Obesity is growing faster than any previous public health issue our nation has faced. If current trends
continue, 103 million American adults will be considered obese by 2018.
The United States is expected to spend $344 billion on health care costs attributable to obesity in 2018 if rates
continue to increase at their current levels. Obesity‐related direct expenditures are expected to
account for more than 21 percent of the nation's direct health care spending in 2018. Click here to read more.
This year, give the ones you love the gift of health and happiness that comes from movement to music! They will have a blast while staying active! Zumba is called exercise in disguise and FITloose offers classes for students of all ages! Click here to purchase a gift card online for any amount.
The new Zumbini™ program is where the science of child development meets the magic of Zumba®! Designed for children 0 to 3 years old and their caregivers, this program takes little ones on their first steps toward a healthy, active life. Together, adults and their young children wiggle, sing, and learn, for the ultimate bonding experience! Zumbini uses all of the benefits of music - rhythm, movement, vocal and instruments. Space is limited to 12 participants per session. Advance registration is required. Click here to register for a session.
See one of Lisa's Zumbini classes soon on ABC News/Good Morning America! The class has already been filmed with Zumbini Creative Director Ashlee Cramer. We are in the queue to air on national television.
Sometimes great ideas are born from accidents. In the mid-'90s, no one could have predicted the success of the Zumba® program, not even Alberto "Beto" Perez, who created the Zumba experience, after what many have called a true "happy accident."
As a fitness instructor in his native Cali, Colombia, Beto's life took an unexpected turn one fateful day in the mid-'90s when he darted off to teach an aerobics class and forgot his traditional aerobics music. He improvised using his own mix of music from tapes he had in his backpack (salsa and merengue music he grew up with). Spontaneously he created a new kind of dance-fitness, one that focused on letting the music move you (instead of counting reps over the music). Energy electrified the room; people couldn't stop smiling. His class loved it! On that day, a revolutionary new fitness concept was born – theZumba® Fitness-Party.
Fast forward to today, the Zumba program is now taught in gyms and studios all over the world to millions of Zumba enthusiasts. As the program continues to evolve from its humble beginnings, to a global movement, it has become a a way of life for millions of people around the world. Zumba is all about accessible fitness - without the strain, without the sacrifice, just the pure joy of a party.
Whether it's a life-saving drug or a new kind of dance-fitness, a "happy accident" can move you in a new direction and change your life forever. That's what happened to us. And now we look forward to sharing the Zumba program with you.
For variety, check out the Zumba Specialty Classes.
For more information about Zumba fitness, please visit www.zumba.com
We recommend that you bring the following items with you to class:
2) A Change of Shoes - The best shoes to wear are court shoes or "aerobic" shoes. Wear shoes that do not have a lot of tread at the bottom and are meant for medial/lateral/twisting motion. Running shoes and cross training shoes are not ideal because of the tread and also they are meant more for forward motion. Jazz sneakers are fine too. Please - no street shoes on the mats.
3) A Small Towel
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The American Council on Exercise (ACE) reports that dancing helps you both physically and mentally. You can get all of the following benefits from a dance workout: