Z1 Sneaker – Zumba Shoes in the Shop! (via Zumba with Alena) (via Zumba with Alena)

NEW Z1 sneakers in hot pink, lime and black and blue, green and white were released at the Zumba Instructor Convention in Orlando, Florida!! I HAD to try them and seriously, after having them on my feet for a few dance sessions, I was sold and went back for the other pair! I am IN LOVE with these new sneakers! They have more support than the original black and white Z1 sneakers and who doesn’t love the colors? I did have to get a size 7 (whaaaat?) cause they run large and I usually wear an 8. Check them out on my feet in class!

Z1 Sneaker - Zumba Shoes in the Shop! (via Zumba with Alena) So what do you all think about the Z 1 Sneakers? I just got my first pair and started slowly breaking them in. I have to say, they really are "as light as air" and it is really easy to dance and turn and move in them. The one downside is that there is not as much support as I would have liked, but compared to my other super heavy, clunky shoes, these are almost magical. http://www.zumba.com/us/shop/action/view/productId_306/ These hot Zumba shoes … Read More

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Zumba Launch Party THIS Wednesday, September 1st!!

Zumba Launch Party THIS Wednesday, September 1st!!

Hello friends!

THIS Wednesday, we will be celebrating the launch of my new Zumba classes at Studio Gracia in San Francisco!  It’s only $5 for a fun and fabulous hour of Zumba Fitness!

Please come early to sign your liability waiver so you don’t miss class!

Class Schedule:

Wednesdays from 6-7pm

Saturdays from 9-10am

Location:

Studio Gracia

19 Heron Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (off of 8th Street at Harrison, walk down the alley Heron Street and you will see #19 on the right hand side of the alley)

Prices:

$10 for drop-in

$8 with 10-class punch card

Punch cards can be purchased before or after class from me

Please let me know if you have any questions!  I look forward to starting these new Zumba Fitness classes with you!

Pink Parties in the Bay Area!

Hello friends!

Zumba Fitness has partnered with the Susan F. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign to bring Pink Parties to the world in the month of October.

There are two upcoming Pink Parties in the San Francisco Bay Area for you all to put on your calendars.

October 2nd in San Francisco with Rossy and SF friends

October 23rd in Palo Alto with Michele and Laura

Details coming soon!

Zumba Convention 2010

Off to the Zumba Convention!

Alright, here we go!  Time for the 2010 Zumba Instructor Convention in Orlando, Florida!  I am currently on the plane heading to Chicago to change planes then to Orlando.  I get in around 9pm tonight and I’m sure that there will already be tons of Zumba friends at the Marriot.

My mom is already there and will be taking care of a little grocery shopping for us.  We like our fresh fruits, especially bananas for potassium during these five days of Zumba action.  We brought like an insane amount of our own food, including nuts, dried fruit, oatmeal, protein powder and tuna.  The prices at the convention hotel are crazy expensive and last year the lines were so long to buy food.  At least we’ll guarantee that we’ll have more space for our Zumbawear purchases!  I actually couldn’t believe how much I brought with me to the convention.  I had to take 6 pounds of stuff out of my suitcase while I was at the airport since I was over the 50 lb limit – what?!  Who really takes that much stuff for 6 days away?  At least I was smart enough to bring an extra duffle for my return trip :P

So what is in store for me for the next few days?  Lots of workshops and trainings!  On Saturday, I am taking the Aqua Zumba training – let’s just hope the sun decides to come out and play on Saturday!  I just spoke with my mom before I got on the plane and she said that it is pouring cats and dogs in Orlando right now!  I’m not really sure if I am going to be teaching Aqua Zumba, but I figured that I could spend a day soaking up the Florida sun!  Why not, right?

I’m looking forward to seeing all of my Zumba friends and family over the next few days!  For those of you Instructors who couldn’t make it this year, please try to come next year!  You will be missed!  And you know who you are :)

To all of my students: I will MISS you!  Keep on dancing with the fabulous Ruba and Gigi!  Show them some of your wonderful Zumba love!  I promise to come back from the Convention with some exciting new moves!

I’ll try to update my blog and facebook during the convention!

Z1 Sneaker – Zumba Shoes in the Shop! (via Zumba with Alena)

So what do you all think about the Z 1 Sneakers?

I just got my first pair and started slowly breaking them in. I have to say, they really are “as light as air” and it is really easy to dance and turn and move in them. The one downside is that there is not as much support as I would have liked, but compared to my other super heavy, clunky shoes, these are almost magical.

Z1 Sneaker - Zumba Shoes in the Shop! http://www.zumba.com/us/shop/action/view/productId_306/ These hot Zumba shoes aren't gonna last so if you're interested in trying them, order now! Has anyone tried them out yet?  What do you think? Last updated: July 13, 2010 … Read More

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Zumba Cool Down Songs

Some of my favorite cool down songs for my Zumba Fitness classes!  I love songs that give you a little time for some slower dancing, then stretching and then party time.  I like to have the song still going when we all clap, cheer and end class.

Some favs:

  • Colgando En Tus Manos, Carlos Baute and Marta Sánchez
  • Te Regalo Amores (bachata/cumbia)
  • Caraluna, Zumba Fitness (the first cool down song I ever used)
  • One Day, Matisyahu
  • Stand By Me (bachata version)
  • OMG, Usher
  • La Palomia, Alberto Barro
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