Are you ready to Zumba® yourself into shape? Forget the workout and just lose yourself in the music. Zumba Fitness® is a holistic practice engaging your mind, body and spirit. My class features exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you’ll be getting fit and your energy levels will soar! It’s easy to do, extremely effective and totally exhilarating!
For those of you that have not experienced Zumba® before, here is a little bit about how it works. It’s a follow-the-leader style class. As the instructor, I cue the moves either verbally with a shout out here and there, or silently with my hands and other body language. The idea is for you to learn the routine by listening to the music, not my voice. “How will I learn the routine?” you ask. Great question! Throughout each routine, the moves match up with parts of the song, and as the parts of the song repeat themselves, so do the moves. Plus, I repeat many of the songs in future classes so it becomes even more familiar. I just LOVE watching the joy my students express when they ‘get’ the routines down!
After beginning with a few warm up routines, we move right into high-energy, full-body, cardio workout — legs are lifting, arms are pumping, abs are engaged and every part of your body will be strengthened! Zumba® engages your mind too! As you may already know, practicing hand-eye coordination does make you smarter and moving your body makes you healthier, so it’s truly a WIN WIN situation! After a cool-down and stretch session at the end of each class you will walk, I mean skip away feeling incredible!
I combine fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt your body by using an aerobic-fitness approach to achieve a unique balance of cardio and muscle-toning benefits. Besides the various dance moves, you will also see fitness moves like squats and lunges. And did I mention the F-word…FUN?!!! I guarantee you will be laughing and smiling your way through the entire class without realizing how hard you’re working!!!
Where to Go
Wednesday 6:00 – 7:00 pm (Youth Annex)
Sunday 8:30 – 9:30 am (Main Building)
Sebastopol Community Center at 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472 map
Look for the big, orange Zumba® flag in the parking lot beckoning you!! My SUNDAY class is held adjacent to the Main Hall in the Blue Room (formerly called the Russia Room). The WEDNESDAY class is held next door in the Youth Annex.
What to Bring
Please wear comfortable workout clothes and durable shoes. I do not recommend doing the class barefoot, however it’s up to you. Many students wear either tennis shoes or dance shoes.
I encourage to you bring a bottle of water. There is a fountain (and a restroom) just through the door, but if you bring your own, you won’t have to leave the class to get a drink!
You may even want to bring a small towel because WE GET SWEATY!!!