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Answer is Fitness Group Kick, Power, Groove, and Step January 2013 Premiers

Mark Gamboa - Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Watch trailers for our upcoming January 2013 Premiers!

Group Kick Premier Saturday Jan 19th at 8:00am

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Make Sure You Have The Proper Zumba Fitness Shoes

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 13, 2010

The reason it's important for you to get the right kind of sneakers or footwear for your dance fitness work out is because this is a unique cardio exercise session. Regular sneakers just won't do. Why you might ask? Well, you would think that you could use your regular sneakers or dance footwear but you’ll soon find out that dance shoes will not provide enough support and comfort for an hour-long workout.

Sneakers on the other hand, have grips on the bottom and will trip you up and may cause you to fall in class. Therefore, it is best to buy a shoe or sneaker specifically designed for this type of cardio training. And your dance exercise footwear has to be flexible and lightweight. And, they have to have good shock absorption. Because of some of the movements in this type of dance workout you'll be jumping, twisting, and moving all around. So then you might be wondering what are the best Zumba shoes? Well first of you need to take into consideration 3 key factors when buying your Zumba dance shoes:

Look for Flexibility

A flexible shoe or sneaker is a must-have when you're looking for good or shoes for Zumba. They need to be not too firm and they should be able to adjust to some of the exciting movements involved in this type of workout. Rigid shoes are a no-no.

Insoles of the shoes is very important

Spend a few extra bucks and pick yourself up a pair of dance insoles. You will not believe how comfortable this will make your feet and consequently you will get more enjoyment out of your aerobic workout.

Lastly, are they comfortable?


Adding the insole helps a great deal however, you don't want shoes or sneakers that are way too tight don't fit or hurt you. Remember, the key to this type of workout is consistency.

However, don't let the fact that you don't have the perfect shoes stopped you from your Zumba workout . The main thing is for you to get started and to begin reshaping your body. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions about our Zumba workout or any other fitness programs we offer.

How to reduce aerobic exercise injuries

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 25, 2010

Many people have been injured while doing their favorite aerobic activity. The most important thing is that you give your body proper time to heal from the specific injury whether it is  a sprained ankle, damage to the knee joint, broken toes, or even shin splints. If it is a serious injury from a pain and/or mobility standpoint always consult with a doctor.  They will guide you regarding when to begin rehabbing and/or exercising again. Remaining positive though is the goal as most people who take a break from aerobic exercise or weight training exercise, realize even more results after starting up again.

For most people aerobic exercise injuries are the result of bad posture, and for aerobic exercise this is generally related to your lower body form. Standing flat footed, knees bending in during squatting or lunging movements, and rounding of the lower back rounding are the leading causes of how we might get injured while doing aerobic activities. Following are some tips to strengthen our lower bodies.

Try walking backwards on a treadmill. This is going to give you a great workout for your glutes and hamstrings while also strengthening the muscles in your feet. Make sure that as you walk backwards you're extending back far, standing tall, while making sure you are stepping back an equal distance with each leg. Also try walking sideways on the treadmill (changing directions halfway through your workout) to exercise your adductors (inner thighs) and abductors (outer thighs), while also strengthening the muscles in your feet. Another good idea is using the elliptical backwards (same principle) or just doing any of the treadmill exercises listed above on the ground. Challenge your muscles with different movements like these to strength and stabilize the lower body areas most prone to injuries.


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