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).
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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!
Musical Instrument Sales
and so many more!