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Me a Zumba Instructor - You're Funny!

If you had asked me 10 years ago if I would be a neon tutu wearing, side-pony with feather in ear Zumba Instructor, I would have laughed at you and said "you're crazy"!

But here I am - 8 years in to teaching Zumba and still loving every minute of it.

I remember when I first approached my mentor with the thought of "hey, do you think I could do the course and teach the ladies at the women's centres I go to for support?" Her face lit up and she was like "YES YES YES"! I also happened to ask her at that time if anyone smiles as much as I do in class to which she giggled and said "not even close".

Zumba makes me SO happy. Dance makes me SO happy. Music makes me SO happy. And I guess my mathematical brain understands the structure of music, I have the good fortune to feel the beat in my body, and I love the challenge of a new song.

Yes I have my moments of self-doubt - my moments when I hate all of my music, when I'm worried that everyone won't like my new song, when I love a song and the moves don't come - we ALL have these moments - they just show up differently in all of our lives. The important part of this is to push ourselves through these moments because that is how we GROW!

I don't know about you, but I want to be a student of life. I want to strive to be a better version of me every single day. I want to be open to learn from others, learn about myself. I am definitely a life-geek this way!! I think that's one of the reasons I love Zumba so very much - it is always challenging me to grow, learn, try new things.

So here I am on the day of my LAST SUMMER CLASS excited about tonight's 80's Inspired Zumba class challenging YOU to step out of your comfort zone, to be a learner, to try something new and possibly scary today. You never know, that scary thing may just fuel your soul like Zumba has done for me.

And if you'd like to join me tonight - class is at 6pm pst and I will definitely be rocking a Jane Fonda inspired outfit (ok, well wearing it - I'll leave the "rocking it" up to you). The link is at and I'm super excited to dance with any and all of you who can join me!

Let's get physical, physical ....

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