EMZ is a non-profit, fitness organization dedicated to inspiring members of the community to unite in becoming healthy, fit, and active by providing and promoting free and low-cost fitness classes and health education opportunities.
Beti Tua'efe, Betsy Vakapuna, Billie Sosi, Dana Rossi, Lila Latu, Liu Vakapuna, Maki Yamagata, Meliame Vaikeli, Satomi Biggs, Sela Misinale, Sinai Pauni, Sisilia 'Iongi, Twig Larkin
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
- Guest Instructor: Aisake Vuikadavu (couple songs)
- Easter Breakfast Potluck - see Meleane Vea for sign-up sheet. Breakfast, treats available during class (for those that leave early) or after class. EMZ style!
- All - Dude Line - Up featuring EMZ's own Liu Vakapuna - see photo below for more info.
- Guest Instructor - Polly Silva (couple songs)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I apologize for not mentioning all the guests we've had -- that will be a different post. Coming soon to EMZ -- Diosa DeAgostine from Northern Utah & Aisake Vuikadavu from Southern Utah...and a few more.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
May of 2011, a few friends who were interested in becoming instructors themselves asked if they could teach a few numbers. Excited for the help I would be getting. I agreed. Instead of teaching by myself, I was team teaching with Beti Tu'aefe, Betsy Vakapuna & Twig Larkin. Once they were on board, we went from twice a week to five days a week.
Last summer, a few friends who are Zumba instructors decided to visit and check out EMZ. After visiting, they fell in love with the class and joined our group of instructors currently teaching -- Satomi Biggs & Dana Rossi. We relocated to a bigger building that would help accommodate the growing class size. Along with that, we thought we'd split and have two locations running. When we did that, we received additional help from: Netta Lealaitafea, Nicole Fiedler, Christina Magana, Sisilia Iongi, Teuila Aagard & Lila Latu. By the end of the year, we decided to make it easier and not so confusing we went back to one location - Glendale. In addition to a growing class, we added a few more instructors: Maki Chavoya, Sela Misinale, Souna Vea, Billie Sosi, Ame Te'o & Liu Vakapuna. Shortly after adding these amazing individuals to our EMZ Instructors line-up, we decided it would be best to set a 'cap' on who teaches daily at EMZ. In addition to Zumba, we have Nola Tu'aone who does a 15-20 stretch class prior to EMZ at 5:00 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
Why the cap? A one hour class consists of an average 15-17 songs depending on length. On average, we have 8 or so show up each morning to teach. If you do that math, that equals roughly 2 songs for each person. We felt it would only be fair. Now if everyone shows up, that means no song to one each. Do you see why the cap?
Each instructor who currently teaches adds a different flair to the group..whether it's specializing in high flying kicks, hip-hop, axe, salsa, cumbia...tahitian, you name it, we have someone who covers that area. I indeed am grateful for their help and all that they bring each morning. Nothing but love, laughs & pure craziness!
If you haven't checked out a class, try it once...and be careful, you might be hooked! :)
Tonight some of us will be teaching at the Liberty Tongan Ward -- not sure on the address, but you are welcome to check it out. Class is at 7 pm tonight.
Monday, March 26, 2012
March 27th and 28th at 7:30 pm
West High School Field House
Inspiring Children About Not Dropping Out (I CAN DO) teaches movement and gives children the opportunity to experience dance first-hand.
Ballet West teachers and dancers work with 5th graders from select schools from across the Wasatch Front. After attending seven months of weekly classes, the students present a public performance. The performance is open to the public and gives students a chance to show their parents and teachers all they have learned.
Participating Elementary Schools/Schedule:
Bennion Elementary - Tuesday
Edison Elementary - Wednesday
Emerson Elementary - Wednesday
Hillsdale Elementary - Tuesday
Newman Elementary - Tuesday
Rose Park Elementary - Wednesday
Riley Elementary - Wednesday
Washington Elementary (Davis) - Tuesday
Washington Elementary (SLC) - Wednesday
Whittier Elementary - Wednesday
Woodrow Wilson Elementary - Tuesday
Happy Monday everyone!!!