Mondays at 9:30 AM-Acton/West Concord-On Your Toes Dance and Theatre-77-3 Powdermill Road-next to Music Store and Concord Tae Kwon Do
Mondays at 9:30 AM-Sudbury – House of Dance 387 Boston Post Road in the back parking lot of Mill Village
Mondays at 6:30 PM - Sudbury – House of Dance 387 Boston Post Road in the back parking lot of Mill Village
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:30 AM – Sudbury – House of Dance
387 Boston Post Road in the back parking lot of Mill Village next to David Paul Salon and Chili Basil
Tuesdays at 6:15 PM – Sudbury – House of Dance
Wednesdays at 9:30 AM – Acton/West Concord-On Your Toes Dance and Theatre-77-3 Powdermill Road-next to Music Store and Concord Tae Kwon Do
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM - Sudbury – House of Dance 387 Boston Post Road in the back parking lot of Mill Village
Thursdays at 6:30 PM - Sudbury – House of Dance 387 Boston Post Road in the back parking lot of Mill Village
Saturdays at 9:30 AM - Sudbury – House of Dance
All classes are drop-in $16/class or $110 for 10-class card
Beginning next Wednesday April 10 we are pleased to announce or JRO Fitness Core Fusion class at 9:30 AM at House of Dance.
Our amazing instructor, Paula Casey has been a certified fitness professional for 20 years. She is a personal trainer but her passion and focus for the past four years has been teaching the Wonderbarre program. This program is a combination of yoga, Pilates, ballet and orthopedic stretching. The exercises you will do in Core Fusion will be small controlled isometric movements followed by prolonged stretches which produces long, lean muscles and FLEXIBLE and TONED bodies! Let’s get ready for the summer with this wonderful class that will challenge us but will complement our Zumba workout routine.
Next week ONLY we need to begin class at 10:00 AM-all other Wednesdays will begin at 9:30 AM. Please bring your own Mat. We will provide light weights but if you want you may bring your own.
You can use your class card and the drop in fee for your friends and neighbors is $16/class or they can purchase a class card too! You will have the option of attending this Wed class or the Tuesday/Thursday Core Fusion in Concord at 8:15 AM-so many options to tone!!!
Let me know if you have any questions-my goal is to make our JRO Fitness classes meet your needs to get a healthy body and a happy mind-Let’s take this journey TOGETHER!!!
At The Corner Of Zumba And Main
Meg Stafford; Guest Columnist
Anyone who worries that Facebook will replace in-person interaction has not visited a Zumba class lately. This high energy dance work out has me smiling every time I go, and part of it is because of being there with other people. I love the music, and the exercise, and I love to see other people having fun. Some are experienced, and strutting their Zumba moves, and others are newer, learning the steps. Everyone has her own style, and that’s fun to see. There is no pressure to replicate every step precisely; each person can customize the workout so that it is more or less demanding.
Before Zumba, I had never worked out with a group. I have always needed exercise, needed to move, and in the past that has taken the form of cycling or swimming, all in good weather. I love to hit the slopes in the winter, but that’s a several-times-a-year treat, not a daily diet. When the kids were younger, I worked out to exercise videos at home in the winter in between work, carpool, household chores and shoveling. The 45 minutes of time to myself was a cherished thing, and the whole family benefited from a little time to get my ya yas out.
But now that both girls are officially not living at home, I’m happy for the company while I exercise. In fact, it is hard to motivate myself to really work up a sweat on my own. When a friend and colleague asked me to attend a Zumba class as a fundraiser for her work reducing AIDS inAfrica, I decided it was time to try this new craze.
After class yesterday I was chatting with a couple of my fellow Zumbalistas about how we found Zumba, and was fascinated to hear the very different routes that led us there.
One woman had never been an exerciser and at the urging of her son, who had become a competitive athlete, decided to try a gym. Not enjoying the repetitive exercises, she took a Zumba class on a whim. It was taught by a man who teaches Argentine Tango, and she was hooked. When he left the gym, she looked for a new place to dance. Now she’s a three time a week regular. “I love the energy of this group!” she declares.
The other woman had been a swimmer, but was looking for something else. She is thrilled with Zumba, and feels it has helped her to become more comfortable with her body. “It took me a couple of months before I could even wear tighter exercise pants. And I feel good” she smiles. “I’m using my body in a way that I never have before.”
I have realized that not only I am I more comfortable dancing, I am doing the moves wherever I am. In a Gap store with my daughter a couple of months ago, one of my Zumba songs came on and my feet automatically began to move. I didn’t even realize it until one of the sales people commented, “Mom’s dancing! Love it!”
This happened again at my husband’s work Christmas party. My theory is that “the play list drives the party” and this was no exception. As we chatted with friends, I hadn’t even realized I was moving until the DJ came over to me. “Thank you for enjoying the music. I really appreciate that.” What could I say? I just smiled. And danced up a storm later in the evening.
I’m intrigued now to learn how other people have found their way to Zumba, but one thing is for certain: besides the music and exercise, it is the community that makes this trend a winner.
Meg Stafford was introduced to Zumba by Judy Quint of Zumba with Judy, which holds several classes in Sudbury (www.zumbawithjudy.com), and enjoys classes multiple days a week.