The two Zumba for kids programmes (ages 7-11 and 4-6) are both high energy dance parties packed with specially choreographed kid-friendly music and routines that children love and dances they like to do such as hip hop, reggae ton, pop, etc. In a one hour class, children are taught the origins of a dance as well as the choreographed dance itself. Moves are broken down, step-by-step. Interaction through play is both employed and encouraged by games and competitions during a Zumba for Kids session. The ability to express oneself through play and movement is one of the main goals of the Zumba for Kids programme which contributes to overall health and well being.
A Zumba Toning workout is one that utilises weighted toning sticks (1-3 pounds) and Zumba rhythms to choreographed songs. The duration of a Zumba toning class is 45 minutes long and consists of both a warm up and cool down (without weights). Zumba Toning has all of the recognisable rhythms such as Salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggeaton, flamenco, funk, etc., like a regular Zumba class but uses toning sticks in certain parts of that song. These rhythms are specifically chosen to accommodate the use of the light weights. Dance steps are performed, either in place or moving. The goal is to achieve a healthy heart, and increase muscle endurance.
Zumba Sentao is a vigorous high energy fitness programme which employs a chair and fitness moves to popular Zumba songs and rhythms. “Sentao” means sit in Spanish. A Zumba Sentao session includes a warm up, cool down and dance fitness choreography. Popular dances such as Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Samba, etc., are used in conjunction with chair exercises. The chair is used for the execution of various exercise moves in a song, where appropriate, and when stability is a factor. These include standing or sitting leg moves, triceps dips, calf lifts, etc.
Free Style Fitness Yoga
This is a fitness programme which incorporates deep stretch, Yoga postures and Pilate’s exercises. It focuses on body muscle stabilisation, improved posture and flexibility through yoga postures and sequences. Fitness is more emphasised as opposed to spiritual enlightenment where chanting or philosophy might be employed. Yoga names are not used nor are extreme postures that exceed optimal range of motion. This yoga programme is designed for healthy individuals and is not appropriate for pregnant women or for those individuals displaying risk factors or back or joint problems.