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2011-01-13

Zumba® shakes up Curves’ circuit; Bandera residents get free week

Hold on to your sports bras - Curves® Circuit with Zumba Fitness® is here.
Millions have lost weight and shaped up with Curves, the leader in women’s fitness, and Zumba, the dance-fitness experts. Now, the two have created the only 30-minute class that mixes the moves of Zumba with the proven strength training of Curves for a very effective workout. While it’s definitely not your mother’s workout, but even your mother can do it.
Some have called it the perfect workout, but Curves of Bandera is offering a week’s free trial.
“Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness is an amazing workout that will really help people stick to their New Year’s resolutions,” said a Curves of Bandera staff member. “It combines Curves’ proven strength-training program - where you can burn up to 500 calories in just 30 minutes - with the Latin and international inspired music and exhilarating, simple dance moves that have made Zumba so popular. We want you to experience it for yourself to see what an incredible workout it is, so we’re inviting Bandera residents to try it free for one week.”
The benefits of Curves Circuit with Zumba classes are numerous, according to Curves Director of Exercise and Research Katie Mitchell. “This is definitely a boredom-busting workout,” she said. “There’s a lot going on to keep your attention and keep you motivated.”
Mitchell continued, “You’re listening to high-energy music that just makes you want to move, watching to make sure you’re meeting your goals on the strength machines, and training your body and your brain by learning new dance moves. Research shows that the dynamics of group exercise like the Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness classes promotes attendance and lowers drop-out rates, so people are more likely to stick with it.”
All ages, fitness levels and dance abilities can participate in and
benefit from Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness classes. During the 30-minute class, participants work out on each Curves strength machine for one minute, alternating upper, lower and core muscles. After one minute, the music cues the participant to change stations on the circuit, and she moves to an area between machines to do Zumba moves, which tone and sculpt the body while burning fat.
A licensed Zumba instructor from the Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN) teaches simple, modified Zumba moves from the center of the circuit.
At the end of 30 minutes, participants have completed one trip around the entire circuit, worked every major muscle group and achieved a fun, energetic cardio workout ending with a group stretch led by the Zumba instructor.
For more information about Curves of Bandera and Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness class schedules, please call 830-796-7773.