Goodbye! Dear FIU Family, I've had great times at Florida International University - Wellness and Recreation Center. I'm so proud of the community of dedicated patrons who have made my PantherFit classes enjoyable and memorable, and my personal clients who I've built close relationships with and watched develop. I love you guys and I am … Continue reading News for U
This past Veteran's Day, I participated in the final race of the Go Run Holiday Race Trilogy 2018. It was one of three holiday races for the year: 4th of July 5K, Labor Day 5K, and Honor Our Veterans 5K. For every race, each competitor received a medal that connects (by magnet) to form one … Continue reading Honor Our Veterans 5K
This Labor Day weekend, I participated in a 5K race that I did not feel prepared for. A lot of changes have been happening at once for me. I've found it difficult to train for the race on top of teaching, training clients, beginning a new semester, and assuming new job responsibilities. I didn't let … Continue reading Labor Day 5K
I recall a time in first grade, getting permission to use the restroom, which was located way on the other side of the school! At least it felt that way at the time. Upon my return, I started looking for my seat in the classroom, but something wasn't right. The room looked a bit odd, … Continue reading Are you in the Right class?
Participants gather in group fitness classes for various reasons, but all with the common intention to improve themselves. Some may be interested in improving physical features like gaining or losing weight. Others may look forward to the social aspects like having company and support as they workout. Many wish to experience improvement in their mood … Continue reading Is Your Group Fitness Instructor a Teacher?
Whether I'm dealing with stress from work, home, or (shamefully) internal stress that I create amongst myself, I can always count on a good workout for relief! When it's over, I'm left wondering what I was so concerned about before I began. I am sure many of you have come across the following quote scrolling … Continue reading I Workout Because…
Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Mad Dogg World Spinning and Sports Conditioning Conference 2018 that took place in my city, Miami, FL. This was my first time and I was anxious to see what the experience would be like! Participants assembled from every state that you can think of! … Continue reading Mad Dogg Spinning Experience
I've been getting asked the same question from many of my group fitness participants after class, "How do I stretch this?" as they point to an area on their body. While they may know that stretching is good for them, they may not know when it's good for them! When do you need to stretch? … Continue reading Should You Really Be Stretching?
Last weekend I pulled my hair up, put on my favorite pair of leggings, paired with an airy tank and Nikes to match. Packed with a water bottle, towel, and banana for post-workout recovery, I threw my gym bag over my shoulder and hopped into my car. I was looking forward to supporting fellow Florida … Continue reading Figure Skulpt™ on National Dance Day
The celebrating in the US continued as we splashed around in the pool with our families, barbecued the remainder of our hot dogs and hamburgers from the 4th of July festivities, and watched our country win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup! Congrats team USA on becoming the first country to win three FIFA Women’s World Cup titles! A special shout-out … Continue reading Lloyd Has Tricks Up Her…Hat?!