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!
Every quarter, Les Mills Group Fitness shares with instructors some educational tips to help us better execute our programs! I was super elated to see this subject matter because one of my fitness SHEroes is currently pregnant and maintained her vigorous instructor schedule for quite a while.
I thought participants would greatly appreciate this information. I’ve seen mommies to be phase in out of programs before and after their pregnancies! I just love to see women continue their fitness efforts while pregnant!
So heres the 411 straight from the international group fitness gurus!
I was welcomed back to the gym from my Matrixectomy with the amazing launch of Les Mills BODYCOMBAT 62. I only took a total of 2 complete weeks off. There is nothing I could have done that would have successfully gotten me through the reconditioning phase of my body than this empowering, fiercely energetic class.
One of the biggest challenges of teaching Les Mills programs or any group fitness class is learning the names of members as they join your class or you take over new classes already on schedules! Over the years, my girls and I have mastered a few ways! So I have a concise post for your teaching portfolio today.
Cheers to the post that accidentally got published last weekend when I was aberrantly working off my home desktop instead of my MacBook Air! Here is the post in its completion ….
In 2011, I saw my Podiatrist about the aggravation of what I thought to be ingrown toe nails. At that time, she cut them down for me and recommended I let the nail technician keep them cut down and come back if I had any more problems.
I began to notice them hurting more than usual most of last year. With my intense group fitness schedule and standing on my feet all day at work my toes had really started to hurt anytime I “dinged” them the wrong way. I finally went back to my Podiatrist and had a Matrixectomy scheduled.
Watch out now, this post is almost as long as that whopper of a title!
I think if I had to choose my favorite post since launching this blog, the post “Hair Care 101: Permission to Be A Black Woman and Workout” would be a close tie for 1st place.
I thought I’d get the year started with a little reinforcement: my method to this fitness madness!
I intentionally started drafting this Les Mills BODYPUMP 92 review right after teaching this for the first time! I really wanted you all to feel the soreness in my legs. I was bending down in the pharmacy the next day to pick up patients packages and making
all kinds of sickening moans and groans music for their listening pleasure!
So why did I coin this release A “Fancy” Start To 2015?
First things first I’m the realest (realest) - The tracklist is SICK!!! The music was giving me life! Continue reading
Les Mills programs are so exceptional, I just can’t post enough about them. Anytime I get the chance to highlight a unique benefit of any of the programs, I share it with you! The holidays brought about a pleasant surprise to my day after Christmas Les Mills BODYCOMBAT & Les Mills BODYPUMP combination class.
I was graced with the lovely presence of my 60 year old God Mother! Whoot!
Discaimer – MEDICAL CLEARANCE SHOULD BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO COMMENCING BODYPUMP!