Happiness is contagious. If you spend time with happy people you are more likely to be happy yourself. A study from 2008 by the Harvard Medical School showed that “Happiness is also a collective phenomenon that spreads through social networks like an emotional contagion.” For the whole article click here.
Here a testimonial Erica received the other day… Thought it would be nice to share the positive energy and show you how others are benefiting from Erica’s personal training efforts.
“Its such a great experience working with a trainer who is as invested in helping me obtain my physical goals as I am . Erica’s commitment to helping me accomplish my goals has been profound and highly effective. I love the results and feel great! Thank you Erica for your dedication to my overall wellness. You are so appreciated! :)”
A strong core is essential to well rounded fitness and decreased overall pain cause my muscle imbalances. Focusing on all the core components; shoulder stability, trunk stability, hip stability; including glute control and strength, balance and muscle control through movement.
To keep the class fresh and interesting we use a variety of techniques and equipment such as stability balls, BOSU balls, foam rollers, balance boards, etc. Including all components of fitness from cardiovascular endurance to more traditional strength training exercises to flexibility and range of motion work tone your entire body while building functional strength. This class is appropriate for for all levels of fitness.
Quotes from The Four Agreements By: Don Miguel Ruzi
“When you believe something, you assume you are right, and you may even destroy relationships inorder to defend your position. Let go of the need to defend your position.”
When your always trying to be right, and need to prove it… You risk the chance of pushing some pretty important people away. Take a step back, release the need and realize that you don’t always have to be right and you don’t always have to prove it. Your feel better about yourself and less stressed to always be heard. Hear your self, and prove to yourself that you can remain respectful to others while processing your own needs of why you need to be right…
Friday the 13th proved itself to be a night of surprises. From our gracious guests, to the flowers and wine, the love was felt in the air. Thank you to all that have supported Violet Quartz Wellness, together we grow stronger everyday.
Linda(one of our extraordinary members and long time supporter) and Erica Otto at the 1 year anniversary party.
In a recent study at the University of Derby, depressed patients given salsa dancing lessons improved their moods significantly by the end of the nine week hip swiveling therapy. Researchers site the endorphin boots of exercise, plus the social interaction and concentration that dancing requires, and the increase self-confidence from learning a new skill as components to dancing’s benefits.
The physically expressive nature of dance also helps people release and thereby recognize pent-up feelings, the first step in dealing with them. Excerpt from Psychology Today August 2010 pg. 42
Regardless of your reason to dance our Saturday class is not only fun and a great way to learn some new moves, but a great cardio workout.
This is a progressive class as each builds on another in choreography. Registration is required.