Thursday, September 25, 2008

Personal Story 3

I have 4 children. After each of the first three, I always lost my baby weight quickly without having to exercise or watch what I ate. I would even get skinnier after each kid. I had my 4th child 4 years ago. I had just turned 30 and I couldn't shake the baby weight. I have been trying to loose the last 20 pounds for 4 years now. I have tried diet pills, infomercial DVDs, jogging, etc. I started going to Zumba in Feb. I have been addicted. It is so fun. I have always loved dancing, and I feel more like I am going to a dance class than to work out. I go 3 days a week now. I love doing the familiar dances, and of course learning the new ones. I decided to cut back on the soda a little over a month ago. Between that and Zumba I have lost 6 pounds now, I have more energy, my clothes fit better, and I feel like I am in the best shape of my life. I plan on loosing more and toning my muscles with weights. I am so glad Kerry and Marti are teaching Zumba, and are so much fun. Going to class and seeing familiar faces makes it easier. Also, when you miss a class, they ask you where you were. That's another reason to keep you coming!Amber

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Power 8 Bands

We would like to start using these power 8 bands in our Zumba class for some resistance training. We will have some for sell starting tonight (hopefully, depending on UPS) for $8. You can purchase them from different gyms but they run at $10 to $12 dollars. There are three different types of resistance and we have all three but mostly the medium. If you have never done strength training then you will need the easy band. If you have done some strength training and want to improve a little then the medium works best. The hard resistance is for those who train all the time. You can test out which one works best for you tonight. We will be doing resistance training at least one night a week as long as we keep Mondays going. We will let you know by email which night to bring your band.