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Helping a friend

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

One thing I've really come to appreciate about sparkpeople is that it's not entirely about weightloss. It's about overall health and well-being. Any goal we want to achieve, we can approach using SparkPeople's tools and system, and have a decent chance of reaching that goal. This blog isn't really for me; it's for a friend of mine who is considering starting up her own business, and needs a helping hand getting things going.

My friend - call her Aurora, she's always liked the name - is a Canadian dance instructor, in the process of achieving her Royal Academy of Dance certification to enter students into exams. She also teaches pilates. In both jobs, due to her present training, she's had days where she had to find substitute teachers for her classes, or to cancel classes if she couldn't find substitutes. And that's where her idea comes in. I don't have all the technical details, but she's hit on a way that should help fitness and dance instructors more easily cover their classes. Right now she's doing a feasibility study, and she needs a few more people to fill out her survey before she can proceed.

The people I've met here are helpful, good natured, and thoughtful. So when she began to tell me about the difficulty she's had in getting the last 25 instructors she needs to call the survey complete, I immediately thought of the Sparkpeople community. Aurora has tapped all her resources in her hometown and called on all the other instructors she knows, but she needs a bit more feedback before she can call it complete. If you're a Canadian fitness, or dance, teacher - or if you own a dance studio or gym in Canada - it would be amazingly helpful if you could pop over to and fill out the survey. It'll only take a few minutes, and you'll be helping out a very good friend of mine. You'll also be entered to win a $25 gift card.

If you're not an instructor yourself, I figure the odds are good you know one or more. Do you think you can mention to them? It'll help a good person get one step closer to achieving one of her goals!
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    Dang, I wish I could help, but I'm not an instructor and I'm American. But I totally agree with you about all the other benefits of Spark People. Good luck to your friend!
    1642 days ago
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