Ditch the Workout...Join the Party!

What is a Zumba fitness class like? It's a very exciting dance party atmosphere full of Latin and international music. You'll forget you're working out with the sexy but simple moves to dance music like Cha Cha, Salsa, reggaeton, rumba and more. Best of all, you don't need any previous dance experience!

It's fun and effective, using interval training combining fast and slow rhythms for an effective aerobic workout while at the same time targetting your legs, abs, glutes and arms.

The workout is basically watch and follow. The moves are repeated often enough for you to catch on and they're not complicated. The routines are repeated week after week with additions every now and then to spice things up even more!

According to the Zumba website, "Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be 'FUN AND EASY TO DO' in order for Zumba participants to stick to the Zumba fitness program to achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is not only great for the body, but it is also great for the mind. It is a 'feel happy' workout."

Zumba is very infectious and is definitely the latest, most exciting fitness sensation! What a fun way to workout to lose weight or just become a healthier new you - you'll love the results. Be sure to bring your family and friends to be a part of the Zumba Fitness party! Check out the Zumba website here for more info: http://www.zumba.com/. Happy Zumba-ing :-)

Zumba with Heather: http://www.energiezumba.com

A little background information on Zumba avec/with Heather

As a ballroom/Latin dance competitor, Heather Diodati always had a passion for Latin music and dancing. Diodati and her ex-husband competed in Canadian and U.S. competitions for a number of years and ended their dance careers by offering free dance shows for local events. It was when Heather remarried and took dance lessons with her new husband that she further developed her passion for Latin dancing. Then, unfortunately, her new husband developed arthritis in his fingers and had difficulty turning her. Diodati tried to convince herself that she would not miss dancing but all the while it played on her mind especially when she would hear an exciting new song on the radio that could be used for a cha cha or a swing.

While researching online for items of interest to include in her ballroom dancing blog and ezine, Heather discovered the Zumba website and clicked on it. Immediately, exciting Latin tunes began playing as the site loaded and she was captivated. Delving more into the Zumba style of fitness she discovered that there was a class nearby and registered for the next class as soon as she could get into her car. The teacher, the music and the dancing was amazing and prompted Heather to register for her Zumba Fitness Certification, which took place in Ottawa. Heather’s husband always offers his wonderful support and brings some excellent ideas to the fitness class as well as his 'filming' expertise. Who knows – Heather may eventually convince him to join in on a class!


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