Student Journeys @ Z Club NY: Kimberly T.

By September 17, 2016blog


Kimberly’s children are her main inspiration in life. She has been taking classes with Z Club NY since it started. As she shares more about herself, she describes Z Club NY as being “like chocolate, it is always good to know that it is around”.

How has taking classes with Z Club NY benefited your life?
Classes at Z Club NY meet me where I am. The classes are offered at many times and locations throughout Manhattan during the week. There is also a variety of classes that I enjoy, including X-trim and Aqua Zumba. When I came back to Zumba and to Z Club NY after a long hiatus, Aqua Zumba provided me the workout that I needed without joint strain. Aqua Zumba is different from other aqua exercise classes in that it is high energy, challenging, and filled with great music. Aqua Zumba classes with Edmee are so much fun that they do not even seem like a workout.

What inspires you to succeed in class and in your life?
My children are my main inspiration. I want to be a role model for them and healthy and mobile to be all that they need me to be. Both of my girls, who are now 17, have tried Zumba and love it. I try to set a good example for them by taking a class or being active every single day.

How has Zumba®/Z Club NY supported your health and fitness goals?
Zumba, and more importantly, Z Club NY has helped me consistently add cardio to my daily schedule. I love Z Club NY classes because they are easy to schedule and the classes are consistently great. Edmee gets the best instructors in town, and this has been true for many years. I have lost 15 pounds in the past few months by taking at least 5 Zumba classes a week.

What have you learned about yourself through taking classes at Z Club NY?
I have learned that it is okay to push oneself but it is also important to not go too crazy!

How did you come across Z Club NY and Zumba® in general? What is your favorite part about Z Club NY?
I have followed Z Club NY since its formation. Like chocolate, it is always good to know that it is around.

Which classes/Instructors are your favorite? Why?
There are so many wonderful instructors that it is hard to name just one. I love both aqua and land Zumba classes. I am so excited to take classes with Rodrigo and Benjamin in Guadeloupe for the second time this year.

What is something unique about yourself that you’d like to share?
I am about to open the first American progressive education in Dubai this year. I had a total hip replacement last December. I have gone back to graduate school for my doctorate in Education this year.

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