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Beto Perez leads ALS Zumbathon in SF

Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on March 21, 2011

Zumba Co-Founders, Beto Aghion, Beto Perlman, Beto Perez

Augie & Lynne Nieto give thanks for $210,000 support

Beto Perez leads ALS Zumbathon in SF

When Zumba founder, Beto Perez comes to town, Zumba instructors & their students, flock to party with him Zumba-style.  Last Thursday, March 17th, as part of IHRSA San Francisco, a fitness industry trade show, Beto energized 1,000 Zumba enthusiasts by leading salsa, merengue, cumbia, Bhangra & reggaeton routines, as well as performing his own version of Michael Jack’son’s Beat It.  Accompanied by live percussionists and his own team of dance specialists, Beto motivated the crowd to shake, shimmy & strut their stuff both on & off the stage to create his magical, spicy blend.

The party had the added purpose of raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Augie’s Quest, a charity, named for Augie Nieto, stricken with ALS in 2005.  Surprisingly, Augie who is now completely immobile from the disease, appeared on stage, with his wife, Lynne by his side.  They were presented with a donation of $210,000 from Beto & his partners & co-founders, Beto Perlman & Beto Aghion.

Augie Nieto of Southern California, after overcoming the shock & grief of finding out he had ALS, used his entrepreneurial know-how to create his charity, to streamline the research process and focus on discovering treatments that might help stave off the effects of the disease, & ultimately to find a cure.  ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), aka Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive and devastating disease that destroys the nerve cells controlling muscles, ultimately causing complete paralysis.

Augie, aided by high tech equipment graciously thanked us for our support, while bringing tears to our eyes and a thrill to our hearts.

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Zumba Warms Up Weight Watchers’ Walk-it Challenge

Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on June 6, 2010

Janice & WW Territory Mgr., Jeanne O’Brien

Today Janice of Zumba Contra Costa prepared walkers for the Weight Watcher Walk-it Challenge in Pleasant Hill (San Francisco’s East Bay area).  Fleet Feet of Pleasant Hill hosted the walkers by supplying t-shirts, water, and healthy snacks.  Starting at 7:30 a.m. Janice warmed and toned the 300 Weight Watchers’ muscles and prepared them for their 5K (3.1 miles) walk-it challenge around the town of Pleasant Hill in Contra Costa County.  Everyone finished the walk thrilled and energized, while feeling their endorphin-rush.

Janice teaches Zumba Fitness classes and Zumbatomic (Kids’ Zumba) in Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette & Concord.   Janice@ZumbaContraCosta.com

WW Leader, Elena Summers

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WW Leader, Marianne Benedetti

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Janice Meets Zumba Founder, Beto Perez

Posted by ZumbaContraCosta on July 25, 2009

When Beto Perez comes out to center stage to teach over 100 people, he does not say a word!  Instead, the music plays and the people begin to dance and shout for joy.  His magnetism is created by not only his talent, but also his enthusiasm, warmth and sense of humor.  On July 18th I attended one such Master Zumba Instructor Certification led by this one-man force, Beto (short for Alberto) Perez, founder of Zumba Fitness.

In addition to learning new Zumba routines, I learned the nuances between several Latin rhythms, including Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, & Reggaeton.

I’m working hard to bring more Zumba classes to Contra Costa so stay tuned.

Did you know that it was Plato in 600 B.C. who said, “lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. ”

So get moving, whether you bike, hike, climb, or dance…keep moving.

Why is Zumba taking off like the Santa Ana wild fires?  Because the routines are simple and easy to follow, geared for movement enthusiasts of all levels.   Music from all over the world is incorporated so that classes are always fun, and new music is released often so that classes do not become redundant or stale.

Remember, if you can walk, you can dance!  Keep moving!

Get in touch with any questions or to be added to my mailing list so that I can send you the latest updates directly…Janice@ZumbaContraCosta.com.

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