

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Week #42

Wow,

I am a day late! I was cleaning all day long yesterday and I thought to myself several times that I needed to stop and write my email but apparently that didn't happen. So when I woke up this morning I remembered that I had never sent it out. So here I am getting ready to challenge you for another week! :)

Items -

The Rec Center is adding a 5:30pm Zumba class on Thursdays. So that means you can Zumba Mon-Thurs at 5:30pm at the Rec. Yea! Pass the word on and up your numbers in those classes!

Desert Palms is having their Birthday Celebration coming up on the 13th of Nov. They will be have some fun stuff going on. I will let you know next Wednesday the details of the event. Those of you that are members put it on your calendars and those of you that maybe interested in joining you may want to stop by!

Ok, our DVD's have got to go so they are the cheapest they can go and that is $10. Buy them and send them off to family and friends!!

I have personal training coupons for $10 off or $30 off a package. If you are interested let me know and I also do gift certificates. Those are the best gifts you can give during the holidays! Give the gift of health this season!!

Week #42 Challenge - Pay it Forward!


How good do we feel when we loose ourselves in the service of others. This week I want you to pay it forward through fitness. I want you to share what you have learned or your new good habits with someone else. Let them know how your feel about your choices. Let them know you are there for them when they hit the rocking times. Make them be accountable to you for some of their goals. Everyone needs to have someone they can call, email, text or face to face when they are struggling with their weight loss goals. It is so hard to do it on your own so go pay it forward with everything you have learned and done for yourself. You will be amazed that it will actually help you with your goals. It will make you want to do better and strive to reach higher!

I love my Zumba family and I thoroughly enjoy what I do. You make my job not be a job and I truly love coming to teach and train you! Always think positive and make it a great week, it is up to you!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Week# 41 Pink Panther Salsa Style

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"La Pantera Mambo" (pink panther salsa style)

Happy Halloween Weekend!

I love this time of year! The fall weather is the best! The cool air should bring you out of hiding and get you moving during the afternoon hours. The more you are active all day (that includes everything you do) the more calories burned which in turn takes off the amount of your BMR that you should have calculated last week. Everything goes hand in hand. Remember it is so important to know what you are putting in your mouths everyday all!

Items -

Not much!

I think we are going to be having some changes to the Rec Center schedule so I will keep you posted on whats going to be happening!

Desert Palms is gearing up for their one year birthday celebration on Nov. 13th so plan on shakin it with us that day! More info to come..

DVD's are running out so pick one up quick before they are gone! The new price is $12.50

Week #41 Challenge - Will Power!


You are either born with it or you have to work on it! I was not born with it and so I have to work on it every day! Will power is so important when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. You have got to be abe to quit or not even start eating that favorite food or treat or you will be sunk! Have many times have you given into temptation and then have felt guilty when finished. It all has a negative turn which makes our brain think we can't do anything. Our minds are so powerful and our body's will respond if we tell it what to do! So because in light of Halloween, don't eat all your kids candy. Don't eat the candy you have to give out. I have given out full size candy bars for the last 4 years because I will not eat a full candy bar. I have programed my brain to think that it is way to much but I will eat 10 snack size candy bars and together that equals more then a candy bar. I know, my brain is lame but me figuring this out has saved me tons of calories. It might cost me a few extra dollars to buy treats but it saves me hundreds of calories that I don't want to take the time to work off. Think about it and decide what you need to do so that you don't feel guilty about celebrating this fun holiday!

I will see you in classes on Monday because we only have 3 weeks till Thanksgiving and that means more will power!

Stay positive and be strong, just say no!