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Many have asked me lately, what is Zumba?

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements; creating a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness experience.

In other words, Zumba is a big party!

Working out can be healthy, rewarding, beneficial. It can be lots of things, but it has never been known to be much fun.

Zumba is exercise in disguise.

Participants in my classes are having so much fun they do not realize they are exercising. Zumba is something people want to do every day and they feel good about doing it.

Even though I have been nationally certified and teaching fitness classes for more than 12 years, I can honestly say Zumba is different from any class I've ever led. The music, the steps, the moves, the class, the feel -- are all like no other.

And Zumba is designed for everyone. I have participants with varying fitness levels, backgrounds and ages; its basic steps make it easy for everyone.

It's effective, too. Zumba is a cardio-based workout with components of resistance and sculpting training to tone the entire body and achieve any desired fitness goals.

The key to achieving goals is consistency. When it does not feel like exercise, and it is fun, it is easier to stick with it.

You'll get to explore merenge, salsa and reggae rhythms, as well as some American pop, and maybe even some African dance options.

At the Zumba certification outside of Philadelphia, I learned so much, and was thankful that I already had group fitness certifications and experience. Most of the people getting certified to teach Zumba were not certified to teach group fitness. That's unfortunate.

I believe with all my heart the importance of having the knowledge and background to offer a safe and effective class.

Certifications help an instructor offer a safe and effective class. After all, if you hurt yourself unnecessarily, you can't come to class. That defeats the purpose.

If you are reading this, then I know you will be in my Zumba class. Not in the Eldersburg area? You can go to zumba.com and search by ZIP code to find a class that is convenient to you.

If you come, you will achieve longterm benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exhilarating hour of caloric-burning, heart-racing, muscle-pumping, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life.

Once you try it, you will be hooked.

Open house for fitness

Need another nudge? On Saturday, Jan. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Freedom Area Recreation Council's Freedom Fitness will host an open house at its studio, located next to Kmart at Carrolltown Center, Eldersburg.

A free "Introduction to Zumba" session, featuring yours truly as instructor, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Please join me!

If you can't make that session, try one of our other free sessions, such as "Step Blast" (8:30 a.m.), "Metabolift Weight Training Powerhouse" (9:30 a.m.); "Dynamic Drums" (11:30 a.m. with a donation of $10; also pre-registration is required); "Intro to Pilates Workshop" (12:30 p.m.); and "Beginner's Yoga Workshop" (1:30 p.m.).

These are all open to the public and free, and healthful lifestyle information will be available all day. Baby sitting will also be provided for class participants.

These workshops fill up fast and space is limited. Register by phone or e-mail, 410-795-9101 or cox@freedomfitness.info.

Tracy Cox is a certified instructor in group fitness, Yogafit, Pilates, Kid & Teen Fitness, Moms-in-Motion fitness and Waterart Aqua; and is also Tai Chi and Qi Gong for Fitness Professionals certified. She is coordinator of Freedom Area Recreation Council's nonprofit program, Freedom Fitness, Eldersburg, is chair of the Prevention and Wellness Committee for the Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County and is on the Executive Board of FARC. She can be reached via e-mail at cox@freedomfitness.info or by calling 410-795-9101.


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