“I feel so high – Like if I could fly
I feel so free – so free to be me
I wanna go up – I wanna get down
This feeling can’t stop – So put your hands up
I said put your hands up!”
A lot of people ask me if there are any hobbies that I have stuck with post-initial hobby year. The answer is, “Yes–a few.” And in fact, the one I’ve returned to the most is the fitness-based Caribbean reggae dance class called Pon De FLO And there are three simple reasons why I keep coming back:
The freedom to be free and to dance, the kick-ass music, and last but certainly not least–I find myself coming back to the class because of the supportive and upbeat founder and teacher of Pon De FLO: Heather Fay.
But Heather is not just the Pon De FLO founder, instructor, and choreographer–she is a bright and motivational force, inspiring her classes of newbies and pro-floer’s to leave the negative vibes at the door, to stop thinking and to just dance. There is doubt in my mind that her vibrant energy and positive attitude is what keeps not only me but a number of her students coming back for MULTIPLE classes each week.
Last week, when I asked “hobby coaches” to submit a motivational song for a blog post, I knew I had to ask Heather. But when I asked her–Heather didn’t submit just one song–she submitted a whole album of them.
She told me that her list of motivational songs could go on and on and then added why the songs motivate her:
“These songs motivate me because they all have the underlying motivation of living for today, enjoying life, and being true to yourself.”
“The songs are also a reminder that no matter how hard life gets or how bad someone hurts you, you can dig deep within yourself and push forward because right when you feel you want to give up and throw in the towel–is when your story is born.”
What do you think? Are any of these on your motivational soundtrack? I know they’ve definitely been added to mine:
“Waiting for the End” – Linkin Park
“Written in the Stars” – Tinie Tempah ft Eric Turner
“Move Along” – The All-American Rejects
“Just like Heaven” – The Cure
“Living on the Edge” – Aerosmith
“Fly so High” – Machel Montano
“Simple Song” – Konshens
“Advantage” – Machel Montano
Heather = My New Hero. And I don’t even know her.
Also, can we go to her class next time I’m in town? Please?