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

Zumba Fitness Baby Boomer and lovin' it!

I'm so excited to state that I was one of the chosen few that participated in the Zumba Fitness 2nd Annual Instructor Convention last Saturday, September 4th, 2009 in Orlando, Florida; and as luck would have it, I was the only Canadian among the dancers to appear on stage in front of over 2,300 Zumba instructors from all over the world. I feel so honored to have been chosen to be part of the group dancing a Flamenco on stage at the Zumbathon and was very proud to represent Canada and Quebec and the 50+ boomers! And not only that, we were dancing on stage with the creator of the Zumba Fitness program, Beto Perez. Among over 15,000 Zumba Fitness instructors worldwide, there are a great many of us who range in the age of between 50 and 75. This years' instructor convention proudly welcomed over 160 Zumba Fitness instructors in that age bracket. I myself am 56 and have found that dancing and fitness, particularly Zumba Fitness, has kept me young, and I'm not the only over-50 fitness instructor who has also admitted to this! I wanted to bring in something new to my small town. No one was holding Zumba Fitness classes here and where they were held they were very popular. You move your body to the music, and the music is so exciting and infectious it creates a party atmosphere. It's dancing, it's aerobics and so much fun that you don't even realize you're actually working out! Right now I teach Zumba Fitness in Saint-Anicet and Huntingdon, Quebec five times a week and welcome everyone from teens to seniors, men and women, to attend my classes. If anyone needs more information about Zumba Fitness, their website is: http://www.zumba.com, and it's one of the largest fitness programs in the world today, with over 16,000 certified instructors and more than five million people taking weekly classes in over 40,000 locations all over the world. It's good for the mind, body and spirit; it helps you maintain your flexibility, balance and strength as well as making you look and feel better about yourself. It's the peppiest I've ever been in my whole life!

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