Finally this week we saw some sunshine. What a difference is makes. Literally puts the spring in your step and the vibe in your class.
How was your Easter? I had my folks visiting, it was wonderful to just ‘be’. Just sitting, relaxing, chatting, catching up and of course my new favourite hobby… Wedding lists!
I also got the chance to have a girlie shopping trip with my mum whilst dad and Matt bonded at work. Matt is a carpenter so dad got involved with his big boots on and the essential flask of hot tea (yes it still takes a while for my folks to adapt to the Yorkshire weather despite the arrival of a little sun lol).
The only downside was Marley, our dog, had another incident, bless him. He fell over and ripped his dew claw… Blood everywhere! I thought my poor mum was going to faint! A trip to the emergency vet and £109 later (at which point I thought I was going to faint) and he’s a happy little fella again. In addition he got extra cuddles all weekend.
Hope you had a lovely break. What did you get up to?
So, in reviewing my classes over the holiday period. I definitely made a mistake I need to ensure doesn’t happen again. I agreed to teach Bank Holiday even though I would have loved some time off but my community gang are always there through thick and thin so I thought it would be a good thing to do. Then over the course of the hours before class I got lots of messages saying sadly something had come up and for various reasons people couldn’t make it. Lesson learned, to be honest I don’t think it hurts for everyone to have a break on Bank holiday so I will adopt that theory for the next bank hol.
General class numbers this week and last have been low due to school holidays and Easter. Parents have a lot to contend with and I’m sure I’ll be reminded of this if we are lucky enough to have children.
This break period allows me to work on promotion for my classes, flyers, A boards, website, social media, newsletters and banners. I love the community spirit, everyone pitches in to spread the word, handing out my flyers and re-tweeting my updates. Thank YOU. Always appreciated.
I am so looking forward to a weekend off. In terms of events its FitPro is on, I am not presenting there this year but please give me your feedback on your favourite bits if you go. Its always a great event, very professional.
I will be catching up with friends, chilling with my boy and visiting the vets… again!!!
I’m still on a high from IFS. It was truly EPIC. Don’t forget you can now book for 2014, the 10th anniversary showcase.
Fitness Fiesta, Great Yarmouth is on the weekend of the 19th of April. That’s always good, fingers crossed there will be sun and ice cream vans.
Then at the end of April, I have cancelled a convention as my wonderful friend is getting married. I am so excited. One minute we were at Uni drinking and partying … I mean studying (cough, cough) and then next its weddings. How time flies!
Another wonderful event in my calendar is PINK AEROBICS in Hyde Park, all in aid of breast Cancer run by Selaine from Less Bounce. I love dressing up in PINK! Any excuse. The day is just perfect, fun, laughter, pink, dance classes all in all a fab 4 hours out albeit very emotional! You can book early bird price now online and make a difference. You get a wonderful Pink Aerobics 2013 t shirt and a goodie bag. Hope to see you there!
Mission Clean & Lean blogger Charlotte Carlton – one year on, 4 stone lighter at the age of 20!
If you have not already read Charlotte’s blog on her year’s achievement of dropping 4 stone, gaining a huge amount of positive confidence, gaining serious fitness and learning how to enjoy food, be clean, eat out and still be healthy.
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Our focus is on clean eating and High Intensity Interval training (HIIT)
HIIT has a plethora of benefits when it comes to burning body fat and increasing your metabolic rate which is why we use it in our programme. Its an extreme method of training which has extreme results. Put simply it’s a workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of rest. The beauty is you can do it anywhere, it’s very time efficient and a great challenge. Remember if it doesn’t challenge you. It doesn’t change you!
I have attached a FREE HIIT workout for you to download http://youtu.be/Bsd9OpjfPXg
DVDs and downloads
I am in the process of working out new DVDs to film. I was thinking about another Step DVD, a conditoning DVD a Street Dance dvd and also a pre choreographed DVD for dance aerobics. This is all in the pipeline and I would be more than happy to hear your feedback on any other dvds I could produce.
Strictly Fit is still the best seller for this month and last month however Back II Basics DVD for dance aerobics beginners to advanced is catching up.
Remember you can view my youtube channel for FREE ideas. The DVDs and the Downloads are for technique and layering examples and teaching skills.
The most popular download this month so far is Dance aerobics. Is this a sign of things to come? Are we embracing Freestyle more? I believe that we will see a rise in Freestyle classes being taught which is great. Well done on the revival. At the same time well done for teaching what needs to be taught and what the people ask for. Stay ahead of the game. Do your research and be aware of what YOUR community or gym needs and wants and get good at delivering different styles so you can switch if need be.
Have a fab weekend, hope you are doing something niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. Keep me updated with your #chat @JoParryLeeds
Love Jo xx