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4/22/14 1:46 A

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Hello CHERYL, and welcome to the team. We are glad to have you join the group. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments. WOOHOO! to your Mom for completing the 1/2 marathon. How proud both you and she must be! BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals. Take care, and keep in touch with the team.

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emoticon Cheryl and emoticon !

My goodness, you have had quite the journey... So glad to hear that the thyroid cancer diagnosis is no longer an issue for you.

That's TERRIFIC that you're about to take your AFAA group exercise certification test! What an accomplishment it'll be.

But it sounds like you already have TONS of experience already! And it's easily apparent to hear from your post how much you enjoy helping others. You are going to go far in this field... I just know it!

Keep sharing with us, Cheryl!
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Hi, I'm Cheryl and I'm so excited I found this site and group! I'm a 6th grade teacher 'by day' and a mom to 2 teens. I have learned to love fitness in my adulthood after a thyroid cancer diagnosis nearly 15 years ago. All is good on that front, but it helped me realize that fitness is more than a number on a scale.
I initially did a YogaFit training to add to my own practice and get proper alignment instruction for the yoga I used with the track team I was coaching. I have since branched out and am working on my AFAA group exercise certification.
I also personally do triathlons and road running (from 5k's to 1/2 marathons), and help coach/train/motivate people as they prepare for them. My proudest moment was when my mom, who is 64, completed the Detroit 1/2 marathon with my coaching this past fall. I LOVE to help others reach their goals and find their strength, both physically and mentally. emoticon


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Mother, teacher, blossoming yoga instructor, triathlon/road running coach. I love to help others reach their health and fitness goals.

My personals goals are to get my full AFAA group exercise certificate by June 7, 2014 and to run a sub 2:00 1/2 marathon.

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Welcome again, Ruby! Wanting to help other people get fit is one of the main reasons that most of us have become fitness instructors!

To gain motivation and pointers from this team, you might consider asking specific questions so that we can respond appropriately. We'd love to jump in with our comments, etc!

My personal thoughts are that you'll NEVER regret becoming a personal trainer; i.e., fitness instructor, etc.!!! Good luck and much, much success to you!

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Hello, and welcome to the team. We are glad you've joined our group. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals. Take care, and keep in touch.

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4/17/14 12:26 A

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Hi all! I'm 32 years old and just realized last year that I think I'd like to become a certified personal trainer. I just really want to be an inspiration to others, and I wanna help people! I have struggled with weight for all of my adult life. I hope to gain some pointers and motivation from this team. I want to get down to at least 190# before I start school. I just hope I get taken seriously. Now I just gotta get this weight off! :)

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I'm aiming to get in shape enough to be able to hike to Havasu Falls, AZ by the summer of 2015! I hope to become a certified personal trainer and/or a nutrition coach someday!

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That's TERRIFIC, Elizabeth! You have so much going on.... your upcoming ACSM cert testing, as well as your soon-to-happen fitness studio! (Not to mention the other things as well!)

We look forward to hearing about your exciting journey! From your posting, I can already "hear" the excitement and passion that you're feeling! That's getting me excited FOR you!

Yes, isn't "hot hula" something?! That's what I love about this group... the sharing of what others are doing!

Again, WELCOME to this group! We're delighted to have you!
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Hi y'all, I'm Elizabeth and I currently live in Texas. I have been a licensed Zumba instructor for a year and I am sitting for my ACSM Personal Trainer cert in about 2 weeks. My fitness passions are Zumba, TRX, plyometrics, and interval training...but I am always looking for new ideas and formats.

I was obese/overweight for the first 29 years of my life due to a combination of medical and lifestyle factors. Now that I've lost the weight and am keeping it off, I am so grateful for the opportunity to inspire others to fall in love with their lives!

I have been two-timing Zumba with a corporate job for the last year, but I am opening my own fitness studio this spring for personal training and small group classes. (Wish me luck!) I look forward to "meeting" everyone in this group and continuing to learn - before I even posted this, I learned something new (hot hula!).

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emoticon Welcome o the team, Rachael!

Hope is the high; dread is the low; life is the stuff in between! -- Medium

"There is no such thing as destiny, only different choices. Some choices are easy. Some aren't. Those are the important one; the ones that define us as people." Quote from the movie 23.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” (C.S. Lewis)
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Thanks Ladies I really appreciate it I'm just a few hours away I'll defiantly let you know how it goes!

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Goodness, girl! Let us know how it goes! I'm pretty sure since you said that YOU love bootcamp, that that will transfer to your teaching and that THEY will love your class!!!

Happy! Happy for you!
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Hello Rachel,
We are so glad to have you join our group. CONGRATULATIONS on your weight loss! That is AWESOME. How wonderful that you will be co-teaching the bootcamp class on Monday. I am sure you will do just great. Just be yourself, and have fun.

I hope you will continue to keep in touch with the team. We have a few game threads running, and we also have a Daily Chit Chat thread that we'd like to have you join.

Take care, and keep us updated on how you are doing. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.

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Hi all!
I'm Rachel and I'm an aspiring group fitness and personal trainer. I'm co-teaching my first class on Monday. I'm a little nervous but its a bootcamp class and adore bootcamp so I'm also very excited!!!

I look forward to getting to know you all
Talk to you soon
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Hello Celeste, and welcome to the team. We are glad to have you here with us. HOT HULA sounds like fun and a great workout.

Oh, did you know that your SparkPage is set to "PRIVATE?" Of course, that is totally up to each member, but a "PRIVATE" page can only be viewed by the member's friends. I am saying this because a lot the time, new member's pages are automatically set to "PRIVATE" without their knowledge. I am just passing that information along in case you were not aware of the "PRIVATE" setting on your page.

Take care, and keep in touch with the team. Best wishes in reaching all of your goals.

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How long have you been a Hot Hula Fitness Instructor, Celeste?

After checking out the YouTube videos, I can definitely see where it would be a FUN, motivating workout!

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Hi everyone my name is Celeste and I am a hot hula fitness instructor at Gold's Gym here in Las Vegas, NV. I started teaching hot hula because it was something that I knew worked and something that I could motivate other to do with me. I am not a skinny instructor and that is what I loved about hot hula.

230 pounds: Get a pedicure

220 pounds: Get a new pair of pants

210 pounds: Get a new Hot Hula shirt

200 pounds: Buy a new series of books

190 pounds: Get a massage

180 pounds: Spend $250 on clothes


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Hello Rasheedah, and welcome to the team. We are glad to have you join the group. I wish you the best in reaching all of your goals. Check out our threads, and like SUSY said, start a thread of your own. We are eager to get to know you, so don't go being a stranger!

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emoticon Rasheedah on being a brand new fitness instructor!

And emoticon to the team!

Regarding posting here on this thread: You did what you did just perfect! (So make sure you do it again soon, okay?!)

You're exactly right... This IS the place to network with other fitness instructors about whatever questions or discussions you want to bring up!

The only suggestion I would make, though, is to create a NEW topic so that -all- the team will receive it---and have the opportunity to reply. (Many times people "lose" contact with an older thread and then never read it again. That's why I'm suggesting a completely new thread so you'll have the most exposure to receiving great feedback!)

If you would like help with that---creating a new post---just let me know, and I'll be delighted to help!

One other thing I wanted to say... I just LOVE your excitement about being a fitness instructor! It comes through in your writing! I think that's how most of us feel too. To help others is one of the BEST feelings!!!

Again: WELCOME!
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I've never done a forum before so forgive me if I mess it up. My name is Rasheedah and I am a brand new fitness instructor. I am certified in Group Ride through BTS and I work at Genesis Health Clubs. I got certified in April and I've been teaching since May. I love being a fitness instructor! I can't believe I waited so long to get certified. I am married to a soldier and I have two school age children. Over the last year I started getting serious about my weight loss and fitness level in preparation for become a fitness instructor. In the process I have 20 pounds. I was hoping that I could network with other instructors and find ways to fill my classes, motivate my patrons and find other fitness certifications to further my career. Thanks for listening! I appreciate any feed back.

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Hello Ashley, and welcome to the team. We are glad to have you join the group. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals. Take care, and keep in touch.

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8/6/13 12:38 A

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Hi Ashley! Welcome aboard.

I too joined this team before I became a certified fitness instructor. I so wanted to see what others were doing and create that lifestyle for myself!

Ask all the questions you want... and make sure that you check into some of our past threads--revive them if you want to!

Again: WELCOME!

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Welcome to the team, Ashley. emoticon

Hope is the high; dread is the low; life is the stuff in between! -- Medium

"There is no such thing as destiny, only different choices. Some choices are easy. Some aren't. Those are the important one; the ones that define us as people." Quote from the movie 23.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” (C.S. Lewis)
Inspire others by your example.


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I thought I would come by and introduce myself. My name is Ashley and I would love to become a personal trainer/fitness instructor not only to share the love of a good workout to others but to keep myself in shape as well ( Just being honest:)))) I can not wait to get great tips and inspiration from this team!

-Ashley

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Amanda, welcome to the team. Thanks for taking the time to tell us a little about yourself. Good luck on your test. I'm sure you'll do fine. Please keep us posted on your progress!

Hope is the high; dread is the low; life is the stuff in between! -- Medium

"There is no such thing as destiny, only different choices. Some choices are easy. Some aren't. Those are the important one; the ones that define us as people." Quote from the movie 23.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” (C.S. Lewis)
Inspire others by your example.


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Welcome to the team, AMANDA. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals. Take care, and keep in touch with the group.

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Hi and emoticon to the Fitness Instructors team, Amanda! We're glad you're here!

Oh, I remember those study days too well! But once you've taken your test and passed, you can sigh a huge sigh of relief! LOL That's my personal story anyway!

In reality, though, I just LOVE the learning new things part. It's the "remembering-it-for-a-test" part that was stressful to me.

Since you're actively teaching belly dance classes, I would think that it would be a itsy bitsy tiny bit easier to study as you go along, since you have actual classes to apply the group fitness info to? (Or I could be totally incorrect in this assumption.)

So glad that you introduced yourself here! If you want to, you can create a new thread to just muse out loud and/or ask for input while you're studying the Group Fitness. I'm sure that others would be interested in reading about your journey. I know that before I obtained my ACE personal trainer cert, I wanted to read *everything* that anyone else had to say about it!

Again, WELCOME!
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Hi there! I'm Amanda, and I'm studying for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor exam. I actually bought the study pack back in 2008, because I thought I was going to take it back then, but I didn't have the time, so now I have the new study materials and my goal is to take the test in October or November. It's nice to meet you all!



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Hello New Members! We are glad to have you join the team. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals. Take care, and keep in touch with the group.

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Welcome to the team, Sandy!

Hope is the high; dread is the low; life is the stuff in between! -- Medium

"There is no such thing as destiny, only different choices. Some choices are easy. Some aren't. Those are the important one; the ones that define us as people." Quote from the movie 23.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” (C.S. Lewis)
Inspire others by your example.


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Welcome, Sandy! Belgium, how lovely!

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Hi I'm Sandy. I am a Pilates and Les Mills Body Vive Instructor. I live in Belgium but originally from Canada....if feels like worlds away from everyone else even though this is Internet! Looking forward to being part of this team! emoticon

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Hi Toni!

Oops! I didn't mean to "lose track" of this post! I've been at a very active RV rally this past week and was so busy just coming and going. It's over now and things have slowed down again.

My two cents: (which matches what Sue just said): I keep reading that the Baby Boomer generation is highly interested in personal training---and speaking for myself, if I were to look for a personal trainer, it would definitely be someone in or near my age! They know first hand about the aches, creaks, and pains that we have!

Hope to keep hearing more from you!
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Hi Toni and welcome to the team.

I have worked with seniors, and it is rewarding. They definitely prefer to have a trainer who is a little closer to their age. That is a market that is really growing right now as well.

I have a number of certifications. I have the general personal trainer and group x. I also have a number of specialty certifications including yoga and Pilates. As far as the Pilates goes, if you want to work in a specialized Pilates school, you would probably get a Stott's certification or whatever type they teach. Many of the certifying bodies. AFFA and NETA for example, have speciality workshops in things like Pilates. They are usually a 2 day workshop if you get a certification. Depending on how you want to use it, this may be sufficient.

Hope is the high; dread is the low; life is the stuff in between! -- Medium

"There is no such thing as destiny, only different choices. Some choices are easy. Some aren't. Those are the important one; the ones that define us as people." Quote from the movie 23.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” (C.S. Lewis)
Inspire others by your example.


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Hi, I'm Toni and I decided to take the plunge, so to speak. I've been a Spark member for about 2 1/2 years, and already belong to 3 teams, but I am enrolled in a W.I.T.S. personal trainer certification course starting April 6, so it makes sense to join this team! emoticon
I haven't decided yet what I will do with this course, mostly it's for personal knowledge and I suppose I'll take the certification test this summer. I have a pretty decent job at a University, and my hubby earns a really good salary, so I'm not sure if I'll pursue this as a second job or what. Also, I'm 53 years old on the 20th, so I'd probably like to work with older adults. I particularly like Pilates and have looked into certification, but it seems a bit complicated. Anyone out there that's a certified Pilates instructor I'd love to chat! emoticon

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Hi CAROL, and welcome to the team. We are glad that you've joined the group. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.

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I am Carol. I am a full time teacher at 3 elementary and 1 middle school. This summer I am planning to obtain my PT certification. Any tips anyone can offer would be appreciated:) Send me a message through Spark mail or on my Sparkpage.
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Welcome to the team. I've done a some silks, lyra and rope. Would love to do more! No place close enough to get really good at it! Looking forward to getting to know you!

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Yes! Yes! I wanna hear more about what an "Aerial circus instructor and performer" is/does!

As well as HOW did you get into this?!?!?!

It sounds F-U-N!

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Hello, and welcome to the team EBWHAT. We are glad to have you join the group. "Aerial circus instructor and performer" sounds pretty exciting. I hope to hear more from you about that. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.

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Hi! I'm an aerial circus instructor and performer. I realistically can't lose that much, but it'll help me get more gigs if I do lose a little bit I think. I'm hoping this time I'll actually do it, I'm a very socially motivated person so I think this team might help. Excited to be a part of a team with other instructors!

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Welcome to the team. I've done the turbo kick training. It's a lot of fun. I got a lot of good moves and good music to use in cardio box/kickboxing. I've also done their piyo (combination Pilates/yoga). I'm not sure I spelled it correctly though. Hope you enjoy your training.

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We are glad also that you've found our group. Take care, and keep in touch. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.

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Hi, everyone! I used to teach Pilates and Y/P fusion classes, then became a massage therapist, and it kind of took over. Now I'm also a massage instructor and am building a stress management (assessments, prevention, remediation) practice, and I'm almost positive I want to go back to teaching fitness as part of my business, since we all know what a great stress relief tool exercise can be, both in the immediate, and in the big picture sense that it supports general health (lack of which is a major, common stressor.) I know I have to catch myself up on what's rusty, but I am also doing new things: first, a Turbo Kick training next weekend.

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Thanks, Laskie2!

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Hi team,
Sorry for such a slow response to the LAZY RIVER question:

This class challenge endurance and upper body strength as students workout with and against the current using noodles, paddles and dumbbells. This is a fast-paced, cardio class and an intense workout that is easy on your joints.

Typically, the Lazy Rivers are 3 feet high, the width and length depends on the facility. Students circle the river running, jogging or walking.

Susy - u-tube post was a excellent picture of a Lazy River. I hope this helps!

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Sounds like fun! Thanks!

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SUSY...Thanks for the You Tube video of a 'lazy river.' I remember going to a water park a long time ago that had something like that. It was so much fun. I guess now they are putting 'lazy rivers' in fitness facilities. I don't know of any in this area though. Wish we did have them around here.

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Hello CRAZYSTEPPER,

We are glad to have you on the team. Yes, SUSAN can tell you all about her "Lazy River Classes." Sound like a really fun way to exercise.

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Hi CRAZYSTEPPER!

I know that Susan is going to come back to respond to this once she reads your question. Many of us had that same question when Susan first started talking about it!

My (limited) understanding is that it is an exercise class performed in water where you work both with and then against the current of the water. Therefore, the pool must have some sort of underwater motor that generates the current.

Here's a clip I found off of YouTube of a Lazy River, but unfortunately, I couldn't find one where there was an actual exercise class going on:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6haWFILC_V4

And here's something I clipped from a YMCA Lazy River class description:
"Enjoy walking against the current in our lazy river! This is a great workout without the stress on your knees and back with regular walking."

Sounds fun, huh?! I know I'd like to take this class!

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I have to ask - what is a lazy river class?


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Woohoo! Welcome, I'm so excited that you (another Water Aerobic Instructor) joined our team. I teach High-impact, Arthritis and Deep Water Aerobic and Lazy Rivers classess. I look fowards to chatting with you on the chat thread.


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Hi Trish, and Welcome to the Team! We are glad that you've joined our group. I wish you the best in reaching all of your goals.

When you have the time, go ahead and create your SparkPage so that we can post supportive and encouraging comments there, add you as a friend, and send you SparkGoodies. We are looking forward to getting to know you.

Check out the forums on our team page, if you haven't already. We do have a 'chat' thread, and other threads that might be of interest to you. Take care, and keep in touch.

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Hi and Welcome Trish!

I was online when I saw you joined our team... and while you were posting (but before I saw it), I was busy emailing you a Welcome! LOL

So glad to have you on the team---and introducing yourself!!! That really helps us to get to know you and interact better.

I know others will be greeting you as well once they see your post.

Yeah, I hear you on how we feel with less sunlight. I think that's one reason that Sparkers become more active during the winter time... They get a "lift" from interacting with other people here on Spark; it's encouraging!

You sound quite busy with adopted children to raise, doing your own exercising, plus teaching classes. That's one way for time to speed by: Keeping busy!!!

Please keep posting and I know you'll receive the encouragement and support you'll looking for!

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Hi my name is Trish, I'm certified by Aquatic Exercise Assoc.(AEA) & have a Group Exercise certification thru National Exercise Training Assoc.(NETA). I currently teach water aerobics and Strength-n-Balance classes. My birth children are grown but I'm still busy raising my adopted children. I love working out, I'm still walking outside several days a week but as this weather gets colder and less sunlight I struggle due to Seasonal Affect. I was diagnosed with Celiac's 4 yrs ago and have gained 12lbs over that period of time. I've always had to watch what I eat and exercise a lot to maintain a healthy weight. Most people say you don't have that much to lose but what they don't understand is how hard those last 10-15lbs are to lose. I'm looking for a group who enjoys exercise and will help motivate each other on our journey to lose weight & be healthy!

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Welcome Shelly,

Congratulations on your weight loss, and welcome to the team. We look forward to getting to know you!

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Hello SHELLIE,
Welcome to the team. We are glad to have you join the group. CONGRATULATIONS on your AMAZING weight loss and also on your other accomplishments. Take care, and keep in touch with us. We are eager to get to know you!

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Oh, my, Shellie! You've got an impressive accomplishment (the loss of 103 lbs) and quite impressive achievement goals (Zumba, ACE Group Fitness Cert, and the ACE Health Coach cert)!

You're right! You -can- tell your prospective clients that you've been there!

We're looking forward to hearing about your journey!

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Hi! I'm Shellie and I'm just now getting into fitness instruction. I'll be getting my Zumba license on the 6th and then I'll start studying for the ACE Group Fitness Certification. I hope to eventually become an ACE Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach. I've just completed the hardest step which was to lose 103lbs over 2 years. emoticon

I have been so incredibly blessed to have been on this healthy lifestyle journey and I look forward to helping others, because I can tell them, I know....I've been there!!

I look forward to getting to know everyone! emoticon

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Katie, I like your plan too!
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I don't teach yet. But that's what I'm training for! Right now I have to stay at home with my son because we don't have the money for childcare. Thankfully my gym has childcare so I can go every day and prepare so I can at least look like an instructor who can last through a whole class. Lol I study my instructors' routines every time though and make notes on what I would given the chance so I can be slightly prepared when I go through the training when the time comes.

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Welcome Katie and Dyet to the fitness instructor team! emoticon

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Katie and -Dyet-... WELCOME!
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Also WELCOME -DYET- to the team, hope you will drop in and introduce yourself!


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Welcome K-Shin to the team!!!
What kind of classes do you teach?
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One candle can wipe out darkness,
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Katie here! Slimming down and toning up while I'm a stay-at-home mom. When my son goes into preschool or kindergarten in a year or two I'll start trying to get a job as fitness instructor and/or personal trainer. Having fun (except for the diet part hehe) training my body even though some days are more difficult than others. I may even be able to start earlier if circumstances are right. Let's hope. Hehe emoticon

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Glad to have you on the team, ABOCK312!
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Welcome to ABOCK312-stop by and introduce yourself!!!


My name is Melody, living in OZ!

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One...
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One hand can lift a soul,
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One candle can wipe out darkness,
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"Mac Anderson"


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Seems like all that we need now are NEW MEMBERS!!!!! We've got the thread, now we just need someone new to post here.

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Ditto to what Pam said! Let's make this an active, informative, helpful team!

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Hello, and Welcome to ALL of our members. We are glad to have you on our team. Each one of you is very much appreciated, and THANK YOU for all that you do! I hope that you will post regularly on our message boards and keep us updated on how you are doing.

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Now that you've joined the team, how about introducing yourself?!

I know... I know... You're saying, "But what do I s-a-a-y?!"

Hey, we're not picky! We'll read anything about yourself that you wanna post! LOL

I promise... We don't throw rotten tomatoes at our beloved team members! In all seriousness, we APPRECIATE that you post an intro.

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