Goals Check In

Well it is the final day of March so I figured it was a good time to check in on how my goals are going…especially since we’re all hunkered down at home. Here are my goals for 2020: Hit my savings goal: I was tracking well on hitting this goal by the end of the…

Three to Tango – March Zumba Choreography

This month I’m sharing a favorite routine of my class. Fresh off Pitbull’s new album, this is a Salsaton called “Three to Tango.” My class loves it and I hope you do too! If you’re interested in attending one of my classes, check out my schedule at mlavens.zumba.com

Review: Club Pilates

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile you know that when I lived in NYC I used to frequent a Pilates class at a studio around the corner from my apartment. Once I moved to my second NYC apartment…I stopped going. Then I moved to Florida and until recently I hadn’t even thought about…

Review: Freshly

Meal kits are all the rage. You can find them for keto, vegans, exotic foods, etc. I will admit, I have tried many of these services: HungryRoot, Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, Sunbasket, but I have to say my all time favorite is Freshly. You can’t really call Freshly a meal kit since it comes completely…

Waka Waka – February Zumba Choreography

In honor of Shakira rockin’ it at the Super Bowl, I decided to share my choreography for her hit song, “Waka Waka.” This is a cool down that everyone loves. Enjoy! Stay tuned for more Zumba choreography next month!

2020 Goals So Far

One month has come and gone this year. How crazy is that? To hold myself accountable, I’m reviewing my 2020 goals to see how the year is starting. Below are the five things I want to do this year. So far, things are looking good. The only one I haven’t been keeping up with is…

Simon Say – January Zumba Choreography

For 2020, I want to share my gift of being a Zumba instructor with the world. Each month I’m going to post choreography to a song of my choosing. I’m kicking off this year with one of my favorite rhythms, Soca! Enjoy this awesome and easy song, Simon Say. Get the track on Apple Music…

Review: iLoveKickboxing

Let me start out by saying, I’m a sucker for the ads serviced to me on Instagram. I click on them all the time, so when I saw a deal for three kickboxing classes for $9.99 AND a free pair of gloves, I had to click on it and sign up. iLoveKickboxing is a national…

Review: Noom

I never thought I would be the person to pay to diet. I knew people that did Weight Watchers (or the more trendy WW now), Jenny Craig, etc. but I knew enough of how I should eat and how to exercise, I never thought I’d need the assistance. Over the past year my weight has…

Walt Disney World Half Marathon

Well I did it! It wasn’t pretty, but I did it. I know that I didn’t train well for this run, but I did not anticipate feeling as awful as I did. If you’ve been following my running journey for awhile, you’ll know that I don’t stop for character photos during the first three miles…

January Challenge: 30 Day Arm Workout

This year I decided to focus on various challenges each month. These are different health and wellness challenges designed to keep me motivated and hopefully change my lifestyle for the better over time. For January, I decided to focus on my arms and use a 30 day challenge featured in Refinery29. So far so good!…