What is STRONG by Zumba? Well, it definitely isn’t a dance class. It is a High Intensity Interval Training workout also known in the fitness world as HIIT. Where does Zumba fit into the equation? Zumba reverse-engineered each song to match the moves and intensity to help push you through each squat, lunge, burpee and even pushups.

Why do I love it?  Let me tell you, it’s intense.  I consider myself an active person, but always had trouble losing my baby fat, especially around my waist.  It’s challenging and sometimes my heart-rate is through the ceiling, but the results have been amazing.  Because I am so active, STRONG by Zumba forces me to take my fitness to the next level with no way around it.  I’ll post my before & after photo soon, but so far this has been the only workout where I see the changes in my body and feel stronger at the same time.  So if you want to take your fitness to the next level and really challenge yourself, I highly suggest taking a class and see if it’s the right workout for your fitness goals.

If you would like more information about STRONg by Zumba and to find a class near you, go to http://www.strongbyzumba.com

I had the pleasure in being part of Zumba instructor, Kathy Fontaine’s Birthday Bash at JK Dance Fitness in Fort Lauderdale, along with outstanding ZIN instructors, Gabriela Alegre and Aryan Demaret.

Zumba is a great way to get moving, dance to a wide-variety of music genres, make new friends & create a community of health conscious individuals.  Add a couple of energetic instructors in one class and you have a 90 minute fitness party.  And that’s what we did to celebrate Kathy’s birthday.

If you live in the area, or visiting Fort lauderdale to get away from the northern cold, make sure to visit JK Dance Fitness.  Located in Fort Lauderdale’s art district called MASS District (short for Music & Arts South of Sunrise), it’s a great way to burn some calories, meet some locals all while having fun.

For more information, visit JK Dance Fitness’ website for a list of classes available (http://www.jkdancefitness.com/)


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When I first heard this song, I couldn’t wait to add it to my playlist for my Zumba® class. Sure Zumba® can be high-energy and a non-stop exhilarating hour-long workout, but it’s also good to bring the heart rate down after it’s been up for a couple of energetic songs.  It helps the heart become stronger and build it’s endurance.

Plus, I enjoy when my students can actually learn some dance moves and then add their own flavor to it.  I want my students to dance with me and feel like they can master learning choreo so they can practice it on their own.  No one wants to feel lost all the time, at least I don’t like to.  Once you learn the choreo and hear the song in class, you can dance to it and feel good that you got the choreo down packed.  Then it’s time for a new song, new choreo, and new dance moves to learn.  Learning never stops. Dancing to new rhythms should never stop as well.

I wonder what style of dance or genre of music will be next.  I guess you have to stick around to find out 🙂

To find out my class schedule, go to my Zumba website for all the details!  Hope to see you soon!

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It’s that time of year again!  Join us for the 2nd Annual Best of Zumba 2017 at Upload Fitness (formerly know as Pivotal Fitness) in Fort Lauderdale!

A full-hour of dance-fitness fun with Zumba’s best songs of 2017!!

FREE Complimentary class for non-members. Just let the front desk know you are attending the Best of Zumba and you are good to go.

Last year was a lot of fun… Let’s end the year again with great music, dance fun, and saying good-bye to 2017 with a bang!

 

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And another one! I’m sorry but I am just having way too much #fun making videos of my routines I use in my classes.  I tend to laugh at myself when I do something stupid or blank out for a milli-second and you might even see that in this video.

This video was recorded at Upload Fitness (formerly known as Pivotal Fitness) in Fort Lauderdale. Since the switch to the new owner, many changes have been made that makes my home gym now my most favorite gym starting off with the studio color. I mean how fun and energetic is that wall color? According to Empowered by Color‘s websites, “With magenta as your favorite color you seek harmony and balance in every aspect of your life; physically, emotionally and spiritually – magenta helps to release old patterns of thinking and behaving that no longer serve you, helping you to grow and move forward to greater balance.”  The website further states, “With magenta as your favorite color, you love to surround yourself with #beauty as it inspires your #creativity.”

No wonder I love this color so much!  Couldn’t describe me better than this which is probably why I was so drawn to the color when I first walked in.  Now my question is, what’s your favorite color?  What does your favorite color say about you? Check out Empower Yourself with Color Psychology to see what your favorite color describes about your personality and comment below with your answers!

 

Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in this charity event for Peru.  We featured and danced to some classic Peruvian songs while bringing awareness of the Peruvian culture.

The money we raised will be donated to Americares Relief Fund for Peru who have been providing medical care, shelter and food for the displaced Peruvians cause by the Peru Floods of 2017.  A million thanks to you all!

Here are some pics from the event!

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Thank you to everyone who came to the Best of Zumba 2016 class held at Pivotal Fitness in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, FL! It was great to see new new and old faces dancing to the best songs of 2016. It was a full class!!! Thank you to those who stayed after for the group pic.

Best of Zumba 2016 was such a success that it will now be an annual event so I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for us… until then we will keep dancing and having fun!

Zumba love!

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