On set

This afternoon, Sasha and I had the opportunity to get some photos taken by the amazing James Patrick. He’s well-known for his work in the fitness industry -he does a lot of fitness magazine and Bodybuilding shoots- and we asked him to help take pics for our YouTube channel.

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We brought some fun dance outfits,

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coin belts

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and plain black.


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The photos took a couple of hours, and afterwards, we filmed some new Zumba dances to share on our channel.

After we were finished, I came back home to eat everything in the world (photos went right through lunch time) and relax with nana and Liv. Nana brought over some hearts and flowers plants from my great-grandmother’s house, and we planted them in the backyard. Here’s hoping it flourishes and grows; it’s amazing to have a piece of nana’s history here at our own house. She’s always had a super green thumb -when she touches a plant, the flowers bloom and butterflies pop out- and with every plant I successfully keep alive, it helps me to feel a little bit more like her πŸ˜‰

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No workout plans on the agenda tonight, but since it’s technically my Sunday, I want to get some new stuff together for my classes this week. We start teaching Aqua Zumba and i”m pretty stoked about it.

Has anyone seen Great Gatsby yet?! I think my friend Ashley and I are going on Friday.

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Oh, Leonardo.

Hope you’re having a great night <3



Something to do:Β Check out this walking workout paired with this strength blitz. If you try it, let me know how it goes!

Something to watch: (but make sure to have the tissues handy)Β A tribute to Zach Sobiech

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  1. Cute outfits ladies!

  2. Aw you look so cute in your belly-dancing-coin-skirt-thing hah πŸ™‚ And YES I saw Gatsby the weekend it came out, Leo is so fine, you will love it!

  3. I’m really looking forward to seeing The Great Gatsby. I read the book a couple years ago and really enjoyed it.

  4. want to see the Great Gatsby and have had a crush on leo since Growing Pains, fine looking man!

  5. What’s the name of the new YouTube channel again???

  6. Gatsby, amazing movie! And how exciting for the new YouTube channel!

  7. Love the outfits! I’m really looking forward to these videos. I never did try Zumba before (and was a little intimidated to), but your youtube workout (Pegate) had me trying it for the first time. And I LOVED it! I’m hoping to actually take a class, but youtube will do for the meantime. πŸ˜‰

  8. I can only wish for a green thumb like your great grandmother. I am already on my second planting of one pot, because the first planting died. So far they are still alive. My garden veggies are all living yet also.
    Good luck with your new plantings.

  9. I love your outfits! I’m so excited to see how the shots turn out!

  10. I saw Great Gatsby last week and loved it! Leo is great, and Carey Mulligan was excellent. It’s a fun movie I hope you get to check it out!

  11. I love your outfits and you look adorable!! I did not see the Great Gatsby yet, can not wait to!

  12. I am super keen to see The Great Gatsby! The Aus premier is on tonight over in Sydney yet it’s not released here until next week πŸ™ I’m sure I’ll survive the wait.
    What do you guys snack on when you go to the movies? No matter how healthy I am trying to be I absolutely must, without fail get a large popcorn and coke although I have been able to go one or twice with a large popcorn and a water. The popcorn is not negotiable!

  13. I’m amazed at how you do it all! Your day must have more than 24 hours πŸ™‚ Your upbeat posts inspire & motivate me constantly – thank you!

    Saying hello from half a world away (Germany),


  14. I saw the Great Gatsby on mother’s day. I thought it was well done; just not a “feel good movie.” But, if you know what it’s about then you know that already.

  15. Zach Sobiech is from here in MN. It was a big local story when the Clouds song came out and major tragedy when he passed Monday morning.

    Heres a local article – http://blog.thecurrent.org/2013/05/zach-sobiech/

    • I was gladly surprised its had such a big effect, that’s why i was glad to see it on your blog. Thanks for sharing!

    • Fitnessista says:

      thank you for sharing the article. watching his video.. i haven’t cried that hard in a long time, especially after hearing of all of the people that were killed in the oklahoma disaster. it made me happy to think that all of the kids that we so afraid up until the end.\, were with zach, and he could tell them not to be afraid anymore <3 he is a brave and beautiful soul -- a great reminder to LIVE and make the most of each day

  16. Still completely in love with your map scarf!

  17. You guys look great!

  18. Great outfits ladies! You both remind me of gypsy women. My heart goes out to Oklahoma. I can’t believe the lives of so many little ones were taken before their time. It’s so hard to not cry when reading about the disaster or watching the videos. Thanks for spreading your positivity. I really enjoy your blog, keep up the good work.

  19. I saw the Great Gatsby last week. I am not sure if I really liked it. The whole mixture of modern music and 30ties..I know it should be artistic, but somehow I can’t stand plastic air mattress in the middle of the 30ties pool. Leonardo was also very strange when playing inseccure guy, but Carrey Mulligan rocked it as always!

  20. Wahoo! I am super excited to see your new youtube videos! Looks like tons of fun πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing! Love + Shine CourtStar

  21. When you dress in outfits such as those, it makes you wanna dance !

  22. I’m so excited that you’re teaming up with Sasha for this new channel! You guys are both such great dancers and your passion is infectious. Sasha is so freaking amazing…I remember being totally in awe of her whenever I got to take class with her at A Tucson Dance Company (before it became BreakOut)!! Definitely looking forward to seeing what else you ladies cook up. πŸ™‚

  23. I want to see Gatsby so bad!! And the photo shoot looks fun! You look great.

  24. Thanks for the strength blitz and walking workout! I was looking for something new to try at home this weekend. This combo seems perfect for my Saturday morning πŸ™‚

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