Hardly anyone encapsulates the energy of Zumba and Z Club NY better than Cherie Goon, with whom I had the pleasure of speaking and interviewing about her journey through Zumba, health, and finding that true happiness in her fitness routine. Cherie shares her story with Z Club NY with a huge smile on her face! – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.
Why coffee really doesn’t wake you up in the morning and why green juice will!
Drinking caffeinated beverages causes the adrenal glands to produce an elevated amount of adrenaline. Adrenaline is a “savior” hormone. It’s generally secreted under stressful circumstances to aid us during “fight or flight” situations. It gives us that extra boost of energy and clarity needed to get ourselves to a safe place. The repetitive need to trigger these hormones to feel like we can simply get up in the morning or get our day started indicates a very serious imbalance that is preventing us from naturally feeling energetic and alert. Here’s what we should know about that “boost” from caffeinated beverages:
What is a “Zumba® Jammer”?
Zumba® Jammers are ZIN™ Members who specialize in Zumba choreography and have been officially selected and licensed by Zumba Fitness, LLC to host ZIN Jam™ sessions. Only licensed Zumba® Jammers may lead a ZIN Jam session. To become a ZJ, be on the lookout for ZJ calls (posted on ZIN Home and announced via email) in an area near you and follow the application and audition process.
Everyone always asks why Zumba® is so popular. The secret to Zumba® is the feeling that we all belong to the same family, the Zumba® family. One of our sisters, Roxanne Montalvo-Tsai, needs our help and support. Roxi is expecting two beautiful baby girls that have both been diagnosed with TOF – Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare congenital heart defect. As soon as the twins see the light they will have to undergo a series of heart surgeries.
- They are designed to kill and intentionally released into the environment specifically into our food supply, but also in backyards, roadsides and other landscaped areas.
- Exposure to pesticides is known to cause various types of cancer, but also linked to a wide range of serious health problems including reproductive harm, endocrine (hormonal) disruption and increased autism risks among many others.
- These chemical poisons are not only extremely destructive to our bodies, but can really work against our fitness goals when it comes to building muscle and shedding fat. Pesticides are known to be endocrine disruptors that interrupt the natural balance of hormones in our bodies. Most commonly affected is estrogen and this interferes with the body’s ability to regulate fat storage and develop muscle.
Corina’s life is inspired by her drive to feed her soul with new adventures and activities that fill her with positivity. It was such a thrill to get to hear Corina’s journey through Zumba. For her, it is “food for the soul”. She shares about her favorite classes, instructors, and how she’s discovered a healing and energizing experience through Z Club NY… – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.
An all inclusive 3 nights 4 days (airfare not included) at the breath taking beach in Club Indigo, Haiti. Join us in a majestic surrounding for a long weekend filled with the most fun you will ever have. Your hosts for those 4 days will be Irena Meletiou, Jamie Drye, and Edmee Cherdieu. They have designed an intense yet fun and invigorating class schedule with various fitness activities:
- Aqua Zumba (in the ocean!)
- Zumba Step (the latest Zumba speciality program)
- Abs and Core
- Booty Blast!!!
- Early Morning Walk
All classes will take place outside. Also, for the more active participants, we will offer early morning walks and swims. 4 days of fun physical activities while enjoying the sea, getting your pre summer tan, and of course getting into top shape. Every day will be filled with two to three classes. All classes will be 75 minutes long! We intend to work hard and party hard at the same time. At night we will relax on the sand while enjoying a fresh barbecue dinner and listening to live music. Just Paradise!
The Karada Detox program integrates the intricate relationship between what we eat and how we feel. We understand that living clean and healthy is a lifestyle. Cleansing our bodies is critical for high performance, clearer skin, balanced weight and better rest. However, most people use cleansing diets and fasts for “emergencies” when they’ve indulged too much and feel gross. Doing this too often sends confusing signals to your body and can reverse the therapeutic effects of clean eating. Watch this video to understand how to use a cleansing diet to your advantage and not ride the diet roller coaster!
It is such a thrill to share Carlos Maisonet’s awesome journey and energy! Carlos says that one of the reasons that he loves Zumba so much is that it helps him connect to his first love of dance and his true self. Through taking classes at Z Club NY, he has been able to explore and expand his love of dance and fitness. He strives to cultivate a healthy life in his mind, body, and soul… – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.