Grooving to the beats of salsa, flamenco, and merengue music feels more like a dance party than a workout, which is exactly what makes Zumba so popular. The Latin-inspired dance workout is one of the most popular group exercise classes in the world.
The high-energy classes are set to upbeat music and feature choreographed dance numbers that you might see in a nightclub. You don’t need to be a great dancer to feel welcome in a Zumba class. With the tag line, “Ditch the Workout, Join the Party,” the classes emphasize moving to the music and having a good time, no rhythm required.
There are several different kinds of Zumba classes, from Aqua Zumba workouts to classes like Zumba Toning that incorporate weights for additional calorie burning and strength training. There are even Zumba classes for kids.
Working up a sweat in the 60-minute classes burns an average of 369 calories ... more than cardio kickboxing or step aerobics. You’ll get a great cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens your core, and improves flexibility.
On our beautiful 37 square miles we can boast of the many talented Zumba instructors that are available to the general public and that are active in our community.
This month Kerai Kreative Style will highlight none other than:
Learie Hall was born and raised on the lovely island of St. Martin /St. Maarten. He fell in love with the Zumba program. His goal then was to become a licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor which he achieved by 2013. Learie’s Quick and spicy moves is well known on St. Maarten, he was selected out of many to Travel to Statia by request for a Breast Cancer ZUMBATHON. People on St. Maarten often Refers him to as “Zumba King” which he adores. Not only is he the only male certified instructor on the Dutch side but the youngest there is between the Dutch and French St. Martin /St. Maarten Learie instructs classes at the University of Medicine of the Caribbean and at Body Action Gym in Philipsburg.
"The Zumba King in Action"
In keeping up with the many classes, projects and health awareness, this month Learie will produce two Zumba events and is inviting the general public to come out, support and get active.
Zumba Fest 2016
November 15th, 2016
The reason for this event is to showcase a healthy lifestyle, showing that you can have fun while dropping those calories. With the help of Body Action Gym our aim is locate those who are looking for a gym that offers you the best with the best price as well. Also to start a Zumba revelation on St. Maarten, Admission is $5 for non-members of Body Action and the location is LB Scott Auditorium
Last Man Standing “ZUMBATHON”
November 26th, 2016
This event is all about health, at the same all about our children. SKOS Afterschool program has decided to do this zumbathon to raise funds for the Afterschool Program. This event will be four hours of non- stop dancing; the name of this event speaks for its self. Prizes are there to be won by the last man whose last standing. This is the first ever event like this. The program consists of sports, crafts and activity that keep them active. This program is consisting of all catholic school afternoon schools (6). Tickets are on sale for $10 Adults and children $ 5- (ages 5-12).
Having done Zumba for 2 years myself, I can testify to the many benefits that it provides for you. besides the weight lost and promoting a healthier lifestyle it also helped with my stress management.
In a society where stress is dominant on both genders, I realized soon that Zumba was a way of distressing 3 to 4 times a week. It helped to network and meet other women that were also going through some of your same struggles. This made you feel less alone and motivated you to keep going!
For more information on this Zumba Event or any Zumba related matters or queries, feel free to contact the "King" himself via: