Friday, February 27, 2009


This is footage from last year's Zumba convention. Unless something very radical happens, I am not going this year.


At first I was all broken up about it. Then I started to calm down.

"OK," I thought. "Next year. I'll be there next year."

Then I saw this video. And broke down all over again.

I need to be there! NEEEEED!


Thursday, February 05, 2009

Fwd: Some useful links...

My friend Lisa pointed this out:

"I just realized that some friends may not know much about step dance---yet (not the aerobic step class or the Irish step dance but the Stomp the Yard movie kind of step dance).
So here's a link that tells a little more about it:
Step Dance:
Also, here's a link with more info about Zumba, a fun Latin-based fitness dance that gives you a great cardio workout along with sculpting and toning---all without your even realizing you're exercising!
Zumba Fitness:
And then there's Hip Hop. Just 'cos it may be interesting to know more about it: 
Hip Hop:

Thanks, Lisa, for the links. :) 

If you're in the neighboorhood...or, pimpin teh classes

New Zumba class on the schedule!!! If you're in the area of Franklin, MA, and want to drop in, please come! The great thing is you can get two classes in one night; before our Zumba class at 8, there is a Step (not, like, Reebok step. You know. Steppin?) or Hip Hop class at 7. So stay for one or both!

When: Saturday nights, starting 2/21/09.
Step/Hip Hop at 7 pm, Zumba at 8 pm
Where: The Dean College Fitness Center (60 School Street, Franklin, MA 02038), Second Floor Studio. Come in on the side entrance.
What: One Hour of Step or Hip Hop Followed By One Hour of Zumba (Take one class or take them both)!

Zumba Drop in: $5 per class. Come anytime; no need for a membership!
Series of 5 Classes: $20.00 for 5 classes (one class will be essentially free)

James Runner and His Step & Hip Hop Crew Captains will be on hand to get the party started with a step lesson on February 21, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Step/Hip Hop Drop in: $8.00

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Effing hate winter

I braved crazy blizzard driving on unplowed highways--I can't even tell you how long it took me to get to work; good thing I had a latte and some good music for company--just so I could get to work wicked late and do crosswords all night long. You wanna know how many customers I helped? Freakin none!! Gah.