“All of the Step toning and strengthening for your legs and glutes. All of the Zumba fitness-party fun you love”
“The invigorating, low-impact pool party”
“Music and movement for 0-3 year olds and their caregivers”
“A fun dance ‘n’ play party for little ones 4-6″
“The ultimate dance-fitness party for kids 7-11″
“Kick up the Zumba Gold party with Toning Sticks”
“Simple moves and pacing for older adults”
“Use a chair for full-body toning and cardio”
Zumba is a fun way to burn hundreds of calories in just one hour. toning adds even more benefits of sculpting & toning the entire body w/ emphasis on core & abs.
A great mix of Latin, Funk, Reggaeton, Belly dance, Tribal, and Hip Hop all in one “party” style class. It’s ALL about the fun! No dance experience necessary. Prepare to sweat and have a blast!
Zumba–high intensity, high energy Latin inspired moves to a huge variety of the best music ever! Burn fat n calories, tone your whole body while having a blast! A party in every class!
Imagine this: we take all of the above out of the classroom n into the night club for “night club” Zumba. Bring your friends, move to the groove, dress to impress! No experience necessary. Guaranteed to bring out the Studio 54 in everyone!
"Engaging in physical activities has many benefits for people of all ages. Moderate physical activity, such as a brisk walk for about 30 minutes benefits both men and women, as arduous activity is not necessary to benefit. However, increasing the amount of time spent engaging in moderate physical activities increases the benefits that can be gained. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Additional benefits can be gained through greater amounts of physical activities. Adults who maintain a regular routine of physical activity that is of greater intensity are likely to derive greater benefit." Reports from the CDC's website show that over 60 percent of adult Americans do not work out as is recommended, and approximately 25 percent of adults are not physically active at all. Engaging in regular physical activity reduces weight, overall body fat, and intra-abdominal fat that cause many chronic illnesses, according to fhcrc.org. "Reducing intra-abdominal fat is important because in addition to increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, among other conditions, such fat can raise insulin levels, which promotes the growth of cancer cell.""
So I’ve been there before.
My wife, Lisa, has, in our 34 years of marriage, brought home fitness plans like a cat brings home dead birds it has proudly caught.
There was the time in the late 1970s when she got up one morning at about 6 and turned on the TV, while I rolled over for some more sleep.
In my slumber, I heard something that sounded like jumping up and down, and then I wasn’t sure if my sleep was letting me hear correctly, but I soon was hearing sounds of something that resembled a person throwing up.
I was hearing correctly.
Then there was aerobic dance. We had the tapes for that, Beta and VHS.
And then came one with the 4-foot-10 taskmaster from our VCR ordering my wife to constrict her muscles even more, something called Callenetics.
There was the nice neighborly-type woman offering a walking video with the weights. She also had a complete line of Christian exercise videos as well. Didn’t know that at the time.
Tae-Bo? We have the entire DVD system.
We bought a used personal gym, so portable that it fits under a person’s bed, but it proved lousy as a place to hang shirts.
There was the cross-country skiing machine, which could hold two freshly laundered shirts and six bath towels in style, and that I fell off of regularly.
We shared that memorable evening right after we had our satellite dish installed, when I found her on the living room sofa watching this shirtless, overly-hyper muscleman doing something called “Hip Hop Abs.”
While I was reading in the kitchen, I heard her clicking away at the laptop.
Before I could say OMG! she had ordered the entire Hip Hop Abs DVD set and nutritional program.
This time, I worked out with her in our living room doing Hip Hop Abs for a couple of months … and then I heard a pop come from somewhere in my leg between a hip and a hop.
The knee surgery went well, and we were able to give Hip Hop Abs to my daughter as a present.
Lisa and her friends started going to something called Zumba at the JCC.
First time she came home, she was schvitzed. Her hair was all over the place, but she had this giddy smile I’ll never forget.
Pretty soon, she was getting up early in the morning to get to the JCC. She’d take Zumba in the middle of the week, in the evenings, in the morning.
At Shabbat lunches, the women there often dominated the conversation about Zumba.
They’d mention the first names of their teachers as if they were rabbinic leaders.
So finally, I decided it was time to meet this Zumba.
Zumba supposedly is Spanish for, “It hums.”
No longer wearing the knee brace from the knee surgery, and a year into a yoga and meditation class, I came to Lynn Rosen Stone’s Zumba class Sunday at the Owings Mills JCC.
The exercise room was packed. Lynn, who brings high energy, amazing dancing skills and patient encouragement to someone like me who can’t dance, brought the place to life.
She got us all up and moving in a hurry. Funny thing, though, the 11-12 class was the fastest hour I can remember. I stood behind my wife, Lisa. First I’d watch Lynn’s dance moves, then I’d try and do whatever Lisa was doing. My biggest fear was not that I’d hurt myself, but that I’d bump into someone and spoil their exercise.
One doesn’t have to know what Zumba’s definition means before stepping into the room. There is no better word than “Zumba” to describe the exercise.
Admittedly, I was first afraid to put my arms in the air or pretend that I was even dancing. But as one Zumba teacher said to me before I tried this, “If you’re moving, you’re dancing.”
So I wouldn’t call what I did dancing.
I did do plenty of moving around.
When I came home I think I had that same look on my face that my wife Lisa brings home each time she does Zumba.
Best thing, I exercised.
But it doesn’t come with anything I can use to hang my clean shirts or stack any towels.
— Phil Jacobs
“It feels like it’s not a work out,” she said. “Everyone is having fun and just dancing. “It’s like being on vacation.”
"It is America’s fastest-growing fitness trend, spawning more than 20,000 instructors. Over 6 million people regularly participate in classes at 50,000 different locations in some 75 different countries and it has just been incorporated into Michelle Obama’s Get Moving campaign. Later this year, a giant Zumba class is to be given on the White House lawn. Here, we take a look at its amazing growth."
“It was really, really fun!” Range enthused afterwards. “I’m not usually very good at motivating myself so classes work much better for me. The Zumba class with Beto didn’t even feel like exercise because it was so fun, much more like a dance class.”
“My body weight can fluctuate quite a bit so I need to watch what I eat. Because I’m so short, if I put on just a couple of pounds it really shows so I have to be very strict on myself! The wedding’s next year and I’m definitely going to Virgin Active in the lead up.”
Asked how her preparations for the big day were going, Range added: “All the planning is going really well so far and I went out the other week with some family and spotted this gorgeous dress that I loved. I’ve still got time though so I’ll keep looking.”
People’s Yoga, Health & Dance is proud to host Zumba Toning with Melanie Guzman
All day workshop: Sunday May 16 (10), 8:30am to 5:30pm
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