Monday, December 22, 2014

Week of 12/22/14

Good morning!  Well today I am updating this week's schedule from home! yay! Lot's to do around the house, BUT I am glad I don't get to drive to Berkeley this morning :) 

This week's schedule is really short.  We only have classes 2 days, and then we are closed until 1/2/15 when we will have our Zumba Glow Party.

So Schedule is:

Monday - 6:15pm Zumba Toning
Tuesday - 7:15pm Zumba

If I don't get to see you please accept a big hug and wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Week of 12/15/14

Good afternoon!

Here is this week's schedule! Full week :)  

Reminder: Please remember that the last day the studio will be opened this year will be on 12/23/14 

our regular schedule will start up on Monday January 5, 2015.

We will have a special class on Friday 1/2/15 a 90min Zumba class please sign up or let me know so that I can cofirm the class :) 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Good morning! Just wanted to give you guys an update.   TONIGHT WE DO HAVE CLASS AT 6:15PM - INSANITY BEG. LEVEL, TOMORROW'S ZUMBA TONING AND ZUMBA CLASS IS CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE STORM - EVENING TRAFFIC WILL BE A MESS.  SO DRIVE SAFELY! IF I Don't see you tonight I hope to Zumba with you on Saturday morning!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Week of December 8, 2014

Happy Monday!

Here is this week's schedule.  Once again I must cancel the Friday Class, It's my company's Holiday party :) which  means I will have lots to burn on Saturday morning!

Also please remember our first class of the year in 2015 will be Friday 1/2/15!   Special 90min class $10 Drop in Fee or if you bring a small dish/snacks to share with the group the drop in fee is $5 ;)

See you guys tonight for Zumba Toning! stronger muscles start at 6:15pm.  See you soon. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Annoucements

Good afternoon! 

Here is this week's Schedule! Note there is no class this Friday and that we have Zumba on Sunday! (YAY!!!)  

Also I wanted to let you guys know that TrueFit will be closed from 12/24 to 1/1/15 (no classes during those days) The first class of the year will be on Friday 1/2/14 at 6pm! and it will be a 90min class - and its going to be a Zumba Glow Party!!! so wear clothes that glow :)  $10 drop in fee.  Please note we will have an after party snacks will be provided so if you plan to come please sign up so I can get a head count.   

I am looking forward to continue our Fitness journey together :) 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Week Schedule!

Happy Monday! It's Thanksgiving week! so please note the special Thanksgiving schedule! We have Classes as normal Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Please note NO CLASS on Saturday :) but we do have Pound at 9am on Sunday.   

Also, as promised here is TrueFit Thanksgiving Sale! please note sale only runs until Sunday. 

Monthly users you can buy a monthly card valid from 12/1 to 1/31/15 :)  and Punch Card users you have a 20% discount on your punch card! (Sale for 40%) please limit to 1 card per student.   If you would like to purchase a gift card for a new friend at this price please let me know.   

Even though we feel thankful all year around, this week is when we celebrate all the blessings and lessons learned.   This year I am thankful for the opportunities given to me both in my Grown Up job, as well as my Fitness Job. I am thankful to be given the opportunity to take over Dans' Di Ballo' and now run it as TrueFit. A fitness studio dedicated to give you the best group fitness experience possible. Where you feel comfortable, where you can push yourself and improve your fitness level all with a smile and a sense of accomplishment.

Thank you for your continued support and please let me know either by commenting below or sending a private message of anything that we might improve to make your Sweat Fest Experience better!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gobble Gobble!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Week of November 17, 2014

Good morning! without too much ado here is this week's schedule! As you can see there is no class on Sunday! I just need some time to practice some new Pound and Zumba Toning routines to bring to you guys!

Don't forget tomorrow is the special 90min (free) class just my way of celebrating my birthday with you guys :) it starts at 6:30pm! this is a nice compromise to accommodate my 6:15pm students and 7:15pm.     

Have an awesome week! and I will see you guys tonight at 6:15pm for Zumba Toning!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Week 11/10/14

Good morning!
Okay here is this week's schedule! please note that the Friday night class at 7:15pm is Turbo Kick  and the Sunday class at 9am is Pound.  These 2 formats will be alternating every Friday and Sunday.   

Don't forget next Tuesday 11/18 I
want to celebrate my birthday week with you guys! I have compiled a 90min playlist with most of my favorites...and let me tell you that was rough, I have lots of favorites :) This will start at 6:30pm and end at 8pm and it's free ;)

Let's talk about the Pre-Turkey and After Burn class! :) So we will have our Regular Wednesday class at 6:15pm and on Thursday morning we will have a pre-turkey burn 90min class at 8am.  We will also have an after-turkey class on Friday morning at 10am.

Tonight I will see you guys at 6:15pm for Zumba Toning!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Week 11/3/14 to 11/9/14 - Schedule and Annoucements

Happy November! I am extremely excited for this month because well it's my birthday month :) Although I don't like to think about the "number" I do like  to celebrate the year that just passed, remember all the fun I had with family, and my fitness family and as my grandma was known to say Si Dios me da Lincensia (God Willing) looking forward to my next year; the goals and plans I would like to accomplish.  

This week is a normal week at TrueFit! so the schedule is as follows: 

Also stay tuned, next week I will be announcing a special 90min Zumba Class with me and hopefully some guest instructors! and it will be free! my way of celebrating my birthday with my students :) 

I addition I will also like to do a survey as to how many of you would like to have a Pre-Turkey Zumba Class (Wednesday) and/or an After-Turkey Fitness Class (Friday) Both classes will be 90min and I need at least 10 students to commit to each class.   These will have a special price $8 for both classes or $5 if you only want to take 1 class.   Please sign up early (if you can) so we can get a head count and determine if the classes will move forward ;)

and DRUM ROLL! I  know the students that have been with me the longest are asking me if I am going to have a "black Friday" sale on my cards again this year, and the answer is yes! I will announce the sale next week - so stay tuned!

Happy Monday!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Week 10/27/14

Happy Monday!  Most people don't like Monday's but I find that is a nice reset, you get to start over.   If you have me as a facebook friend, you may realize I am doing the Whole30 program this month.  And this is my last week.   Although I wish I could say I stuck with the program 100%, it was most likely 80-85%.  And I still feel good.   I feel like I have more energy to give you guys during class, and that is an awesome feeling! I will continue to eat as I have been...granted I will add beans and lentils, those are just basic staples in the Mexican diet ;) 

So this week's schedule is-->
You will note there is no Friday classes, it's Halloween! and well I have 3 trick-or-treaters that will be very disappointed if I don't take them out.  

Speaking of Halloween this past Saturday was our first (hopefully Annual) Zumba Halloween Party at TrueFit! we had 3 wonderful instructors! Javier (who teaches every Sunday at 7:3pm - $10 drop in) our wonderful Faye who was a former instructor under Dan's Di' Ballo and of course Charito who teaches Zumba Toning on Thursdays (and if you haven't taken her class, you should!)  It was a blast and I hope you guys had fun too! a special shout out to Jeannie K., Fabiola (who was one of the 4 contestants of the best costume) and Heather and Renee who couldn't dance but was there to support nonetheless!  Also a very SPECIAL shout to my husband (who really doesn't understand my fitness life, but who supports me "regardless" ) for putting up the black lights and bringing them back down.  I will have video for you guys to follow probably next week, but in the mean time here are some pics! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Week 10/20/14

Happy Monday! 

Here is the schedule for this week! We have 2 classes this Friday ;) Please note that there is no Saturday AM classes as we have a special Halloween Zumba Party at 6pm! Its $10.  You will get 90min of Zumba, 4 instructors, and prizes for Best Costume!!! (we will also have refreshments and snacks) 

I will see you guys tonight for Zumba Toning!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Week 10/13 to 10/19

Good morning! here is today's schedule! I apologize for last week I was so darn excited about Heidi coming back to teach for a special 1x class that I thought it was last week :) but its actually this week. 

Please note that Friday class is cancelled due  that I am heading out to a Zumba Jam Session.  My first Jam session with Alena, so that should be fun :) 

Hope you all had a great weekend.   To me it was all about hanging out with my kids and my husband.  Disney on Ice with my little girl, after that because the boys didn't join in the girls fun, we took them out to Chucke E. Cheese…that was tough since I am doing a Whole30 challenge (pretty much all real food, no processed and basically lots of veggies, lots of protein and some healthy fats) then Sunday evening my husband took me to go see some of my favorite bands :) it was awesome! and it has inspired me to bring back Pachuco! so look for it in this week Zumba playlist!

See you guys tonight for Zumba Toning! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Week 10/6/14 - 10/12/14

Good morning TrueFit'ters :) Here is this week's schedule! I know some of you (especially Heidi's students) have missed the 6:15pm Zumba classes so this Friday I will be having a 6:15pm Zumba class just for you! YAY!    Speaking of which, Heidi will be back this week for a Special Class on Tuesday at 6:15pm.  The Drop in fee is $5.   

I want to give special thanks to Martha and her sisters for making this for me :) you will see it up at the studio today :) it's pretty cool and I really appreciate the faith and support that you guys have in me.  It means a lot and I will strive to continue to give you my best in every class.  

Let's all commit to continue in our goals of staying active and healthy! see you guys tonight!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Week 9/29 and Annoucements!

Good morning!

So many announcements and events this week, but first let me post this week's schedule! please note there is no class on Friday and the 9 am class on Saturday has been cancelled.  

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT! This Friday class is cancelled because I will be participating in a Zumba Fundraiser Event in Redwood City.  This is for Drivers for Survivors organization! this is a great organization lending hands to cancer patients. You can purchase your tickets here by donating $15, and in the message box, please note Zumba Event.   If you guys want to go but need to carpool let me know.  I can carry 6 people in my minivan.  I can pick you up at TrueFit at 5:30 and we leave at 5:45pm.   I can drop you off at TrueFit Studio after the event.  Event is from 7pm to 9pm.  Either message me or let me know during the week if you want to carpool with me ;) or just meet me there.  

SECOND ANNOUCEMENT! This Saturday I am going to a Zumba Toning MASTER CLASS with one of the best Z-Toning Instructors, who also happens to be a Zumba Jammer (ZJ's teach Zumba choreography to us instructors, at any point in time my playlist has at least 60% of Meli's choreo so you know she is hard core, fun, and above all easy to follow) This Master Class is open TO ALL! It will be in Hayward at M&M Fitness (21615 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward CA)  and it starts at 9:30am.  After our 8am zumba class I will be heading over there.  If you prefer to skip the 8am zumba and meet me there please do so! for more info on this class visit the Facebook Event Page   if you want to buy tickets let me know :) 

TrueFit Studio just challenged M&M Fitness on a weight loss challenge! If you all remembered we had a Weight loss challenge last fall and we had 2 winners! We are doing the same but this time M&M Fitness is joining us which mean the POT Prize is much more! Start date is Monday 10/6 that is also our 1st Weigh In.   There will be 3 Prizes.  1st Prize is the overall winner  and will win 1/2 of the pot. The other 2 winners will be Biggest Looser from each studio!  so 1 of you will actually win 3/4 of the pot ;) I will also have a 3rd place winner with some goodies!   Registration fee is $20!  

Let everything sink in and I will see you tonight for Z-Toning! 6:15pm!

Monday, September 22, 2014

9/22/14 Schedule

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend! my weekend was pretty awesome.  I learned SEVERAL NEW Zumba routines…either from Jam Sessions, or my Zumba DVD…so I stay tuned!  I will try not to spring a whole new playlist on you guys ;)   Also here is this week's schedule please note there is NO CLASS ON FRIDAY.   

Tonight we have Zumba Toning at 6:15pm come and try this awesome format.   Its a different than your regular zumba class and its really focuses on working those muscles.  See you guys tonight! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mexican Fiesta Week!

WOW! Class last night was on fire! I got great reviews from you guys and even a couple of requests to post the playlist :) So here it is!

1. Warm up - from DJ Alex Tattoo
2. Arrasando -- Thalia (Original Version)
3. La Cumbia Tribalera - Zumba Fitness version
4. Cumbia Caliente - Los Askis
5. Pachuco - A.B. Quintanilla III y los Kumbia Kings
6. Kaliente Kaliente - 3BallM
7. El Sonidito - Hechizero's Band
8.  Popurri del Sirenito - El Circulo (Tribute to Rigo Tovar)
9. Tijuana bass - Nortec Collective
10. La Noche es Tuya - 3ballM
11. Presumida - Enrique Guzman
12. El Coco No - Roberto Jr.
13. Que Vengan Los Bomberos - Daniela Romo
14. El Baile del Gavilan - Chicos de Barrios
15. El Rey Tiburon - Mana
16. Mi Peor Error - Alejandra Guzman

Monday, September 15, 2014

Week 9/15/14

Happy Monday Everyone!

Hope you all had a great weekend! Before I go on, let me post this week's schedule! On Sept. 16 its Mexico's Independence Day so we are celebrating with a special Mexican Fiesta Playlist on our Zumba days!  and to continue the Fiesta, Friday classes are FREE! see below

This weekend I joined forces with M&M Fitness and we did a DEMO at the Castro Valley Festival! it was super fun...BUT I did miss having my TruFit Students on stage with me! even though I invited you guys you did not come *Sad Face* YES I am trying to guilt you into joining me next time! :) The next demo is on St. Clemente's church in Hayward on Mission Street.    it will be both on Saturday and Sunday 9/27-9/28 at Noon! so arrive at least 15min before 12pm.  As we get closer to the date I will post what songs we will be performing!   In the meantime here are some still shots from the Demo on Sunday!.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Saturday we are our having our Demos!

Hello everyone! so this Friday is our "Demo" Day! there is going to be 3 demos half our each.   Here is the schedule.  Each demo will be limited to 20 participants :) see you guys tonight for Zumba!

Friday, August 22, 2014

New Opportunity!

Good morning! well I am super excited!  Imagine me all "cheerleader hyper" (don't mean to stereotype or offend)   because that is how I am currently feeling.   I may look nonchalant but I am truly, truly excited!   Heidi Oatis the owner of Dans Di Ballo offered me the studio.  We've been talking about it for a couple months now.  Scary at first.  Owning your own business can be.  But hey, I am not that young anymore so if I  want something I must GO FOR IT!

Effective 9/1/14 I will be the proud owner of Dans Di name will come.  I've already have one in mind (there is a clue below.) It won't be official until I formally apply for my business license, which I am in the process of doing.  All of this is new to me so I really appreciate your patience.  I did have plans, like to expand a bit, change the flooring.  However, I need to crawl before I walk.  I have to be smart.  So for now studio will remain as is.  The first bit of information that I am revealing is the new schedule.  This schedule will be effective 9/2.   I want to offer demos to give you a feel for the new formats (unless you are an M&M Fitness Student) you only know me as Zumba instructor :) I wish I could offer the demos before 9/2 but I can't because of scheduling conflicts.  So Demos will be on Saturday 9/7.  I will be posting sign up sheets at the studio, so please sign up! Each demo will be 30min long, and will be limited to max of 20 participants.   There will be 3 demos total.  Please bring a friend! (Please! :)

Currently pricing will remain the same $50 for a 10 class card. however I will be offering a monthly pass, more info on that to follow in the next week.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tonight's Class is Cancelled 7/7/14

hello Everyone! tonight's class is cancelled due to a special celebration at the studio tonight at 6:30pm, if you can you are welcome to join.   Check out the facebook event page for details.  

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Zumba Conference LA - 2014

Howdy Everyone!

Si this year on 1/30/14 to 2/2/14 was the Zumba Conference in LA.   For the longest time I debated (in my head) if I should bring it up to Angel and see if would make sense for me to go.  Coming back from our Mexico trip I thought to myself "what the heck, just talk to Angel about it, who knows maybe you could go!" and it turned out after we discussed it made sense for my business and for myself to grow into a better instructor! and it was more than I expected.  If there is a conference next year near me I am there!  So I'll just share with you my days :)

I turned into the Convention Center and there it was the Zumba Welcome Sign :)

I got registered! my Sessions were all good...hard to decide on a favorite but if you had to twist my arm I would have to say Mexican Fiesta and Dancing thru the Decades were my ultimate favorite!

I met Beto! and many wonderful Zes (Zumba® Education Specialist. A person who has been officially selected and licensed to host Zumba® Fitness trainings in the world.) and let me tell you all the Zes are pretty awesome!  the 3rd bottom from left is Zes Donna Giffen, she is my FAV! She is the one I identify with.  You can't tell from this picture but you should see the arms and calves on this girl!  and I guess I identify with her because of that...I am not (and really don't think I will ever) be considered THIN you know what I mean? Anyway I really like her style, however I wasn't in any of her training's I just happened to see her at Dinner and she was nice enough to take a picture and take the time to talk to us!    The other pictures are of wonderful zumba instructors that I know and ran into Conference! Pamela, Kathryn, Beto Gallardo and Cheryl Louie! 

  We also met a new friend who was with us when Roseann and I ran into Cheryl Hall! One of our favorite California Jammers who NOW is a Zes for the Zumba Step training that is rolling out this year! (stay tuned I will be getting trained in this format in March!) I ran into Eureka a student from Dan's who is now also an Instructor! (I am telling you Zumba is extremely contagious!) I also ran into Efren! another Sexy Zumba Jammer (who by the way will be having a jam session on Feb 22nd in Hayward so if you are a Zin make sure to sign up!) and the cutie on the left of me is ZJ from Italy Alessandro!

I felt like I didn't take that many pictures I was just trying to absorb everything and sometimes when I am picture taking mode I miss many things, but I think the pictures that I did take are all good :) I took  pictures with the Zes that were doing the Zumba Step Demo which I tried and let me tell you that it was pretty awesome! Here is a little preview! I know many don't understand it or how it will work with Zumba but once you actually workout with it you will get it, and legs will absolutely thank you for it! :)   OHHH and the Third photo in the bottom is with another of my favorite Zes Kass Martin! OMG! she is amazing! not just in her dancing but the way she presents and the energy she gives out! I took her session dancing through the decades...all her routines were simple which I am all over, but soo good and FUN!  I could see her ProSkills at work, she would be in instructor mode and then she would be in entertainer mode, and I was in AWE a real inspiration to me to become that great instructor that I am striving for :)

So that's a round up....I could go on and one but this post was long enough! :) so I'll see you soon in one of my classes!  

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year!

Good Afternoon!

Its January 7th, and I am back from a mini vacation and ready to get back on the wagon!   We took the kids to Mexico for the Holidays, and doing Christmas in Mexico is very different than how we typically celebrate here in the US.  For starters, its more than just the 7 of us...its EVERYONE! :) it was fun, and I hope we can do so again this year.

So as to nutritional confessions go,  for the last 3 months (October - December) I pretty much ate anything I that bad? well yes and no.   Yes, because I sabotaged my own personal goal but its not the end of the world either.  Are my clothes a bit snugger? yes...but the good news is that it didn't leave a real big negative impact.  I am not beating myself up or anything.  Its one of those things where I recognize it, and figure out its time  to get back on track, and that is what I am doing.   So today I had my Shakeo! added some POM juice DELICIOUS! and had a really big salad for lunch! I did sneak in a small piece of French Crusty Bread  AND

ONE of these bad boys!

My afternoon snack is going to be some Greek yogurt with Fresh strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries.  For dinner I plan on something light....I am either going to do a Green Juice OR steam up the veggies, depending how I am feeling when dinner time comes along (do I want to "chew" or can I just drink up? will be the million dollar question at 9pm - yeah we eat late and I've managed to loose 40+ pounds so not eating anything after 6pm I am thinking its a myth )

So this is me Today at 141 pounds (compared to 135lb from Summer) 

I can see my back is a bit wider and the front is not bad, but then again the top is a bit flattering..the jeans DO FEEL very snug around the waist (I can feel the rolls when I sit down not a very pleasant feeling or visual) so the goal this month is to feel comfortable wearing these jeans again (Size 7)...I will not focus on pounds this month, but my mini goal is to reach 135lbs by the end of February

So there you have it! Accountability :) What are your goals this month?   remember your goals don't have to be tied up to pounds, it can doing a longer cardio session, if your a runner, your goal might be to add a few more miles, or if you are not a runner like me your goal can be adding few extra things to your workout  - post below what you  will do to improve your health! looking forward to reading your comments!

Happy New Year!