I Miss Teaching Group Fitness

I had a post come up in my Facebook memories and it made me pause and reflect on how much I enjoy teaching group fitness and motivating people to be their best selves. I don’t have anything really poignant to say other than, I wish things could go back to how they were. 12th Street Gym was such a huge part of my life for so long. I miss my people so much.


Image of man lifting weight overhead

I know one day, when things settle down in my professional career, I will definitely get back in front of a class doing what I love the most. Until then….

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Painting with a twist with my Fit Fam

Yesterday I joined a few of my Fit Fam from 12th Street Gym for an evening of fellowship, food, wine and painting at Painting with a Twist. Attendees were asked to bring a dish and wine to share with the group. I made a shrimp dip I found on the Whole Foods site and tweaked it just a bit. Served with some fresh veggies and crackers, it was a hit.

  • 1/2 pound cooked, peeled shrimp
  • 4 green onions , roughly chopped
  • 8 ounces Neufch√Ętel cheese , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt. I used Chobani
  • 1 whole lemon. The zest and the juice.
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup of cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon of sriracha AKA 1 big squirt!
  • 1 tablespoon of Pickled Sliced Jalapenos, 3-5 rings.

The lemon and sriracha set it off!!!

Photoa of Shrimp Dip with Veggies & Crackers
Shrimp Dip with Veggies & Crackers

I blanched the broccoli and carrots for that nice pop of color and vibrant taste.

We laughed and painted and had a blast! Thanks for the invite, Peanut.