Can you believe 2021 is nearly behind us? While we have been fortunate to continue classes and music business for the majority of the year, like for most, 2021 has still posed challenges due to the pandemic.
I am always grateful for your continued loyalty and of course disappointed I couldn't offer an end of year celebration again, for this year. As mentioned in last Dec newsletter, I book venues and confirm details in September and there was still uncertainty, fear of snap lockdowns etc that didn't help make the stars align.
So many industries have 'copped' a blow which of course has caused a domino effect for arts industries and alike, for example the music industry in general.
On a positive note, 2021 has seen small businesses 'band' together and come up with fantastic dual initiatives for the local community. I'm really excited about the future of this moving into 2022 as I continue to work with
like-minded organisations. For all those old school marketing peeps out there (that's me lol).. this is a testament that relationship marketing is still, in my opinion, the best marketing practice of all.
Merry Christmas Everyone .. Wishing you all Health & Happiness Xo Kel
This Newsletter is busy with holiday events so grab a cuppa and strap in!
But first, local class end of year dates and 2022 starts:
Zumba Gold - O'Callaghan Park Zillmere
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Do you know someone who needs the gift of music for Christmas?
We have some beautiful stock arriving every day
Sadly many of these activities were affected last school holidays due to lockdown so it will be wonderful to see the kids enjoy these sessions and benefit from the joy of movement and music.
In keeping with some outdoor fun for all the family, I have been invited to offer Zumba Kids sessions at Kite Fest this year, Sept 11 & 12, Pelican Park Clontarf. I will post details below along with school holiday flyer:
We have some beautiful pre-loved and fully serviced instruments available at reasonable prices. Taking up a musical instrument offers joy for any age group or ability. "It's never too late to learn". We have flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, French Horn, Bass Clarinet, Piccolo, and many more.
Stay Safe, Healthy & Happy Xo Kel
What's your preferred season to exercise?
I've been busy this pass month with camps and special events, of course always being grateful that some of these have resumed during current challenging times.
School holidays are just about here so I will be out and about in local parks representing Brisbane City Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council with their fantastic free initiatives to help keep kids moving during the break. These sessions are also a great way for parents and carers to grab a coffee and catch up in the fresh air of our local surrounds. There really are some beautiful parks just on our doorstep.
Below flyer lists the dates coming up over the next couple of weeks.
*****Timetable below***** Multi visit pass is by far the most affordable option here.
It would mean so much to them to see you in the audience cheering them on.
You might even be inspired to join such groups in the future!
Our Instrument Showroom and workshop will be open by appointment.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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
Mon 11 Jan - Leslie Patrick Park Arana Hills - 9am
Wed 13 Jan - Clayton Park Beachmere - 9am
Cost: Free Bookings: call Kellie 0418855946
O'Callaghan Park Zillmere
Commencing Wed 27 Jan 9.30 am
an initiative of Brisbane City Council Active and Healthy Programmes
Cost: FREE Bookings: Call Kellie 0418855946
Perfect for: Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba®class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.
Kedron Wavell Services Club
Zumba Gold - Mon Dec 21 10.30am & Jan 18 10.30am
Cost: FREE Register with Club Ph: 3359 9122
additional Saturday classes commencing Feb
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
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?
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.
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?
As always, HUGE thanks for your continued support AWWWWWWWYEAHHH!
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:
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*
As always, I thank you so much for your continued support xoxoxo Kel
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.
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?
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
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
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