You may think that Zumba is only for the young fit things, it’s not. It’s for every age, shape, size and fitness level. Our family trio who form three generations, Pauline Batley, Nicky Sultana and Jordan Sultana, are proof of that.
They all do the Salsabor Zumba class at Franklin on Monday nights with our instructor Alicia. And they love it.
Pauline is the mother of Nicky and grandmother to Jordan. She is 67 years young.
“I have a bad back but love that I can do Zumba at my own pace, enjoy the music and have some fun,” she said.
Pauline went to Queensland for two weeks last team to visit a friend and wanted to know if Salsabor did classes up there that she could go to as she didn’t want to miss out!
Yes, it is that addictive.
Nicky is 43 years young. “I work full time and study so Zumba is a great way to get exercise, forget everything and have a great time,” she said.
“I love the class, love the moves and love the music, pega pega!”
Jordan is 18 and works at the Franklin Early Learning Childhood Centre while she studies to get her certificate in childcare.
“Originally I didn’t want to go, and now I love it!” she said.
“Zumba is great for all ages and Alicia makes it fantastic, fun and light hearted while working our butts off!” Jordan said. “Keep at it Alicia, we love your class!”
And we love having you as part of the Salsabor family Pauline, Nicky and Jordan.
We get a lot of people saying:”Oh, I couldn’t do Zumba, I’m not coordinated enough.” Or “I’m too overweight or not fit enough.” Or “I don’t know how to dance.”
And none of that, not even one of those matters.
“Zumba classes are ideal for beginners and every shape and body type, including those wanting to improve fitness and lose weight,” says Hayley, one of our Zumba instructors.
That’s Hayley at the front as captain of the boys during the Zumba-off at a recent end of year social.
“Many people take things like Fitbits to their classes and it has been documented that a one-hour class burns an average of 500 calories – which is heaps!”
“So you can see a Zumba class can cater for all levels of ability, fitness and coordination. We layer moves and offer modifications, so those who want to work harder can, but those who are just starting out can do the easier version and still get a workout and have fun.”
“And I promise you, you do not have to know how to dance to do Zumba. It’s just an added element that livens up the classes,” Hayley said.
Come and try it out and see it for yourself. You won’t be disappointed and you can come casually too.
The next Zumba class is on tonight at 6.30-7.30pm at the Belconnen Arts Centre. And then Wednesday night 6.20-7.20pm at the Northside Community Centre.
BOOK IN NOW! There’s still time.