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Student Journeys @Z Club NY – Rebecca B.

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I love it when worlds intersect – this month we get to meet one of our favorite students, who was also one of our favorite CSRs! We miss her smiling face as a rep, but we are so happy to see her continuing to smile and dance as a student! I got to hear all about Rebecca Block’s journey through Zumba® and Z Club NY, and what she has gained from her time in and around class.  Rebecca has gained strength, friends, confidence, and stress relief through Zumba® and Z Club NY … – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

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Student Journeys @ Z Club NY – Aruba!

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In April 2015, Z Club NY flew down to the beautiful island of Aruba with  eager Zumba® lovers and world explorers from NYC.   With careful planning and seamless execution, Edmee put together another trip that blended the thrill and benefits of Zumba with a spectacular backdrop and inspiring sights. Edmee partnered with instructors Jamie Drye and LaShawn Jones  for a heat-packing, intense, heart pumping adventure.   The retreat included Zumba® Master Classes, Aqua Zumba in the ocean, Early Morning Water Workouts, Bokwa, and Fueled Emotion, a workout designed by Jamie and LaShawn. It was an incredible time. Here is what the participants had to say…   – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

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Student Journeys @Z Club NY – Jessica Lee R.

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It was so great to interview Jessica Lee Reitmyer, and hear about her personal journey of transformation through Zumba® and Z Club NY.  Jessica discovered her love for Zumba® by tapping into her intrinsically artistic soul, and her determination to succeed. Now a licensed instructor, she says ” I am a musician and I am very moved by the music used in Zumba® classes.”  Zumba® has inspired her to strive for success, and unleash more of her creativity… – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

 

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Student Journeys @Z Club NY – Catherine W.

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It was so lovely to sit down with Catherine Williams and hear her inspiring journey through Zumba® and Z Club NY.  She says finding Z Club NY  has taught her that she is stronger than she thought she was. She says ,  “I love the workout, the energy, the music, and the dance.  You will see me in class on the Upper West Side at least 3 times every week.”   … – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

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Student Journeys @Z Club NY – Lauren M.

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It was such a delight to hear about Lauren Murphy’s journey and her love for Zumba® and Z Club NY. She says that before Z Club NY, she did not consider herself an “athletic person” and so did not incorporate fitness into her adult life. Now, she says ” taking classes with Z Club NY has allowed me to discover a workout that I actually look forward to! ”  Zumba® has inspired her to be feel great and be her greatest self… – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

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Student Journeys @Z Club NY – Arabelle T.

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How lovely it is to sit down with Arabelle Taggart and hear her inspiring journey through Zumba® and Z Club NY.  She says finding Z Club NY  has been liberating for her.” She says  that thanks to Z Club NY, she  “now exercise[s] on a regular basis. This time for “ME”  is invaluable!”  Zumba® has rejuvenated her, and has helped her connect to her bubbly self again!… – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

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Student Journeys @ Z Club NY – Here We Go Again To Haiti!

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In November 2014, Z Club NY returned to its Caribbean second home with a bus-load full of eager Zumba® lovers and world explorers from NYC.   With careful planning and seamless execution, Edmee put together another trip that blended the thrill and benefits of Zumba with a spectacular backdrop and inspiring culture. Edmee partnered with instructors Irena Meletiou and Diego Chauca – and wow did this team sizzle!  The four-day retreat included two Zumba Master Classes, Aqua Zumba in the ocean, Early Morning Water Workouts,and Zumba Step. Club Indigo, a newly renovated hotel that provided cozy accommodation, delicious food and entertainment, and facilitated support for the classes, graciously and delightfully hosted us. For the first time, Z Club NY also partnered with New York-based  organization, The “I Am” Project and Haiti-based organization, Prodev Haiti to bring Zumba® + “I Am” – a combination of Zumba® and mindfulness practices to local school students.   – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

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Student Journeys @ Z Club NY – Verouschka V.

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What a treat to get to interview Verouschka Ventura, who had so much to share about her passion and love for Zumba, and Z Club NY. She says finding Z Club NY was like finding a jewel for her and she couldn’t be happier: “an endless source of daily classes with fantastic instructors. Heaven.” She says Zumba has been a haven for her – providing her with joy during tough times in her life… – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

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Student Journeys @ Z Club NY – Brandi V

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It was so lovely to interview Brandi Vaughn, whose skill and passion for Zumba has grown along with her fire through Z Club NY. She says, “With the help of Z Club NY, not only have I been able to get in better shape and make positive changes to my personal health and well-being, but I’ve had a blast doing it!”… – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

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