In 2012, Resolve To Enjoy Exercise

December 29, 2011

Instructor Kathleen Hinrichs (left),

leads a class at Mercy Health for Life fitness

center. Hinrichs recently received

certification in Zumba, a lively dance

exercise class.

Registration for Mercy Health for Life’s next Zumba class is going on now.  Zumba is a high-energy workout set to Latin and international beats. It’s a fun and easy alternative to a typical fitness class. The popularity of Zumba, which began in 2001, has really soared.  Zumba and other dance workouts ranked ninth in the American College of Sports Medicine's recent survey of 2,620 health and fitness professionals worldwide predicting top fitness trends for 2012.

“We are so excited for our upcoming session,” said instructor Kathleen Hinrichs, a certified Zumba fitness instructor. “January is a great time to start a fitness class, because it is right after the holiday season. Many people are looking to begin or continue an exercise regime in the new year and this is an enjoyable way to get fit while dancing, listening to great music and having fun.”

The class will begin Wednesday, January 4 from 5:15 – 6:00 p.m., and will go over the basic steps in Zumba Fitness’, such as salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton.

The cost for the 8-week class is $28 for Health for Life members and $52 for non-members of Health for Life. To register or for more information contact Mercy Health for Life at 620-223-7073.  

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