Even though I've started working…lately I've been on the evening shifts so I still have to occupy myself all day long! It's hard to do the same things everyday and I find myself easily getting into a funk. Everyday I try to get outside and get active so I feel like I am doing something. Even if it the littlest thing, it makes your day more fulfilling. Things that help me make each day a happy one are usually just the small things that everyone should appreciate a little bit more.
So I always try to stay active and I'm into fitness and all that jazz…but I get so bored of doing the same workout everyday. Last month, I got a gym membership to Howzat gym…it is just across the street from my house so I have no excuse not to go! They offer so many amazing classes that are so versatile and for all ranges of ages/fitness levels. There is one class that I'm OBSESSED with. Its a Barre class…its a mix of pilates, ballet, and cardio/aerobics. With so many types of movements integrated into one class, it flies by! It works your whole body and focuses on leaning the muscles and toning them. I grew up dancing and figure skating so I've taken so many dance classes and it brings me back to the basics! If you have a Howzat near you, I highly recommend going! That being said, I haven't seen what other gyms have to offer.
My only suggestion for venues would be to offer more dance classes! I love getting my boogie down to some tunes and literally dancing my butt off!
So, I dropped by the arena the other day. Had to make it all the way out to Warners Bay...two busses and a 20 minute walk later, I got to the arena where they weren't even going to let me on the ice! Luckily, they changed their mind but I forgot what it's like to skate on real ice again! My blades need a little sharpening but all in all, wasn't too shabby! The coaches gave me a nice warm welcome and invited me back anytime. One of the coaches used to skate in ice capades with my old coach! He even knew the one Aussie I skated with on Disney on Ice. I guess it's a small industry here…however, it gets weirder! I was given a number to call the manager of the building if I was interested in working with the Learn to Skate program, I definitely was so I gave the guy a call. Turns out he is from Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in B.C….just a couple hours north of where I originally am from! Such a small world.
PS: I finally took the brown off my skates so they're back to pearly white!