I have to say - I love Linda's spunk! When she first started coming to classes, I reached out to her to join Forever FIT. And her response?? "What the hell! We have the same initials!" She's just too much! I love seeing her in classes. She is a confident and energetic woman that is fun to watch and be in the presence of!
Here is what Linda had to say:
"In March 2020 when gyms closed due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, I was disappointed to miss my 2-3 times a week Zumba classes. I sometimes joined my husband in his online video fitness workouts, but when I heard that Lauren Hanan, an instructor I knew, was holding classes online, but LIVE, I was excited and joined on the recommendation of a neighbor and fellow Zumbie, who said it was great. And it sure is!
I am a 72-year-old energetic wife, mom and grandmom with a very busy schedule even during COVID. I zoom social calls, seminars and visits with the kids. I take piano and Spanish classes and do a lot of reading, cooking and film watching these days. I babysit our youngest, 14 months old. But I always make time for a Lauren class 3-4 times a week. I love them live when I can see friends and the workout has its social element, but it is also so great to use the video classes from Lauren’s library whenever I have time. I can pick and choose the kind of workout I’m in the mood for. I have never felt better. I bet I am exercising more now than before gym closures, because of the convenience of having my own weights, shower nearby and no need to leave the house. It is time efficient! And rain can no longer be an excuse.
I want to add how gentle and encouraging Lauren is. I have seen tapes where the instructors are like drill sergeants. That yelling only serves to give me a headache and is the opposite of motivational. In Lauren’s classes no one is made to feel less than or ashamed. It is really one’s own pace. I am shocked that the duration I can hold a plank has increased steadily. I started out near zero seconds and I felt no embarrassment whatsoever.
My goal is to ward off osteoporosis, stay off medications and feel great. A little tighter tummy wouldn’t hurt either."
The New Forever FIT Flyer!
A HUGE THANK YOU to Forever FIT member, Theresa Trapanese-Un for her amazing design skills and patience with me:) She totally nailed it!
Click the image below to download the flyer. Print it at home, or send me an email if you'd like me to print it for you.
One of my clients recently posted a 25 Days of Christmas exercise program on Instagram recently. So, I thought it would be fun to post a holiday workout for my readers! Each week, I'll post a new holiday inspirational workout!
Forever FIT Members Got Talent!!!
I never cease to be amazed by the incredible talent and skill of the women of Forever FIT. Just this week, two members shared some of their talent online.
Eleanor Levie recently launched a solo art exhibit at the Da Vinci Art Alliance. Check out her webpage by clicking the image below. You can take a virtual tour, led by Eleanor, of the entire exhibit!
And then there is Sarah Lemore - a woman of many talents! She is a member of the Liberty Belles Chorus. The group recently released a YouTube video of the Disney classic, "You've got a friend in me!"
"In these difficult times, the Liberty Belles Chorus are finding ways to still bring the gift of music to ourselves and our family and friends. We hope you enjoy our rendition of this friendly Disney tune!"
Click the image below to watch Sarah and her entire Chorus at work! (Sarah is in the upper left hand corner!)
Forever FIT Cook Book
The Cook Book is out! There are 26 delicious recipes included here. And if you still want to submit a recipe just click below to send it to me. I can continue to update this cook book through the holiday season!
Forever FIT has partnered with Northeast Cycle to offer all virtual options! My cycling videos are now offered to at-home riders for a flat free of $39.99 for a three month access. OR...
You can join Forever FIT for full access to my online videos (cycling, HIIT, Strength, Zumba®, dance fitness, barre, yoga, and more) as well as 19 LIVE classes each week. Currently, the fee is $19.99 per month for an all-access monthly membership fee!
I've enlisted two little elves to bring us holiday cheer each week. My nieces McKenna and Brooklyn! These little ladies are very gifted - so get ready to be entertained and delighted! We'll have a video each week!
BIG News in the Tosti Family this week! We Have a WALKER! The littlest Tosti lady has started walking - look out! I have a feeling she's going to be coming to Zumba® any day now!
You can watch Nora walk by clicking the image below...
Forever FIT Offers Nutrition Coaching!
If you are interested in learning more about balanced eating, maintaining health, and controlling some negative eating habits, join Forever FIT today! I am a certified Nutrition Coach!
Do you have a song you'd love to hear in class? Or maybe a tip for other valuable information I should include in this newsletter? Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org