Happy 'nearly' Easter 2021 everyone!
Can you believe that pretty much a year ago on the date this newsletter drops, everything stopped? What a journey we have all been on and while procedures and precautions are of course still in place, we are so lucky to be hosting live classes safely and enjoying each other's company.
As always, thank you for your loyalty and patience as we navigate through the new normal.
A special shout out to participants 'new to our newsletter'. Feel free to scroll through the archived Blog posts for all our events, promotions and celebrations over the years.
During the Easter break, just a couple of local hall classes won't run.... they are:
Good Friday - April 2 - no 6.00pm class Fitzgibbon Community Centre
Easter Sunday - April 4 - no 4.30pm class Brighton State School
Of Course School Holidays bring 'Miss Kel' 'out in the field' for the Kids.
Brisbane City Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council keep me busy around the local region with free classes for Kids in our area. I will post direct links for bookings closer to the date on our Facebook page, but for now, here are the location, date & times for your reference.
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions on these great initiatives keeping our kids happy and healthy (you know I LOVE a chat)
Wed 7 April - Apex Park Deception Bay 9am - 10am
Wed 7 April - Arthur Davis Park Sandgate 3pm - 4pm
Fri 9 April - Capestone Development Park Mango Hill 9am - 10am
Mon 12 April - Arthur Davis Park Sandgate 3pm - 4pm
Wed 14 April - Arthur Davis Park Sandgate 3pm - 4pm
This year has gifted me with more Zumba Gold teaching options in our local community and with various cultural groups. Definition of Zumba Gold:
"The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance."
My current regular, open to the public Zumba Gold classes are:
Wednesday mornings 9.30am O'Callaghan Pk Zillmere (a Free Brisbane City Council Initiative)*not run during school holidays and weather permitting*
Monday mornings (every alternate) 10.30am Kedron-Wavell Services Club
(bookings via the club) cost: FREE
Friday Mornings 9.30am PCYC Hills District Arana Hills Cost $10 -$15 payable to club
*no class during school holidays*
AND A NEW CLASS!
Sunday Morning April 11 8.30am - Kedron-Wavell Services Club. (bookings via the club)
cost: FREE. Stay Tuned as this class will run on a fortnightly/monthly basis.
Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas break with loved ones and also took a little bit of 'time out' for yourself.
Local hall classes are back in full swing from Wed 6 Jan, kicking
off with Julz's Bracken Ridge SS Wed evening class 6.30pm.
I am busy from 4 Jan offering Kids outdoor, school holiday classes as an initiative of Brisbane City Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council. Bookings have been coming in thick and fast for these during the break, so it's good to see we have some eager, energetic kids in our community excited to bust a move during the school holiday period. As these classes are held in local parks and beautiful surrounds, it is also a great opportunity for families to 'kick back' with a coffee or similar in the background and enjoy a bit of 'R & R' while the little ones are having fun. I posted all these dates in my last Blog before Christmas which can be found here in archives, or pop over to the Energetic Music- Kellie Morgan Facebook page for further details.
As we continue classes within a COVID safe environment, I will be trialling a QR Code sign in. Electronic record keeping is being rolled out in the hospitality industry etc so I'm sure in time, this will be the preferred method amongst most industries. In fact, local councils have already stated that this is their preferred method for holiday classes and beyond. I will have the QR code printed for scan/capture from your phone at point of entry. Of course, our paper sign in sheet will still be available as a backup during the transition and a huge thanks to Miss Gena for her beautiful pens last year. In addition, I sincerely thank you for your patience with these new systems and procedures that of course are always evolving as we respond to government guidelines.
10 Visit Class Pass incentive to beat Feb price rise:
As you are all aware, I have kept the Casual class fee of $10 for many years.
Due to rising costs, I have had to incur a small price increase for classes, moving forward. Effective Feb 1, Casual class fee will be $12 and 10 visit pass will only rise to $85 (you will note these passes were originally printed as $90).
I have tried to make this increase as 'pain free' as possible and of course and absolutely, current 10 visit passes will be honoured and valid.
So the message here is, January is the best time ever to purchase a 10-visit pass while they are still only $80. Thank you so much for your understanding on this.
It's Party Time again on the Energetic Music dance floor!
Come and join our Amazing Miss Julz as we celebrate her 10yr Zumba Instructor Anniversary on Wed 13 Jan during usual class time 6.30pm-7.30pm.
Renowned for her inspiring playlists and 'What's Up' style, this is definitely going to be a night to remember. Event page details here...
Back to school with your own musical instrument:
Can you believe that 'back to school' is nearly upon us? We have been busy over the Christmas break seeing some beautiful pre-loved instruments going to some very keen, young musicians. Stock is coming and going daily so we try to update stock lists as quickly as possible.
***Don't forget I also sell print music and accessories.***
Can't wait to see everyone soon.. AWWWYEAH!
Hello Energetic Music Family!
Well 2020 is nearly behind us and I don't know about you, but I can't wait to kick off 2021 with a
fresh and focused perspective.
Sadly, we couldn't have our 'End of Year Celebration' this year due to COVID-19 restraints and the fact that I book our venues months in advance to secure a very special experience. This booking procedure was not possible this year to uncertainties at the time. Hopefully, if things continue to progress safely for Queensland in 2021, we will have so much to celebrate and be thankful for at our 'End of Year Celebration 2021'. (I'm excited already lol)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your tremendous assistance in adhering to COVID-19 safe practices. We all know this is the 'new normal' but I am so grateful that we have been able to exercise safely since July thanks to everyone's contribution. Our local hall classes remain unchanged for 2021 ie:
Bracken Ridge SS, Brighton SS and Fitzgibbon Community Centre..... AWWWYEAHH!
On a personal note, I have had to re-evaluate some other classes I teach mainly due to the effects of COVID-19 to local businesses. However on a positive note, I have been offered new opportunities for 2021.
These include; more classes through Brisbane City Council's 'Active and Healthy' programmes, Moreton Bay Regional Council's 'Active Holiday's' programmes, Kedron Wavell Services Club K-Fit programme and more...
I will continue to update on Facebook but for now, here's a few dates below for Dec & Jan.
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and thank you again for your continued loyalty towards small business.
Zumba Kids - Arthur Davis park - Sandgate (meet near the playground) School Holiday Fun!
Mon 4 Jan - 3pm
Wed 6 Jan - 3pm
Mon 11 Jan - 3pm
Wed 13 Jan - 3pm
Mon 18 Jan - 3pm
Wed 20 Jan - 3pm
Cost: FREE Bookings: Call Kellie 0418855946 - wear comfortable shoes, bring water bottle, hat and towel
Brisbane City Council initiative.... classes run for approx 45 mins
Moreton Bay Regional Council 'Active Holidays' Fun Size Hip Hop
Mon 11 Jan - Leslie Patrick Park Arana Hills - 9am
Wed 13 Jan - Clayton Park Beachmere - 9am
Cost: Free Bookings: call Kellie 0418855946
Hello Dear Friends!
I am writing this Blog while looking at our beautiful pics from Christmas parties in the past. What a year this has been so far. I'm sure everyone has mixed feelings about where the world is at today. While I am so excited about welcoming everyone back to our local hall classes, I am equally cautious while navigating the new normal.
Local hall classes commence from the 15 July. We can't wait to see all our regulars again and of course welcome new participants to our 'Energetic Music family'.
Thank you so much for supporting my small business during this difficult time.
I have liaised with all venues at length. They too are keen to get our local community businesses back with the following guidelines to be adhered to, in accordance with
Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions.
. Please do not attend class if you are feeling unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms,
.have been in close contact with a known case of COVID-19
. have travelled overseas in the previous 14 days
. have been to a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the previous 14 days.
. The maximum number of participants allowed in an indoor venue is 1 person per 4sqm. (even though our venues are generous in size, we can not 'assume' numbers). Therefore, please book in for classes by calling or messaging me: 0418 855 946 or by sending me a private message via the business facebook page or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed night attendees can also message Julz if that is easier for you.
. We are required to keep a record of all attendee contact details at every class.
This document will look different to our previous attendance sheet. Please feel free to bring your own pen.
.Hand sanitiser will be available at all times on sign in desk in order for everyone to maintain good hygiene practices.
.Please maintain physical distancing of 1.5m
You will notice that some routines will be omitted from our playlists where in the past we had physical contact. Julz and I will also need to modify some routines in order to adhere to social distancing requirements.
.No hugging , hand shaking etc
I know this is a hard one particularly since we are such a tight knit community... so sorry
.Please bring your own towel, water bottle and mat (where applicable)
I will be sanitising equipment before and after class thoroughly (this is in reference to Fitzgibbon) however I encourage all to wipe down the equipment also by using the disinfectant wipes provided).
.Toilets - we have access to at all our venues however please ensure toilets are flushed properly and the area is kept clean. In regard to Fitzgibbon, we have our own toilet key.
.Eftpos or direct transfer is encouraged for all classes (Eftpos now also available at Bracken Ridge SS) Now more the ever, the option of a 10 visit pass is really worth consideration. Casual class $10 and 10 visit pass $80 BARGAIN!
Huge thanks to those who participated in our virtual classes. I would also like to personally thank Julz for her tremendous input with these. Technology has been wonderful during this period but let's be honest, sometimes 'challenges' do happen when navigating a new way of doing things.
That being said, I am keen to offer some more virtual classes moving forward but of course I would have to start charging a fee for these.
I would love your input as to what type of class you would like offered.. ie Zumba Gold/Gold Toning/Kids/etc please feel free to contact me on the topic and a big lovely shout out to those who have messaged me already with their 'wish lists'.
Sadly, some classes have not returned yet to various venues and who knows what the future will bring. I am fortunate that I have gained some new and different clients over the past couple of months and I'm excited to bring fresh classes to these various organisations.
Please follow my Energetic Music - Kellie Morgan facebook page for news there.
Thank you so much for reading this fairly long Blog..
Let's all concentrate on being Safe, Healthy & Happy
Love XO Kel
Thank you so much for opening up this Blog and taking time to have a read xoxoxo
I truly hope everyone is healthy and safe and hopefully starting to feel a little more hopeful about the future.
If there is one positive I can take from this experience, that is how the government has put an emphasis on the value of physical activity during lockdown and allowing people to get outside within the social distancing guidelines. I have never seen so many families riding bikes, walking the dogs and getting some fresh air, just wonderful.
A great acknowledgment of how exercise improves mental health and aids immunity and community.
There is a great anticipation about stage 2 of things starting to re-open around mid June.
I must say that while I'm very excited about the possibility of re-commencing live classes within a capped capacity,
I will be very cautious as to the exact date as I have a couple of things to consider,
These are: Adhering to government guidelines, Your safety, working within the guidelines of the venues I hire, working within the guidelines of the organisations I am a contractor for.
Please be patient with me on this one so the best outcome can be had for all.
On a positive note, I can't wait to share some new choreography with you as well as re-visiting 'our old favourites'.
In reality though, we all know that it will be quite a while until things truly come back to the 'way they were'.
And when they do, I can feel a massive party class coming your way.
As I've mentioned in Facebook posts etc, always feel free to 'reach out'. You all know I love a good chat and nothing is stopping us picking up the phone and 'checking in'. I've had some wonderful conversations and correspondence with a number of you during this period which I will always treasure.
Big thanks to those who have managed to 'tune in' to our ZIN Studio scheduled classes.
Julz and I have had a lot of fun delivering these to you and will continue to upload content as regularly as we can.
A number of people have asked 'Why aren't we charging for these classes?' A couple of personal reasons on that one but above all, this has been an opportunity to give back to our beautiful community.
I know everyone's situation during this crisis differs, but for me as I mentioned in the last newsletter, I have been able to do little jobs at home that had always been on the back burner. I've also had the opportunity to read heaps which I adore doing. Here is a little pic of my bookshelf and three books that I highly recommend for a great read.
Can you recommend any great reads? Maybe we can share a little bookclub/library?
Have you ever thought of learning a musical instrument?
Most of you are aware that the other side of my business is selling musical instruments, print music and accessories, both new and used. Our showroom is still 'open for business' via appointment and don't forget as well as Brass & Woodwind instruments, I also sell guitars, ukes, hi-tech (which includes microphones etc) harmonicas, violins, violas, cellos and double bass's, just to name a few.
Playing a musical instrument is such a rewarding experience and now is a perfect time to 'try something different'.
Personally, I am excited about the imminent arrival of my long awaited tongue drum.
Don't know what a tongue drum is? lol stay tuned for pics! In the meantime, check out www.micksmobilemusic.com.
Have you ever used an essential oil?
Essential oils have many uses and benefits and I am so fortunate that a couple of our ladies in class a few years back introduced me to doTERRA products.
While I don't often promote the fact that I can in fact sell these magnificent products, I thought it would be appropriate to mention during these highly anxious times that I do have access to these along with many of our friends in class (you can probably smell some of the divine aromas when they walk in).
visit here for some further info:
And what about the Kids?
Recently, I uploaded and shared a free Zumba Kids video. I will re-run that one again soon but in the meantime, I was thrilled to be invited and involved in a Zumba Kids online masterclass showcasing other Zumba Kids instructors from Australia. The cool thing is we got featured all around the world! The organiser of this has promised they will upload this masterclass shortly for another viewing ... I will keep you in the loop as to when that will be scheduled.
As always, HUGE thanks for your continued support AWWWWWWWYEAHHH!
Hi everyone... it certainly has been a long time since I have seen you all and I miss everybody greatly. I've had some wonderful messages and conversations over the last couple of months and don't forget we are all only a phone call/message/live chat away. (You all know I love a chat lol).
Who would have thought 2020 would look like this?
I truly hope you are all well and safe and in general 'doing OK'.
This current situation has allowed me to finally get to things I just never have had time to do.
I'm sure many of you can relate to this? Additionally, I have had space to sit back and reflect on what is really important in life. I suppose a life lesson for all has been thrown upon us.
In saying that, I think it's fair to say we have all had to learn how to 'adapt' on a daily level.
'Online' I suppose has given us a 'Lifeline'. I have been exploring a few options for online classes.
Of course there are many platforms out there such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, Houseparty, Snapchat and don't forget an oldie but a goodie... wait for it .... Skype ... lol
Personally, I have been waiting for Zumba to release their own platform which is available to licensed instructors. Its' name is ZIN Studio (ZIN stands for Zumba Instructor Network).
We are so fortunate that Zumba Home Office has established this platform for us. There will be continual upgrades to this platform and the first version release allows me to pre-record classes for you utilising the list of 500 Zumba songs that must only be used on this platform.
From an administrator's perspective, I like the way this platform protects the instructor and their networks. Having said that, in these 'trying' times, technology does have some hiccups so I thank you for your patience in getting this off the ground. Hopefully there will be a live streaming option down the track. I am working on Zumba Fitness classes, Zumba Toning classes, Zumba Gold and Zumba Kids. Additionally, our wonderful instructor Julz, is uploading content for you as well with those details coming very soon.
So if you are interested in checking this out, here are the details of our first trial class:
Wed evening 22/4 - 6pm (30 min class - Zumba Fitness Class)
You will need to click on above link (please note this is not a live streamed class)
* As most of you have already emailed/contacted me you won't need to again but site may ask for you just to click 'contact' Kellie?? *
Cost: FREE ie $0
You will be asked for a 'Class Code'
This is your class code (for this class): b71e15
*PLEASE keep this class code private*
From this point, you should have access to class video. If for some reason you don't have access straight away, don't panic... the link will be available with the above code for a couple of hours plus there will be more classes scheduled as I continue to upload content. If you are having any problems with any of this, please don't hesitate to contact me and I can go through it with you.
As always, I thank you so much for your continued support xoxoxo Kel
Wow... here we are in December!
A huge shout out to friends new to this newsletter and to those who have supported my business for another year, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I know 2019 has been a challenge for many.
As we enter into the Festive Season I wish you all health and happiness over the break and here's to an amazing 2020!
Below is local hall last class dates for 2019 along with back to class dates for 2020.
Energetic Music is a proud provider for Moreton Bay Regional Council and Brisbane City Council.
Click on below links for some fun filled free activities for the kids.
I will be hosting Fun Size Hip Hop sessions
Mon Jan 13 & Mon Jan 20
Bongaree's details: (copy and paste in browser)
Eatons Hill details:
*Look out for more fabulous free event initiatives in 2020*
Do you know someone who needs a musical instrument?
It's that time of year again where some young instrumentalists who are in a band programme at school, need to hand in the school instrument from their first year of play and purchase their own.
This can be a very daunting exercise for parents. Myself and husband Mick have run our
second-hand musical instrument business for over 7 years.
It is a thrill to see a quality, second-hand instrument go to a great home.
Please visit www.micksmobilemusic.com for latest listings.
Should you require print music, accessories, stringed instruments etc, please contact me on:
0418 855 946 as I order from all reputable, national wholesalers.
We are open throughout the Christmas period via appointment.
End of Year Celebration
Sat Dec 14 from 6pm is of course our end of year gathering and a fantastic time to catch up and just enjoy each others company in a relaxed, local atmosphere.
This year our venue is on the newly renovated deck of the Sandgate post office hotel to which we have exclusive access. For those who haven't been able to make it for this year, don't stress as we will be back in 2020! Be sure to visit the Facebook page for happy snaps of the evening.
Merry Christmas Everyone and again, huge thanks for your continued support XOXO
Energetic Music is a proud provider for Moreton Bay Regional Council's Active Holiday programme:
Here are the details for these upcoming holidays:
Sandstone Point details here: (click and paste in browser)
Burpengary details here: (click and paste in browser)
Generation POUND is coming to PCYC Pine Rivers Term 4!
Wednesday afternoons AWWWWYEAHH!
And for the adults.. don't forget our local class timetable:
A great selection of Musical Instruments available now:
Happy 'half way through the year' everyone.. can you believe it! But oh geez those awful colds and flus kicking around uuugggh. I know how hard it is to get out and about during this time of year (especially when it gets dark so early). Always keep reminding yourself of the great mental benefits of exercise and the immense physical attributes the joy of movement brings.
Community plays such an important role amongst the 'Energetic Music' journey. So many friendships are found in class or perhaps helping a local family purchase an affordable musical instrument, maybe even for the first time, right through to talking to school music department staff and understanding their specific needs for their programme.
I welcome all our new participants since our last newsletter.. Don't forget to keep following the Energetic Music Facebook page for regular updates. Here's a snapshot of what's in this BLOG post:
For previous BLOG posts feel free to scroll through AWWWWYEAHH!
Presented by Moreton Bay Regional Council, Energetic Music is a proud provider of this great initiative during the school holidays.
Pop, lock and jump around during this fun-filled musical activity.
Participants will be bouncing with energy as they develop their coordination skills through dance.
Note: Adult supervision is required for the duration of the activity. Wear enclosed shoes, a hat and sunscreen and bring water. Cost: FREE
NB: If bookings are showing 'full' you are still welcome to come on the day and we will register you onsite.
Reminder: No Zumba Kids classes at Fitzgibbon during school holidays
All stocked up with some lovely instruments to kick off Term 3
Musical Instrument Sales
and so many more!