Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on July 20, 2014
Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on July 19, 2014
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 – Fridays 9:30 am (1948 Oak Park Blvd.)
Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on July 1, 2014
Want to try Zumba? Want to save $$$? Now is the time.
10 Classes – Only $29 – You save 64%!
Register Now http://www.groupon.com/deals/zumba-contra-costa
Pleasant Hill Location – 1948 Oak Park Blvd., near Putnam
Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on May 11, 2014
Happy Mother’s Day, everyone.
Zumba Mother’s Day – Hayward, May 9th, 2014
Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on April 16, 2014
Food Diary: Keep Track of What You Eat
Today the American Heart Association announced their new free healthy food diary APP for tracking your food.
Have you ever tried writing down everything you’ve eaten for one day? It’s a great way to pick out your good and bad eating habits. Check out these suggested questions to ask yourself once you’ve logged for the day:
To control hunger:
- Did I eat three meals?
- Did I have filling foods (including water) with every meal or every snack?
- Did I eat at least 4-5 servings each of fruits and veggies?
To reduce calories:
- Did I keep portions smaller than my fist?
- Did I keep cooked meat, chicken, fish or shellfish to three ounces per portion (the size of a deck of cards)?
- What trade-offs can I make to cut calories? (Think of ways to reduce sodium or tips to reduce sugar to start.)
- Did I eat when I was not hungry? If yes, what was I feeling or doing that made me eat?
Want to take control of your eating and weight? Download this food diary from Go Red For Women to keep track of what you eat.
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