Free Zumba classes for Polk residents in Tryon, Mill Spring

Published 6:14 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Polk County Community Foiundation has made it possible for the Unity in the Community organization to offer free Zumba classes in two locations to the citizens of Polk and surrounding areas.
Classes are offered each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Roseland Center, 156 Peake St. in Tryon, and at the Zion Grove Church Fellowship Hall, 5620 Pea Ridge Rd. in Rutherfordton, N.C. (for GPS, use 5620 Mill Spring).
Certified instructors for these classes are Anya Huneycutt and Felicia Hipps.
As a part of the Healthy Polk County grant, this is an effort to get people to be more active and live healthier lifestyles.
Over the past decade, Zumba, a dance-based fitness routine, has been gaining popularity in homes and gyms around the world for its focus on fun, high energy fitness. Zumba classes generally last from 45 minutes to an hour and consist of a combination of Latin American dances, hip-hop, belly dancing and other dance styles. Each instructor choreographs his or her own class routine, but the fundamentals of the exercise are designed to provide a strong cardio and muscular workout.
The whole body moves in a Zumba class, helping to burn fat and build lean muscles. Zumba workouts can vary in intensity, and calorie burn depends on an individual’s weight, fitness level and muscle composition. During an hour-long session you can burn anywhere from 500 to 800 calories.
For more information, call 828-429-6635 or 828-817-1750.
– article submitted
by David Staley

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