Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Inspiration from ZUMBA!

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to share with you some inspirational stories I heard the other day when I went to a ZUMBA meeting. I was at a gym this past Sunday at a meeting where ZUMBA instructors from the area come together and learn dances, share stories, tips and have fun.  When it came time to going around the room to share a little bit about ourselves, I was impressed at how many of the stories were transformation stories.  5 or 6 of the people in that room told us that they had lost 50 or more pounds from doing ZUMBA!  It was truly inspiring to hear that ZUMBA really has changed who they are.  Each person had a different story, but the end message was how it's transformed their life. I've heard many stories about weight loss with ZUMBA but it was just a great reminder of how awesome it is to be a part of this family.

So I want to take this moment and thank all of you for making the commitment.  Thank you for coming to class each week and showing me that your health is a priority in your life.  Thank you for working hard at every class.  Results will follow the time and effort you put in.  I've already seen a change in many of you!

Keep up the good work, and let's keep rocking out!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

VALPAK special offers!

hey everyone!

Happy to share some great news with you... I placed an advertisement with great offers in the January mailing of Valpak.  I'll be sharing the space with Jillian Michaels, so don't miss it!

Please look out for it in the mail if you live in the following areas:
-Park Ridge
-Woodcliff Lake
-Glen Rock

Offers include:
-Free 30 minute PT session (at home or at Fitness 201)
-Free trial ZUMBA class (at Aeon Fitness)
-10 in home PT sessions for $450 ($200 savings compared to local gyms)

Check out www.valpak.com today to find the online version of the mailing! Offer expires 4/30/12. Find your town, then search "Carla Bissi" in the top right corner and my name will pop up. Tell your friends!

Hope to hear from you :D

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Burn baby Burn!

New Years eve came and went and now everyone is well underway on their resolutions for this year.  Just a couple things to mention.  Consistency is key to seeing the results you want.  Remember, it takes 90 days to create a habit and also for your body to realize that something is happening.  Stick with it!   Here are some ways to staying consistent: 1. Work with a Personal Trainer 2. Find something you enjoy doing 3. Stay positive and focus on the immediate response your body has to exercise.


ZUMBA is a great addition to any workout regimen.  If you get easily bored on a treadmill or hate the elliptical, this is the way to go.  An hour long class will scorch anywhere from 500-1000 calories.  But remember, for the best calorie burn, give it 100%.  The energy you put in is the energy you get out.  Try to keep up with the instructor and copy movements as best you can.  Don't get frustrated just keep moving!  The more you do it, the easier it will get!

Last night, in my class, I wore my heart rate monitor and calculated how many calories and grams of fat were burned in that 1 hour.  I burned 60 g. of fat and 1081 calories.  If you kept up with me, GREAT JOB! :)