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.

EMZ Instructors:

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

Donations kindly accepted :)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cindo de Mayo Party

Cinco de Mayo Party
May 3rd, 2013
5:30 am
at our usual spot
Stake Center off of 900 W & approx 1100 S
Come dressed in your festive Latin attire (make sure it's something you can work out in) or wear the colors red, white & green.
Also bring a Mexican/Spanish treat/dish to share with everyone!
A Zumba Party you don't want to miss out on!


Tuesday Tip of the Day

It's that simple!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday Tip of the Day

It's been a good while since we've shared a tip.  The tip for today is very simple. 
Pay it forward.
Give back.
Many ask why we teach for FREE, well there you go.  We enjoy what we do and it's our opportunity to give back to the community.
With that being said, there is an event this weekend that Liu Vakapuna, a couple other EMZ instructors and myself are helping out with.  It's a fundraiser to help 14 year old Naomi Soifua get to the qualifying golf rounds of the U.S. Women's Open.  Come out and join us for 2 hours of Zumba, Hot Hula & Hot Fusion.  If you can't make it but would like to donate, click on this LINK to do so.
Hope to see you there!!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Challenge Results

Wow, this morning was an amazing sight!!!  Thank you to all who came out!!!  

Many thanks to Mafi Misinale (Mama Ruby), Heamoni Filimoe'atu (Aunty Moni), Ongo Lapuaho and all who helped out in the kitchen with today's breakfast.

Also many thanks to our building keepers Caralee Hand & Melini Tukuafu for getting there early to let everyone in...every day Monday to Friday.

Results are in for our Attendance Challenge as well as our Weight Loss Challenge.
Side note:  entry for both challenges - FREE.

Each participant that turned in their Attendance Card received the following:

Water bottle, cd with "EMZ" song & two "I love EMZ" wristbands.

Participants:  Daniela Alva, Maria Aguayo-Lopez, Mele Halaeua, Marisela Rodriguez, Alma Ruza, Cecy Andrade & Caralee Hand.

We had an 8-way tie for 100% attendance.  They received the following:

A towel, two "I love EMZ" wristbands, one FREE class to our Studio Azul class, cd with "EMZ" song, water bottle, $5 gift certificate towards EMZ Wear, Fiber One bar & an "emz crew" t-shirt.

Winners:  Maria Moreno, Martha Loera, Daniel Flores, Paula Avelar, Miguel Gonzalez, Jeff Curry, MarySue Floisand & Luseane Taufui.

Due to the tie, we thought it would only be fair to have a raffle for a grand prize (a Zumba bag & $25 gift certificate for www.zumba.com).

For our Weight Loss Challenge, we had two groups (male & female).  Two winners from each.  One winner for the highest percentage loss & another for highest weight loss = a possibility of 4 winners.

For the men's, only one came back to weigh in.  Congratulations to Daniel Flores!!!

For the women's, we had several come back and weigh in.  It was pretty close.  Congratulations to Heidi Haas!!!
*If any of you want the stats from the weight loss challenge, please email us at theemzcrew@gmail.com.*

Both winners received everything the 100% attendee's received and instead of a $5 gift certificate, they received a $25 gift certificate & a 4 FREE pass to Studio Azul's night class instead of the single pass.....AND they received this:

Without the instructor's knowledge, there was a prize for the instructor with the most days attending.
The winner:  Dana Rossi
She received a gift card to Target.

Again, many thanks to all who help make EMZ possible & keep it going.
Until next week...ciao!!! 

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Winners announced - this Friday!!!

We are so excited to announce the winners of our Weight Loss Challenge & Attendance Challenge.  We have some cool prizes to give away and can't wait until Friday, April 19th to announce!!!

Speaking of this Friday, Mama Ruby & gildrens will have a polynesian style breakfast for all attendee's...why?  Remember in elementary school when it's your birthday, you bring a treat for everyone?  That's Mama Ruby for you...it's her birthday tomorrow, April 18th - 60th and because she loves her EMZ family so much...she wants to do the same on Friday morning.

Feeling the EMZ love right now and want to do a giveaway.  It's our first blog giveaway.  So, what are we giving away?  An EMZ t-shirt - white RUN EMZ.  What do you have to do?  Well, we currently have only 33 followers on our blog and trying to get more...ask your friends & family to follow our blow & have them post a comment such as "SO & SO" sent me here.  Person with the most referrals will win a FREE tee.  Contest begins now & ends May 1st at 11:59 am.  If you have any questions, email us at theemzcrew@gmail.com.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Calendar of Events

Hello my peoples...here's the low down on upcoming events...

but before that...

This Friday, April 12th is the last day I'm taking orders for the black or gray sweat pants or hoodie.  The same goes for the red RUN EMZ hoodie.  All orders must be pre-paid.  Please see me Sinai if you are interested or email us at theemzcrew@gmail.com.


Black or gray zip up hoodie $28
Black or gray sweat pant w/pocket, no elastic at bottom $18
Red RUN EMZ hoodie $25

Now on to what we have coming up:

April 12th - FINAL weigh in for our weight loss challenge.  Also, all attendance cards must be turned in with first and last name written on cards.  Winners will be announced next week Friday, April 19th and prizes awarded then.

April 16th - guest instructors (will announce)

May 3rd - Cinco de Mayo party!!!  Fiesta!!!

June - Zumbatomic party for the kids & our 2nd annual EMZ BBQ (Dates TBA)

August - Relay For Life, Master Class with 3 year EMZ birthday celebration!!!

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