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Ceyenna Final

Please come out for a Zumbathon® to raise money for the Davidson Family and to celebrate the life of Ceyenna Bennett Davidson.

Ceyenna Bennett Davidson was an amazing multi-faceted woman; wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, mentor, HR professional, and proud Temple University graduate. She was kind, funny, thoughtful, smart, and had a radiant smile.

Initially, this fundraiser was to raise money to help offset some of the medical costs for Ceyenna Davidson, who was suffering from Stage 4 brain cancer. I am sadden to say that Ceyenna recently passed away.
Although she is gone we are still moving forward with the fundraiser as all proceeds made at this event will go to the organization, Join Hands 4 Ceyenna. This money will assist her husband and 3 year old son during their time of need.

$20 Donations can be paid at the door or on the organizations website, When donating on line, please add the word Zumba to the comment section.

NYC Zumba Instructors representing are:
Nathan Blake
Sammantha Kaufman-Jones
Jelani Maleeq
Christina LaGrega
Lanita Summerlin
Marsha Garcia
Carmen Martinez
Cydney Taylor
Tonya Taylor

This IS your Resolution

New Year’s Resolution
As the new year approaches many of you will make the most common resolution of all. The resolution of losing weight and joining a gym.That normally lasts for a few weeks.Then when April approaches gyms and cardio classes fill up with the hope of getting t-shirt, summer dress, bathing suit ready in 60 days. Once the summer hits and the bbqs begin the attitude of ” it is what it is” settles in. Refusing the potato salad, BBQ ribs, and alcoholic beverages is just unheard of. How can one maintain a healthy diet with all this good food around? The weather is too nice outside to be in a gym or cardio class, so the thought process is I will start in September. In September the classes are full again until the weather begins to get cooler and the days end earlier then there are less people coming out. Why is it so hard to maintain your workout in the winter? As the number of students dwindle down to barely nothing, the couches get more comfortable.The weight begins to add back on and so does the frustration. Next the holidays are back.The food is everywhere and you are right back to your same new year’s resolution.

What must you do to end this cycle? View full article »

Health and Wellness Seminar

 A NEW YOU  FOR 2013!!


All Green Smoothie

Healthy Green SmoothiePreparations: 5 minutes * processing 1 minute * yield 4 cups
1 cup of spinach

2 cups of Kale

1/2 cup of water

1 Barlett pear with skin

1 Celery Stalk

Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high until you reach your consistency





This smoothie is filled with powerful antioxidants that help protect against various cancers. It is a great anti-inflammatory smoothie. Great for supporting your cardiovascular system. It is low is calories.  High in fiber, iron, Vitamin A, C, K, and Calcium. Filled with magnesium. Great for lowering your blood pressure and improving your digestion system.

Have this for your first drink in the morning and you will feel satisfied and refreshed. Great for an afternoon snack or to satisfy a

sweet craving. Has a low glycemic index. Great for people with diabetes.

Almond Pancake

Almond Pancakes
Prep time:
10 minutes
Prep notes:
Cooking time:
10 minutes
4 people

1 egg
1 1/2 cups almond, rice or soy milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 3/4 cups oat or whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped
1 tablespoon non-aluminum baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt View full article »

Are you allergic to milk or are you lactose intolerant?

When you have dairy, do you experience the following:

  • Headaches
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea

These are just a few symptoms that you can experience after ingesting dairy. The question is, does this happen within minutes or hours?

If you notice them within minutes of ingesting dairy then you are allergic. Your immune system can not tolerate dairy and sees milk protein as an enemy. It makes extra antibodies and reacts with these symptoms.

If within hours after ingesting dairy you get these or other symptoms then you are lactose intolerant. It’s possible to live all of your childhood able to drink milk and now you can’t. As you get older, you may no longer have the lactase enzyme that breaks lactose down. If it doesn’t break down, it stays in the system and acts like a laxative and can cause diarrhea, cramps, etc.

It’s possible to only be allergic to milk. There is a milk protein called whey. Some people can not tolerate whey but can consume dairy that doesn’t have whey in it like hard cheese. Lactose intolerant people may be able to ingest limited amounts of milk and other dairy at a time. Lactase enzyme pills are also available to help aid in digestion. They must be taken prior to ingesting dairy to help avoid the symptoms.

Did you know this herb was filled with so many benefits?

Did you know this herb was filled with so many benefits?