Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on March 19, 2014
Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on March 17, 2014
New Sessions of Zumba begin this week, 3/18 & 3/20
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30 pm
Tice Valley Gym, 2055 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek
Reg now at http://www.WalnutCreekRec.org or 925.943.5858
Questions? 415.518.2202 or Janice@ZumbaContraCosta.com
Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on March 9, 2014
Zumba at 82 Sustains Palo Alto Resident
As seen in Contra Costa Times, March 9, 2014. By Martha Ross
Adele Tarran, 82, has long made exercise a regular habit. She considers it essential to her overall mental and physical wellness. If she goes a few days without a workout, she feels “achy.”
“Exercise helps work those kinds of things out and makes me feel stronger and better all around,” the Palo Alto resident says.
Tarran took up tennis when she was raising her three sons on Long Island. Once they were grown and out the house, she started going to aerobics classes with a friend.
When Tarran moved to Palo Alto in 2009 to be closer to her sons and five grandchildren, she didn’t give up her habit — she expanded it.
Living in the Moldaw Residences, a senior living community, has allowed her to explore different types of exercise and fitness regimes. The community is next door to the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, which offers a range of classes daily.
Tarran has become a regular at the center’s Monday aerobics class, Tuesday tai chi and Saturday morning Zumba, a fitness program that combines aerobics and martial arts moves with choreography from hip-hop, Latin and other dance styles.
“It can be hard to start exercising when you reach a certain age and if you hadn’t done so before,” she says. “For me, I’ve been enjoying aerobics for a long time, so it’s hard to stop.”
She loves the intensity of Zumba, and the complementary grace, balance and strength offered by tai chi. When she’s not in classes, she visits the center’s weight training room or takes herself on walks around the neighborhood or along San Francisco Bay.
“If I don’t go to class and it’s a beautiful day, I’ll take a walk,” Tarran says.
The former New Yorker also has become a regular patron of the region’s best cultural offerings, from San Francisco Symphony to Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
Tarran thinks that leading an active lifestyle, from going to concerts and theater to regular workouts, keeps her healthy overall.
“If you feel good, then you’re happy,” she says.
Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on February 7, 2014
Zumba Contra Costa in Pleasant Hill Celebrates Wear Red Day
…in honor of Go Red for Women for American Heart Association’s campaign to spread awareness about heart disease.
Zumba in Pleasant Hill meets every Friday 9:30 a.m. at 1948 Oak Park Blvd. (near Putnam)
Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on December 30, 2013
After partying & imbibing, get down to business
Zumba Walnut Creek – Tuesday & Thursday, 7:30 pm
(ongoing, just show up to register with check or CC)
Tice Valley Gym, 2055 Tice Valley Blvd.
Pleasant Hill – Friday’s 10:00 am (9:30, beg. 1/24/14)
1948 Oak Park Blvd. (near Putnam)
(Register with Cash or Check)
Questions: 415.518.2202 or Janice@ZumbaContraCosta.com
Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on December 29, 2013
Low Impact, High Energy Zumba Classes with Janice
Walnut Creek: Tuesday &/or Thursday Nights 7:30 pm (Tice Valley Gym) – New session begins Jan. 7th / 9th – It’s not too late to sign up.
Pleasant Hill: Friday Mornings 10 am (changing to 9:30 on Jan. 24th) - (1948 Oak Park Blvd., near Putnam)
Call Now for Details! 415.518.2202 to register or Janice@ZumbaContraCosta.com
Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on December 29, 2013
Now is the time to register for the new sessions of
Zumba Walnut Creek
Tice Valley Gym, 2055 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek (no dues)
Tuesday’s or Thursday’s or both – 7:30 pm
Register Now at: www.WalnutCreekRec.org
Questions? Janice@ZumbaContraCosta.com or 415.518.2202
Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on October 7, 2013
This weekend at the Pleasant Hill Art Jazz & Wine Fest we showed that Zumba is for everybody.
Thanks to my Zumba dancers – (from Left) Mila, Ella, Kaitlin, & Amelia.
Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on August 9, 2013
Been thinking of trying Zumba?
Now is the time to act…for a limited time you can get 10 Zumba classes for $29!
Pleasant Hill Location – 1948 Oak Park Blvd., near Putnam
Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on May 27, 2013
Jorge Cruise’s 2-Minute Cake
Whip up a fresh low-carb dessert in just minutes with this recipe from diet expert and best-selling author Jorge Cruise. Microwave it in a mug to enjoy the warmth and comfort, all while practicing portion control!
If you love breaded foods and baked goods but stay away because of all the carbs and calories, you’ll be happy to learn about low-carb flour alternatives you can cook with:
- High in protein and fiber and low in digestible carbs
- Use it to make breaded foods.
- Powerful prebiotics, healthy fats, high in protein and monounsaturated fats
- Use it for baking. It adds moistness and a rich nutty taste
- These are flaxseeds that have been ground into flour. Rich in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Use it to make cookies, pancakes, muffins and cakes.
2-Minute Cake With Almond Flour
1/4 cup Truvia Baking Blend
1/2 cup almond flour
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp half & half
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until the mixture is even and smooth (no lumps).
Pour 1/4 of the mixture into a mug and microwave for 2 minutes.
Refrigerate remaining batter for later!
Janice’s Zumba classes begin June 2nd & 4th at Tice Valley Gym, Walnut Creek. Register Now at: http://www.WalnutCreekRec.org or just show up with check or credit card & Janice will take care of you personally. Tice Valley Gym, 2055 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, Tuesday’s & Thursday’s 7:30 pm.