What is Zumba Gold?

Zumba Gold is a gentler version of Zumba.  As described on the Zumba website, Zumba Gold is a good choice for “Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.” In the studio, we also find it good for anyone looking for a lower impact, less hip intensive experience of Zumba.

Again, from the website:  “How It Works” and “Benefits”

“The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.  Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!”

Come join JeeHee twice a month on Thursday mornings at 8:30 to experience Zumba Gold (Zumba Gold and Nia alternate on Thursdays at Aloft).

Want more Zumba Gold?  Let Kristine know!  JeeHee is open to scheduling a weekly Zumba Gold class if there is a core group that would like this class!


MindBody Connect asks “Does Your Posture Support You?”

By Chris Dopke
A starting question:  Does your physical structure, your posture, support you in the many things you want to do as you go through your day?  If not, do you have an awareness of what is amiss?
As you read these words are you also aware of your posture? Is the alignment of your spine supporting the weight of your head, or are the back and neck muscles working to hold your head in a forward tilting position? Would you like to practice paying better attention to your self-use in everything you do?
Using body movement as a toolbox to explore attention in a relaxed, slow-paced manner can increase your awareness of your habits and help you discover other possibilities that may be easier or take you away from chronic pain patterns.
As she went through the Feldenkrais Teacher Training program, a colleague of mine became conscious of her lifelong habit of eating without ever paying attention to her sense of fullness. By the end of the four year program she looked and felt like a different person- at a healthy personal weight for the first time.
There really is no limit to the benefits of learning to be more connected to ourselves. MindBody Connect is a class that gives you the support and tools to mindfully explore your body, and develops new tools and mind-body “pathways” to enhance and strengthen your movement.  You will be come aware of your personal movement habits and gradually learn a practice that enhances your own ability to  create healthy, functional movement in your body.  Chris makes the practice accessible to a wide variety of bodies and physical challenges.