All you need to know...and more.

What is going on around here? January

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

WOW! What a great week it was for classes.

The new instructors knocked it out of the park with their classes and Amy and I did our best to keep up.

There were many new faces as well as our tried and true faces. I am so happy to see that all of you not only survived the Holidays, but the 3 weeks off as well.

I hope you were able to take the time to heal your body, rest, restore and have fun with your families.

For me, the time just flew by. I had so many things I wanted to accomplish, but I ended up getting sick a few days before Christmas (as did my husband) and all of those hopes and dreams went out the window.

It ended up being a very low key Christmas with our 3 children and for the first time in years, I didn't worry about having everything perfect or finding just the right thing- I allowed myself to just...BE.

I think I ran once or twice and that was about it, so I was so looking forward to getting back to classes this week. How about you?

What have been some of the favorites?

There is such a variety of formats, times and instructors- there is bound to be something in there for everyone.

Don't worry if you feel like you put a few pounds on or you lost a little fitness- that's what the winter classes are for. Something to work towards. You'll be back in fighting shape before you know it.

When the new building is ready, we will have even more options for you to choose from. It just keeps getting better and better. I'm glad you are along for the ride.

As a note- I would REALLY appreciate it if each one of you that has enjoyed the benefits of Shine in some fashion or another to PLEASE pass the word on to all of your friends.

This month is FREE for classes. Nothing to lose and everything to gain. You and your friends can come try things out and see which ones work best for you. So again, PLEASE share our info with those around you.

The more, the merrier.

It is going to be a great season at Shine. So much going on and a beautiful new facility to use for it all.

Thanks for your continued support of me as a trainer, and more importantly as a friend. You all indeed...make my heart smile.

2016 is our year.

It's time...RISE and SHINE!

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The News and More...

The Latest and Greatest

January Birthdays:

Cyndee Bodily- 3rd

Amy Baumgartner- 7th

Lauren Redding- 11th

April Satchwell- 13th

Save the Date:

Moving the gym by Hand: Saturday January 30th

Time TBD

Watch for a flyer that will come out about this.

I thought it would be a fun idea to literally move the gym one weight at a time. It would symbolize to me that we really are building this from the ground up.

BUT...because I have managed to surround myself with reasonable people who point out the flaws in my dreams (ha)- I realize that has to be modified somewhat. So look for the flyer with details.

In the mean time though...SAVE THE DATE.

Feb 1st: All classes, programs, meetings and FUN will commence in the new building. Exciting times. Check out the website for all the details and start planning your schedule now.

SHINE FORWARD- "We rise by Lifting Others"

We are in the process of coming up with some great ideas for races to organize as well as local races that we can volunteer at or participate in.

If you know of any that mean something to you- please let Carman know so she can get it in the calendar.

Also- with each months 5K- we are looking to support various charities.

For the Turkey Trot it was the Food Bank.

For the Ugly Sweater Run it was a homeless shelter


We want to support charities that are members are affiliated with or close to. If you want us to recognize your particular charity, again please let Carman know. We would LOVE to be able to bring support and awareness to things and situations that affect our members.

Carman will also be posting on the website under the SHINE FORWARD page a few volunteer opportunities that are available in our community. Each one will be different and require different commitments. (Give us 2-3 weeks to get this up and running)

Just take a few minutes to look through the various options and see if there is anything in there that would be a good fit for you, you and a few friends, your family or whatever.

We are not trying to pressure you into spending any more of your time filling your plate, we just want you to be able to be aware of the needs that are out there and if you so choose- you can be a part of it.

Thanks Carman for all of your work putting everything together.

I'm looking forward to this "Moving Day Run" that you are working on. Sounds interesting, dangerous and hysterical.

Watch for flyer coming out soon!

SHINE PRACTICE- "Mind + Body + Spirit"

I am so excited to announce that starting February 2nd- SHINE PRACTICE will be offering a 1 hr 15 minute class for you to get your Yoga on.

Practice will be held on Tuesday evenings at Shine (Preschool room).

This is NOT considered one of the "Unlimited Classes" that Shine Fitness offers. This is a special class all on it's own.

You will need to purchase a punch card or a SHINE PRACTICE pass in order to attend this class. So just take note of that when sharing the flyer with your friends.

Amy will lead you in many various Yoga flows as well as Meditation and a slew of other healthy and powerful practices.

This is one class you will NOT WANT TO MISS.

See flyer below for details.

Questions can be directed to Amy Baumgartner.

We will see you on the mat.


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SHINE BRIGHT- "Knowledge Empowers"

There is much unexplored territory here with SHINE BRIGHT. We are just taking things one day at a time though since there is so much going on with the buildings, classes, new teachers and such.

But, in the near future we will have great things to report on this page.

Just to refresh your memory, SHINE BRIGHT is the branch of SHINE that refers to information and education. The tag line "Knowledge Empowers" is the basis from which we want to press forward.

I believe that when you educate or inform a woman- you are education and informing generations that follow. It is crucial that we inform ourselves from everything to the education system, to politics to how to protect ourselves and millions of other topics.

So- SHINE BRIGHT will be an avenue for that. We will hold classes that will do all of that.

Our first one was the "Stress Management" class taught by Claudia Haddon- a 30+ year counselor, family therapist and school social worker. That is the level of teacher or instructor that we want to put in front of you. Only the best for you gals!

If there are particular things you are wanting to learn or find out about- please let us know and we can look for ways to present that. We would LOVE to hear your ideas. No idea is too small or dumb. Heck- I wanna learn how to get my whites...whiter. See?

On the same token, if you feel you are someone who could teach a class that you feel you are informed in, let us know that as well. We are looking for instructors who want to share their talents and passions.

We are in the process of coming up with a pricing structure for taking classes as well as teaching classes. It's all up in the air right now.

Most likely- instructors that come in to teach their own things will just have to pay either a percentage of what they make at class or they can rent the facility by the hour and keep the profits. This is a great way for you small business people or entreprenuers to get your business out there and a beautiful place to do it in.

Info coming SOON!

One last thing- speaking of "Facility Rental"- we are also working on a way to be able to rent out the SHINE and BRIGHT SHINING STARS PRESCHOOL Building (known as SHINE BRIGHT LLC for lease purposes) to our members and the community.

I know from personal experience that it is hard to find a place big enough to hold meetings, family parties, etc that don't charge an arm and a leg. I want to be able to provide that for you. As members you will have better pricing than the general public and will be given 1st priority.

SHINE is going to have chairs, tables, internet and a BIG SCREEN TV for you to use during the time you rent. I am also going to allow use of my equipment and such. Diana will allow things in her facility as well and that would be a great place to have kids parties and such or cooking lessons, etc.

Like I said before LOTS going on. We just need to work through the fine tuned details, but just wanted to give you a heads up of what is on the horizon.

Start planning your husbands 40th party now!

Any questions you can ask Diana, Angela or Carman.

SHINE NUTRITION- "Everyday Matters" starring SHINE 365 "Hardcore Balance"

We had our 1st SHINE 365 (otherwise known as SHINE ON) meeting this past Saturday. It was really good to see many of you ladies there and ready to start the new year off right.

I was so proud of all of them. Even through the holidays, most of them either maintained or lost weight. Way to go. That is a tough thing to do- but it is definitely made easier when you have a support system in place with daily accountability, ideas, information and great classes.

Lexy and Carman have been working hard at revamping the whole product from the name on down to awards and incentives. It is going to be an amazing thing to be a part of.

Each week, these ladies come in and get weighed (accountability). On 1 week a month they get measured (incentive). Then they sit down for a brief discussion lead by either Lexy, Carman or our awesome Registered DIetician Andrea (she teaches on the 1st Saturday of the month).

These ladies come, not only prepared with great information and take home assignments and ideas, but they have lived this and can completely understand and empathize with your situation no matter where you are at.

In fact, Lexy just received our 1st SHINE 365 award. When people lose 10% of their original body weight, they are awarded a key chain that says SHINE 365. So, beings that Lexy, since moving here and joining in our SHINE 365 group, has lost 20 LBS, she was the recipient of the very first award in 2016.

Way to go Lexy!!

The thing I LOVE about this story and even more so that she is one of 3 leading the group, is that she did it all, not by starving herself or completely denying herself of anything good. Instead she did it by simply living a life of...HARDCORE BALANCE.

She is case and point that the idea of moderation is truth.

This group is not going to give you a quick fix, but I promise it will change your life.


The new pricing structure has been simplified to make it accessible to EVERYONE!

When it comes to SHINE 365, there are just 2 different prices.

If you just want to join SHINE 365, but not take any classes= $30.00/mo

If you want to join SHINE 365 and have an UNLIMITED pass to most of the classes that SHINE FITNESS offers, which will be called SHINE 365+ that would cost= $60.00/mo

That is a steal. I'm guessing if you asked Lexy if it was worth the cost to get herself back...matter of fact, why don't you ask her. She would love to answer any and all questions you may have about this program. Carman would also be a great go to. ( I have a feeling she is next in line for that key chain).

The main thing about SHINE 365 is that it is meant to be there to help support and guide you through this journey. There is absolutely no judgement, no competition and no one there to make you feel less than. We are all just trying to navigate this thing called life- but I PROMISE's a lot more tolerable when you take a friend along with you.

Let SHINE 365 be that friend.

Check out the flyer for details and pricing.

Sign up today and get your friends too as well. Everyone would benefit from having a support group like this. Even you.

SHINE FITNESS- "Rise and Shine"

So many new and exciting things happening with SHINE FITNESS.

Welcome Marilyn (Dance Fitness) and Paula (Cardio Burn and Yogalates) to SHINE. We are so excited to have you! I have only heard WONDERFUL things about your classes from last week. Thank you for being willing to join the forces at SHINE and share your talents for all of us to benefit from. I am looking forward to a season full of happy classes. ( You can read more about them, their personal life and their training experience on our website under "Meet the Trainers").

Next-As soon as we get in the new building (Feb 1st) we will start to implement the complete class schedule which includes 8:00 AM classes, a Mommy and Me class, a few after work classes and much more. Check the website out for a complete schedule.

Also- as of Feb 1st- Shine will now be offering DROP IN CHILD CARE during the 9:30 AM classes. There will be a form you will need to fill out online and bring in the first day you drop your child off. Be looking for that within the next week or two.

The pricing for child care is on the 2016 pricing sheet which I will add to the bottom of the Newsletter. Be sure to look at that as well.

I am looking for "Child Care Attendants" who are interested in trading some hours in the Kid Care for a membership. You would need to commit to at least 1 morning a week in order for this to work. Look at the class schedule and decide which day would work for you and then get back to me ASAP if you can. You will need to be there from 9:15 AM to 10:45 AM.

Must be at least 18 years old. If you have a child that you will be bringing with you during your shift, that is fine too. I just need to be aware of that. If you are interested in this position- please e-mail me or contact me right away.

Because this is a new thing that SHINE is offering, there might be a few kinks to be worked out, but just know we are doing our best to get it right. Be patient with us.

This is a pretty big deal for SHINE. This is one area that I have not been able to offer my clients up until now and so consequently people have turned to other options. That NO LONGER has to be the case. Tell all of your friends about it. Now there are NO excuses why someone wouldn't be able to work out with us.

Please share this info with all. Thank you !

Between the new building, the new instructors (and the old), the Drop in Kid Care and the exciting new class formats- this year at SHINE is going to be the best one yet. I can't wait to see where this goes.



FREE class for kids ages 5-10.

Bring them for an hour of fitness and fun.

Share the flyer with your friends too. They don't have to be a member of SHINE to participate.

Next one will be on Monday, January 18th.

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I am changing things around just a little bit with these 2 classes.

I have decided to do them in 6 week sessions instead of 12. Each session will focus on different formats. I want to mix it up for them. So you can sign your teens up for which ever ones you think they might be the most interested in. You never know.

This first 6 week session will begin on February 2nd for boys and February 3rd for girls. It will run for 6 weeks and the focus for this 1st session will be... KICKBOXING, YOGA and CORE work.

I will only be able to take 12 kids in each session, so jump on this right away. RIght now I am offering 2 class times for the Pick Up Ball Boys, but I will need 7-8 in each session in order to make it worth my time. So, tell your friends about it and have them sign their boys up too.

I am really excited to work with your kids again. They bring me A LOT of joy- even at 6 AM.

Read through the flyers and let me know right away if you want to sign your kids up.

Keep them active this winter with KICKBOXING.


This is a class you all need to be a part of!

We had our 1st class last Saturday and it was...dare I say- FUN!

Mr. Hinson- YES SIR! did a fabulous job in leading us in a slew of different exercises. Squat thrusts, pushups, flutter kicks and MORE. You really got your burn on- but the best part of all was the counting. It was motivating. " 1- 2 -3...Then we would yell 1! and so on.

Come and check out these FREE Saturday classes and then sign up for a 2 week session at some point over the next few months. ( Will be on web site here soon)

This "class" will get you in shape faster than any other. And that's a good thing.

Sessions can be purchased on line. Choose which session you would like and don't be afraid to try more than 1. They are addicting.

You'll be turning tires and doing all kinds of strong things in no time.

Take it away Mr. H...."Hoo YAH!"

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Inspired Dance

The dance teacher from Inspired Dance is now ENROLLING for winter classes.

Her program is faith based with emphasis on MODEST music, MODEST dance, MODEST clothing all at a MODEST cost to you.

I have been so impressed with her vision for how she would like to teach and inspire these dancers. You can rest assured that if you enroll your child in one of her classes, they will learn not only how to dance beautifully, but in a beautiful way.

Check out her website for more info on her background and class schedule.

Also read through the attached flyer to find out when classes are going to be held at SHINE.

I couldn't endorse her more.

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Diana had a great Open House on Saturday and is ready to get started with classes on Tuesday of this week.

She is having to use a temporary spot until our building is done- so if you enroll your child, they would actually start on February 2nd.

She has openings still available- Tues/Thurs 9:15-11:45 AM- so let your friends know.

She has been doing this for nearly 30 years- so suffice to say...she knows her stuff, and by stuff I mean...CHILDREN.

She will be a blessing in your life and the life of any child that gets to be in her preschool.

Get the word out about her. She's the best.

Check her info out on

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