Hi, I’m Emily! I’m a certified Zumba Fitness and yoga instructor living in the Boston area. By day, I’m a site editor for a technology media company, writing specifically for decision-making technology professionals. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012 with a BA in Journalism and Communication. Since graduating, I have moved from the Pioneer Valley to Boston to be closer to work and the hustle and bustle of… Read More
Did you catch last week’s ActivewearUSA Magazine post? Before you lace up your sneakers for Zumba or another dance workout, check out these tips for finding the perfect shoe for your needs. Click the photo above to navigate there!
When you can’t get to the studio for a dance fitness class, you can still enjoy the fun and reap the rewards of moving to the music. Click the photo to read my article on ActivewearUSA Magazine!
After a weird couple of months, I’m back in full swing at DanceFIT and Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs! Here is my schedule for April: Monday | Yoga Ballet | 8:00 PM | DanceFIT Studio (Virtual Studio) Tuesday | Yoga Ballet | 5:30 PM | DanceFIT Studio (Brookline Studio) Wednesday | Yoga Ballet | 7:00 AM | DanceFIT Studio (Virtual Studio) Thursday | Zumba | 6:00 PM | Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs (Commonwealth Ave) Saturday | Zumba | 10:30 AM | Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs (Brighton… Read More
Aruba, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahama, Key Largo, Montego… Kyoto. If you couldn’t tell by my blogging hiatus, life has been a little busy. Tomorrow I’m jet-setting to Japan for a couple weeks of wanderlust. We’ll be spending some quality time in Kyoto with Ryo’s grandfather and several days in Tokyo — making frequent day trips to nearby destinations. Here are a couple of pictures from Ryo’s last trip: I’ve been itching to get… Read More
Here is a dance video for your home fitness arsenal. It’s a short song, perfect for cooling it down after a tough routine. Please note: 1. I live in a tiny apartment — Recently rearranged so that we have a little more room for activities. 2. The floor is super squeaky, so I’m trying to be as quiet as possible. I definitely don’t want my downstairs neighbors banging their brooms on the… Read More
Have some fun with this salsa routine! I love to put it right near the beginning of my Zumba playlist. Please note the following: 1. I’m dancing in my tiny, tiny apartment. 2. The hardwood floor is super squeaky, so I’m trying to be as light on my feet as possible. Last thing I want is for my downstairs neighbors to start banging their broom on the ceiling. (Yes, that has happened… Read More
Here is a dance video for your home fitness arsenal. It’s a short song, perfect for cooling it down after a tough routine. Please note the following: My apartment is tiny. The floor is super squeaky, so I’m tip-toeing around here. I didn’t want my downstairs neighbors banging their broom on the ceiling. (Yes, that has happened to me before.) With that said, go bigger and dance harder than me. I do… Read More
Try this yoga sequence before you lay down to sleep tonight. Each pose aims to release any last bits of tension built up over the course of the day in main troubles spots, i.e. the neck, the spine and the hips. The best part of it all? You can do every pose from bed, so brush those teeth, put your PJs on and ease your way into a nice slumber. Read a break… Read More
Looking to spice up your home practice? Try this 5-minute heart pounding yoga flow featuring my signature Yoga Ballet sun salutation. If you’ve taken a Yoga Ballet class with me before, it should look pretty familiar. Instead of doing a swan dive forward to make your way through high plank and low plank, we take three pliés and a grand plié. From your plié bring your heels together in first position and… Read More
By Rachel Levine Six months ago as I packed up my Bostonian bags in preparation for my move, I pondered how my life would change – new city, new job, new adventure. Per usual, I had high hopes for my first real world job, but similar to most facets of life, some of my expectations were met while others were not. For me, the real world involves a significant amount of time… Read More