Zumba Bliss

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Teacher(s): Sarah Saenz (Mackenzie)

Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30
Thursdays, 4:30-5:30
Sundays, 11:30am - 12:30pm
All in the Front Door Studio, $5/class. Promo: $35 for 10 classes - NEW STUDENTS!

Hello! I'd like to tell you a bit about how Zumba has brought me back from disabling pain, and about my class: my personal mission as a Zumba instructor, is to find women who need to heal through dance. After getting rear ended in a car accident 14 years ago, and then developing the chronic pain that was due to fibromyalgia, I went through 8 years of barely tolerable suffering. I was entirely disabled and my body was in atrophy like a little old lady... at 38! There seemed to be no answers in sight. Finally, it was Zumba that gave me my life back, and keeps me going every day. Literally, I could not work or survive without dance.

Hence, my burning desire is to find other people who are afraid to exercise due to pain, who suffer and feel trapped by it, the way I was. IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE, OR YOU KNOW ONE, I BEG of you to forward this information to them. What they probably do not know is that unlike other forms of exercise that can re-injure one or two painful hot spots, dance is the only form of exercise where you use all of your body and therefore over time, will heal and strengthen, beginning with your core and out. It also is a joyous, creative form of fitness that will infuse you with pleasurable adrenaline that will in turn help your mood which...lessens the pain. Also, Maple Street Dance Space is one of the only locations in town where one can Zumba on a REAL SPRUNG DANCE FLOOR, which essentially acts like a shock absorber for the spine. This is a crucial component for all exercisers, especially if you’re over 30, or you’ve had an injury of any sort. (Most Zumba locations in town are on concrete, or are on wood or laminate over concrete.)

Additionally, know that at Maple Street, we have a community of people who actually CARE about each other. Together, we support one another, and class is usually the highlight of our day, not a yucky gym-like experience where people are elbowing each other for space and indifferent to the individual next to them. Also, if you have a self-managing child who can attend and not be disruptive, they can come for free. Imagine…no worrisome gym germs or extra fees!!

Spread the word! My class is focused on: a positive and jovial energy that is very supportive, elegant dance moves, raised arms, core work, and raising your heels, (as opposed to a lot of propulsion…although I do model propulsion, and you are encouraged to go for it if that’s your style!) With these changes, you can still get your heart rate up, burn 600 calories or more and tone, without hurting yourself. Or you can rev it up even more, or slow it down!! (Be certain that I WILL challenge you, no matter how hard or gently you want to push, or what level of fitness you are.) Movement is all I ask! Come muevelo, muevelo with us today! For videos and more information, see sarahsaenz.zumba.com, or contact me anytime at (505) 977-8881!