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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: A word from
Amy Client of the 2 Month Winner
Welcomes “Your brain
is shrinking!” Important
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Yet another amazing month has passed us by and the count down to chrissy is on!!
couple of months, so if you are interested in taking part in a demonstration, let us know!!!
Let me start with a big huge thank you to all of those lovely familiar faces that came down to last months fashion show at Hampton Park. It was an absolute hoot, we did our demo along with our six brave volunteers!
Anyway these girls just rocked the roof off. Just a minor hiccup: We all had to laugh when halfway through a few routines and flooring moved and we nearly slipped. But like true professional, they pulled it off like it never happened!! … and despite all the nerves!!!... These girls did the most FANTASTIC job! Well done Ladies… also thank you to our Zumba in Melbourne photographer… Julie… she got some great photos… have a look below!
You would never believe what an overwhelming response we had for clients to take part as a dance in the demo. I had invites for everyone and I needed to fill six places, I honestly thought I was going to struggle to get anyone to put there hand up to dance in front of over hundred people and I was really taken aback to have six “yeses“ within a matter of minutes. So I do apologise if you didn't get an invite before all spots were filled. Gosh, I just everyone's enthusiasm!!! We have plenty more event’s like this coming up over the next
This is so exciting our Zumba in Melbourne T-shirt are all set up ready to order, we are so excitied we couldn’t just allow only one design but rather FIVE!!!! If you haven’t already received a Design guide or order form, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we can email you one through or speak to myself or Jason at class to view the designs and collect
an order form! And.. Don’t worry ladies we heard your demands and have gone with “V” neck T-shirts!! Woohoo!!!
The Zumba event is coming along so nicely…. I can’t believe it but I am already counting down the days!!!! I have got sooooo much planned.. In fact too much to fit into the 3 hours… so I am sure it wont be long before we have another event! You’ll receive the invite along with all the finer details and how to order tickets. :) YAY!!! While we are talking about outings…. We’ve had a few clients ask us about a girls night out … to a Brazilian/Latin restaurant… let us know what you think about the idea!! Alright that’s me for now…. Enjoy another issue of Zumba Talk!!
Amy Smith xx
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Client Of month - Sabrina D’Souza As you know, we like to acknowledge our Zumbaholics for achievements and progress they make and we do that with our Client of the Month program! The client chosen will be treated to a dinner for two at Moods Restaurant in Berwick! This is your REWARD for all your hard work and effort! And don‘t forget this is an added bonus on-top of all the EXCITING results you will gain each week from participating in our Zumba classes!!!!
Zumba in Melbourne‘s client of the month is selected on a most improved basis, not just dance ability, weight loss or fitness improvement, but attendance, participation and enthusiasm as well!!!!! This month‘s winner never misses a session, she always tackles out each dance step with that gorgeous smile of hers and it is so easy to see why she is looking so fantastic… she is absolutely GLOWING! …A true inspiration to all of us, who is she?..
(DRUM ROLL PLEASE!..)
Sabrina D‘souza!! This is what she has to say about our classes!
Sabrina has w on herself a dinn er for tw o at t he lovely M oods Resta urant in Berwick …. Enjoy!!
“I joined Amy’s Zumba class 3 months ago and I am enjoying every moment of it! I was slim for most of my life right until I gained 30 kilos during my 1st and 2nd pregnancy. I was able to lose most of the weight after my first child but after the second, my body was holding on to half the weight with a passion! With a busy schedule, I didn’t find the time or at least had excuses not to exercise. When I first heard of Zumba, I thought it would be fun to do, as I love dancing but then again still did not find the time. My daughter came home from school one day with the Zumba leaflet and that was my “Aha moment”. I didn’t want to waste anytime, so I picked up the phone and had a chat with Amy, which has been the best decision I have made in a long time. I love the music and the moves and don’t find any excuses any more for not attending a class. Initially, I didn’t lose any weight but after measuring myself, found that I have lost 6 inches in total, I feel more energetic and toned. I look forward to “Zumbaring” away those extra kilos and inches. Currently I'm not following a strict diet, so this is something I have to work on!! No more excuses to exercise, just enjoying the dancing, the Zumba rhythms and loving the difference!
- Sabrina D’Souza
DO YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE?
Here are some of the new clients that became members of our Zumba family this last month! We’d like to welcome you publicly, and wish you all the best!!! xx
Debbie Douglas Bronwyn Essey Christine Beck Jodie Smith Erin Stevens Nancy Leonard Yvonne Bannon Cristy Solis Effie Ploudias
Amy Brent Pam Sharp Ricci Rammanhor Kiara Rammanhor Tenika Som Raewyn Richardson Sam Thorpe Hema Smith Vivian Mak
Sandra Deayton Georgina Massouh Nikita Cleur Emma Pike Karen Uildriks Melissa Armel Susan Briggs Janine Randall Joyce Simmons
Thushy Sitha Laxmi Boodhun Sandra Rozario Sharna Amoruso Lynda Ettridge Barbara Price Jackie McRae Christine Le’Tang Katie Mareva
Hailey Deas Sam Nio Eva Girvasi Dawn Hemsley Kellie Schubach Faith Jackson Sonia Salquero David Cerros Dianne McCarron
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
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Thanks to YOU, we have the hottest Zumba Classes in town. Our clients and friends deserve great thanks for graciously referring us to family, friends and neighbours. We build our business based on positive referrals from people just like you!! :) We couldn’t do it without you!
“Your Brain Is Shrinking By Half A Percent Each Year...”
―What did I come in the kitchen for?‖ ―Who was I supposed to call today?‖ ―Where are my keys?‖ ―Where did I put that thing?‖ ―What was that person‘s name?‖ ―It‘s right on the tip of my tongue…‖
If these questions sound familiar, and if you ever complain about your memory, join the crowd. Forgetfulness is one of the top health concerns for the baby boomer generation. And they‘re not the only ones concerned about memory loss. So why do we begin to forget things as we get older and what can we do about it? First, let’s talk about memory. Memory is the process by which information and experiences can be stored, retained, and then recalled. Without memory, there can be no learning. Memory begins with some sort of stimulus coming into the brain. All raw data is sorted by the brain but only the data with meaning go into storage. Different types of memory are stored differently in the brain. With normal aging, what we lose is not memory in general but a particular kind. We have many kinds. One is procedural memory, which is the how-to-walk, how-to-eat, howto-tie-a-shoe memory. It is memory we use unconsciously, and it is the strongest kind we have. A second is semantic memory, which covers facts. What is a key? What is a book? What is a fly?
And a third is episodic memory, which covers experience. Where did I leave my purse? Who was in that
movie? What is her name? This is the type that begins to slip as we age. Why do we begin to lose those episodic memories?
Well, your brain has 100 billion neurons zapping around constantly, sending each other the electrical and chemical signals that make memories. With time, the signals weaken. Our brains shrink by about half a percent a year, starting around age 30 – though we usually don‘t notice any change for years. The kicker– episodic memory relies heavily on the front areas of the brain, the frontal lobes– these are the areas that start to shrink first. The loss isn‘t really that big. It just feels big, because we perceive a huge difference between the brain working at full strength and one running at 90%. It‘s just a slowing down. That detailed memory is not gone, it just takes longer to pop up. There are a number of other reasons a healthy brain forgets things: Decay—Information we don‘t use or reinforce may simply fade away. The brain registers all raw data but retains only those with meaning. The sharpest decline in memory is shortly after hearing, seeing or experiencing something unless there‘s repetition or other reinforcement. Interference—New information may bury or replace the old. Overload—The brain is temporarily overloaded and distracted by stimuli. (This is
There are many techniques you can adopt that can help improve your memory.
Stay focused—Learning and remembering require commitment and attention. The more focused you are, the more likely that new information will be retained. Pay attention to what you consider most important. Write down reminders immediately—Take notes, make lists, mark the calendar, or keep a journal.
common in our busy lives.) No longer accessible—The socalled ‗Tip of the Tongue‘ phenomenon. You can recall the information but can‘t name it. Often, for unexplained reasons, the memory will suddenly emerge when you are no longer trying to recall it.
Now, let’s reiterate here that some loss of episodic memory is NORMAL. Yes, normal. Think about it like this, if everything you were ever introduced to stuck in your brain, you would be in big trouble. You‘d be overwhelmed by trivia and useless bits. The longer you live, the more memories you stuff into your brain and the harder it becomes to locate any particular one. So our brain selects those that it needs the least— those episodic memories—to get rid of. After all, how important is that you remember the name of that restaurant you ate at last month? The important thing is that you remember what ‗eating‘ is and how to do it (since this will help you survive in the world). But there are things you can do to improve your ability to retain those episodic memories longer. The ―use it or lose it‖ line definitely applies to memory. No matter what your age, your brain can continue to store new information—if you make an effort to learn and challenge yourself. An active brain produces new connections between nerve cells that allow cells to communicate effectively with each other. These connections help the brain store and retrieve information easily.
Make associations—Connect new information to things already stored in your long term memory.
Repeat the names of people you meet— Listen carefully, then use the name in conversation. Link the first letter with a characteristic of the person.
Have a place for everything—Keep keys, wallets, and other important things in the same place when you‘re not using them.
Visualize—Think of what you want to remember in a particular location or situation. Then image yourself ‗viewing‘ it.
IMPORTANT NEWS! FULL CLASSES, DON’T LOSE YOUR SPOT!!!
We understand things come up from time to time and you can‘t always join us and now with a growing waiting list for our booked out classes, We want to make sure that we give everyone a fair opportunity to attend. If you unable to attend a session simply contact us no less than 12 hours prior to your session and we can either book you into to a make up session or simply ensure you are not charged! … and then we can offer your temporary spot to a casual Zumbaholic on our list. Don‘t forget, if you fail to provide 12 hours notice or simply do not turn up for your session, unfortunately the class will be considered as missed, and it cannot be made up or refunded. We‘d hate for you to miss out on a session of FUN, so make sure you contact us!!! :) You can do this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call on 1800 280 947 to let us know!
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Another study found that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables may protect against cognitive decline.
Don’ t forget, if you have any questions or concerns about your health, we’ re
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more than participating in your lifelong good health. If you have a question about fitness, weight loss, health trends, or a supplement/ nutritional product you
would like checked out, email or call with your question and I’ ll do my best to address it in an upcoming issue
(or with you personally).
I’ d love to hear from you.
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So, you may be new to our class or we have started a new routine and you just can’t quite pick up the steps!
songs from our routines each session too!
By requests we will be running a free fortnightly technique class for all regular clients!!
Don’t feel unco-ordinated anymore! Join us....... !!!!!
You see, when you get a good grasp on the basic steps, it is far more easier then to put more energy, effort and intensity in our routines which will increase the benefit from doing Zumba classes!.... And maybe make your work a little hard.... PLUS your confidence in busting those moves with sky rocket! In these classes we will cover, basic steps such from salsa to meringue, to cha cha to common hip hop moves. We will also cover a few
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When: Thursday 7pm Saturday 9am Where: Narre Warren Mechanic’s institute Hall, 59 Webb St, Narre Warren. Cost: FREE for members! As always, we want to make sure you have plenty of room to move so class numbers are limited, please ensure you call 1800 280 947 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book!
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Ildy’s Yummy “Nart your” Nachos!! Mmmm Ingredients:
pita bread Cut into Triangles Cooking spray Pepper season Lean Beef mince Low Salt Tomato Paste 1 Clove of garlic 1/2 tsp chili powder (optional) 80grams fat reduced cheese 1 Cup low salt crushed tomatoes 3 Medium ripe avocados 1 Spanish onion very finely sliced 2 tbs lemon juice or to taste
2 tbs Best Food Mayonaise (Best ONLY!)
Place bread onto back tray and lightly spray with oil and season with pepper. Pop into oven at 180c and bake for 10-15 mins until golden and crispy Brown mince in frying pan, then add tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, chili powder and garlic in a bowl, simmer for 2-3 minutes. On a large dinner plate arrange your ―chips‖ and pour mix over top, sprinkle with grated cheese and place under the grill to melt.
Avocardo Dip! Combine Avocardo, Onion, Lemon juice and maynoaise by hand on in a food processor and serve on or with nacho!! …. YUMMO! Makes 2 servings. This recipe comes from our very clever little cook… Idilko Fuzessery Thanks Ildy!!! xxx
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Hi there Zumbaholics!
……. If you ever see a crazy woman dancing and singing in her
My name is Amy Smith, as well as
jeep… well, that’s me! :) …….. But I do have to say one of the
a qualified personal trainer and I
things I love most about my job is meeting so many people, and
am YOUR Zumba certified
really developing a strong family like atmosphere amongst our
instructor! Although I don't have a
sessions and clients and I am absolutely loving, getting to know
latin heritage, or extensive dance
you all so well!!!
background…. I know one thing… I AM ABSOLUTELY CRAZY ABOUT
Woah… I gotta go, my ipod is playing my favourite song.. Agunaile…. I gotta dance!!!!! :)
ZUMBA! But, you know health and
Amy Smith xx
fitness hasn’t always been my passion ether… After struggling with my own weight and self image for many years, I studied to become a qualified personal trainer. In my search for the most effective way to lose weight I have seen and taken part in so many different exercise programs, that I have lost count! Since stumbling across Zumba.. I can honestly say.... OH..MY..GOD! Finally!!!!!! It is seriously the most amount of fun you can
www.zumbainmelbourne.com email@example.com 1800 280 947 CLASS TIMES Monday - 5:00pm - Cranbourne Secondary College Monday - 8:00pm - Rivergum Primary School Tuesday - 8:00pm - Cranbourne Secondary College
have while exercising! We all love to dance right! :) And its
Wednesday - 8:00pm - Lynbrook Primary School
funny, as an avid rock and 80’s music fan… I never realized
Thursday - 8:00pm - Narre Warren Mechanic’s Hall
how much I love Latin music and Zumba-ing… I even Zumba
Friday - 9:30am - Hampton Park Community House
when I drive! Yes…. It’s true!! …….
Saturday - 8:00am - Narre Warren Mechanic’s Hall (Childcare available at the venue on Friday mornings)
Giftcard Referral Program Do you have someone you want to recommend? Send them our way…. We want more clients like you! We will have in our hot little hands as of 1st of August ―Zumba in Melbourne‖ Giftcard to the value of $49 for you to give to your friends, family, work collegues or neighbours! This Gift card will entitle them to 2 weeks free of zumba… UNLIMTED!! Oh, and to show our appreciation to you for passing on this giftcard, YOU will receive TWO WEEKS of UNLIMTED Zumba classes too, if the person you recommend becomes a regular Zumbaholic and signs up with us on credit card or direct debit option!!! How cool is that???!?! We encourage you to take advantage of this program… and
you can recommend as many people as you like… well think of it like this. Recommend 2 people a month to us and you‘ll never have to pay for your classes ever again! It is really that simple, seriously.. no strings attached! So, how do you get in on this program? Easy, See either myself
or family member fills in their registration form, have them simply fill in the ― referred by‖ space with YOUR name! And when you referred person hands in their registration form... woala… 2 weeks FREE UNLIMTED classes for you!! Why do we do this? I‘d much rather pay you with free Zumba classes than pay an advertising company. Besides, I want more clients like you!! However, unfortunately this offer is not valid if you recommended friend attends on a casual basis.
Our New giftcards! or Jason after the class to collect as many Giftcards as you need, and pass them on to anyone! Then when your referred friend
Putting that aside, there‘s no limit to my gratitude! Just tell the person you refer to use your name when they call or come in, and we’ll roll out the red carpet for them. Seriously, we have a red carpet and we‘re not afraid to use it !!! :)
Published on Oct 1, 2010