A Matter of Balance: A Woman's Quest for Health, Harmony & Kick-ass Heels

Monday, July 23, 2007

Surf's Up

I'm always up for a challenge.....especially when it involves something new.....so I decided to hit the surf in Long Beach, Long Island with nine other fabulous women, including my buddy Pina.

After we arrived we had some instruction on the beach.

Our instructors from
Surf to Live (check them out at www.surftolive.com) were great

Hey she's up!!!

Then we were off! Pina sure looks determined here!

Here's Tracy & Andrea from My Time for Me, LLC, our hosts for the outing.
Go to their webiste www.mytimeforme.com to see the other fun stuff they have planned.

They believe women should take time for themselves and organize interesting and cool events for women.

After we finished we enjoyed a wonderful clambake on the beach.

By the end of the evening, each of us had gotten up on our boards at least once. We were proud of ourselves for attempting this demanding, but exhilarating physical challenge.

Hang ten!

To check out more of the fun....go to :

Friday, July 13, 2007

Summer Staff Outing 2007

We kicked off our Summer Staff Outing at Roberto's in New Haven.

Roberto was happy to have such a lovely group of women dining at his restaurant, so he gave us a nice room of our own.

You can check it out for yourself at....
418 State St

New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 562-9957

We toasted to a wonderful year and welcomed our newest instructors to the team.

Then it was on to see Dancing with the Stars at the Harboryard Arena

The show was wonderful....I think Apollo was a favorite!
This group cleans up pretty darn good!
And it was a treat to have everyone together for a night of fun, celebration and to watch someone else do the dancing for a change!!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Beach Party

We celebrated the half way point of our
Splash into Summer promotion
with a Beach Party!

And what fun we had!!

Ginny's ready to soak up the sun!

Lynne the lifeguard is ready for action! She won the prize for 'most creative' .

Liz is showing off her patriotic bikini!

Pina gets the crowd groovin' to the sounds of the Beach Boys.

Well, it's not teeny weeny yellow polka dots -- but Joy looks great in her colorful polka dots! And Gloria brightens up the room even more right behind Joy.

Eleanor works the deltoids to the tune of Blue Skies with her bushy blond hair do. Not sure if she looks more like Dolly Parton or Rod Stewart .

Nancy stole the show winning "most ready for the beach." She looked so comfy we weren't sure if she was going to workout or watch!

Millie & Mirella are ready for some sun!
Two bathing beauties catch some rays while we work out.
Mirella was our winner for the prettiest beach outfit.
Stephanie and MacKenzie join mom on stage for a Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride. They performed the Juniors version of the routine.
But our favorite was Millie who won the sexiest beach outfit. YOU GO GIRL!!

A good time was had by all....thanks to Pina, Pam, Eleanor, Beth and Beth's daughter's Stephanie & Mackenzie who helped to put it all together.
But most of all thanks to our customers whose lively spirits and clever costumes made it so much fun.

As they say....
"You don't stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing."

Go out & play today!!

Congratulations to our newest instructors!

Congratulations to our newest instructors Elena & Paula!
We are all proud of them for their hard work.

Pina & I attended Saturday's workshop sessions with our new crew, and then we all headed back to Norwalk where we celebrated at Goccia ! Antonia & Elena's new restaurant in South Norwalk (just across from the Maritime Center).

Everything was absolutely delicious and we sampled all of the desserts. Check out the chocolate cake above...so good I had to take a photo!

And of course Antonio was an outstanding host. Here he is posing with the gals (Beth joined us for dinner). Stop by to visit him and sample the fabulous food at 19 North Water Street....203-642-3355....www.gocciarestaurant.com.

Tell him the Jazzercisers sent you!!