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malia durbanoFrom Malia Durbano

Hi ladies,

I am a Zumba instructor – teach 4 days a week. I just turned 59 and nobody believes it.

Zumba is the most fun exercise you can have.  It is dance therapy.  Just move, enjoy the music, add your own style – you don’t have to be perfect.  I also teach at the Senior Center and have 78 year old women dancing with me. It’s great for balance, learning new moves helps prevent Alzheimer’s and it’s social.

It doesn’t really matter what kind of exercise you do – just boost your metabolism and have fun.

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How do you keep your fitness program fun?


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  1. Generic Image mrunsky says

    I AGREE!  I’m 61 and a Zumba instructor also!  I got certified March of this year.  I co-teach 4 classes weekly and my own class once a week.  Zumba also helped me lose 60 pounds and KEEP it off for a year so far! My co-teacher  (she’s 53) lost 110 pounds and has kept it off for 5 years.  We have our BEFORE photos hanging up and nobody can believe it’s us!  It definetely helps with the brain activity.  If you haven’t tried Zumba, give it a try.  It’s a life changer!

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  2. Malia Durbano Malia Durbano says

    Yeah for Zumba.  It’s also a great stress reliever.  You can’t think about your job, your bills, or any other problems.  You’re busy following the instructor and getting a great cardio work-out.
    Forget boring walks on the treadmill. Enjoy the lively music, comraderie of the class and the motivation of staying for an entire hour.
    Zumba instructors give back to their communities. Here in Durango, CO, we do Zumbathons for anybody who asks – we’ll dance anywhere, anytime for a good cause.
    Keep on  dancin’
    Malia Durbano

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  3. Generic Image Linda says

    I’ve steered away from Zumba because I had a hip replacement and can’t do extreme hip movements. I work out, walk, ride a bike, do weights and yoga. I like variety. I can’t do lunges, any kind of leg presses. But I do what I can. Can you go at your own rate with Zumba? I belong to a gym that doesn’t hold classes which I’ve liked. Everyone goes in and does their own thing.

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    • Generic Image mrunsky says

      Hi Linda, at our Zumba classes we tell EVERYONE to go at their own pace, have fun and enjoy themselves.  We also tell them if we (instructors) are doing something that they can’t do, do whatever you feel comfortable with.  We encourage them to just keep moving.  We also show them low intensity and high intensity for some steps.  They decide what they can do.  They do come back for more!  Our age group ranges from late 30′s to late 60s.  Each Zumba instructor brings their own personality to the class.  So if you decide to give it a try and the first one isn’t for you, don’t give up.  Just try a different instructor!  There’s a Zumba class out there for everyone!

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  4. Frannie Frannie says

    Hi Ladies…I do my own “Zumba” I put on the music I can groove to crank up the music and just dance.  I try to accentuate my moves, such as my hips and stretches.  I think I get quite a work out.  I do this for about 1/2 hour.  I just started this about a week ago,so we’ll see how it goes.  I did take a zumba class & just couldn’t keep up and was discouraging.  Wish me luck.

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