Read about the benefits of Group Fitness, read Chila Laturnus’ member profile, and view some photos from our gallery in this issue of our email newsletter...
If you- like me- are a social butterfly, group fitness is your calling! Why? Because its fun~plain and simple! All your friends are here, we thrive off each others energy, we learn together, sweat together and even cry tears of accomplishment and joy together! As a fitness instructor with 26 years (gasp!!) experience, I find that having a social network with fitness increases the chances of sucessfully obtaining your goals. The Heartbrekaer Bikini Contest is a great example of how group fitness can change lives and really bring the long term results! See Chilas story below about how a team environment and group fitness took her from the 'freshmen 15' to becoming a lean, mean fitness machine! I hope to see you in class!
Some people just have SPARKLES running through their veins... and I am one of them.
My name is Chila Laturnus. I have a passion for engaging the minds of little ones, leading a healthy lifestyle, running, shopping, Lululemon, instructing bootcamp classes and working out with some of the best people around.
I have been working out at Heartbreaker Dance and Fitness since May 2010.It was the Bikini Bootcamp Contest that kick started my fitness journey and have been on this journey ever since.
In May 2010, I joined the Bikini Bootcamp Contest and have been in love with fitness and Clean Eating ever since. I am committed to a healthy and active lifestyle. When I first started classes at Heartbreaker, I was fresh out of University and determined to make some much needed changes in my life. With the help of the instructors and the friends I made along the way, these changes were possible to achieve.
During Bikini, I realized that the full results I wanted were not going to happen overnight and that they would happen overtime, if I continued to attend classes and eat clean. I also realized that nothing worth having comes easy. It takes time, preparation and dedication to lead and live a healthy lifestyle. If you are determined and want something bad enough, you will find the time to make it happen.
Once I started seeing results, I knew I couldn’t stop. I could feel myself getting stronger, I had a lot more energy and my clothes were fitting looser. Every woman’s dream: clothes to feel too big. I went from a size 10 to a size 2, 140 pounds to 122 pounds, not being able to do one push up from my toes to being able to do multiple. I just wanted to continue. I knew that my lifestyle had changed and I would eat, sleep and breathe exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Now I could not imagine life without the Heartbreaker family. I started teaching fitness classes at the studio in February 2012. What an amazing experience this has been. I always look forward to meeting new people, helping others reach their goals, kicking ass and making you sparkle from head to toe <3 I love teaching the classes but I also love attending them. You are guaranteed to have a blast while getting your butt kicked. The classes are full of energy, smiling faces, good tunes and great people.
One of my favorite recipes:
Mango Avocado Salsa
1 mango- peeled and cut into cubes
1 avocado- cut into cubes
1 can of No Salt/Sugar added Kernel Corn
1 small red onion- diced
As much fresh cilantro as you like
The juice from one lime
Mix all ingredients together and allow about 2 hours for the flavor to soak in.
May 2010 - Chila just starting her journey with Heartbreaker! The official before picture in our 8 week Bikini Contest program!
May 2013 - Strong and sexy size 2!
Chilas contagious smile! - Chila has taken her fitness journey from being fresh out of university and wanting to start somewhere in fitness to becoming one amazing instructor at Heartbreaker! She is always smiling, happy, energizing, and ready to kick some ass!
Bustin' Loose Run 2013 - Chila ran a 10K this October for Bustin Loose and crushed it with a time of 48:14!
Muscles are sexy! - Chila currently teaches the Monday to Thursday 7:15pm co-ed Boot Camp classes. Her favorite class to teach is anything cardio! She also loves push ups and arm pulses (and it shows!)