Monday, March 30, 2009

WEEK of 03/29/2009 - Express Class Songs

Here is the listing of songs that I created for my Express class for the week of 03/29/2009; I hope you enjoy the class.

EXPRESS CLASS:
Give it 2 Me – Madonna (OPENING ISOLATION)
I Don’t Care – Fall Out Boy (AEROBIC)
Crazy (Single Mix) – Brooklyn Bounce (AEROBIC)
Dazzle – We Do Records (AEROBIC)
Sandstorm – DaRude (AEROBIC)
Womanizer – Britney Spears (AEROBIC)
Staying With Me – Los Lonely Boys (ABS)
Life, Love, & Laughter – Donavon Frankenreiter (ENDER)

WEEK of 03/29/2009 - Regular Class Songs

So I didn't get to teach this set last week, so here it is again...the listing of songs that I created for the week of 03/29/2009; I hope you enjoy the class.

REGULAR CLASS:
Give it 2 Me – Madonna (OPENING ISOLATION)
Pump it up! (Radio Edit) – Danzel (AEROBIC)
I Don’t Care – Fall Out Boy (AEROBIC)
From Paris to Berlin – Infernal (AEROBIC)
Dazzle – We Do Records (AEROBIC)
One, Two, Three, GO! – Belanova (AEROBIC)
Let Me Think About It – Ida Corr vs Fedde Le Grand (AEROBIC)
Can You Feel That Sound – Georgie Porgie (AEROBIC)
Womanizer – Britney Spears (AEROBIC)
Can’t Stop – Dondria (AEROBIC)
Just Dance – Lady GaGa & Colby O’Donis (ABS)
Drives Me Crazy – Dolly Parton (UPPER TORSO)
Healing – We Do Records (LEGS & CORE)
Troubled Land – John Mellencamp (GLUTES)
If I Were A Boy – Beyonce (STRETCH/ENDER)

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03/29/2009 - Weekly Schedule

Here is my Schedule for the week...

Monday: 03/30/09 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Regular Class - Parker Center

Tuesday: 03/31/09 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 pm
Express Class - Aurora Center

Wednesday: 04/01/09 @ 6:45PM - 7:45 PM
Regular Class - Aurora Center

Thursday: 04/02/09 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Express Class - Aurora Center

Thursday:
04/02/09 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Regular Class - Parker Center

Thursday, March 26, 2009

March 2009 - Jazzercise Conference

I had the opportunity to go to the March Jazzercise conference this year. The conference was located at the Curtis hotel in downtown Denver. What a COOL experience! First off, the Curtis hotel is really neat…they have done a lot of remodeling since the last time I was there and they had fun sayings and pictures up all over the place. At this quarterly meeting, I got to meet our District Manager, visit with other owners and instructors throughout the entire Colorado area! It was really neat. Stephanie H. and I arrived together, late and in our workout clothes because of a class that she had to teach…but we still managed to have some fun along the way…as I always do with her. The meeting was very informative and fun, I can’t wait until the next one! I’ve heard that we get to work out at that one and learn routines together…What FUN!! I also was able to shop for some new Jazzertogs; which I think was my favorite part because I got to buy my Jazzercise Instructor jacket! YAY!
Here are some pictures that we took at the conference.

Studying new routines



So when I joined the ranks as a Jazzercise instructor of January of 2009, I did not know what all I was in for. Recently, I have figured out the best way for me to learn and practice new routines. This was probably one of the biggest things that I struggled with when first starting out. I had committed myself to learning at least 2 new routines a week and that is much easier said than done! The strength training routines tend to be a bit easier to learn because they have 2 basic movements, and you just have to remember timing. However, the aerobic routines can have up to 4-5 combination's of moves…this was difficult to grasp for a newcomer.

So a couple days a week, I break out my videos and ALL of the choreography notes and sit on the floor and study. I have found that re-writing the notes helps me tremendously (thank you Wendy for that suggestion!). Having to re-write the notes helps me to remember what the moves are and how many times I repeat them. But still, it is a learning process and I tend to take over the living room when I do it. So I though you would enjoy the picture of me studying up on my Jazzercise routines.

I’m looking forward to teaching new routines and starting my Express classes, this is a new format for me…so I appreciate the support that my students have been giving me.

Until next time…
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

WEEK OF 03/22/09 - EXPRESS CLASS SONGS

Here is the listing of songs that I created for my Express class for the week of 03/22/2009; I hope you enjoy the class.

EXPRESS CLASS:
Give it 2 Me – Madonna (OPENING ISOLATION)
Can you Feel That Sound (Josh Harris' Radio Mix) - Georgie Porgie (AEROBIC)
From Paris to Berlin – Infernal (AEROBIC)
Dazzle – We Do Records (AEROBIC)
One, Two, Three, GO! – Belanova (AEROBIC)
I Don’t Care – Fall Out Boy (AEROBIC)
Staying With Me – Los Lonely Boys (ABS)
Lucky (feat. Colbie Caillat) – Jason Mraz (ENDER)

WEEK OF 03/22/09 - REGULAR CLASS SONGS

Here is the listing of songs that I created for the week of 03/22/2009; I hope you enjoy the class.

REGULAR CLASS:
Give it 2 Me – Madonna (OPENING ISOLATION)
Pump it up! (Radio Edit) – Danzel (AEROBIC)
I Don’t Care – Fall Out Boy (AEROBIC)
From Paris to Berlin – Infernal (AEROBIC)
Dazzle – We Do Records (AEROBIC)
One, Two, Three, GO! – Belanova (AEROBIC)
Let Me Think About It (Radio Edit) – Ida Corr vs Fedde Le Grand (AEROBIC)
Can You Feel That Sound (Josh Harris’ Radio Mix) – Georgie Porgie (AEROBIC)
Womanizer – Britney Spears (AEROBIC)
Can’t Stop – Dondria (AEROBIC)
Just Dance – Lady GaGa & Colby O’Donis (ABS)
Drives Me Crazy – Dolly Parton (UPPER TORSO)
Healing – We Do Records (LEGS & CORE)
Troubled Land – John Mellencamp (GLUTES)
If I Were A Boy – Beyonce (STRETCH/ENDER)

03/22/2009 - WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Here is my Schedule for the week...

Sunday: 03/22/09 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
REGULAR CLASS - Aurora Center

Tuesday: 03/24/09 @ 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
REGULAR CLASS - Aurora Center

Thursday: 03/26/09 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
EXPRESS CLASS - Aurora Center

Friday: 03/27/09 @ 4:35 PM - 5:35 PM
REGULAR CLASS - Aurora Center

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My random thoughs for the week...

Hello all…this is my first official posting on this site as a blog. I decided to go ahead and write about my experience as a Jazzercise instructor. There are many things that I’d like to share about this experience; I hope that I can entertain some of you on the way. At the very least, I will always post my teaching schedule and the set that I’ll be teaching that week.

One thing that I always found frustrating as a student was LOVING a song, but not knowing the name of it. Jazzercise has so many great songs, that I thought I would share will everyone the listing of songs that I create for my sets. Whether I’m teaching a regular class or an express class, I want to be sure to share this info with my students.

Becoming a Jazzercise instructor has been good, but tough at the same time. There is a lot of pressure to learn routines quickly and place them into your sets. I have a much easier time learning the strength training routines rather than the aerobic…maybe because these tend to be repetitive moves over and over. I feel badly for my students because it has been a long struggle for me to integrate in new songs into my classes.

Another item that I struggle with is the balance of time…being new to Jazzercise, I want to take on the world and help everyone out and teach as many classes as I can. Over the last few days, I have realized that I’m human…I can’t help everyone and I have had to change some of my commitments. I hope that students and owners can understand I’m just so excited to help everyone out and I tend to over commit. *sigh* such is life!

So this week, I am teaching an Express class and a Regular class…my song postings are already up here for the students to see. So, that being said…if you have any requests or suggestions for me, please feel free to email me.

Below are the routines that I’m working on for the upcoming weeks:
If I were a boy – Stretch Routine
Healing – Leg Routine
Just Dance – Ab Routine
Drives me crazy – Upper Torso Routine

WEEK OF 03/15/09 - EXPRESS CLASS SONGS

Here is the listing of songs that I created for my Express class for the week of 03/15/2009, I hope you enjoy the class.


EXPRESS CLASS:
That’s not my name – The Ting Tings (OPENING ISOLATION)
I don’t care – Fall Out Boy (AEROBIC)
Let Me Think About It (Radio Edit) – Ida Corr vs Fedde Le Grand (AEROBIC)
Dazzle – We Do Records (AEROBIC)
One, Two, Three, GO! – Belanova (AEROBIC)
Womanizer – Britney Spears (AEROBIC)
Just Dance – Lady GaGa & Colby O’Donis (ABS)
Lucky (feat. Colbie Caillat) – Jason Mraz (ENDER)

WEEK OF 03/15/09 - REGULAR CLASS SONGS

Here is the listing of songs that I created for the week of 03/15/2009, I hope you enjoy the class.


REGULAR CLASS:
Give it 2 me – Madonna (OPENING ISOLATION)
Can’t Stop – Dondria (AEROBIC)
Womanizer – Britney Spears (AEROBIC)
One, Two, Three, GO! – Belanova (AEROBIC)
Control – Metro Station (AEROBIC)
Don’t Go (Original Radio Edit) – Starting Rock featuring Diva Avari (AEROBIC)
From Paris to Berlin – Infernal (AEROBIC)
I don’t care – Fall Out Boy (AEROBIC)
Farther up the Road – Mick Hucknall (AEROBIC)
When I grow up – the Pussycat Dolls (AEROBIC)
Just Dance - Lady GaGa & Colby O'Donis (ABS)
Troubled land – John Mellencamp (GLUTS)
Drives Me Crazy - Dolly Parton (UPPER TORSO)
Oh boy – Duffy (STRETCH)
Lucky (feat. Colbie Caillat) – Jason Mraz (ENDER)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

03/15/2009-WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Here is my Schedule for the week...

Sunday: 03/15/09 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
REGULAR CLASS - Parker Center

Tuesday: 03/17/09 @ 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
 REGULAR CLASS - Aurora Center

Thursday: 03/19/09 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
EXPRESS CLASS - Aurora Center

Thursday: 03/19/09 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
REGULAR CLASS - Parker Center

Sunday, March 08, 2009

03/08/2009-WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Here is my Schedule for the week...
Sunday: 03/08/09 @ 4:00 PM - Aurora Center
Tuesday: 03/10/09 @ 6:45 PM - Aurora Center
Wednesday: 03/11/09 @ 6:45 PM - Aurora Center
Thursday: 03/12/09 @ 6:30 PM - Littleton Center

Sunday, March 01, 2009

03/01/09 - WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Here is my Schedule for the week...
Sunday: 03/01/09 @ 4:30 PM - Parker Center
Tuesday: 03/03/09 @ 6:45 PM - Aurora Center
Wednesday: 03/04/09 @ 6:45 PM - Aurora Center
Thursday: 03/05/09 @ 6:30 PM - Parker Center