Finish well

Finish well

The past week has been extremely hectic. Normally, I keep a pretty busy schedule with family, business, and social life. But then you add the fact that the kids are out school, instructors are taking vacations, and our church holds vacation Bible school (VBS), and life was utter chaos. This year for VBS, I took on a different role that I had never done before. I volunteered to be a group leader to a small group of kids. Usually, I…

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Round 2

Round 2

Tomorrow marks my second anniversary as a Jazzercise instructor. Mind blown. Seriously, two years has come and gone by so quickly. I’ve learned so much, have met so many wonderful people, and danced all across this country. I now know what it’s like to physically push myself, to be mentally drained, and get that glorious exercise high when you have just taught a super fun class. I’ve also been exhausted. I’ve been in pain. I’ve been stressed about not keeping…

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Failing the Popularity Contest

Failing the Popularity Contest

Hello? Are you still out there? I realize that I hadn’t written in quite awhile. I’m actually afraid to see how long it’s been, but from the number of spam comments I had to delete, I know it’s been more than a hot minute. Why the radio silence? Well, I don’t write for the sake of writing. I write when I feel inspired, when there is a topic I feel worthy fleshing out, or when something has occurred that I…

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Preparing the Way

Preparing the Way

When it comes to digital (i.e. TV, video games, tablets, any activity that requires a screen), I try to be strict about it. I am a firm believer that you have to allow kids to be kids, meaning it’s okay to be bored, forced to use imagination to play, and actually play with all the toys given to them. During the holiday and vacations, I allow them to binge on digital, but I notice that too much of it leads…

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Wherever I Go

Wherever I Go

When I prepare to teach a Jazzercise class, it’s a multi-day process. Obviously, I have to follow corporate guidelines for set structures, but I really like to vary my sets week to week. This may require me learning new or old choreography. I’ll look at sample sets from other instructors to get inspiration or try to follow a theme. Once I figure out what my set will be, I like to listen to it so that I am familiar with…

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Not Perfect

Not Perfect

We have a saying in our Jazzercise classes. It’s not about being perfect. It’s about consistency. Cause lets face it. If it were about being perfect, we would all fail! And there is no competition. There will always be someone better, stronger, wiser, but it’s not about them. This journey is about you and me, moving forward, improving… being consistent. Now, if you’ve been reading my blog for a little while, you may remember that I ditched the scale. I used to…

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Our Success

Our Success

Is it true when they say all publicity is good publicity? If so, Jazzercise Corp has had some good publicity. Recently, the world-wide exercise program was featured on The Today Show in its “Behind the Brand” section. As a dutiful instructor and owner of a center, I felt obligated to record and watch the segment. Overall, I felt that it was a good representation of what we offer. I won’t go over the entire interview. I’ve linked it below for…

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Come as you are

Come as you are

All of my Jazzercise ladies can attest to one thing: I am not perfect. Nor, do I claim to be! Just this week alone, my music went on the fritz, I kept messing up my opener, and it was one trip up after another. We laughed, we danced, and continued on through my frustration. After class, all the ladies reassured me that the music and the mishaps didn’t bother them at all. We got a good work out, we finished…

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All the feels

All the feels

Saturday night, my husband and I had a very much needed date night. I think it had been over a month since we had our last date, and I was feeling it. He had been working long hours at home with work. My kids’ schedules are in full swing with school, soccer, and dance class. We finally got to check out Hop City Barleygarden at Pinewood Studio. While the atmosphere was very cool and upscale-casual (is there such a thing?),…

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