Dance Into Your Week

Who says Monday Workouts can’t be fun!! Start your week dancing! Benefits of dancing include improved cardiovascular health, improved strength and balance, boosts cognitive performance,  stronger bones to offset osteoporosis, and improves your mood.

Join me Mondays for Dance Fit Gold live at Freestone Recreation Center in Gilbert, AZ 10:30 am and Friday virtual on Zoom at 9am.

Spring Session Classes 2021

Spring Session Classes

March 15th-May 14th

Register for classes here:

https://apm.activecommunities.com/GilbertAZ

Gilbert, AZ Residents get 50% off the cost of the session.

Parent/Tot:

Outdoor Sing and Play on the Lawn 1 1/2-4yrs #23541 Mondays 9:30am FRC

Music and Movement #23651 2-3yrs Tuesdays 10:30am McQueen

Preschool Learning and Arts Classes:

Storybook Arts & Crafts 3-5yrs old #23653 Wednesdays 9am McQueen

Adventure Tots 2-3yrs old #23663 Wed & Thur 10:05am McQueen (Full-Waitlist Only)

Ballet and Dance Fit Kids:

Ballet & Play 3-7yrs old Tuesdays 11:45am McQueen

Ballet & Play 3-6yrs #23773 Wednesdays 1:00pm GCC

Fairytale Ballet 3-7yrs old #23657 Thursdays 2:15pm McQueen

Dance Fit Kids 4-8yrs #23754 Wednesdays 2:15pm GCC

Dance Fit Kids 8-13yrs #23745 Wednesdays 4:45pm GCC

Gymnastics and Active Play:

Head Over Heels Gymnastics 3-6yrs #23668 Tuesdays 12:45pm McQueen

Head Over Heels Gymnastics 3-7yrs #23669 Thursdays 3:30pm MQueen

Gymnastics 101 6-13yrs #23678 Thursdays 4:30pm MQueen (Full-Waiting List Only)

Active Play 3-7yrs #23670 Thursdays 1:15pm McQueen

Adult Classes:

Primetime Fitness #23706 Wednesdays 12:00pm GCC

Dance Fit Gold- Outdoors #23707 Fridays 8am GCC (Starts April 2nd)

Adaptive Classes:

Beginning Weight Training #23723 Mondays 3pm GCC

Dance Fit #23712 Mondays 4:30pm GCC

Dance Fit #23094 Wednesdays 3:15pm GCC

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Mini Band Workout

Happy Thursday!

Started my day teaching Cardio Drumming. Came home and did a mini band resistance class. Here is a quick effective workout for you to add on to your workout or to squeeze in if your short on time. Do all 3 rounds one side, then switch sides. Do 3-5 sets on each side.

Round 1:

Staggered Squat with Back Leg Raise and Bow & Arrow Pull (12)

Bow and Arrow Pull (15)

Round 2:

Squat, Tap Out, Calf Raise with Chest Squeeze (12)

Lat Pull Downs (15)

Round 3:

Squat Side Walks with Serving Platters plus double pulse (12)

Tricep Extension with OH Pull (15)

Veggie Snacks

Veggiefied Football Snacks

1st day home from vacation. Watching football and playing in the kitchen.

1st attempt at gluten-free onion rings….need to play with the recipe a little bit more. My kale chips never disappoint.

Only 3 ingredients: kale, olive oil and cajun seasoning. Baked at 425 in the convection oven for 5 min, flip cook 1 more min.

How do you cook your kale chips? Oven or air fryer?

Thankful Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!

This year, like for many of you, looks different for our family.

When my son joined the military, I felt like my dad had really prepared me. He was always happy to celebrate holidays and birthdays whenever we could be together. The day didn’t matter. This is our 3rd Thanksgiving without our Marine but now, we have a nurse, an EMT and a essential worker doing COVID clean-ups, and we are in the middle of a pandemic, as 1st year empty nesters.

Today, my husband and me spent a quiet day with our granddaughter, baking, watching movies, dancing and singing. Tomorrow we will celebrate with our daughter and son in love and his parents. When we get home, we will celebrate with our youngest and Christmas will be with our middle son and his newborn son.

It is weird to have each child have their own holiday with us, but we also know how incredibly blessed we are. We are healthy, happy, and know how much we love each other.

Our SILs parents are truly the kindest, most genuine people I have ever meet and am grateful to have them as family.

In life, just because things don’t look the way we thought they would, does not mean they are not just as they should be.