Newsletter – April 2011

Added on 04 June 2011 by in Newsletters

Spring has sprung … sort of!

FiF Element Founder Cortney Wilson As the temp takes a nose dive, do NOT let your fitness regimen do the same! Use the month of APRIL to ADD a little FLAVOR to your Workouts!
Try something NEW on our schedule, something out of your comfort zone!
And do it without breaking the bank! We are happy to announce that all of our classes will remain $5! And, we are happy to announce our new Referral Program for a chance to win a fabulous prize!
My goal is to keep Fitness Fun for you … all to make your journey to a fitter you FUNnomenal (get it!!)

Here’s to an Awesome April!

New Referral Program!

Zumba Tote - Referral Program GiveawayWe LOVE how much you’re DIGGIN’ our classes and spreading the word about it to others!
To say ‘thank you’, and encourage you to continue inviting others to get fit in our “Element”, we happily introduce the new Referral Program! It’s simple: refer the most people, win a FAB prize! The giveaway for April is the ZUMBA® HEART CANVAS TOTE BAG (valued at $20).

Here’s how it works:

  1. Pick up our Referral Cards from the front desk at The Festival Dance Center before or after class & hand them out to people you’d like to refer to our classes.
  2. You have from March 29-April 27 to refer as many people as you can to ANY of our classes. They do not all have to come at 1 time or to 1 class.
  3. Be sure to include your name on all cards, for this is what we will use to do our tally. The person MUST bring that card with them to class, w/their name on it as well! No exceptions.
  4. You can NOT refer the same person more than once.
  5. The winner will be notified & announced on Saturday, April 30th in our Zumba/Zumba Toning class at 10:45am, and presented their prize!
    Ready … set … REFER!!


Amanda SwiderskiMeet Amanda Swiderski! You know her, she is at 99% of ALL classes, and no matter how challenging the workout or tricky the moves, Amanda will have a smile on her face the whole time! Amanda has taken classes with FiF Element Fitness since December 2010, and shares her struggles with her weight & sticking to a workout routine. “At the 1st class, I couldn’t even touch my toes, and I broke out in a sweat just doing the stretches,” she says. “I feel so much better now, can now touch my toes, and I’m bummed out if I miss even a single workout!” Amanda’s endurance has even improved! For Amanda, the Masala Bhangra Workout has sculpted her arms; ClubKick has toned her thighs, and Zumba has introduced her to her hips again! So what is Amanda’s mantra: “Just show up,” she says. “And it has served me well. No matter which workout, I know Cortney will work me out, the people will lift my spirits and I’ll leave feeling great!” Way to go AMANDA!! Thanks for being our Fit-n-Fly Girl for April!

Tune in to May’s newsletter to meet Tamika Grace!


Fit n Fly Girl” shirtThe “Fit n Fly Girl” shirt orders will be placed Monday, April 13th! If you have not pre-ordered your shirt, please do so by SATURDAY, APRIL 9th! Get 1 for $25 or 2 for $40!

Don’t forget about our other shirts: Dance it Off fitted tees and reg. tees are STILL available; as well as some Masala Bhangra Workout tees.

Zumba Toning Sticks are now available for purchase for $20! Get your pair and amp up your ZUMBA Workout! Can be purchased on Saturday mornings before classes!

Healthy Foods: Eat to Lose Weight

Meals, tips, and recipes that power up your fat-burning engine with every bite!

By The Editors of Prevention

A calorie is a calorie, and cutting them is the best way to lose weight, right? Not so fast. New research shows that eating certain types of foods can rev your metabolism, curb your appetite, and help you drop more pounds than others.

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2nd Annual ZESTY ZUMBATHON for the Enrichment Center raises $2,400 Health and Wellness Fund

2011 Zesty Zumbathon

There’s nothing like gettin’ Fit for a Cause! Thank you to EVERYONE who came out to the 2nd Annual ZESTY Zumbathon for the Enrichment Center! Your attendance and generous donations helped bring in $2,400 for the Center’s Health & Wellness program! We are still finalizing a date and location for next year’s event! How did you like having this event on a Friday night as opposed to a Saturday morning (which we did in 2010)? Or how did you like the event overall? Email me your thoughts at! And another huge shout out to all 8 instructors who brought their BEST to the stage.

Relive this event, and click HERE to see our ZESTY Slideshow!