Student Journeys @ Z Club NY – Dorothy G

By March 6, 2016blog

It is always a pleasure to share in the journey of one of Z Club NY’s most devoted students! Dorothy shares her love of dance and fitness and is always thrilled with the action and professionalism she finds at Z Club NY … – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

How has taking classes with Z Club NY benefited your life?Taking classes at Z club has offered me the opportunity to continue to actively resume my love and passion for dance and exercise in a professional and fun environment.

What inspires you to succeed in class and in your life? I always try to be the best that I can be in everything I do. I love a challenge and look to learn something new every day. Dance has always brought me the greatest joy and the biggest challenge. I try to apply the lessons I have learned in class to all the challenges that show up in my life every day. I have to admit that I have high expectations of myself and carry this expectation to my Zumba® and dance classes as well.

How has Zumba®/Z Club NY supported your health and fitness goals?
The classes at Z Club NY are both  professional and demand high energy. I leave each class dripping wet and smiling! What else could I possibly want?
What have you learned about yourself through taking classes at Z Club NY?

As I mentioned before, I like to learn something new each day, If possible. I have learned that one is ever too old to learn something new and that I can experience great joy by sharing this experience with others. There is such a strong sense of community at Z club that I do not think is easy to come by in New York.

How did you come across Z Club NY and Zumba® in general? What is your favorite part about Z Club NY?
I overheard someone in a class I was taking one day talking about some “amazing Zumba® teacher she had taken a class with at Z club. My ears perked up and so I wanted to check out this teacher for myself. I often get my best information by listening to other people’s conversations. I guess it is a New York thing.

Which classes/Instructors are your favorite? Why?
I just love the high energy, professionalism of teachers, and the creativity of the teachers. I personally love the teaching of Xavier, and Irina Peschan -Afro Fusion Burn. Each has a distinctly different style and movement vocabulary and are such fun and giving teachers. I have been challenged by both.

What is something unique about yourself that you’d like to share?
I am happy to tell you that I was a professional dancer over 30, yes, 30 years ago and that at the ripe old age of 67, I still feel the same joy and gratitude that exercise/ dance , has brought me my whole life! Thank you Z club NY!

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