Monday, November 20, 2017

Week of 11/20/17

Good morning! 

Hope you all had a great weekend! FIRST and FOREMOST I would love to thank you for the fun surprise you all pulled off last Thursday for my birthday class!  I thougth I was giving you a fun free surprise and you guys turned it back to me! 

Lot's of you dressed as mini Carmens! I loved it! my favorite jammer and mentor also came to class and other zin friends, it was just a very good and happy day :) 

Here is this week's schedule! and its a short week! I didn't receive a lot of response about holding a Wednesday (Pre-burn) class at the LifeStyle location, so I decided to cancel it.  But we do have a 2 hour event as an After Turkey Burner class! 8am Strong and 9am Zumba!

Also don't forget that Decemeber is a short month! so please come out and workout with me as much as you can! I am planning a Zumba Christmas Class on Friday 12/15 - so save the date, and also for those that want to participate have dinner after and do a white elephant exchange! 

Have an amazing week!  and I will see you out on the Fitness Floor! 

Monday, November 13, 2017

My Birthday Week!

It's my Birthday Week! WOHOO! #forever25

Here is the schedule for this week:

Please note that on Thursday, I want to celebrate my birthday with you!  I will have a 90min zumba with my 2017 favorites!  and let me tell you it's been hard to choose.   On Thursday for those that arrive at 6pm I will be having a PiYo 30min Class - so bring your  mat! 

This brings me to another issue and our Cardio Sculpt class.  Sometime during Friday night, my mini van was stolen. It was recovered, however the weights that we use for Cardio Sculpt were stolen.  That means no more Cardio Sculpt until I can replace these; so probably not until next year.  With that being said, I though maybe we could have a 2nd Strong class for the week, but then I remember that we really should be getting some stretch and strenght at the  same time, and I thought what a perfect way to bring back PiYo.  For those that do not know Piyo: 


Also I wanted to check in to see how many of you would be interested in a class next Wednesday (day before Thanksgiving) (Pre-Turkey Burner) at the new location LifeStyle at 7:30pm - I have the hour, but I want to make sure people show up, so please let me know.  

Have a great week and can't wait to dance with you! 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Week 11/6/17

Good morning!

Hope you all had a great weekend :) I had a little bit of everything! spent time with my Zumba fam, attended a Jam Session with the awesome Carlos "El Bachatu" and spent some time with the kids working on our first annual Thanksgiving Tree!

This week is a short week! Here is the schedule:

I hope you guys can make it on Wednesday to LifeStyle! After Wednesday of this week I will dance with you until next week :) (week 11/13) which don't forget, Thursday 11/16 is my Birthday Zumba Class! 90min! starts at 6:30pm and its Free! Come out and celebrate with me :) 

Also this Saturday there will be a party in pink in Newark with ZJ's Meli and Ash (TrueFit Favorites :) and ZJ Dorie (who I heard is amazing!) and Jony Flores whom I really enjoy and wish he would come more often, I am a bit bummed out I will miss it, but if you are around and want to contribute to a good cause please go dance with them! 

Accountability: ugh! no weightlifting for me last week, I wish I could say I will hit the weights this week, but in honestly I won't have time.  The Struggle is real, and I need to start prioritizing my personal workouts  - practice what you preach right? #workinprogress

Hope to catch you tonight at Crunch otherwise I will see you tomorrow and Wednesday! 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Week of 10/30/17

Happy Halloween!  Thank you for coming on Friday! I loved all the costumes! I missed a lot of you guys! 

and A special thanks to our guest instructors! Robin, Dee and Vero!

We continue the party this Thursday with a Dia de Muertos 90min class! Charito and Vero will be joining us! YAY!
at 6pm we will have a 30min class with Strong! so don't miss out.

Please remember there are no classes on Tuesday - enjoy and have a Happy Halloween - I will see you on Wednesday at LifeStyle! here is the schedule this week:

Since its almost November let's talk about it :) In Novemer I will need to cancel class on 11/9 and 11/11 as I will be having a mini getaway with the husband :) this month is also my Birthday month! and we will have 2 Thanksgiving turkey burn events! One on Wednesday at Lifestyle  (but TrueFit Class) and one on Friday at Flor de Mexico!  

Have a great week! and I will see you on Wednesday at 7:30pm at Lifestyle! (or today if you come to Crunch ;) 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Week of 10/23/17

Happy Monday!!! 

I am SUPER EXCITED about this week :) lots of fun zumba events happening!

Here is this week's Schedule:

Tonight I have a Party In Pink Zumba class at Crunch! 

On Friday we are having TrueFit's Halloween Fright Fest!!!

and ON SUNDAY! another Party in Pink class BUT WITH STRONG! I am joining Cathryn at her class, so wear your pink and come get stronger! this is open to EVERYONE even non-members

This class is on Sunday 10/29/17 at 9am at the 24hr Castro Valley! 

So you ready? Let's get this week started! 

Also this is an upcoming event but save the date! if you are around for Thanksgiving weekend we are doing a Post-Burn Turkey Class! 8am Strong and 9am Zumba!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Week of 10/16/14

Happy Monday!
Here is this week's schedule: 

Happy to report that it seems like the air quality is semi back to normal, and its out of the unhealthy zone! SO YAY! so that means I won't be cancelling any classes.  I had to cancel last Wednesday as the index was reading 195 in Hayward. 

With that said I really do hope to see you on Wednesday! let's build that class and spread more zumba vibes!  

Last week,  I was able to do 2 days of weight lifting, that is one more day! slowly but surely my focus is coming back.  I still have lots to work on to get my mental focus back on track! 

Hope you all have a great week! and let's dance! 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Week 10/9/17

Happy Tuesday - sorry for the delay in posting :) I was off yesterday and basically spend a day vegging out at home.

Here is this week's schedule:

Don't forget we have a new location at LifeStyle Studio in Hayward, Zumba starts at 7:30pm and your TrueFit Class is welcome!  (or drop in of $8)

I had a very lovely weekend.   I spent my weekend with my ZIN People and it was just lovely.   I know current events lately are just devasting ,or sad, or just makes us angry. So let's send out good thoughts out to the universe, and focus on the good within ourselves.  Which can be hard with all that is going on, its hard to focus on the good.  How do you choose your thoughts when its just too overwhelming? Sometimes it just starts with a deep breath, followed by another and then the the positive thoughts will materialize before you know, focus on those! It can also be as simple of taking an hour to two for yourself and just sweating and smiling, so don't forget to visit me this this week :) 

Accountability: I am doing 1day of heavy weight lifting, I was a bit frustrated about that, but I figure 1 day a week is better than 0.   I already did my 1x a day week this week (yesterday) so maybe I can sneak in another on Wednesday!

Can't wait to see you guys tonight! 

Monday, October 2, 2017


Happy October!

I'ts the start of my favorite time of the year! First Let me announce that we will have a new class on Wednesdays at 7:30pm - but please note that this will be at a new location:

Please note that even though this class is at a new location it is still a TrueFit class! that means your class cards are welcome and the same drop in fee of $8 applies! I really hope you can come this week and help me kick off this class with a bang! 

With that said here is this week's schedule: 

So lets talk OCTOBER! this month I will cancel class on the following days:

On Thursday 10/19/17 I was invited over to Newark to StudioZ to celebrate Cheryl L. Birthday! I hope you guys can join me there! there will be various guest instructors, and all you need to bring is food to share for 8 people.  And on 10/31/17 -- well that's Halloween and my little ones need me at home! 

Now *DRUM ROLL* we are technically hosting 2 SUPER FUN EVENTS! Charito can't join me on Friday on our Halloween Party due to Adult responsibilites with her day job, so we will have other guest instructors! the amazing Robin, Dee and Veronica! However we can't let Charito not celebrate with us, so we will have a Dia de los Muertos Class!(maybe Vero can brave the traffic and join us too!) wohoo! 2 events, double the fun!! 


Accountability: I only did 3 weight lifting sessions in September, I am hoping I can increase this number this month.  However, I also want to add 2 new quadrants for our Strong class - busy evenings for me! 

Have a great week! Hope to see you tonight at Crunch or tomorrow at TrueFit! 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Weekly Schedule 9/25/17

Happy Monday! 

Hope you had a great weekend! my Saturday was a bit insane, but super fun! Here is this week's schedule:

This wednesday I will be heading to Charito's zumba class at Crunch San Lorenzo as we celebrate 2 years of Crunch! Mae and Nataliya will also be there! so come out and join the fun! 

Also I have a fun annoucement! as many of you know TrueFit's friend instructor Vanessa Lopez is moving and so I am going to continue her Wednesday class at 7:30pm over at LifeStyle Studio starting Wednesday 10/4/17.  This location is an extension of TrueFit, so class cards are welcomed at both places! 

This upcoming weekend is a MELI weekend :) It's her Birthday on Saturday! This Friday I am heading out to her class, then Saturday is a Jam sesssion, but SUNDAY! is the big FUN Master Class! I hope you guys can go, it's going to be super fun! 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Week of 9/18/17

Good morning!

Hope you all had a great weekend! I wanted to give a big shout and to all of you guys for making the Mexican Fiesta SUPER FUN! the energy was really good and I truly appreciate it! 

Our next event is Halloween! save the date :) 

Here is this week's schedule:

Tomorrow is my son's Omar 20th birthday, so Charito will be subbing my Strong and Zumba class! Let me hear a loud YEAHHHHHH  :) I am back on Thursday to sweat and dance with you guys.   

This weekend if you are looking for a Saturday evening weekend you can dance with Meli! More info here  I will be there as I will be attending a jam session before the Master Class :) 

On my personal accountability I was able to do a 1x session of heavy weight lifting, my goal is to up it to 2x.  

Have a great weekend, and I don't see you tonight at Crunch, then I will see you on Thursday :) 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Week of 9/11/17

Good morning!

Hope you all had a great weekend.  My weekend was filled with Zumba Energy!  so much fun! I know you guys also had fun! I missed the Castro Valley Fall Festival, but I know you guys had fun and Represented!

Thank you so much! Let's continue that energy with this week's schedule:

On Thursday we celebrate Mexico's independance day with a Mexican Fiesta 90min Class! I am working on that playlist, and let me tell you it's FIRE! Come out and Join Charito, Veronica and myself.  Wear your green, white and red! 

Accoutability: Last week I was able to weight lift only 1x a week.   So my goal this week is to up that to 2x a week.  Another goal is learn another new quadrant for Strong.   

Have a great week! I'll see you guys tonight at Crunch or tomorrow at TrueFit :) 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Week of 9/5/17

Happy Tuesday! sorry I am late with the schedule.  Here is this week's schedule plus if you want to join me at 24hr :) 

I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for coming out, your best wishes last Friday to dance and celebrate TrueFit! we had lots of guests and the energy WAS AMAZING! I had this Zumba High all weekend and I just couldn't get rid of :) 

Here are some September dates to save for TrueFit:

I still do have TrueFit t-shirts available - only Large but I am sure you can cut and tie ;) - in case you want to represent.  Just let me know.  

This Saturday I won't be able to make the Demo at the Castro Valley Fesitval due a Saturday morning class, but Charito will be there and thank you in advance for coming out and representing! 

Also there are upcoming Master Classes that I am looking forward too and hopefully you can join!

1. Chugether We Dance - With California Zumba Jammers (No Meli or Jhon sadly, but Ashley Bishop will be there!)
2. 90min Master Class with Meli in Dublin  -I will already be there as I will be attending a Jam session earlier that day. 

3. 90min Master Class with Meli, Jhon and Rony - Celebrating Meli's Birthday - YES THAT IS HER ACTUAL BIRTHDAY! 

 Can't wait to see you guys tonight! 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Week of 8/28/17

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend! The schedule this week is packed with FUN and SWEAT! 

Since I had to cancel last week's 6pm class we need to recover that class 😉 so on Thursday we will have a triple threat class! I expect a loud "WOHOO!" Also on Friday we celebrate 3 years of TrueFit! so come and sweat! this is a free 2 hour class, so share this class with friends :)

Also save the date for Thursday 9/14 we are going to have another 90min Zumba class with a Mexican Fiesta with Charito! (Mexico Independence day is 9/16)  and I am trying to have other guest instructors, so keep your fingers crossed!  

Another date to save is for Saturday 9/16 I was invited for a fundraiser at St. Clemente Church in Hayward - for more info 

In September we are also schedule to do Zumba demos at the Castro Valley Festival on the weekend of 9/9 and 9/10 - currently Charito is confirming which day we will perform.  We were also invited to perform at the St. Clemente Festival on 2 days: 9/23 at 11:45am and 9/24 at 12:15pm 

I KNOW! Lots of fun coming up in September!

Let's talk about my accountability, last week was a dud for me -- I didn't do any weight lifting and I also wanted to start practicing a new quadrant for Strong, and did not.  Right now my biggest hurdle (or excuse?) is that I need to schedule my evenings accordingly.  I haven't been motivated, I get home...I am tired and just want to veg out.  I need to find my motivation.  You might think that is "OKAY" and it could be if that is what makes me happy.  But I need structure to feel good about myself...believe it or not when I am on top of my game I schedule "veg out" days and not just veg out all the time LOL.  So that's my goal, to structure my evenings so I can hit my goals.  

Have an awesome week and hope to dance with you!  

Monday, August 21, 2017

Week of 8/21/17

Good morning and happy Monday! 
Here is this week's schedule:

Please note that there is no 6pm class on Thursday this week! I will make it up to guys next Thursday by having a 5pm Cize Live class :) *HIGH FIVE*

As the summer starts to end, this is a good time to take a moment to breath, and gather your thoughts as we start the last leg of the year.  Just go back and think of those 2017 goals that you set for your self in January and take stock of where you are.  One of my goals was to start a Strong class and I did, but another goal that I have not met is to consistently lift 2-3x a week.  Experts say You only need 21 days to create a habit and 90 days to reach a guess what? I am going to tackle this goal in these last 4 months of the year and will finish 2017 strong.  Feel free to share your re-commited goal with me or just re-commit to it on your own but don't let them go! 

Have a wonderful week, and I can't wait to dance with you guys!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Week of 8/14/17

Good afternoon!

Hope you guys had a great weekend! Here is this week's schedule at TrueFit:

Please note that Cardio Sculpt is being swapped from Thursday to Tuesday! On Thursday I will be subbing Strong in Redwood City, so the 6pm will be subbed by Charito and she may warmed up for Zumba! I will get there as fast as I can :)

Also on Friday September 1, 2017 we will be celebrating 3 years of TrueFit! please come, invite friends,lets dance and sweat! 

On another note, I know some of you have missed Cize Live! so I have been thinking of offering a Cize Live class 1x a month as a special event!  it would need to be on Saturday, and for those attending you guys need to vote if you want to have it as a 7am class or an 11am class - make sure to let me know! for those of you wondering what is Cize Live, its dance class in which I will teach a mini choreography! FUN!

Have a fabulous week! and let's dance! 

Monday, August 7, 2017

I am back from Convention! Week August 7, 2017

Happy Monday!

It's been a week since I have been back from Covention! Here is this week's schedule:

I have been back a week after convention, and I still haven't had a chance to just sit and think about what I learned and experience, but I will try my best to summarize for you :)

Thursday 7/27/17
  • Latin Urban what can I say? this was presented by Jhon Gonzales one of my favorite Zumba Jammers, and it was great.  I loved the music.  He gave us two choreographies to bring back to class, so watch out for these:

  • Latin Alternative - This is the music of my youth! LOVED it! she gave us 2 choreographies as well, BUT in the lecture part of the class she referenced a pop band, (rockish influence) called Menudo so I HAVE TO bring this song:
I got inspired by some of the moves LOL and made it so that it makes sense for Zumba.  

The presenter also gave us a song from Aterciopelados (I need to sit and remember this one) but basically is an angry song...we dont' care for the girl LOL 

She also gave us some tunes from Locos por Juana, I have done a song from them, so their sound might be familiar

There are other songs, that I am keeping in the back of my mind, and if I can't recall them, I am pretty sure I could get inspired and bring them slowly to class :)
  • Master Class with Donna Giffen - Love her! I only get to dance with her when I am at convention so her Master Class is a Must for me. I love her dramatics.  I "think" I may have a song from her MC - I will test it out (it's from memory LOL) 

Friday 7/28/17
  • Puerto Rican Flow -  another favorite, BUT I can't remember! it's so frustrating, I just rememer enjoying the if I was in an island.  But he did give us 2 choreographies, and I will try my best to remember them! *keep your fingers crossed*

  • Folk dances of India - this was a small session, but it was amazing.  I got 3 choreographies...nothing like they bollywood songs that I normally do.  More traditional, and I am hoping I can figure out the songs, and recall, because it was truly a good session and I loved it! 

  • Fitness Concert - No words to decribe it...the fitness part of it was like other years, just FUN to watch not necessarily to follow because you would be dancing on cement...BUT THEN Daddy Yankee came out and gave a full out 45min concert, I forgot I was on cement and just danced...I was choreographing on the spot! however if you ask me now, I can't remember a single step.
Saturday 7/29/17
  • Strong Master Class - With Ai Lee was awesome, I totally got my butt kicked. I got inspired to start learning new Quadrants for our class, so stay tuned!

  • Fighting Elements - Again with Ai Lee and her 2 Zj's I have choreo with the punching and kicking elements to it and I have small videos, so I should be able to bring these to you, just give me a few weeks!

  • House Experience - I think my brain was mush by this point.  I remember it was awesome, I took I am hoping I will be able to bring some to you :)

Sunday 7/30/17

  • Venenzuelan Bochinche - this was presented by the one and only Meli!!! and her Venenzuelan counterpart Rob :) Actually I took this session TWICE! I was able to catch the last hour after Folk dances of India, and then did the full class on Sunday.  This particular session really touched my heart...because of all the turmoil it was amazing to see all the Venenzuelan get together and DANCE!  and then seeing other people ( non Venenzuelan like myself) just dance along with was AWEinspiring.  It showed what Dance is all about and I was just happy to be there.  

Well this was a QUICK run through of my convention experience, just so many things :) 

Let's dance together this week! I'll be seeing you ❤❤