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Student Journeys @ Z Club NY – Gina G

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I was particularly thrilled to get to interview Gina Goon, whom I met through Z Club NY, and quickly became one of my closest friends. Gina embodies the Zumba energy of positivity, community, support, and love and is always a delight to every instructor whose class she steps into. She shares some of her journey, and how Z Club NY has helped her meet her goals and step more fully into her beautiful self… – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

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Student Journeys @ Z Club NY – Kelly P

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The best part about writing this blog has got to be getting the chance to meet so many fascinating people in the Z Club NY community. This month I got to learn a bit about Kelly Parh and her amazing journey. Here, she shares more about what inspires her, guides her, and how Zumba has helped pave the way to healthy lifestyle and much joy… – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

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Student Journeys @ Z Club NY – Marc Weill

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It was such a privilege for me to sit with Marc and hear him share about how much Zumba and Z Club NY have influenced his life. He says he has grown and improved so much through his Zumba experience, and is not only a believer, but also a true enthusiast. We had a nice chat while on the Z Club NY retreat to Haiti, and I am excited to share what he had to say…  – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

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Student Journeys @ Z Club NY – Haiti Beach Bum Retreat

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In May 2014, Z Club NY launched its newest treat for its student community – an all inclusive, high-energy, camaraderie-filled Zumba retreat to Haiti. With careful planning and seamless execution, Edmee put together a trip that blended the thrill and benefits of Zumba with a spectacular backdrop and inspiring culture. Edmee partnered with instructors Irena Meletiou and Jamie Drye for this inaugural trip  – and boy did they bring the heat! The three-day retreat included two Zumba Master Classes, Aqua Zumba in the ocean, Bokwa, 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. – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

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Student Journeys @ Z Club NY – Cherie G

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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.

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Student Journeys @ Z Club NY – Corina B

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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.

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Student Journeys @ Z Club NY – Carlos M

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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.

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Student Journeys @ Z Club NY – Niambi C

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I am thrilled to share Niambi ’s special and empowering journey through Zumba. Niambi started taking Zumba at age 39. After having two kids, she learned that her body could do amazing things. Zumba became essential in her quest to rediscover what her body could do for her and reboot her fitness by 40.  Niambi creates unique and exciting blends – in everything from body butters to candles – through her beautiful business, Bloomsbury Sq. Through her journey she has learned that “people like unique, exotic, trends. But what they connect with is something real…” – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

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Student Journeys @ Z Club NY – Sasha G

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It is such a thrill to get to share the journeys of Z Club NY’s fascinating and eclectic community of students. Author Sasha Graham is certainly no exception! I was riveted by her story and it is a thrill to share how her love for Zumba and Z Club NY has helped her find happiness and love for herself through attending a weekly cornucopia of classes. Sasha says, “Zumba has taught me that I feel more alive when I’m moving.” – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY.

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Student Journeys @ Z Club NY – Jessica B

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I am so excited to share Jessica Bickley Cho’s amazing journey! She found Zumba on her quest to balance out stress in her life and maintain her health. Throughout her journey, Jessica has discovered a depth of compassion and acceptance for herself. The unexpected gift that kept her coming back to Z Club NY was the community she found – “Through all of this, I have met a group of women who are positive, supportive, and share my value of and focus on living a healthy life. Getting to know them has deepened my life and opened my heart – I wouldn’t change that for the world!” … – by Yali Szulanski for Z Club NY Read More