Shake ya body like a belly dancer

Good morning! Happy weekend to ya 🙂

Last night was SO much fun.

belly dancers

(Don’t I work with some gorgeous ladies?)

It was our dance recital at work- the fitness staff usually performs (we did a bellydance and a Zumba dance)

zumba girls3

along with professional dancers that teach class for the week and guests at the resort.


My mom, nana and the Pilot came to watch –Kyle and Meg hung out at our house with sleeping Livi- and after the show, the Pilot and I met up at Zona 78 with my work friends and their hubbies to celebrate.

zona 78

Sparkling wine

sparkling wine

the non-sparkling variety



and a wonderful time with amazing people.

We came back home, where madre and nana left beautiful flowers on the counter:


and crashed out.

Here are some of the videos the Pilot took last night:

(A short snippet version of the bellydance and the Zumba pieces because they were each extremely long)



feel free to dance along 🙂

Hope you have a wonderful day!

I’ll be back later with my 4 month PDB post on the Family page.



Something to do: Schweaty May Workout! Have you tried it yet? Let me know how it goes <3

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  1. Amanda on May 11, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Those are two of my favorite Zumba songs/dances. So much fun!!!

  2. Julie @ Running and Riley on May 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Aww! I loved the video’s! What fun! All of you looked amaaazing!

  3. Lauren @ Sassy Molassy on May 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Love the zumba dancing! Someday, I’ve got to try it (but perhaps in my own living room first so as not to scare others). Ha! Happy Friday!

  4. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on May 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    You ladies looked awesome Gina!! Sounds like you guys had a great night, and your flowers look beautiful! I hope you have a great weekend, and a fantastic first Mother’s Day! 🙂

  5. Suzi @ Confessions of a Fitness Instructor on May 11, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Nice! I love that you did a Zumba montage 🙂

  6. Ali on May 11, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    You look gorgeous Gina! I adore your hair 🙂 Glad you all had a great time!

  7. Emily on May 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    LOVE the videos, you guys are having a blast! As an ex-dancer it sure makes me feel all nostalgic 🙂
    Way to move it, Baby Mamma!

    • Emily on May 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      Oh yeah, and totally jealous you’re rocking the belly dance costume only four months later! 🙂

  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks on May 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    You look awesome, Gina! Great video and happy for you that you’re doing something like this!

  9. Abby on May 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Looks like so much fun!

  10. Kristen L. on May 11, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I LOVE IT!!
    I quit the gym almost two years ago and have been using your workouts as my main source of exercise and it has worked out fabulously. However, the one thing I miss about the gym is the classes.
    My MIL has been telling me for a while about the classes at her gym. She’s like,” There is this one crazy dance class.” I knew immediately-ZUMBA! Aah! I told her about you and your Zumba and how I am DYING to take it.
    Well, the other day, she casually mentioned that she upgraded her membership where she can bring two extra people. One being ME! Bet you can guess the first class I’ll be taking!! My hubby will be on baby duty while mama goes to shake her money maker…haha

    P.S. You look seriously awesome btw!

  11. Nicole on May 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Looks like so much fun!

  12. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen on May 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Awesome videos! The zumba one had me dancing at my desk 😉

  13. Nicole on May 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    That looks like so much fun!! I want to come to your Zumba class!

  14. Hillary on May 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I tried the workout yesterday and got nice and sweaty as promised! Loved it.

  15. Anna @ The Guiltless Life on May 11, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Congrats! You look so fab in that bellydance costume so soon after giving birth! The dances look like tons of fun – my Zumba teachers are actually doing a demo tomorrow at a local festival, can’t wait to go see it!

  16. Marie on May 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    That was awesome; you were rockin’ it! I’ve never taken Zumba but enjoy seeing people perform. You should definitely share videos more often. It’s great seeing you in your element!

  17. Soniathe Mexigarian on May 11, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Fun videos. I would love to see the belly dance in the enterity because i LOVE belly dancers. Took a couple classes back in college. Beautiful ladies and so fit!!

  18. Emily on May 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    wow! i just dont know how you move like that! great job to everyone!

  19. Talia @ Bite Size Wellness on May 11, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    You have got the moves! That belly dancing looks hard! Fun, fun, fun and fit!

  20. Dani on May 11, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Gurrrl you can do the booty pop! I’m so jeal. And your job is way tighter than mine

  21. Julia on May 11, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Gina, you were born to dance!!! I don’t even know what to say. You have so much energy and it seems to really come naturally for you.

  22. Krystina on May 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Pretty ladies. 🙂
    Those are my FAVORITE Zumba songs. I miss taking Zumba so, so much.

  23. Brittany @Little b's healthy habits on May 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    OMG you look so good!!

  24. Jess on May 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Your hair looks gorgggeous! Please make a tutorial ASAP on how you did it! And I’m not too sure what that apetizer is (maybe calamari?) but I’m drooling on my desk at work.

  25. Christina on May 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Gina! Have you ever auditioned for some music videos? You own that stage girl!

  26. Lauren on May 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I gotta say, I have never wanted to take Zumba before, I usually just completely bypass the girls I see doing Zumba in the studio at the gym and head straight to the weights/cardio equipment, but now…I totally wanna Zumba with you!

  27. ash on May 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Great job Gina and you look awesome as always!

  28. Julie M on May 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    You look beyond fabulous! And man, can you shake it! Great job!

  29. Sam @ Fit for My Fork on May 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    This looks like so much fun! You do work with some lovely ladies! Well done all!

  30. Catalina @ Cake with Love on May 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    You look gorgeous, but I was expecting more pictures of you and your friends performing 🙁 looks like a lot of fun!

  31. Ginger on May 11, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Ummmm you should be very proud of yourself, because that Zumba video looks so freaking awesome that it’s making my lazy butt want to get up and dance (exercise)!

  32. Jessica on May 11, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Rockstar. LOVE the booty shaking/football drill thing at about 1:30 in the Zumba video. I wish there was an awesome instructor like you in my area, I would totally go!

  33. Jules on May 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    The second zumba track is my fav of all time!!

  34. Kendall @ On An Inhale on May 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    OMG this is awesome!!! you girls rock!

  35. Alysia @ Slim Sanity on May 11, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I’ve never done zumba…but i want to give it a try one of these days

  36. Laura @ She Eats Well on May 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous! Looks like such a fun night!

  37. Laury on May 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    SO much fun!!! Ella is literally on my lap standing dancing along! Bending her little knees up and down I need to take a video lol

    you look so pretty!

  38. Jeni on May 11, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I did the Schweaty May Workout today, perfect new workout for a Friday- in and out! Thanks so much for all the workouts you post, they can really make my day and make motivating myself to get to the gym a non-effort. The only thing I sort of had a problem with was that the ball drop really made my hip flexors kind of hurt, and not so much my abs. Maybe I was doing it wrong?

  39. Liz @ Southern Charm on May 11, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Ahhh I miss dancing and performing!! Looks like you had a blast Gina!!!

  40. mary on May 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I don’t know if I’m more jealous of people who can dance or people who can wear bare midriffs right after having a baby! lol

  41. Allison on May 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    looks like so much fun! i would love to do that.

  42. lindsay @ prettylittleparadise on May 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    those videos are amazingggg!! it makes me wish coordination came naturally to me!! it looks so fun, and you look awesome!!

  43. Ashlee on May 11, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I had to do a double take – the girl next to you (in the 1st pic) looks like the sister of a girl I went to Townsend Middle School with. Sasha & Danielle ???

    • Fitnessista on May 13, 2012 at 12:35 am

      yes, that’s sasha! so crazy!

  44. Ali on May 11, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    GIRL!!! You were GOING for it! Love love love to see. So great!

  45. Sarra on May 11, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    i can’t believe you just had a baby! you look/are amazing

  46. Michelle on May 11, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Congrats! You guys did awesome! Thanks for sharing…looks like such fun!

  47. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on May 12, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Girl you rocked that Zumba dance!! I’m so glad you had so much fun, that was so sweet of your mom to get you flowers! <3

  48. Katie on May 12, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Oh gosh, you guys all look sooo gorgeous in that first picture! 😀
    I loved watching the Zumba video! I’m pretty sure they play that last song on the mix at the Zumba classes in my gym, and no offense to them, but I think I like your guys’ choreography better. Haha, it’s so much more lively and it looks like so much fun! 🙂

  49. Valerie @ FreshMutz on May 12, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I really loved the Zumba video. I’ve never taken a class before and always wanted to, but after watching that I think I have to! You girls can really move!

  50. Brittany on May 12, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Just wanted to let you know that your blog is very inspiring to me! My husband and I are actually both in the Air Force so I can relate quite a bit. Also, I am going to try my first yoga class ever today. I’m nervous! :/

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