Nothing makes me happier than dancing!  I’ve been dancing since I’ve been on this planet.  I’ve taken Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Clogging, Salsa, Hip Hop, Swing and anything else I’ve been able to get in to.  Aside from classes, I have dance parties all the time – in the car, in the bathroom while I’m getting ready, in the kitchen while I’m cooking, and when I’m just hanging out.  I have a hard time staying still as it is, but especially when there’s a good beat playing in my head or through the speakers.  During our boot camps, I’m constantly snapping or clapping to the beat of the music.  My body just won’t resist the movement!  I thoroughly enjoy watching dance videos online, dancing shows like So You Think You Can Dance and those SUPER CHEEZY movies that revolve around dance.  (Yes, I still love me some Dirty Dancing!)  They all inspire me to get off my butt and dance, dance, dance!!!

My point with all of this is that I have an activity that I really enjoy AND it keeps me moving.  Every time I dance, I work my brain, my muscles, I burn calories, I improve my agility and coordination, I have fun, there’s no obligation, time goes by quickly, it helps me deal with stress and it makes me EXTREMELY happy.  I want YOU to find something that you’re passionate about that will keep you moving and healthy.  Maybe that means joining a Tennis club or a Football league.  One of my former clients was on a Kickball league, and I have had others that were part of a Running club.  I used to play Ultimate Frisbee two times per week, and I absolutely loved it.  Maybe you enjoy yard work or running around with your kids outside.  It doesn’t have to be a sport or a class, just an activity that you really enjoy.  I challenge all of you to participate in your favorite activity AT LEAST two times per week.  I promise that you won’t regret it!  Your mind, body and spirit will thank you!  =)