I have a couple of posts that I have been meaning to write, and eventually I will get to all of them, but I wanted to share a little about a wonderful event that took place about two weeks ago: Rock and Read!
If you have been reading for a while, you know I teach Dance-fitness classes (such as Zumba)! Well, two weeks ago, I organized an event that turned out to be pretty amazing. Rock and Read was a special Zumba party benefitting a local organization: the York County Early Learning Partnership. They are a wonderful nonprofit organization that helps promote early literacy in the area. Since my own daughter has benefitted from ELP (she received a book in the mail each month for the first 5 years of her life!), I wanted to be able to give something back.
Class was held at my regular Thursday location, but we packed as many people into the gym as we could, and the only proof admission was a donation of any amount for the ELP.
I was so proud that we raised over $500 that night for York County Early Learning Partnership! It was so successful that I hope we can do it again next year. I love teaching regular Zumba classes, but it is even more wonderful when we are able to do something special to benefit a worthy organization!
In other news... It is MAY! How did that happen? Summer is quickly approaching! I think May is often the "crunch-time" month when we really kick our fitness and healthy eating habits into high gear to get ready for June, when many of us will be hitting the pool. Are you kicking up your fitness routines? I am trying to add more walking/running on my non-Zumba nights and also am adding more weights. I have been slack about that lately. I am also planning to spend the month of May in Whole30 mode, just to get the summer off to a fantastic start. If you want to read about some of my Whole30 experiences, click here!