Friday, September 24, 2010

Atlanta Streets Alive! Fundraiser

More big things are coming.

I was asked by one of the organizers of Atlanta streets alive to volunteer my time to teach a few classes at their event this year. And of course I said YES! She and I have danced together several semesters and I was flattered that she thought of me as a good fit for the program and I am so excited to take my fitness classes to the streets of ATLANTA! I will be teaching a boot camp and kickboxing class between 3pm and 6pm, more updates soon, once everything is finalized!

So tonight is the big fundraiser and kick-off for the event, below is all the info for tonight's event, hope to see you there!

from: Atlanta Streets Alive! An Evening at the Curb Market

In celebration of the upcoming Fall 2010 Atlanta Streets Alive! (mark your calendars: it's happening Sunday, Oct 17th from 1 to 6pm!) the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, in partnership with City Councilman Kwanza Hall and the Atlanta Street Food Coalition will be hosting an evening of music, dance, drink, food, & shopping at the historic Sweet Auburn Curb market on Friday, Sep 24th from 6:30-9:00pm.

You'll be treated to a sneak preview of our fall event with performances from select ASA activities partners (dancing, hooping, martial arts & other surprise), music from Jules and the Gents and DJ Brian Poust, free drinks (beer/wine/etc), a wealth of dinner options from favorite Curb Market restaurants (open late to serve) and some of the city's best street food vendors. We'll also have ciclovia film & photography on display, as well as a silent auction benefiting the Oct 17th Atlanta Streets Alive! The even is free to attend, however donations are always welcome.

Come celebrate with us, show your support for the neighborhood, and learn more about one of the most exciting new projects happening within the city of Atlanta & the livable streets movement taking place across the US.

Atlanta Streets Alive! An Evening at the Curb Market

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Will They Be Back?

Last week was the 1st full week back of fitness classes.

I feel like the cardio kickboxing class went great. The class was a little quiet, but I think that was just newbie nerves, 1/2 of the participants were new to the fitness program and new to me, I had my 1 lunch time regular but I don't think I had taught the rest of them before. I have found a formula that works great for this class with this population so I plan to stick with what works.

Now for SWEAT and Burn, this is the strength cardio hi-brid I developed based on a class I took at an SCW conference. It is designed to be an intense class and I believe this is the 3rd time I have taught it, each time tweaking it a little. The first time I taught it the combos were too complicated for me to remember so I always had to use a cue card and it was too easy, the time for each exercise was too short - by the end of the session the class was still requesting more cardio and more toning. The second time I taught it I lengthened the strengthen segment and I had a group of returning clients - but they were still requesting more core exercises and cardio at the end.

So for this go round I decided to extend the core segment and add a 5 minute cardio blast at the end. After the 1st day the class was looking at me like I was an insane person. The description of the class reads "This is not your average toning class! Develop strength and power through explosive plyometric, stability, and strength intervals. Experience a challenging full body workout and achieve a new level of fitness. Bring water and a towel - you will need it!".

So the test will be...will they be back?
Will post later to let you know.
UPDATE - They came back, as a matter of fact, they doubled!!! Largest class so far!

Have you ever been turned off by a class?
Why did you not come back?

let me know in the comments section.


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