Zumba Fitness

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I talk a lot about Zumba on my Facebook page and I'm going to refrain from talking about it EVERYDAY on my blog BUT I wouldn't be doing my blog justice if I didn't talk about it AT LEAST ONCE.

My love for Zumba is two-fold:

1. It's a great form of cardio.

2. I share it with some of the coolest people I know.

I found Zumba at the same dance studio I found salsa (another LOVE of mine). At this studio, I also met some great friends and my boyfriend.  These people have seen me through my salsa journey, from a beginner to a performer. We have gone through our ups and downs and yet at the end of the day we continue finding each other and building a friendship through dance. It's a beautiful thing and the best motivator to get me to dance and workout.
These friends I talk about are now part of what I like to call a Zumba MEGA GROUP: Z8 Fitness.
Westchester Zumba We opened up a little business and we teach our own Zumba classes, organize Zumbathons, Zumba parties, etc.
It's a fun time.
For those who aren't familiar with Zumba, here's the definition via the Zumba.com website.

"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".

Zumba classes promote fun in every workout and that's why I enjoy being a student and an instructor.  Every class is a good time and I typically walk out of there burning 700 calories after an hour and when the crew and I get together, the calorie counts jumps to 1,000+.

I don't see another way to workout, sweat like hell, and SMILE the whole way through.

Recently, we organized a fundraiser for Blythedale Children's Hospital at Alice E. Grady Elementary School in Elmsford, NY. Organizing events like this are both a burden and a whole lot of fun. The outcome is always the best. Below are a few pictures of the event.