Get motivated! Get fit! Eat right! Work hard! We are all supposed to be infusing these habits into our daily lives, but for some of us, these goals can be overwhelming, intimidating, and just not fun enough to want to spend time doing!
Enter Zumba® Fitness. Zumba® was created in the early 90s by Columbian born fitness instructor Beto Perez. Based on the principle that a workout should be fun and easy to do, Zumba® is a fusion of Latin and International music and dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, experience. The routines feature aerobic and fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
The tag line “Exercise in Disguise!” offers a hint of what you should experience in a Zumba® Fitness class! For many who are new to working out, or for those who simply have trouble staying motivated because they feel that working out is a chore, this is the perfect answer. The Zumba® Fitness program has radically shifted the way we workout, from the incredible music that drives the class format, to the use of disco lights to bring the party vibe to the room!
The “workout in disguise” has unique physical and mental health benefits. One study linked Zumba’s hip-swinging, booty and ab movements to increased core and trunk strength and better balance in older overweight women. In the study, after just eight weeks, the women’s quality-of-life scores jumped 9%, and their self-esteem increased 16%. In a related study that looked at Zumba’s psychological benefits found that people who practice Zumba feel more independent, and said that their lives seemed more purposeful. This dynamic and amazing program has the ability to transform you from the inside out! Thousands of men and women from all over the globe have been bitten by the Zumba® bug, and have transformed their lives. There are over 14 million participants in over 150 countries– even Antarctica!
Horizon Personal Training in Cheshire now offers Zumba® Fitness. So, in addition to Strength Training Semi-Private groups, Boot Camps, Core and Cardio Kickboxing group trainings, we offer new variety with Zumba®, and the response from our clients has been extremely positive. They LOVE it!
Zumba® is a fun and inclusive way of exercising. It does not matter if you can or cannot dance! The steps are easy to follow, and the best part of Zumba® Fitness is that there are no mistakes….only unexpected solos. Even when you feel like exercise is the last thing that you want to do, taking Zumba can be your endorphin-high, calorie torching workout in disguise that ignites your inner spark!
So if you are bored with your current workout regimen, and if you feel like you need something more to continue your motivation to fitness and good health, give Zumba® a try. You will be hooked!
Hi my name is Taylor Kelly! Ten years ago, I took my first Zumba® class, and by the 3rd song in, I felt my whole world open up! It was the first time in my life that I felt a strong calling to make myself happy! I grew up watching MTV videos of Michael Jackson Madonna and Paula Abdul and dreaming of dancing, but it was not something I had the courage to try. So at 38 years old, I figured this was it. Now or never! What started as a huge leap of faith for myself just to make it up to the front row in class, snowballed into a series of giant leaps out of my comfort Zone! Long story short, I never set out to teach. I was just living breathing and dreaming Zumba® and I believe the experiences that I’ve had in the last ten years have been truly magical! I’ve been blessed with opportunities I never imagined possible. I’ve had the privilege of having 20 plus students become instructors themselves. I’ve made friendships that will last a lifetime. I’ve opened two of my own fitness studios and I’ve hosted numerous training workshops. I became licensed in Zumba® Basic 1&2 in 2008. In 2009, I took my training with the creator of Zumba® himself, Beto Perez. I’m licensed in Zumba® Zumba® Toning Zumba® Gold Zumba® Kids Zumba® Step Zumba® Gold Toning Aqua Zumba® and Strong by Zumba® . I’m AFAA certified and CPR AED CERTIFIED.
In addition to being a Zumba Instructor, I am also a personal trainer. I decided that personal training would be a valuable and powerful tool in helping others be their best. Connecting with others to help them find their strengths and build on them is an honor. One on one training or together on the dance floor, all I want is to ignite your inner spark, and let you find your joy through music and movement! Everything else is icing!
PS ~there are no mistakes in Zumba® … Only unexpected solos!