Zumba Classes Promoted by Karen and Michael Partnership
Tuesdays and Thursdays with Jane Barnes at 9:30am in Walnut Creek
- Aerobics Room
- Del Valle Clubhouse
- 1751 Tice Creek Circle, Walnut Creek
- Rossmoor Residents only. $3 Admission.
- Check Calendar. There are a few days per year where class is not held. Calendar will have details.
What is Zumba?
Zumba is a cardio-fitness dance class to Latin music that is so fun, it feels like a party. That's why the slogan is "Ditch the workout. Join the Party." The music is energetic and the latin rhythms move your body. You find yourself enveloped by the music and company of others as you learn simple new moves that keep you interested, develop tone in your body and cardio fitness for your heart.
About the Music
Each Zumba instructor choreographs for their own classes and chooses their own music. But all classes include specific Zumba music and steps that everyone who does Zumba uses around the world.
What Should I Wear?
Wear loose fitting comfortable clothes that you can work out in and sweat in. You will probably need a change of clothes if you are going somewhere else immediately after your Zumba class. We recommend that you wear low heel or flat shoes that can swivel in circlular motion on the floor. Tennis shoes made for walking don't usually swivel or move from side to side, so they may put stress on your feet and knees.
What is the history of Zumba?
Celebrity fitness trainer, "Beto" Perez, stumbled upon the concept of Latin-inspired dance-fitness in his native Cali, Colombia in the mid-‘90s.
One day, he walked into his aerobics class and realized he had forgotten his aerobics music. Thinking quickly, he grabbed whatever tapes he had in his backpack. Beto's tapes were comprised of songs he loved, the traditional Latin salsa and merengue music he listened to all his life. But it was a challenge to improvise a whole class on the spot using non-traditional aerobics music. Beto rose to the challenge and from this last-minute improvisation a revolutionary new concept in fitness was born – the Zumba Fitness-Party™! The class soon became the most popular class at his fitness facility.
For the rest of the story, see: Zumba.com
Three Easy Zumba Moves