Mirror Mirror on the Wall

How many times have you heard me say in class:

“Don’t stare in the mirror, the mirror is NOT your friend!

We spend aloft of time in front of a mirror.  Looking in a mirror will constantly remind us of good days, bad days, skinny days, fat days, good hair days, bad hair days, yadda yadda.  Ok, as dancers, we like to look at ourselves to see what we’re producing. But if we don’t like what we see it can affect our mood, and it can either elevate us, or deflate us. I can walk into class feeling all confident, then I watch myself in the mirror and I think “Oh crap, I look awful” Just imagine if you didn’t see yourself in the mirror and you just danced like no one is watching. You will feel beautiful because it’s what you feel inside. We  have to remember that a mirror, is just a reflection of ourselves, and not the true self. If we look in the mirror on a bad day, it doesn’t matter how anyone else sees us, we only see what’s in our reflection. If we feel crappy that day, you better believe we’re gonna see a crappy reflection. You’ve heard the old expression “Smoke and Mirrors”

(Smoke and mirrors is a metaphor for a deceptive, fraudulent or insubstantial … a program or functionality that does not yet exist, but appears as though it does)

We are all  beautifully and wonderfully made! Our true reflection is far deeper than a sheet of glass. Once you find that honest reflection of who you are-YOU’VE CONQUERED THE MIRROR. Now you can become the best that you can be! Remember when you dance, you want it to come from within. I’m not saying never to use a mirror, but when its time to dance, free dance, look away, and just let it come from within.

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The audiences ears hear the music, and their eyes see you being that music. Dance is the music made visible. You ARE the music!
~ Morocco ~

 

 

 

September Twirly Girl of the Month: Janetta!

This month, our Twirly Girl of the Month is Janetta.  Janetta recently lost over 20 pounds with the help of Doug and Twirly Tuff.  Congratulations Janetta!!

How did you find Twirly Girls?

I was referred to Twirly Girls by Sharon Stone.

How long have you been a Twirly Girl?

I have been a Twirly Girl for 5 months.

Now, you take Twirly Tuff but have you ever tried a pole class?

I have never tried pole. I would like to get in better shape first.

Tell us about your experience with Twirly Tuff. Do you feel stronger and healthier?

I really like Twirly Tuff. Doug takes a personal interest in each one of his students. This is the reason why I stayed with Twirly Tuff. I have tried a few Aerobic Classes in the area and no instructor has said “Let me help you reach your goals”. Doug helped me put a eating plan in place and an exercise plan outside of Twirly Tuff. I feel stronger and healthier since I changed my eating. This is the best I have felt in a long time. Thanks Doug!

What is your guilty pleasure?

I love Ice Cream. I used to eat it everyday. In the last 5 months I have had ice cream twice. I am getting better at making healthier food choices.