Dear Zumberas and Zumberos,
I hope you had a great weekend. I took the weekend off from teaching and took a quick trip to Phoenix to visit my Zumba Family there. I left you in great hands with Corinna Lovan. She subbed both my Saturday and Sunday classes. I hope you all came to class and gave her your support.
My mission to Phoenix was to primarily visit a Zumba instructor, Cynthia Derico, who was in the chaotic Las Vegas shooting. Although she was not shot, her friends were and she is going through major trauma. Not only was it her first plane ride, she told me that something told her not to get onto the plane. But all of her friends encouraged her to go because it was a friends reunion. She is not doing well as to be expected. She is not sleeping, not her smiling self, she is definitely going through PTS (post traumatic syndrome). I was fortunate to be able to see her as she is not seeing many people. I spent the day with her, Zumba class, gathering at a park setting to chill, some retail therapy and then dinner. Cynthia is normally a smiling lady but I could tell from her face she was scared. I watched over her, giving her hugs and assurances. She told me she took off her shoes to run in the chaos and lost her shoes. So I wanted to take her shopping to replace her wedges. While shopping, someone dropped a bucket of shoes on the ground making a loud sound, and Cynthia immediately ducked. She was uncomfortable at a crowded restaurant and felt safe sitting closely to me. A fundraiser was put together to get Cynthia some professional help to get her through these tough times. Zumba Home Office has reached out to her and even the CEO personally called her. Keep Cynthia in your prayers as she goes through this situation. It will be many years of healing for her.
It’s my Birthday Month!! There are 2 celebration parties going on. This Friday, Zumba Jammers Robert Birchbauer Sanchez and Diego Chauca are having a Master Class (this means just another class with Zumba Home Office Instructors leading it). Cost is $15 for one person but if you bring a friend, then its $25. Paypal me at Zumbacheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org (as friends and family) and you reserve your spot. Or you can pay during the week in class.
October 19th Let’s celebrate my birthday along with the anniversary of Studio Z. Thursday, we will have 10 of my Zumba Instructor Friends teach 90 minutes of Zumba Fun! Entry is a dish to feed 8 people. After we dance, we eat! This has been our tradition for the past 6 years. We dance and then we place tarp on the floor and open up tables to place food and add chairs and we party!
Other upcoming events: PARTY IN PINK
October 29th Sunday 9am: Party in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness at 24HR High Street – Wear your Pink and support cancer research. This will be a 90 minute special class!!!
November 11th Party in Pink with Zumba Jammers: Meli, Ashley and Dorie (from Colorado). I’m hosting this event along with Fabiola Sanchez and Robin Cranford.
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 7:30-9:00pm Birthday Master Class
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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