Give Zumba a Try!
We are lucky at MWCC that the leader of this activity is Sharon Rodgers, a highly qualified instructor. As well as for her own enjoyment and her pupils’ learning, she also uses Zumba to give something back to the community: most recently she led a festival for the BIC in Bournemouth to support Macmillan caring locally. This took place in mid-September: here is a link to the report page.
What is Zumba?
Looking on the web, three descriptions regularly appear: fun, easy to learn, more like dance than exercise. It is all of these, for people from ten to eighty and beyond: it can be done at very different levels at the same time, alone or with the whole family or just two or three friends.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a great dancer or super-fit, though everyone will certainly have improved in both by the end of it!
It is not about being an expert: it is about enjoying the exercise and having great fun while meeting lots of different people.
And what of its History?
It was almost accidentally developed by Alberto Perez, a Colombian celebrity aerobics trainer. One day in the mid-‘90s he forgot to bring his aerobics music to one of his classes, and so had to improvise. He quickly grabbed some of the tapes from his car and then just made it up as he went along. There were different types of music and this first unique ‘aerobics’ class, with much influence from Latin music, was a great success. It was introduced to the United States in 1999 and the rest, as they say, really is history!
When does it happen at MWCC?
Sessions are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 0915-1030.