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Shake What Your Momma Gave You: Zumba

23 Nov

As most of you know, PoppaNut and I opened a gym in August … and we have been working super hard to open a second location to host group-fitness classes in. Well, as of November 21, our second location is now open! Located off Tampa Road in Oldsmar, FL, My Way Fitness now offers an array of fitness classes to complement the gym experience.

PoppaNut has been working around the clock to get this ready to open. The space originally had a putt-putt golf course made out of concrete in there. So, demolition was necessary! That along with a million other little projects made the deadline to open nearly impossible. But, PoppaNut’s determination wouldn’t let him stop until everything was perfect. And it completely paid off. The space is beautiful! And I couldn’t be more proud of him!

Zumba was the first class in this new space, and it was amazing. I hadn’t tried Zumba before, but I had always wanted to. I was a cheerleader in high school, and dancing used to be a passion of mine. But with work and life, I haven’t danced in while (unless you count line dancing at a country bar!).

So, with my new tennis shoes in tow, I joined the Zumba class, and I had a complete blast. Muscles I didn’t even know I had hurt now. You really work up a sweat, but you have so much fun with the dancing, that you don’t even seem to mind. With the music blaring and everyone busting a move, you forget the reason you are there is for exercise. You almost think you are in some remake of “Step Up.”

If you haven’t tried Zumba before, you certainly should. The moves are pretty easy to follow, and it is truly a lot of fun. And there are all different age groups and skill levels, so you are bound to find someone to watch if you are a bit unsure of the moves. You can check out the gym’s website for class schedules at www.mywayfitness24-7.com.

And that’s life in a nutshell … don’t be afraid to try something new. You might just find a new passion!


My Way Fitness 24/7

16 Aug

PoppaNut is officially a gym owner! That’s right … PoppaNut took over Anytime Fitness and started a new gym called My Way Fitness 24/7, and I can’t tell you how proud I am of him.

When PoppaNut and I first started dating, he talked about owning his own gym. It had always been a dream of his, and it’s amazing watching that dream come true!

Our friend, Brad, designed the logo, a big group of us spent a Saturday painting and it officially opened as My Way Fitness on August 12, 2011.

I’ve started designing the website … it still needs some work but you can see it at www.mywayfitness24-7.com. If you have a testimonial you would like me to add to the website, just shoot me a comment and I’ll send you my email address. Here are some photos so you can see what the new gym looks like!

And that’s life in a nutshell … seeing your best friend get everything in life he always wanted is unforgettable!


Painting Party

30 Jun

Last weekend, PoppaNut and I hosted a painting party at the gym. Well, it was less party and more painting, but the result was the same.

PoppaNut painting

It started a few weeks back when PoppaNut handed me a collection of one-million paint swatches. I took on the challenge of figuring out the best color for the gym with flying colors … pun intended. In the end, we pitched a soft blue and a light gray for the gym space.

With buckets of paint, rolls of blue tape and every size paintbrush you have ever seen, we got to work. We painted and painted and painted until all the pre-existing orange was gone. Our arms were cramping and our feet were swelling by the time we painted the last stroke.

There will be more painting and decorating in the future, but I wanted to share the progress with you.

And that’s life in a nutshell … watching PoppaNut see his dream come true was a dream come true for me too.


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