|Posted by Diana Hex on January 3, 2009 at 3:18 PM|
My life experiences have embarked Knowledge. My family's originally from Alabama. My father was an educator (Math and Science) and my mother was a Dancer and I am one of 7 children. I grew up in, California, a rough part of South Central Los Angeles. I've experienced several forms of Hardship. I was determined at a very young age not to become a product of my environment!
I've learned that anything worth doing has to be worth doing! Just to name a few:
Dancing, I remember taking my lunch money and catching the bus to take dance classes at Popular Dance Centers as well as dance courses in college. I studied Ballet, Pointe, Modern, all ethnic dances, Jazz, Hip Hop, Salsa, Gymnastics- you name it. Later after college I saved for months I took a shuttle flight to New York and studied at Popular Dance Academies.
Eating, I went from being a complete carnivore to a strict vegetarian. I also experienced being a fruitarian within the 5 years of vegetarianism, to now incorporating Fish, poultry and some dairy. As a vegetarian my concerns were making sure that my body got every single nutrient required by my body. I studied in depth about nutrition and supplements learning what foods had what and what herbs did what and much more! I considered being a Holistic Practitioner, Nutritionist, Naturopathy, Healthologist and Chiropractor (I actually filled out the college application). I did become a Certified Massage Therapist (Santa Monica school of Massage) specializing in Shiatsu, deep tissue and Swedish massage and suggested successful prescriptions for nutritional healing.
Physical education, I taught @ West Los Angeles College. As a Fitness enthusiast, I studied exercise and participated and gained knowledge in most forms, earning certifications in several forms of dance, exercises (including cycling, hip hop, kickboxing, aqua, Body Sculpt, Step and many more), and Personal Training. Holding Certifications With AFAA, ACE, Keiser, Spinning, MGFDTC and Acredited CPR.
As you can probably guess I don't just take one source of information as what is, I study several sources, coupled with experiences, I get a better picture of what is! The education I received from college, intricate self study and elaborate Life experiences all Transcends Me. I've made a decision to enjoy my journey, do what I enjoy and ? live with passion!
As an adult I've worked hard and played harder. I love what I do today! My passion is dance and fitness! To educate others in Dance, Fitness and Healthy Living as I continue on my journey is Glorious.