Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on February 3, 2017
Today is Wear Red Day and Janice Litvin of Zumba Contra Costa in Walnut Creek, CA celebrated the day by getting her participants to wear red. “Any time we can spice up the class we do. Wearing red brings awareness to heart disease,” says Litvin. One out of every three women suffer from heart disease, which is still the #1 killer in the U.S.
Janice also speaks about heart health to Bay Area corporations, including WorkDay, Lithium, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Walnut Creek Library and more. If you would like Janice to speak to your company about heart health or other wellness topics, simply email her at: Janice@JaniceLitvin.com. More information about Janice & her wellness talks can be found at www.JaniceLitvin.com.
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Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on September 12, 2016
Recently Janice Litvin of Zumba Contra Costa and Janice Litvin Speaks engaged Las Lomas high school kids to get healthy with her popular Zumba Fitness moves
at their Health & Wellness Fair
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Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on August 5, 2016
I love this post written today by my Zumba Jammer Friend, Tennishia Vines. Tennishia has been teaching Zumba for over 5 years and is the Assistant Group Fitness Manager at the Osher Family JCC. I whole-heartedly agree with her ideas about enhancing your fitness workout.
The Secret to Energizing Your Zumba Workout
By Tennishia Vines, August 4, 2016
Teaching over 200 Zumba® participants per week, I have had every type of student: the professional dancer, the front row diva, the can’t-remember-the-moves-but-giving-it-my-all student, the high-impact guru, the leisurely dancer and more. But I’ve noticed there is one type of Zumba® participant who gets the most out of every workout. No matter how good he or she is at dancing, regardless of age, gender, or any other factor, this type of student always has the best results.
In fact, I use this same technique when I teach.
Q: The biggest secret to having a great Zumba workout?
A: Having a free-spirited, positive attitude and always wearing your smile!
That’s right, be positive and show your grin. I have chosen to do this when I work out because it’s good for my health. I always tell my students, ‘You burn more calories if you smile!’ because you are more likely to do bigger moves. You should be having an emotional connection to the dance.
Here are five reasons why smiling is great for your daily routine.
- Smiling decreases stress. Studies have shown that it can reduce levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.
- It helps you recover faster. This was shown in an experiment with people who smiled after accomplishing a stressful task.
- It helps you perform better. Runners have noticed the benefits!
- It makes you more approachable. Way to make new friends in your Group Exercise class!
- And of course, it costs nothing.
Next time you find yourself in class trying to keep up with the moves, burn more calories or just make a new friend, remember to bring your positive, free-spirited attitude. I’d better see you smiling next time!
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Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on March 8, 2016
Lose for Life: Lose Your Weight Forever
is a unique and lively 6-week program for those who want to lose their weight for the very last time. As a 55-pound loser Janice Litvin has maintained her weight loss for over 10 years with healthy eating and fitness. She will share her secrets and strategies to refine your food plan, start a fitness program that you can maintain and change your metabolism.
Certified by the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Janice speaks to audiences of all sizes to inspire them to get moving and get fit.
Dates: 6 Mondays 3/21 – 4/25 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Tice Valley Gym Classroom, Walnut Creek
2055 Tice Valley Blvd.
Register Now at: http://ezreg.walnutcreekrec.org/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?ProcessWait=N&aid=2134
Questions: Janice@ZumbaContraCosta. com
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Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on March 8, 2016
Keep the Fitness Fun Going
Now is the time to register for the featured Zumba class of City of Walnut Creek.
Join Janice on Tuesdays 7:30 pm at Tice Valley Gym, 2055 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek
New Session Begins Tuesday, May 31st (ongoing registration onsite)
Or just show up with Check or Credit Card. Questions: 415.518.2202
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Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on November 23, 2015
What is Zumba with Janice like? See for yourself in this new video…
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Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on September 9, 2015
U. S. Surgeon General Launches Campaign with National Call to Action on Walking
September 9, 2015
Today, the United States Surgeon General issued a call to action to address major public health challenges such as heart disease and diabetes. Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities articulates the health benefits of walking.
“Walking is the simplest way to add more physical activity into our everyday lives,” said Lawrence E. Armstrong, Ph.D., FACSM, president of the American College of Sports Medicine. “Research demonstrates numerous health benefits of walking and healthy eating, and ACSM supports this call to action to create healthier, more active communities in the U.S.”
“We know that an active lifestyle is critical to achieving good overall health. And walking is a simple, effective and affordable way to build physical activity into our lives.
The Surgeon General’s report discusses the health benefits of walking and calls on individuals to make walking a priority in their lives. Fewer than half of all U.S. adults get enough physical activity to reduce their risk of chronic disease, and only a quarter of high school students get the recommended amount. Physical inactivity contributes to heart and lung disease, diabetes and cancer, which account for 86% of our nation’s health care costs. Building walking into daily life can reduce disease and save money.
“We know that an average of 22 minutes a day of physical activity – such as brisk walking – can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes,” added Dr. Murthy. “The key is to get started because even a small first effort can make a big difference in improving the personal health of an individual and the public health of the nation.”
For more information about the U.S. Surgeon General’s quest to get everyone walking, visit www.surgeongeneral.gov
To find out more about getting healthy with Janice’s Lose for Life program contact Janice@ZumbaContraCosta.com or at 415.518.2202.
Join the social media conversation on Twitter: @JLitvin #stepitup
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Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on September 4, 2015
Ashley Judd Speaks at Zumba Convention 2015
Recently I wrote about Ashley Judd dancing Zumba for the crowd during her keynote speech. Here is the video of part of her keynote address & some dancing with her own Zumba instructor, as well as Beto Perez, founder of Zumba.
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