Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Zumba - Ditch the workout, join the party!

PE4life Program Support Specialist, Nicole Weis, shares her latest fitness craze - ZUMBA!

I have been involved in some sort of physical activity my whole life. Like many
fitness minded people, I have participated in sports since I was 5, and still continue to play softball and volleyball in the summer. You name the fitness class, and I have tried it (Step Aerobics, CardioKick, Spinning, etc). Not to mention, teaching physical education for 5 years, which included leading dance and aerobics classes, fitness routines, or weight training workouts. While these were all great classes, for one reason or another, I never found a fitness class as exhilarating or addicting as Zumba!

For those of you haven’t ditched the workout yet,
here's how the official Zumba website describes the new workout: The Zumba Program unites hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. The goal is simple: Want to work out, love to work out, and get hooked. Zumba Fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! In simpler terms, it’s a one hour dance party that tones and sculpts your body while burning fat. Who wouldn’t get addicted to that?

*As of May 2010, the Zumba® program is being taught at over 60,000 locations in 105 countries, has sold millions of DVDs, and has changed the lives of Zumba® Fanatics worldwide with an astonishing 7.5 million participants taking Zumba classes every week.

If you want to find a Zumba class that fits your time schedule or is close to your location, visit the Zumba website at

Or if anyone lives in the North Kansas City area, my Zumba instructor is awesome and teaches it four days a week in St. Joseph. His website is Here's a photo of my instructor, Drew, in action!

Need more inspiration? Listen to this playlist of Zumba sample songs and you're sure to get up and moving!

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apple09 said...

I really love to join a zumba party!
Yeah, now I found something interesting!. I really love to join in. Zumba Classes Castle Hill

but somehow I am not one of those person who were born to be a dancer.

Now I don't have to worry about my dancing talent! I already have something in my goal:" To join a Zumba Class!" I am sure It wont feel me something stressful because fun is all around!.

Putra eka said...

Zumba fitness dvd set will help you shape your body and feel the party