Shimmy is a twenty-six episode TV series that integrates forty-three essential Belly Dance moves to help you experience the beauty and health benefits of Belly Dance.Michelle Mueller, an instructor with the University of Alberta Augustana Campus, has some recommendations for anyone who is interested in getting involved in regular physical activity. 1) Try positive visualization before and during exercising. The images and feelings you run through your mind as you exercise have more power than most people understand. We have the power, or perhaps even the gift, to understand the nature of the human body and how it works. We should strive to understand how to ‘feel’ our muscles working, and how to ‘control’ our movements, so that we can get the most out of our workouts and physical activity. 2) Try to overcome your insecurity or hesitancy about getting involved in physical activity by realizing that everyone feels at first that they are not the "ideal" body type to be working out. If you start out by saying "I'll try!", and stick with it, you're much more likely to succeed that if you say "I can't!". 3) Try to find your balance point between good stress and bad stress. We all have an ‘optimal’ level of stress in which our performance is at its best, whether that be at work, school, or play. The key lies in finding this optimal point, so that we are stimulated enough to get the job done, but not to that point where we are over stimulated and our bodies no longer let us perform. 4) Try to set up an exercise routine that you know you can stick with successfully. Plan to take time to exercise, plan where you are going to exercise and plan to continue with your plan. For more information on the types of courses offered by the University of Alberta's Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, please click here.