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Posts Tagged ‘zumba’

Turtles opening is finally here

It’s been a journey. But it’s finally here, the opening of Turtles Yoga & Wellness is today! I am so excited to be part of the Turtles team. My current teaching schedule at Turtles is: Mondays, 5:45-7 p.m. (Gentle) Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. (Hatha alignment) For the full Turtles schedule, you can go here. For my full […]


Empowering girls through yoga

On Saturday I volunteered at the Girl Power Summit at a middle school near where I live. I taught the girls yoga. The girls were second to seventh graders. The girls were in or will be in programs designed to keep girls active and healthy with mentorship and leadership. I taught five groups of girls. (There were […]


Exercising while on vacation

Another great thing about Club Med is there are activities for just about everyone. (And if your thing is to just lounge at the beach and drink, there’s plenty of that for you. That’s my favorite pastime.) Like most trips I brought exercise clothes with me. And about half the time they don’t leave the […]


Riding 100 miles and then some

My company recently launched a wellness program. We first started with biometric testing. Our results were input into a web portal. After that there was a wellness assessment in which I answered questions about my mental and physical health, fitness and exercise, work and personal situations, etc. From there my strengths were identified and areas […]


Vegas, baby!

For me Vegas means a lot of drinking and a lot of eating with just a little gambling (mostly penny slots as I don’t like to lose my money). Curt and I head to Vegas on Thursday night. Our friends Jen and Dave will join us Friday morning. Jen and I were talking about trying […]


Easing back into exercise

Today I headed back to the gym. I took the 1 p.m. yoga class. It was a good class and a great way to get back into the exercise and get my gym time in. Tomorrow the plan is to hit the evening Zumba class.


Determined to lose 9 pounds

Today is Day 3 of getting back to my healthy lifestyle. I started counting points again with Weight Watchers on Monday. I am not attending meetings (probably should) or doing anything online. My years with WW gave me many of the tools I need to continue on my own. I am trying to mix up […]


Back to my yogi self

Today on my lunch break I took a yoga class at my gym. I used to regularly take the Tuesday afternoon yoga class. It was a great class and much needed. I realized that I hadn’t taken a yoga class in a little more than two months. It was an amazing workout, really got me […]


‘You’ve lost weight’

At the gym tonight one of my fellow gym-goers said to me, You’ve lost weight. I thanked Rona. But I told her that my weight is actually going in the other direction. Her husband, Jim, mentioned the whole thing about muscle weighing more than fat. I have always thought that was a myth. I mean […]


OK, no one should wear perfume to the gym

There is a woman at the gym who I happen to take several classes with who bathes in perfume before she comes to class. I know she does because I can smell it at the 9 a.m. spin class on Saturdays. It was pretty pungent at the evening Zumba class tonight. I kept trying to […]