I love it when worlds intersect – this month we get to meet one of our favorite students, who was also one of our favorite CSRs! We miss her smiling face as a rep, but we are so happy to see her continuing to smile and dance as a student! I got to hear all about Rebecca Block’s journey through Zumba® and Z Club NY, and what she has gained from her time in and around class. Rebecca has gained strength, friends, confidence, and stress relief through Zumba® and Z Club NY … – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.
In April 2015, Z Club NY flew down to the beautiful island of Aruba with eager Zumba® lovers and world explorers from NYC. With careful planning and seamless execution, Edmee put together another trip that blended the thrill and benefits of Zumba with a spectacular backdrop and inspiring sights. Edmee partnered with instructors Jamie Drye and LaShawn Jones for a heat-packing, intense, heart pumping adventure. The retreat included Zumba® Master Classes, Aqua Zumba in the ocean, Early Morning Water Workouts, Bokwa, and Fueled Emotion, a workout designed by Jamie and LaShawn. It was an incredible time. Here is what the participants had to say… – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.
It was so great to interview Jessica Lee Reitmyer, and hear about her personal journey of transformation through Zumba® and Z Club NY. Jessica discovered her love for Zumba® by tapping into her intrinsically artistic soul, and her determination to succeed. Now a licensed instructor, she says ” I am a musician and I am very moved by the music used in Zumba® classes.” Zumba® has inspired her to strive for success, and unleash more of her creativity… – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.
It was so lovely to sit down with Catherine Williams and hear her inspiring journey through Zumba® and Z Club NY. She says finding Z Club NY has taught her that she is stronger than she thought she was. She says , “I love the workout, the energy, the music, and the dance. You will see me in class on the Upper West Side at least 3 times every week.” … – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.
It was such a delight to hear about Lauren Murphy’s journey and her love for Zumba® and Z Club NY. She says that before Z Club NY, she did not consider herself an “athletic person” and so did not incorporate fitness into her adult life. Now, she says ” taking classes with Z Club NY has allowed me to discover a workout that I actually look forward to! ” Zumba® has inspired her to be feel great and be her greatest self… – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.
How lovely it is to sit down with Arabelle Taggart and hear her inspiring journey through Zumba® and Z Club NY. She says finding Z Club NY has been liberating for her.” She says that thanks to Z Club NY, she “now exercise[s] on a regular basis. This time for “ME” is invaluable!” Zumba® has rejuvenated her, and has helped her connect to her bubbly self again!… – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.
In November 2014, Z Club NY returned to its Caribbean second home with a bus-load full of eager Zumba® lovers and world explorers from NYC. With careful planning and seamless execution, Edmee put together another trip that blended the thrill and benefits of Zumba with a spectacular backdrop and inspiring culture. Edmee partnered with instructors Irena Meletiou and Diego Chauca – and wow did this team sizzle! The four-day retreat included two Zumba Master Classes, Aqua Zumba in the ocean, Early Morning Water Workouts,and Zumba Step. Club Indigo, a newly renovated hotel that provided cozy accommodation, delicious food and entertainment, and facilitated support for the classes, graciously and delightfully hosted us. For the first time, Z Club NY also partnered with New York-based organization, The “I Am” Project and Haiti-based organization, Prodev Haiti to bring Zumba® + “I Am” – a combination of Zumba® and mindfulness practices to local school students. – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.
What a treat to get to interview Verouschka Ventura, who had so much to share about her passion and love for Zumba, and Z Club NY. She says finding Z Club NY was like finding a jewel for her and she couldn’t be happier: “an endless source of daily classes with fantastic instructors. Heaven.” She says Zumba has been a haven for her – providing her with joy during tough times in her life… – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.
It was so lovely to interview Brandi Vaughn, whose skill and passion for Zumba has grown along with her fire through Z Club NY. She says, “With the help of Z Club NY, not only have I been able to get in better shape and make positive changes to my personal health and well-being, but I’ve had a blast doing it!”… – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.