Brains, Drums, Exercise, and a Smarter YOU

What happens when you incorporate the following factors into one workout session? You maximize brain AND body boosting:

  • Try something new or novel;
  • Follow directions or cues;
  • Move to music or beats that offer polyrhythms;
  • Try movement that has some aspect of complexity or choreography;
  • Involve at least two senses, such as sight and sound or touch.

Doesn’t this sound like the ultimate group fitness exercise class? Any workout that brings in the above elements will develop both your physical and mental state.

Join us in a cutting edge conversation about the latest discoveries on the effects movement and music have on brain growth.

According to global fitness leader, Carrie Ekins, “anything boring is death to the brain.” Fortunately sleep is also good for the brain. So sleep deeply and sufficiently so you can be anything but dull when awake! As Carrie says, “A fitter body equals a fitter mind so work the brain and body as ONE.”

How does this translate into a workout you can take advantage of? What steps can you take to reap all the advantages of the latest discoveries on body/ mind enhancement? Listen and learn!

Carrie Ekins, MA is an international mover and shaker whom we managed to grab between presentations in Hawaii, Germany, and California– and that is her schedule for one just one week!

Carrie is the CEO, Education Coordinator and co-founder of two fitness and wellness consulting companies in Germany: Global Wellness and Infinite Motion. She also is the co-founder of Academic Beats and her worldwide program, Drums Alive.

She is one energetic visionary and overachiever who is adding a PhD to her long list of achievements while keeping busy as an international presenter, trainer and educator in the fitness and wellness industry.

To learn more about her programs and principles you can pull from them for your use, go to Drums Alive. Check out the Facebook peeps!

And of course, for all fun-loving peeps, beat a (drum) path to

About Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams

Identical twins and fitness pros Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MAhave been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studio opened–with them–on the European continent back when leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage. Their fitness experience spans 3 decades on land, sea, and airwaves.

Kymberly has taught fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages for 30 years to more than 10,000 exercisers. She is former faculty at University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies. IDEA, the International Association for Health and Fitness Professionals tapped her to serve as the inaugural editor for Fitness Edge, a publication devoted solely to group exercise leaders. Finally she knew enough people in the exercise world that she became a three-time nominee and finalist for IDEA’s Program Director of the Year award.

Kymberly also worked the mind attaining a Master’s Degree in English. Her true specialty was conducting business writing seminars and helping professionals communicate more effectively in the business world. From hosting an international fitness TV program to serving as grammar expert on a live show, Kymberly has led, moved and grooved with energy and good grammar for all.

Alexandra has been teaching, presenting and writing about fitness for over 25 years (since she was 7 and 1/2)! Currently on staff in the Exercise Studies Department at UCSB, she is also a contributing editor and writer for IDEA Health and Fitness Association’s many publications. As an international presenter, Alexandra enjoyed her honeymoon in Venezuela after judging their national fitness championships.

Alexandra has her advanced degree in counseling, which qualifies her to ask nosy questions of her two teens. Combining her love of words and the microphone, she has also had a successful run as a radio presenter, emcee and comedian. She loves to work, so she also writes for her blog and is a frequent guest contributor to a variety of blogs about business and health.

Kymberly and Alexandra are also the Hosts of Fun and Fit on WomensRadio. Fun and Fit offers answers to audiences’ fitness questions, shares Fun Fit Facts, faces Freak Out Fit Facts head on and helps listeners cut through the hype and fat to reach their fitness goals. Learn, laugh and live it up on your road to health and fitness!