Thursday, June 24, 2010

ZumbAtomic Mood Rings

If you are "in the mood" for ZumbAtomic and received a ring at class today, here's how it (supposedly) works:

Dark blue: Happy, romantic or passionate
Blue: Calm or relaxed
Blue-green: Somewhat relaxed
Green: Normal or average
Amber: A little nervous or anxious
Gray: Very nervous or anxious
Black: Stressed, tense or feeling harried

I should have included the meaning with the rings . . . but my mood ring would have appeared a little black today before class.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tips for Increasing Physical Activity

In class today, we talked about ways to "sparkle and shine" through choosing to be active. It was great to hear about all the bike riding, hiking and swimming that had been happening during the week! And one child had gone on a 7 mile run - wow! The best part was seeing how excited the kids were about being active and how it made them feel good about themselves. It's a reminder that, as parents, we need to get our kids moving - it's good for the body, mind and soul!

Here are some tips for increasing physical activity for you child (many are great tips for grown-ups as well!):

  • Encourage your child to move at every opportunity.
  • Create an environment for active play both inside and outside the home.
  • Participate in activities the whole family can enjoy together.
  • Expose your child to as many different kinds of activities as possible in a non-intimidating environment.
  • Provide opportunities for your child to climb, run and jump to develop muscular strength and bone density.
  • Reserve a specific time each weekend dedicated to fun family fitness activities.
  • Don't draw attention to sedentary activities with negative comments - instead, praise your children when they choose active play.
  • Be a good role model - set a good example by participating in healthy physical activities.
  • Enroll your child in a structured dance, sport or movement class (such as ZumbAtomic!)

*Tips adapted from Trim Kids by Melinda S. Sothern, Kristian von Almen, and Heidi Schumacher

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Zumba Stars

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Friday, June 11, 2010

ZA Kids Tip of the Day

In ZA class today, we talked about ways to stay healthy and fit. Here are some excellent tips straight from the kids: run around outside, eat fruit and veggies, do back flips and jumps, don't watch TV, ride bikes, go hiking, don't eat too much candy, hula hoop on the Wii and drink lots of water. Smart kids!

Another way is by coming to ZA classes! We had lots of fun today and each child received a crazy straw because they are crazy about ZumbAtomic and to remind them to stay hydrated and drink lots of water.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Classes Start Tomorrow, June 10!

I am excited to start class tomorrow for the "Big Starz" and on Friday for the "Little Starz". We'll decide what songs we want to use as our warm up and cool down, work on several dances and play some ZumbAtomic games.

I look forward to meeting everyone and having lots of Zumba fun!

Free Class and $20 4-class Punch Card

Print off this post and bring it in for a FREE class and a discounted $20 4-class punch card. Come give ZumbAtomic a try! It's a great workout, but so much fun, you don't realize it!
Thursdays at 10:30am - Preteen/Teens (ages 9 and up)
Fridays at 9:00am - Ages 4 and up
Studio Cove Fitness ** 3939 South Wasatch Boulevard ** 801-998-8113