Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Above is a self portrait that was not easy to take.....
I am a dancer... a ballerina. I love classical ballet and have been trained by the best, who have also been trained by the best. My mother was and is a dancer and she used to dance with my main teacher, MaryLou Stangeland. They both trained under Phyllis Moore of Moore's Dancewear.
I also trained with the late Rick Sullivant as a ballet and jazz dancer. I went to extensive dance camps and i have performed in many productions not to mention the old Forum floor when the dream team (Magic Johnson) was happening.
These are some photos from a new class i started about 2 weeks ago. The class is a lot easier then MaryLou's but really, it is what you make it. When others are doing one turn, i will do doubles and when others are dancing flat, i will releve.
I'm working hard to lose weight and strengthen my ankles so i can go on pointe within the next 2 months. I am going to perform in an avant garde style, with theatrical makeup and costume. My pointe shoe of choice is the custom made Gaynor Mindens, they are the best!
Gotta dance !!!
it's super hard and takes major dedication and discipline.
Monday, June 23, 2008
The Friday night class at 6pm is so fun and the instructor is a sexy guy with and english accent...hot, hot, hot. They play all different types of club music....industrial, a little hip hop, disco etc.
Give it a shot it is so worth it. Being fit equals self love!
I used to be a member of Sports Club LA and that is where i learned perfect cycling form. I have always been very athletic and competitive. I'm a beast on the bike. I did a 500 mile bike ride straight up the Canadian Rockies without even breaking a sweat. Other cyclist were amazed and asked me how i had trained for the ride. I did about 4 spin classes a week for about 4 months and that is all it took. It is much more beneficial then training on a regular bike where you have to stop and watch for traffic and if you have a good instructor, they will motivate you and you just can't stop !
The above image is the artsy version....you like?
I would love for any of you to meet me at Revolution Fitness and get on the positive high i am on! Since this is my first week back, i am still very sore. It will take about 3 to 4 weeks for me to get stronger and used to training so hard. In addition to spinning, i have also been a ballet dancer since age 5.... well over 3 years. I also love dance and i am good.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Yup, that is right, Fred!
He's about 200 pounds of Sulcatta Tortoise !
That would be one large bowl of soup.
Look at her trying to move that tank!
I was in the other room when i heard a boom! I made my way into the living room and there he was.... he had bull dozed right through the french doors.....
He came right up the step and headed toward my friend, Adria's, room. Luckily he was on tile so we swirled him around. i had to show him my hot pink finger nails in order to get him to follow me. He thinks they are candy. I got him half way out before he turned around... I can't pick him up he is huge and he will smash my fingers and tuck his legs in really quick...ouch!
I had to Call Adria and we both picked him up, it wasn't easy. This is the first time he has been in the house for quite some time. He was the size of a quarter when i bought him for $100 bucks at a reptile store. At that time i was managing 15 apt buildings in Satna Monica and West LA and i had a large apt he roamed around in. i had to move he got so big. I love him though!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Spinning is heavy duty and it is what i did when i trained for the 500 mile bike ride i did in canada ! Straight up the rockies without breaking a sweat. Man was i in sub space.
I got the burger at Mort's Deli on Ventura Blvd near Reseda.... i go there alone and hang out sometimes.