Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Awesome Classes on YOU TUBE!!

OK kids, I know you want to famous...now you are! I am posting videos from classes as well as tutorials to break down Zumba steps.

Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/user/Brooklynspin don't just watch...subscribe!!! This way you can get the latest videos and updates.

If you are interested in being in a "special" video I am looking for Zumba dancers who want to help put together short videos 1-3 mins. We can do it after class! In fact, just stay after class and we will film it and put it on YT that night!

Zumba classes are hot and on fire...is that even possible? You bet! Even hotter with the upcoming Zumba Party!! Remember to email me and reserve your space...because space is limited!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Zumba Faces!

I love my classes and we are having a blast! DON'T wait get your Zumba Party tickets! Email me with how many you want and I will reserve them for you!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Zumba Made

It's awesome to see progress. Results motivate me to keep going! These fotos are from March-July 2009!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Zumba Party August 15th! It's Official!!!!!!!!!!

Yes! That's right the first Zumba Party will be on Saturday August 15th 6pm to 9pm at the Lynwood 24 Hour Fitness. Don't worry if you are not a member we got you covered! You will be asked to sign a waiver at the front desk. Ok now on to the juicy details:

This is the a Zumba Party, so dress to impress (YOURSELF)! Do it up with color and be sassy! This is a celebration for all the work you have put into coming to Zumba class!

  1. Buy your ticket to secure your spot!!! Tix on sale starting July 23rd $10
  2. Comfortable fitness clothes (Zumba sassy even better; colorful and fun)
  3. Dance sneaks (or flat sole sneaks recommended)
  4. Towel (you will sweat a lot!)
  5. Water
  6. Big fun attitude! Lots of cheering, singing, hootin and hollarin!

This party is going to be off the chain fun! Bring friends and family who have been wanting to know what Zumba is all about!

To make sure you get in pre-order your tickets today!!!! send me an email brooklynzumba@yahoo.com with the number of tickets you want! Remember space is very limited so don't wait!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Strength Training NOT just for Bodybuilders

Friends I know this may be hard to believe, but in order to dance forever, you will have to be strong. Dancing is one of the best exercises because it incorporates the whole body. I am a strong proponent of adding strength training and conditioning to your dance fitenss routine.

Now, you dont have to use the typical gym dinasours like barbells or dumbells. In fact, that's why they are called dumbells....get it...yea dumb. There are hundreds of ways to do strength training. My favorite way to train is using my own body weight. The last time I checked I didn't have to lift a car off it's tires, but I did have to squat, bend, and hoist luggage overhead on my last trip.

Body weight also known as functional strength traning is not a new concept. However, it is becoming a more sensible and affordable way to train. Here are ideas for tools to add to your fitness routine:

  1. Resistance bands: easy to transport, store, and use and limitless in work out possibilities
  2. TRX from Fitness Anywhere: As seen on Biggest Loser its one of the HOTTEST tools I have one and use it constantly.
  3. kettlebells: Cast iron balls with a handle. It will eliminate the need for over 30 gym equiptments including the treadmill. Dragondoor.com or at your local target or play it again sports store.
  4. Hot yoga: Helps to strengthen body from the inside out
  5. Nothing just your body. Squats, pull ups, chin ups, push ups, lunges all these "old school" exercises help increase stength and stamina.

The key is to combine both dance fitness and strength training in your routine. This formidable two step combination will have you reaching your fitness goals in no time!

Here is a couple of demos of the TRX demostration of the TRX

Introduction to TRX

Military style

Keep moving! Build strength, stamina, and life through dance and strength!


Wow are we having fun or what???? We go through songs in class like water. I get a lot of requests for my playlist. You can buy CDs at Zumba.com they provide Zumba instructors with some of the music you hear. Below is my personal play list as I like to keep it hot and fresh at every class. Leave a comment if you want to know more about Zumba, playlists, or my schedule! Love to hear from you!!!

Brooklyn's Playlist, Enjoy!

Style of music

Hip hop

La Negra Tiene Tumbao
Celia Cruz

Yo Vivire/I will survive
Celia Cruz
Latin pop

Shooting Star
LMFAO /Pitbull
Hip hop/dance

Right Round
Flo Rida
Hip hop

Tu Es Foutu
Dance (French)

Black Eye Peas
Hip hop


Dance (French)

Merengue & Cumbia

Elvis Crespo

I know you want me
Hip hop

Quiere Mas
Angel y Khriz

Angel y Khriz