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Walk 15® Master Instructors "Crush It!" at IDEA World in Las Vegas

posted Jul 29, 2017, 3:33 PM by Walk Strong Calgary   [ updated Jul 29, 2017, 3:41 PM ]
Peace. Love. WALK.
Hot and sweaty took on a whole new meaning on July 22 as we walked a 'Marathon of Miles' at the IDEA World Convention in Las Vegas! 109°F outdoors ... thank the Lord for air conditioning! Walk at Home made their presence known in the Expo throughout the weekend with live demos featuring Master Walk 15® Instructors from across the continent... New York, Ohio, Minnesota, Alaska, California, Canada... to name a few regions represented. 
What an honor to be a part of such a prestigious event! We were joined on Saturday by program creator Leslie Sansone, who brought along several of her cast members from recent DVDs, including Nick, Kamilah, and Nicole, as well as Brittany, whom many may remember from some of the earlier videos back in the 80's-90's. These folks brought their energy and delivered all day long - even 'Elvis' made an appearance, along with 'Cher!' Attendees were given a variety of free merchandise, including Walk at Home DVDs and "Walk On!" Tees, as well as an opportunity to register for certification at a discounted rate. 

Our overall goal was to showcase our Walk 15® program using our on-site team of Instructors, who brought their best all weekend long! With high-energy demos of other class formats on either side of our booth, our WALK 15® brand was up to the challenge, often drawing people in to join us. Congratulations to everyone involved - we 'crushed it!'

One of the highlights for me was a conversation I had with Kamilah Forster, creator of  Heel Hop, the first low-impact, sexy, high-energy 
workout in heels. Kamilah gave me some incredible feedback that actually took my breath away. I simply wasn't expecting it.

"There's a brightness in you that comes right out when you're on stage," she said. "I didn't want you to stop.  If you had done a marathon, I would have walked every mile with you."  - Kamilah Forster

Kamilah is a professional dancer and has worked with Prince... in fact, he discovered her. She's a wonderful person, and I very much appreciated her candid comments, and she wasn't being flippant or superficial - she was serious, looking me straight in the eye and speaking with authority... and there was more. I feel very honored that she took the time to speak with me. Thanks, Kamilah - I appreciate everything you shared more than you know!

In all, it was a fantastic experience. The Walk at Home team never disappoints. My heartfelt thanks to Leslie, Marie, Andy and all of the others who stepped in to make the weekend such a great success!

Nancy Ehle is a Certified Walk 15® Instructor, Master Level, as well as a Group Fitness Instructor via the American Council On Exercise. She's also a Health Coach and has several other specialties. As Founder & CEO of Witness 4 Fitness in Calgary, Alberta Canada, Nancy believes that exercise is for everyone. Her specialty is the Walk 15® group fitness classes, where her passion shines through, motivating and inspiring participants to go the extra mile... literally. Follow Nancy on Facebook: facebook.com/WalkStrongCalgary. 

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