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
Friday, June 29, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
July 4th: One hour class. Same time - 5:30 am. Please come dressed in your patriotic colors (red, white, blue...stars, stripes..).
July 6th: Super Hero Day. That's just how we do it at EMZ. Please come dressed in your favorite Super Hero costume. It's Friday and we like to change things up a bit.
July 13th: As promised, our very own EMZ instructors get to do the entire class. On this particular day, Beti & Betsy will be sharing the hour. Looking forward to a dose of B & B.
August 3rd: Our very first EMZ master class. It's Friday evening and we have some fun things planned for this evening. In usual EMZ style, we will have some giveaways from our sponsors. Here's what you need to know: location is in SLC, it will begin at 7:00 pm, it's an hour and half. VIP - $35 (some great things in store for you) & $10 advanced purchase / $15 at the door. We as a group of instructors would love to attend the Zumba Convention in February of next year. Money earned from this master class will go towards the cost to get us to convention. We truly appreciate all the love and support from you all and definitely looking forward to this event. More details to come!
Monday, June 18, 2012
Anyhow, to elaborate a little on my so called "health tip", breakfast is the most important meal and it is the meal that always gets skipped. Why is breakfast so important?
Routine led by Beti Tu'aefe
Original choreography by Teresa Auva'a
Song: Drop It Low by Kat DeLuna
Saturday, June 16, 2012
As much as we have 14 EMZ instructors, it's VERY rare that we get to hangout. Or even, we all be at the EMZ. As far as I know, it happened only twice in the past with in almost 2 yrs. That doesn't mean that we don't communicate. We do. Thank goodness for modern technology :)) So, when the summer comes and a little time that we get to hangout together like this in the pictures after EMZ, it is PRICELESS for me. In other words, one of my high lights of the day. If I quote Beti, "I love how we get to take turns to make each other laugh," it is truly lighten things up for whatever we all each have in our lives. We shed our tears for hearing inspirational experiences, too. Do I know each member well? No, not yet. That is another reason why I look forward to this time, where I get to know each of my fabulous instructors. That goes same with any events that we get to go as a crew. For example, our recent 70th birthday party for Sinai and Sisilia's pup. I may not talk with you (because most likely I will be chasing after my boys at those events, and on top of that...I am the shy and the quiet one, hahaha), but I do see and hear about how wonderful you are. And that is so precious to me. Of course we get to read our FB and blog posts, but real interaction get something more, without twisting the writing, etc. So, time like this = PRICELESS!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
When I started to change my water intake, it was winter and I absolutely HATED drinking water out of fridge (built in water filter in the fridge). I thought, "How am I going to keep drinking boring water with out feeling like I have to rush to bathroom every 3 min.???"
One thing that helped me was getting a good water bottle. In fact, I had two of them. One for refiled and keep it on counter so it's not so freezing cold water, the other for 'drinking.' When one is empty, I take the one on the counter and refill the empty one and put it on the counter. I also got a water bottle with straw (Camelbak is one example). Why straw? Because it helps me to keep sipping the water instead of gulping the entire glass of water. (not to mention that I spill a lot...and that's another story for another day, hahaha). Before I even know it, drinking with strew was helping me to intake water gradually and easily. The entire bottle was gone quite faster than I use for a glass of water and I didn't feel so much frequent to go bathroom.
Some people likes ice cold water, and others don't. Unless I am working out, I usually drink room temperature water for my body to intake easily. When I was taking CPR/First Aid certification, that was one of the things I learned about dehydration. I was told by my instructor, "Instead of giving cold water, room temperature water helps."
But do we HAVE to restrict ourselves to only water?? I feel like no...or it's up to you. Especially after I take 64 oz of water daily, sometimes I want to add a little flavor such as lemon, honey with a little bit of apple vinegar (this one I learned from my mission to prevent heat exhaustion), essential oil (I use Doterra oil), or crystal light where there is no sugar. Just to change things up. Now that I wrote my little tips of drinking water... I'd like to know, what's yours??
Prior to the 5K Walk-a-Thon,
from 6:30 am - 7:30 am
EMZ in the park!
Monday, June 11, 2012
A great workout & great cause. Happy we were a part of it!
Here's the video from this past Saturday.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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