Many of you know Karen from MaZi Dance Chicago and from being with her in class the past couple of years. She recently joined our instructor team and has taken South Loop by storm! By day she teaches kids about nature love and taking care of mother earth and by night she leads a buoyant Zi-Cardio class that's the ultimate escape! She's welcoming, has one of the best smiles ever and there's a wonderful calm vibe (hey, it's mother nature) about her. When you step foot into her Zi-Cardio classes be prepared to feel like you're dancing with all of your closest friends (your MaZiSistas!)!
How do you relax?
When I get really stressed out, I take a nap. I think the subconscious solves a lot while you sleep. At the very least, I am refreshed and ready to tackle anything and everything.
How do you rev up?
Music! The song might change, but its always music!
What fashion item can you not live without?
Shoes. They always make the outfit.
Go to healthy snack?
Facials and chocolate & peanut butter ice cream (I don't mess around)
What do you like about teaching at MaZi!?
I love the idea of people coming to class, checking their "to do list" at the door, having a great time and leaving feeling good about themselves.
Song that keeps you going?
Shake Everything You Got by Maceo Parker
In grad school I studied wolves in the Great Lakes Region. (That's fun if your a nature nerd, like me.)
#1 Fitness tip?
Make sure you love your workout. You will never have to "force" yourself to do it.
How your experience with MaZi Dance Chicago (our performing group) made a difference?
Joining MDC was a big jump outside of my comfort zone. I absolutely love it and the challenge that each new piece of choreography brings. It has made it much easier for me to step out of my comfort zone in all aspects of my life.
|One of our favorite pics of Karen in Ericka Lashley's "Vo-Chem" during MDC showcase|
Don't miss her classes Tuesdays at 5:45 PM and Thursdays at 7:00 PM!
- XO, Zi