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Dude vs Divas Master Class

October 15, 2016

On October 1, we had one of the best Master Classes I've been a part of in a long time. There were eight local instructors, about 160 participants (could have had more in a bigger place!) and 90 minutes of pure joy!

Dude vs Divas Master Class 2016 Zumba

Here's me leading Macarena with VJ, Willie, Vivienne and Zelia.

This is me leading Tusty. Fun song!

Tusty from a different camera angle. I actually got this choreo from Bryan. Thanks to him and Marisa for helping to lead this large group!

It was so much fun!

Dude vs Divas Master Class 2016

Amazing bunch of instructors, Stephanie, Pamela, Marisa, Roberto, me, Beatriz, Bryan and Guicho (Luis).

Dude vs Divas Master Class 2016

Thanks to Katarina, there are a billion more photos and video of all the other instructors. posted in a Facebook Album (click here). Enjoy!

Zumba Convention 2016

October 13, 2016

I forgot to post about the Zumba Convention. It was at the end of July and was a blast as always! Mia, Zelia and I took a red-eye flight out. We met up with Sepi and Cynthia, who were my roomies this year. Mia and Zelia roomed together. Our first night there, Mia, Zelia, Cynthia, Sepi and I were dancing on tables at OPA.

Zumba ZIN Convention 2016

We ran into so many friends, old and new and had so much fun hanging out with everyone. I got licensed in STRONG by Zumba and LOVE it. I think I'm too old to teach it but I sure am having fun doing My First Class at least once a week at my house.

Zumba ZIN Convention 2016

Of course I took a bunch of pictures, too many to post here. They are on my Phanfare Website (click here) and I have cpationed them. ENJOY!

I can't wait for next year!


September 23, 2016

If you've read me for a while, you know that there are times when I've thought about giving up teaching Zumba. This past Wednesday at my Zumba Gold Class at In Shape Pittsburg, something happened that makes it all worth it!

A beautiful woman came to her first Zumba class with me some months ago. She spoke with me for a while after class talking about how awkward and uncoordinated she felt. I encouraged her and after several months, she has lost tons of weight!

She wanted to take a picture to mark her progress. She sent it to me with these beautiful words.


From text message:

After your first class, I could not follow any simple steps.. I was exhausted, out of breath .. Went home slept for hours, my body was terrible aching.. I spoke to you later, you were very nice, understanding about my weight (250pounds) you told me your age.. I thought you were much younger..  Today I join your class, Yayeee why did the class ended so fast? Thank you, this is an important picture to me. Mahalo, Kepa

I replied that this meant so much to me and I was happy to inspire.

From following text message:

You are awesome! I almost gave up .. I struggle with great difficulty to do zumba movements .. But I always remember your advice.. I always wanted to take a picture with you.. (When I can learn to move without too much difficulty hahah) these days it's fun, you were right!!! I haven't weight myself yet.. I'm hoping to do it December .. Thank you sincerely, Kepa

After some horrible things people have said to me over the last 5 1/2 years that I've been teaching, this makes me thankful that I didn't give up and stuck with it. Having inspired this beautiful lady (and hopefully others) has made it all worth it!

No Fooling!

April 1, 2016

I had a fabulous week of Zumba!

First, my MONDAY started out with my fabulous Zumba Gold Class at 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport in Walnut Creek at 11:00 a.m. I never get to take video while I'm teaching but I caught this quick video on the way in. The line reaches all the way to the back wall. One lady said to me, "Your class is getting much too crowded!" She didn't mean it as a compliment but I took it that way. It makes my day to see all these folks who come to my class and enjoy me and my music. I adore them!

Then I went to Bryan's 5:30 p.m. class at 24 Hour Fitness Concord. I forgot to get a picture.

TUESDAY, I went to Marisa's 8:30 a.m. class at In Shape Pittsburg. She had to run off to sub at 24 Concord but I did catch a picture with Alejandra and Delmy.

In Shape Pittsburg Zumba

I found out Marisa was subbing at 24 at 10:00 a.m. so I followed her over there! Found some lovely, familiar faces.

24 Hour Fitness Concord Zumba

On WEDNESDAY, I taught my lovely Zumba Gold class at In Shape Pittsburg at 11:45. Didn't take a pic! Sorry.

Then I joined the lovely and talented VJ, at her Zumba Class at In Shape Concord at 4:00 p.m. She's a doll!

VJ at In Shape Concord Zumba

On THURSDAY, Zelia and Patrizia joined me at Iris' class at 24 Hour Fitness Concord at 10:00 a.m. We had a great time!

Iris Zumba 24 Hour Fitness Concord

That evening, I went to Toby's fabulous class also at 24 Hour Fitness Concord at 6:30 p.m. Another FABULOUS class!

Toby 24 Hour Fitness Concord Zumba

I finished off FRIDAY with Bryan's fabulous (as always) Zumba class at 24 Hour Fitness Antioch at 9:15 a.m. Followed by that awesome burger shown on my HOME page! Zelia joined me at Bryan's class. After class, we realized we hadn't done any Samba's for the Brazilian (Zelia), so we threw on Taboo real quick to get a Samba fix.

I'm going to end up missing Marisa's fabulous Saturday class at 24 Hour Fitness Antioch tomorrow at 9:15 a.m. New adventure hiking around the Lafayette Reservoir with my Bodega Friends! Next week, I hope to catch a class with my Zumba Mami, Mia! Perhaps Friday at 11:30 at the Willow Pass Community Center!

Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend!

How Time Flies!

January 2, 2016

It was just a year ago, on January 1, 2015, that Thayna and Emely finally opened Our Studio after a very taxing 2014. I can't even believe a year has gone by! Instructors have come and gone but the core has remained. The team has grown stronger, the support for each other and the support for all instructors, whether they have a class at Our Studio or not, never wavers. Truly a professional group that is a class act. I am proud to be a part of their team!

We combined the holdiay classes and had mini Master Classes. I posted a video of our Thanksgiving day class. It was really fun!

We also combined our Christmas Eve Class. Beatriz, me, Toby, Emely and Mia led the class! (Mia had to leave early. I took tons of pictures and posted them to my Phanfare Site (click here).

Zumba Christmas Eve Out Studio Concord, CA

Here's a little montage of our New Year's Eve Class. I was dancing too much to take many pictures! Mia, Toby, Emely and I led this fabulous class.

Here's one photo compiled by our lovely student, Riz.

Zumba at Our Studio Concord, CA

I got the chance to attend Bryan's class at 24 Hour Fitness in Antioch for his birthday on January 1. It was tons of fun! Thirteen instructors in all to help celebrate his birthday. Bryan, Marisa, Ronza, Araceli, Angie, Grace, Gaby, Beatriz, Stephanie Blades, Stephanie Nelson, Dulce, Jabris and me. Some of these lovelies I had not met yet. They were awesome! Here's a little clip of Jabris, Dulce and Angie.

And a quick shot of some of the folks. Happy Birthday, Bryan!

Zumba Antioch 24 Hour Fitness

I'm so happy to have two Toning Classes at Our Studio! Everyone knows how much I hate working out. Zumba Toning is the perfect compromise. You're still dancing and having fun, but using the light weights gets your upper body and arms toned! Love it! Try a class! Several of the instructors at Our Studio give Toning Classes. Mia, Beatriz, Thayna and me! Check out the schedule (click here).

Zumba Toning

In addition to teaching at Our Studio, I have my wonderful Zumba Gold classes on Mondays at 24 Hour Super Sport in Walnut Creek and on Wednesdays at In Shape Pittsburg. My Monday class is great and always full. It took them a while to realize Zumba Gold didn't mean it was for old people! Simply, lower impact than a Basic Zumba Class. I'm hoping that this year, my Wednesday class will figure that out, too, and will be as full as my Monday class!

You can catch my schedule on my Zumba Con Sabor Site or my Zumba Dot Com Site.

I can't believe that this March 16 will mark the 5th year since I was licensed to teach Zumba! At 57, with Zumba and Rodan + Fields, I feel better than ever!

Well, except for the few extra pounds. I'll be working on that but all in all, LIFE IS GOOD!

Peace, Love, Zumba!



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