Dear Zumberas and Zumberos,
Is this weather crazy or what? I cannot decide whether it's going to be hot or cold. Today was a hot day and I understand on Tuesday we are going to have thunder storms??!! In any case, we are still here at Studio Z rain or shine!
California Jammer Event
Yesterday the California Zumba Jammers had an event in Palo Alto. Two hours of dancing with about 100 people in attendance. I saw many friends as I was volunteering at the front. I was selling t-shirts and handled the walk ins. This is the opportunity to see the Zumba Jammers from Northern and Southern California on one stage. It was a very fun event.
Thank you to all of the students who are supporting Myrtle (Wednesdays) and Corinna (Thursdays). Both of them are relatively new instructors and they feel so good knowing you are there in their classes and dancing with them! They love you all!!
San Jose Sharks Performance:
Sign up for the San Jose Sharks event on October 14th. There's no choreography to memorize. You will receive a video to view but just have fun like a class. Deadline will be at the end of the month to sign up. We perform prior to the game and the shirt looks awesome!
Master Class with Diego and Rob - October 13th...Birthday class
Anniversary of Studio Z Party - October 20th/21st
Party in Pink - November 11th
Fitness Advice: The Art of Breathing:
There's a reason why nearly all meditation styles have some kind of breath awareness embedded into the practice. We breath to survive, we breath with intention to thrive. The respiratory system allows us to breath in oxygen via the trachea,. To inhale and exhale, we use a dome shaped muscle that sits under the lungs called the diaphragm. When you inhale, your diaphragm contracts, moving downward to allow a vacuum-like effect that draws in a rush of air into your lungs. As you exhale, your diaphragm relaxes then moves upward to press against the lungs, expelling the air in your lungs.
Let's begin the actual breathing. First you inhale as deeply as you can through either your nose or then naturally let the air come back out through your mouth. Leave a little bit of residual air in your lungs. You keep repeating the same process of breathing fully in, and letting go naturally without letting out all the air in your lungs for 15-20 breaths. On the final deep inhale, again let the air out naturally, then hold your breath for as long as you feel comfortable holding, time yourself and aim for 1 minute. When you have to breathe again, take in another big breath, this time holding it for 15 seconds, now let it out and stay still, becoming aware of what your body is feeling. If at this point you feel light-headed, don’t trip, this is normal and actually means you did it right. Repeat for 3 more rounds and that's your practice for the day! The more you do this, the longer you will find you can hold your breath, possibly even getting up to 3 minutes of breath holds. Even more than that, you’ll find your ability to relax your body and mind. You’ll also discover that your cardiovascular endurance may have increased, and you may be able to do more cardio or weight training without getting so tired as you previously did. After awhile you'll find that you get sick less, if at all. To cap it all off, you'll discover yourself in a happier, more energized state.
So maybe it's worth a try because the benefits are permanent and life changing for the better.
Day Time Schedule Activity
MON 6:15-7:15pm Pop Pilates &
MON 7:20-8:20pm Zumba
TUE 6:15-7:15pm Zumba
WED 6:00-7:00pm Zumba
THU 6:15-7:15pm Zumba Gold
FRI NO CLASSES
SAT 9:00-10:15am Zumba
SUN 9:30-10:15am PiYo
Zumba with Cheryl
$5 for your first time
$140 for 20 classes
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