With all the children’s extra curricular activities, where do I find time to work out? This was one of the prompts I got from readers at the end of last year! With lots of kids heading back to school next week, it’s a good time for us to find a routine of our own.
I am not a mother! In fact, some of you may remember, I’ve mentioned being verbally “attacked” as in the only reason I’m able to maintain my shape is because I don’t have any children yet! I didn’t take offense to that ignorance but it’s sad how people see what they want to see. This post is generated out of keen observation in the fitness industry and my own personal experiences!
Last week, Les Mills hosted a BODYPUMP 100 Competition! BODYPUMP 100 is being filmed next month in New Zeland. Any instructor up for it was charged with sharing a story to compete for the chance to travel to New Zealand and be part of the taping. The taping is what over 100,000 instructors world-wide use in combination with choreographed notes to learn the release. Super exciting stuff right? Well, we had to share a story about our first/favorite BODYPUMP release in less than 250 words. I am sharing mine here with you today and hopefully I’m a good contender ! So how does one participate in a launch for such a special occasion? Well, you do so globally on January 14th, 2017 with the rest of the tribe. Let’s talk about how we can make it memorable…
Will you be returning to Les Mills BODYPUMP 98 in the near future?
I am a Les Mills BODYPUMP instructor that has been teaching for 4 & ½ years in the United States. I’ve been doing sporadic reviews on this blog since it’s inception in 2012. The purpose of my reviews are for one to share any thoughts and tips that I can come up with for those of you who land here regularly and two, to have an easy reminder of the tricky/tedious things to be aware of when I return to the releases when mixing on down the line.
I invite instructors near and far to leave any additional tips and thoughts in the comments sections, pin the picture above, & utilize these reviews the same as me! Les Mills participants and readers of PFL I always invite you to read along as well and contribute any feedback you have that I have missed. Continue reading
“Bye Felecia” made a comeback a couple of years ago from the classic 1995 movie Friday, when people starting saying it all over T.V. and in households as a playful and sometimes snarky way of saying shut up!
It made another comeback in my life this past April when I decided to switch my hair up and get some curly hair extensions. I ended up hearing bye Felicia on a daily basis. Im going to start off my reviews of the Virgin Curly Hair process with an explanation of the new term in my life.
In order to work out and not damage my Cambodian Curly hair extensions, I had to come up with styles that would protect the hair and allow me to comfortably teach in front of people. On the road to discovering my favorite style, I metamorphosed into the 95 legendary Felicia as seen in the picture above! Continue reading
This past weekend I checked off one of my fit list desires from a few years ago & attended my first pole dancing class at PoleLaTeaz Atlanta. Hennessy, that’s me! We had to pick stripper names & the pretty brown brown seemed to fit !
The beautiful bride to be pictured above was surprised with a bachelorette party chain of events. PoleLaTeaz Atlanta just happened to be the kick off we needed to get the evening started to find our sexy! Continue reading
It’s time for my summer Les Mills reviews! Before I jump into those reviews, we’re going to chat connecting with your group fitness participants. As I stated last week, I’m adjusting to a new schedule. With that new schedule, I’ll be teaching in a new time slot for BODYPUMP! I am going to have to connect with these new members and I’m looking for you to help me out with this list!
You can laugh at me if you like for this post, but I know for sure there is another person out there that was just like me, so here we go….
The fact of the matter is, quite a few of the question’s that come from my blog’s email are about Les Mills group fitness. Many of those Les Mills questions are from people preparing for Les Mills Initial Training, so here’s the first step!
June is here which means it’s my birthday month! I took the week off after having to work on my birthday last year! June is a popular month for vacations, family reunions, camps, etc. You already know this Millennial believes everyone should take their vacation days. Today we are talking staying active in the summer months even with all the activities!
Times have changed so much from when I was child. We used to love to play outside and generally craved physical activities. Now there is so much technology to warp our minds that our desires often leave us super sedentary. Planning some activities to move your body will prevent gaining lazy weight over the summer! Continue reading
There are so many things that a new instructor or a seasoned instructor teaching a new program may worry about. I wrote a lengthy post last year on tips for fitness instructors.
I’m excited that after being on the market for 2 years, we have 3 seasoned Les Mills instructors that just got trained for Les Mills Grit & will be coaching 30 min HIIT workouts this summer! I am sure those ladies will have their own set of inner fear that we won’t be able to see as outsiders, but I’m sure it won’t be the same as mine was a few years ago…
Before I became a BODYCOMBAT instructor I was die hard in the class, but there is one thing I feared the most!
I spent the month of April launching the “revolutionary” Les Mills BODYCOMBAT 63! At the time of this review, I’ve taught or taken this release about 10 times! BODYCOMBAT as you may know, is the fiercely energetic mixed martial arts inspired cardio workout choreographed by international exercise experts! This release in particular was revolutionary with moves and quite cleverly embedded with the track “Edge of a Revolution”! In honor, my BODY COMBAT 63 antics…
Tip #1 – I thought the war paint went perfectly with this release! Oh and shout out to fabletics for the black top!