Dance your way to Fitness with Zumba
I love to dance even at a very young age whenever I hear upbeat music my body seems to have a mind of it’s own and will start to groove. I feel good whenever I move my body with the beat. I think its human nature to react to upbeat music whether or not we can dance, our body has that instant reaction to upbeat and danceable music.
Zumba is the hottest trend in fitness dancing in the world today. So, what is Zumba?
Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive.
Since its inception in 2001, the Zumba program has grown to become the world’s largest – and most successful – dance-fitness program with more than 12 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in over 110,000 locations across more than 125 countries. (Source: www.zumba.com)
Zumba is for people of all shapes and sizes that love to dance, this is the perfect work out to do, it’s fun but most importantly it burns calories. Zumba makes you feel like your just out in the club with friends, partying. It cleverly incorporated exercise in dance routine. I remembered back in high school I always look forward to school programs or just any class programs coz I know some of us will be ask to do a dance number. Then I thought to myself what will happen when I already have a job or business there’s no programs such as those. And alas! this is it! ZUMBA class is the answer. Theirs no need of an important event or a night out for me to have a venue to dance my favorite mainstream upbeat songs and those contagious body moving Latin beat, it’s there at my disposal 3 to 4 times a week whenever I have time (I always make time).
Fitness enthusiast are right when they said find a suitable exercise for you, an activity that you love doing so it doesn’t feel like your working out. Dancing definitely is the right and suitable exercise for me. I always look forward for the schedules of Zumba classes in Gensan and even in Davao.
Zumba is also a venue for me to explore and experiment on fashion, YES! Zumba fashion. Since Zumba is a Latin inspired dance-fitness program Zumba fashion are colorful, mix matching green pants with orange top is a common sight to see during Zumba classes. Don’t get me wrong it’s not required for you to dress up during Zumba class, it’s all up to you. You can still do Zumba wearing simple leggings and shirt; some go wearing shorts and shirt some go wearing zumba colorful pants and dry fit tank top (that is usually me). I went gaga over gym cloths last month grabbing tank tops that are on SALE that matches my Zumba pants and shoes.
Zumba craze has already reached our beloved city. Classes are held at almost all Gyms, it also serves as warm up during Fun Runs and malls offer free Zumba classes as well. Mrs. Ma. Ofelia (Babes) Ferolin is the first certified Zumba instructor in Gensan so far. I’ve tried joining other Zumba classes but hers is by far where I get intensity and whole body workout. If your new to Zumba class she makes it a point to explain Zumba first before starting the class. If you wanna join the band wagon of fitness through Zumba here are her class schedules.
TTH 8:30-9:30am Arcadia Fitness Gym,
TH & S 5:30pm Muscle Track
Saturday 9:00-10:00am 2:00-3:00pm Fitness Maximum Gym
TTH, Friday&Saturday 7:30pm Gensan Sports Center (formerly Anchor Driving Range)
Note: Rates differ each gyms, they have per session rates and monthly rates
For free Zumba class head out to Robinsons Place Gensan Saturdays & Sundays 6:00am
KCC Mall of Gensan Friday, Saturday & Sunday 6:00am
Find a class fit to your schedule and move that body to fitness. See you in those classes.
We have new Zumba Instructors in town Master Jedai, Shang, Bonna and Sol together with ma’am Babes and a guest instructor from Davao, Korn they formed Legendz Instructors (League of Gensan’s Noted and Distinct Zumba Instructors)
Aside from the weekly Zumba classes watch out for Zumba Parties organized by Legendz Instructors monthly. Zumba Party is a fun venue to socialize with my fellow CZA(certified zumba addicts) plus we get to play with outfits.
Tomorrow August 19, 2012 theirs going to be a Zumba Party again at Robinsons Place Gensan and the theme, RETRO. I’m sad that I’ll be missing all the retro fun moves. Gensan fitness enthusiast join the Legendz Instructors in Retro Zumba Party go and dance your way to fitness.