Juice for the Sickies

Heyyyyy 😀 How are ya? Hope you’re had a wonderful day! Thanks for all of the get-well-soon tips 🙂

It’s been LAZY over here in the cold/virus/whatever house.

The puppies have been happy to partake in the rest and recovery day 😉

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Little nuggets 😀

I cleaned up around the casa and started to learn the dances from ZIN, which I signed up for last week.

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ZIN = Zumba Instructors Network

Every other month I’ll get a CD and a DVD with choreography for the songs. I’m really excited to get some new stuff.. especially since I’ll be teaching again when I move in September—SO STOKED 😀

MY OTHER VIDEOS

Snackage:

larabar

A new flavor!

The verdict? Pretty amazeballs. I still think I like fruity Larabars more than chocolaty ones, though. This sounds weird because I’m a chocolate fiend, but something about dates and chocolate together doesn’t taste quite right.

After the pilot had carried around his tissue box and hacked and sneezed away at work, he came home to rest for a little while during his lunch break.

Juice for the sickies:

green juice

Each juice had:

-1 apple

-1 pear

-1/2 cucumber

-huge handful of spinach

-1/2 t spirulina

After he chugged it down,

Me: “How was the algae"?”
Pilot: “You little punk.”

He liked it 😀

I made him an organic turkey and cheese sandwich + 2 cucarachas (dates)

sandwich

My lunch was quinoa (cooked in vegetable oil) with kale, grape tomatoes, Nama shoyu, Garlic Gold, cayenne and sea salt

quinoa

We both had hot peppermint tea, too.

It was nice to see his seksi [albeit sick] face during the day 🙂

So, quite a few of ya’ll asked about my review for the SCW Mania conference, so here are the pros and the cons.

LOVED:

The hotel

hotel

The hotel was perfect—nice and cold, beautiful, free WiFi, lots of dining options, huge rooms for each workshop

The classes

glutes guns and guts

I got to take SO many fun classes and got a lot of new ideas to utilize in my own classes. They had a fabulous variety of lectures and classes to participate in—I had a hard time choosing when I requested my schedule.

Some re-caps:

BodyJam, Restore the Core and Steptonic

Glutes, Guns and Guts

Zumba, Flirty Girl and Steplicious

An entire day of Zumba

CEC credits

The CEC credits totally sold me for this one—including the Zumba cert on Thursday, I was able to get 22 CEC credits for AFAA

The instructors

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The quality of instructors at the conference blew my mind. I was so fortunate to learn from some BIG names in the fitness industry, who each taught with passion and enthusiasm.

Didn’t really love:

The expo was kind of weak

expo

While they did an awesome job of having a variety of vendors, I think there was something to be desired. I did pick up some sweet Zumba gear, though 🙂

That’s my only complaint!

Was it worth it?

Heck to the yes. It cost $210 and I would do it again in a second. If any of ya’ll need to get CEC credits for your group fitness certifications, check out to see if SCW has a Mania conference somewhere nearby.

Well I’m off to work to tell a client that I’m sick (and give her a cardio plan), then back to the casa to make curry soup for dinner.

Have a lovely night <3

Gina

Something to talk about: How many other fitness professionals are in the house?? If you don’t teach or train, would you ever want to? Or is taking classes more fun for you? I LOVE to teach but I also love to be a student and take classes from other instructors 😀

Something to think: If it doesn’t reach a level 7 out of 10 on the problem scale, forget about it. The pilot told me those wise words while I was yelling about a truck being in my way on the freeway yesterday –I’m kind of a nervous highway driver… I sing or yell, it’s really pleasant haha- and I said “Why didn’t you tell me that 6 years ago?” It would have saved me SO much stress. So, give it a whirl. If it’s not a level 7, forget about it 🙂

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81 Comments

  1. Jen on August 3, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I recently got my personal training certification and am trying to figure out what to do! I thought about working at a health club, but I’m just not sure. To be honest, I’m a little nervous! I think I would like to teach spin as well…

    I hope you and your pilot feel better soon! It stinks to be sick!

  2. Jen on August 3, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I recently got my personal training certification and am trying to figure out what to do! I thought about working at a health club, but I’m just not sure. To be honest, I’m a little nervous! I think I would like to teach spin as well…

    I hope you and your pilot feel better soon! It stinks to be sick!

  3. Jen on August 3, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I recently got my personal training certification and am trying to figure out what to do! I thought about working at a health club, but I’m just not sure. To be honest, I’m a little nervous! I think I would like to teach spin as well…

    I hope you and your pilot feel better soon! It stinks to be sick!

  4. Jen on August 3, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I’m so sorry that just posted 3 times – sorry!!

  5. Katheryn on August 3, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I love taking group classes. Lots of fun! I’m also working on getting my personal training certification. Hopefully soon!

    I love the pilot’s advice. I definitely need to keep that it mind.

  6. Alycia @ Fit n Fresh on August 3, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I’m not a trainer or instructor, but I have been tossing around the idea lately. I just think it would be a lot of fun!

  7. Jennifer@ Frost Bites on August 3, 2010 at 11:01 am

    That’s weird…I could certainly answer both of those pondering questions right now.
    I’ve only been teaching Les Mills programs for 2.5 years…and I have to say…it was nerve-wrecking at first but I LOVE teaching. I also LOVE being a student ‘cuz I don’t have to use my brains so much and some days, I like that, if you know what I mean. I’m also in the process of getting my PT cert.
    Having said that, the gym just cut my classes to 1 a week, I was soooo mad yesterday but after 24 hours and some chocolate (LOL), I feel much better this morning. It certainly was NOT a 7 out of 10…more like a “5” so you (and the pilot) are both right….”furget aboudit”. Thanks!

  8. Kelly on August 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I’m not an instructor or trainer but my family always asks me to write workout programs for them. I do my own so why not. I’ve often thought about getting certified but always find reasons why NOT to do it. What am I really going to do with a certification? Am I really going to leave a very good paying job to do something that is a hobby? Why not do something you love (even if you won’t get rich doing it)? I don’t see myself starting all over at the age of 40 though. But it’s always something I think about. Maybe it’s more fear that is keeping me from persuing it as a career.

  9. KatieTX on August 3, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I am going to Dallas Mania at the end of this month for the 3rd year in a row. they are so awesome. It is so fun meeting Chris Freytag, Gay Gasper, and Mindy Mylrea in person. They are like fitness superstars! I am taking the guns, guts, and glutes class, actually!

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2010 at 4:58 pm

      gay gasper and mindy mylrea are AMAZING. have so much fun!

  10. Kim on August 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I love ZIN! I do enjoy the CD’s every month, but anxiously wait for the DVD every other month! If you need help with choreography for a certain song, log onto the Zumba forum – tons of helpful information there 🙂

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm

      awesome- thank you!

  11. Jessica (Fit and Clean) on August 3, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I am working on getting certified through ACE…and am considering becoming a BodyAttack or BodyStep instructor for Les Mills. I LOVE taking my classes, though! We have some of the best instructors in the biz at my gym…so motivating. They make me strive to be like them 🙂

  12. Sarah on August 4, 2010 at 1:07 am

    this is a fun post! I almost went to the SCW conference when it was in town in April but I just couldnt swing it. I hope to next year!

    I am NASM certified and run my own personal training business. I also teach boot camps on the beach! Its pretty fun! I dont know if I will do it forever, but its a great, fun focus career wise right now.

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