The Importance of a Professional Mentor and the Four Letter Word Networking

Can you tell when someone is befriending you?  I can, and it’s a great feeling.  Establishing  mentor relationships are the same way.  Matter of fact, the mentor/mentee roles often times cross the lines over into friendship.  This is a necessary relationship for everyone in any profession.  You might not have to reach out to a mentor, they may take it upon themselves to be your mentor.  You have to keep your ears and eyes open and listen out for any opportunity.  You never know what type of mentor will be able to help you progress through your career.

Often times, we can find mentors through the internet.  Your mentor doesn’t even have to know you exist, but you need to have a team of them.

It’s American Pharmacists Month, so I am talking about my pharmacy mentors.  However, I have additional mentors in the areas of Group fitness instructor, blogging, and real estate investing.   I have to mention that mentors are not just important professionally.  I, like most of you, probably have mentors for church, family, and life in general.  I can’t get enough of talking about mentors.  Nobody starts out any adventure knowing it all.  Where would we all be without a little help along the way!

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Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work – Review of Les Mills BODYPUMP 99

I am getting more and more last minute with learning the choreography for Les Mills BODYPUMP releases.  For BODYPUMP 99, I set my alarm 2 hours before my 8:30 a.m. class to wake up and learn the second half that I was responsible for teaching during the launch that day.   Needless to say, I  was super surprised that Rihanna was on the line up, so yeah, that’s the title of this review.  No doubt, BODYPUMP 99 will have you putting in the work, work, work, work, work, work the original barbell weight style!



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Les Mills BODYPUMP 100 Contest: Prepping For the Greatest Launch Ever

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…

Les Mills BODYPUMP 100 Contest Prepping For the Greatest Launch Ever

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A Review of Les Mills BODYPUMP 98: TECHNO

Will you be returning to Les Mills BODYPUMP 98 in the near future?

A Review of Les Mills BODYPUMP 98 TECHNO

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.

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Hennessy was Teazed at PoleLaTeaz Atlanta

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 😉 !

Hennessy was Teazed at PoleLaTeaz Atlanta

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How To Connect With Your Group Fitness Participants

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!

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How to Watch Your Les Mills Training DVD/Download

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!

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Shake Up the Summer and Move Something

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!

Shake Up the Summer & Move Something

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

A Review of Les Mills BODYCOMBAT 63 Fight the Resistance

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…

A Review of Les Mills BODYCOMBAT 63 Fight the Resistance

Tip #1 – I thought the war paint went perfectly with this release! Oh and shout out to fabletics for the black top!

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Exercise Pregnancy Dos and Don’ts of Les Mills Group Fitness Program

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!

Exercise Pregnancy Dos and Don'ts of Les Mills Group Fitness Program


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