Monday, August 9, 2010

New blog spot

Hey guys! I have transfered my blog to my website!

Check it out there!! :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Great News!!

Alot has happend the past few weeks!!


I also got certified to teach Aqua Zumba and Zumbatomic for kids AND TRX suspension training!!

Yep big stuff happening!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Test anxiety

Will be taking my NASM test this Thursday!! Wish me luck!! I am really hoping everything goes well and I can continue on with my journey to open my own place!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New location added

We added another location for a 2nd Zumba for a Cure! The second one will be at Nick's Pro Fitness in Evergreen!!

May 7, 745-930 pm, minimum $10 donation!!

Zumba! Music! Dancing! Raffles! Door prizes! Did I mention Zumba???

Monday, April 5, 2010

Zumba for a Cure

I have joined a Relay for Life team in efforts to raise cancer awareness and funds in memory of my mom and so many other close friends and families that have been affected by this deadly disease!

Please join me for ZUMBA FOR A CURE

May 8, 5-7pm
at Denver Movement Studio
1451 24th St, Denver, 80205 (Between blake and broadway in the ballpark lofts)

Your donation is your admission, but we do ask that your minimum donation is $8! This gets you in to the raffle for the door prizes.
We will also have raffle tickets for sale for the Zumba Goodie Bag!!!

Come out, have fun, get a workout and help a great cause!

Pease. Love. Zumba

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Well things are starting to happen here in Colorado!! I am starting to teach Zumba next week, so far I have 4 classes!!! I am hoping to get more as well! Will be getting certified for Aqua Zumba and Zumbatomic as well in May and looking forward to finally taking my NASM test in April!!

I also have my fitness website up!

go check it out!!

Monday, March 8, 2010


Yes, it has been some time since I have updated this page...we have finally settled into our new home in Colorado...only have 1 day left of unpacking!! Then I can focus on what I really want and photos!!

This past weekend I went to my first Fitness Conference at AAAI! I loved it!! I got such a great workout and learned some great stuff! I got to meet Shaun T from Insanity and Hip Hop Abs!! How awesome was that!!! Looking forward to getting my STRIDE cert this summer I hope!

Now to the BIG news!! I got certified to teach ZUMBA!!! International dance fitness class and I absolutely love it!! How awesome is it that I can dance, make up routines to what ever flows out of my body and play with fun music!! I can not wait to start teaching!!!!

This weekend I am headed back to Houston to take a personal training workshop...hoping to take my test very soon!!

So stay posted to see where my crazy world leads me next!!

Peace, love and pancakes

Monday, February 1, 2010

Still Here

I am slow at updating! We are busy getting packed up for moving in 17 days!!! I am studying hard for my NASM cert and my group cert-I test next week for the group cert!

Wednesday will be my last day with my trainer! She has been so awesome in getting my booty in gear and getting me motivated after a rough rough year!! Thank you Judy!!

Off to bed now!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tips from OXYGEN

Used to read this magazine few years back and just recently started back on it again. I LOVE IT!! There is so much info in here as far as training and eating goes. Here is a little tidbit I picked up in the Feb 2010 edition:

~Conisistaancyto training, nutrition and recovery is what leads to improvements

~If we continue to make excuses instead of making time, our friendships and our fitness will begin to fizzle.

~To be truly engaged, we need to stay focused on the present moment. It is equally important to stay tuned into your workout. Focusing on each and every set and feeling the muscles working and contracting allows you to build what is called the "mind muscle connection."

Healthy Relationship Gym Tips
1. Define expectations-what do you want from the gym and what are you willing to put into it?
2. Schedule Workouts!!!
3. Seek Change-be open to new things, take risks!
4. Stay focused-go in with a plan!
5. Find the good-Results don't happen overnight! Take pride in at least getting to the gym 4 days a week!!!

Hope you guys find this motivating!! I have not been this motivated in a long long time, so I am happy to find my groove again!!

Now off to study!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Simple Facts

So I have started reading my book for my NASM personal training cert and I am learning some interesting tidbits!

*Personal training started with the guys at the gyms that were "the big buff guys"...the ones that were always working out etc
*Today 33% of adults are OBESE!!! Holy crap!! We need to get off our butts (but not until you are done with my blog!!) and get out there and PlAy!!!
*The musculoskeletal system is easily overtrained when you are deconditioned, leading to an increase in injury rates!!

NASM follows the OPT model: Optimum Perfomance training, which has 5 phases:
1. Stabilization
2. Strength endurance
3. Hypertrophy
4. Max strength
5. Power

Did you know that if you perform an exercise in a controlled, yet unstable environment-your body must recruit more muscles, which equals more calories burned!!

Personal Training Advancements

So i have been working with a trainer for about 2 months now and she is totally kickin my rear but I love it!! I improved on 2 very noticable things!! My planks are getting much better...a month ago I could barely do a side plank and now I can almost hold it 30 seconds!! Also, I have been able to decrease the weight on the assisted pull up for the first time in 3 years!!! GO ME!!!

Signing off for now, got to figure out some photo stuff!!

peace Out Girl Scouts!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

In the beginning..

HOWDY!! Welcome to my journey :) This year is my year for change and a new direction! We are moving to Colorado next month and I have decided I am ready to take a new path, a new adventure. I have been wanting for a long long time to get my personal trainers certification and open my own gym of some sort. Now is the perfect time!! So this blog will start out following my journey to getting my body and soul in shape as well as my journey into getting my certification. I have 120 days to study and take my test, but I would like to take it before April 1, 2010!!

I am also going to be getting a group fitness certification and a ZUMBA certification!!! Yip Yip!! I have a ton of ideas floating around in this brain of mine so hopefully they come to life soon!!!

Eventually, I would like to turn this blog into something for my studio, once it is up and running!!

So, I hope you enjoy my journey with me! And words of advice and encouragement are ALWAYS welcome!!