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February 21st, 2012

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August 1st, 2011

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Zumba Houston is a blog targeting the Zumba enthusiasts from all backgrounds and physical conditions, particularly those looking for Zumba classes and resources in Houston.

Zumba Houston Website Objectives

Zumba Houston website objective is to provide its visitors with resources about:
- Zumba Classes taking place in Houston
- Zumba Events in Houston
- Zumba Free Classes in Houston
- Zumba Resources and training materials: These can be shipped anywhere.

Zumba Houston Instructors and Classes

If you are a Zumba instructor living or giving or willing to give Zumba Classes in Houston, please contact Zumba Houston Website at info@zumba-houston.com and we will list your courses for free.
Dance Studios providing or willing to provide Zumba Classes are also invited to contact Zumba Houston Website for free listing inclusion.

If you came to Zumba Houston website by mistake and don’t know what Zumba is about, please read below:

Zumba is essentially a dance program coupled with fitness. It is said that it is “Exercise in Disguise.” Usually, fitness activities involve pain, and they are ill perceived by most people, some of whom cannot go past the initial first stage associated with any fitness program since it involves some pain, and some of whom cannot keep on their training activities because they are not enjoyable. Zumba takes the pain away from the fitness program that is coupled with it, by making the experience fun and enjoyable. A Zumba class is more a party than a training class, yet, the health advantages received from a Zumba class outrank those from a normal aerobics class, and this without even considering the positive and mental process associated with engaging in the party.

Zumba was initially created by dancer and choregrapher Alberto Perez in Colombia during the 1990s, somehow by mistake, when once, having forgotten his initial tapes used for aerobic classes, he replaced them with lating music tapes, and gave his course with new and original moves. This was the beginning. It is said that Zumba choregraphy incorporates hip-hop, salsa, merengua, manbo and samba moves, along with belly dance moves, and some fitness squats and lunges.

A typical Zumba class burns between 500 and 1000 calories.

Zumba exercises have been grouped under different types of classes targeting different age levels and physical conditions to allow any person of any age and from whatever condition to take Zumba classes. One class has even be adapted to be taken in the swimming pool.

The following dance styles have been incorporated into the Zumba classes and trainings: Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, Flamenco, Reggateon, Samba, Soca, Hip Hop, Belly Dancing, Tango, Mambo and Cha Cha Cha. Music with fast and slow rythms from the above have been mixed together to allow a consistent resistance training for figtness and losing weight incorporated into each training session.

Different Zumba Video Games have been crated for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii platforms. These will be discussed in another post. Also, resources abound for videos and DVDs that allow anyone to take a Zumba Class in his or her living room. We will also be discussing and reviewing these in a future Zumba Houston website post.

Fore more information about Zumba, please check Zumba Houston Wikipedia

Zumba Clothing – Navy Blue Belly Dance Hip Scarf with Gold Coins

April 17th, 2012

Zumba Clothing: Navy Blue Belly Dance Hip Scarf with Gold Coins

Product Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
Product Number of Reviews 24 customer reviews

Great for Belly Dancing or Zumba FitnessSize- 5 Feet (60 Inches) One Size fits allThe rest you can tie around your waist.

Zumba Clothing – Navy Blue Belly Dance Hip Scarf with Gold Coins Description

 

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Zumba Clothing - Navy Blue Belly Dance Hip Scarf with Gold Coins

 

Royal Blue Belly Dance Hip Scarf is great for Belly Dancing, Zumba or casually wearing with Jeans, Skirts, Swimwear or with just about anything. They make beautiful music when you dance with 160 Coins embroidered in 3 layers of lightweight Chiffon Fabric. Size: Each Hip Scarf is 5 Feet long so you can tie the rest around your waist. Lots of Colors Available, and Choose either Silver or Gold Coins. Belly Scarfs were recently featured in a local Fashion Show and are quickly becoming a Hot Trend for Belly Dancing and Zumba. We offer the Best Quality, Lowest Price Guarantee, and Free 30 Day Money Back Guarantee for your 100% Satisfaction! Exercise and be Healthy, Feel Sexy, and have Fun Dancing! Our Customer bought this and said, ‘They look so much prettier in person, than the website pictures. I love them!’ Vivian – Seattle, WA.
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Product Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
Shipping Weight 1 pounds

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Zumbathon at University of Houston

April 4th, 2012

Are you ready to Zumba?

University of Houston Professional Recreation(Pro Rec) student organization would like to invite you to join us for our bi-annual Zumbathon held this April 13th, 2012 8pm-11pm at the University of Houston Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Last year Zumbathon was great, this year we are looking forward to bigger and better. We are in need of 6 zumba instructors to instruct 30min. routines and/or 1 person to do a mini-break out session. We are looking for you to bring energy, enthusiasm, skill, motivation, and just all out fun. Although Zumbathon instructors are by volunteer only, you will be served refreshments including food and drink. There will also be opportunities to win prizes and giveaways. If you still are interested in instructing or conducting/teaching your own mini-breakout session please let us know. Although instructors will not have to pay, check us out online at University of Houston Recreation for information on tickets and the like.

If you have interest in instructing/teaching please respond by email to uofhprorec@yahoo.com.
You can respond by mail to:

Professional Recreation
4500 University Dr.
Houston, TX 77204

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Zumba Classes in Houston – NiaMoves

February 18th, 2012

Zumba Classes in Houston – NiaMoves

Zumba Classes in Houston NiaMoves

Zumba Classes Houston NiaMoves

Studio NiaMoves in Houston has two locations, 508 Pecore and 3221 Houston Avenue. It offers a mix of classes for men and women of all ages, and gathers the best teachers in Houston. It offers in addition to fitness programs among which Zumba has a large place, self-care classes. NiaMoves objective is to allow each of its members to strengthen their body, feed their soul, boost their emotional health, and calm their minds.

NiaMoves Studio was established in 2004 by Helen Terry and Kristie Bryant at 3221 Houston Avenue. In 2007, it opened a second branch at 508 Pecore in the Heights.

The business that offered initially Nia, Yoga, and Pilates classes, has expanded to offer Zumba, Belly Dance, Hoop Dance, Tai Chi, Continuum, Feldenkrais classes, among others. NiaMoves also offers a variety of workshops.

Zumba Classes in Houston – NiaMoves Manager and Classes

Kristie Bryant – The Manager
Kristie Bryant, co-owner of NiaMoves, is a Nia Blue Belt instructor. She believes that huge physical and emotional benefits come from incorporating Nia into her daily life.

NiaMoves offers a variety of Zumba Classes in Houston as follows:

Zumba Classes in Houston ZUMBA GOLD® – barefoot or indoor-only shoes
Zumba Gold targets baby boomers. It improves the Zumba Fitness Formula to accommodate the needs of the participants who need less impact, while they begin their journey into a healthy lifestyle.
Still, those who want the normal Zumba intensity are invited to modify their moves during the class to the level they want.
In the end, all the Zumba Fitness Party Elements are present, like the music mix of salsa, merengue, reggateon, cumbia and samba, in addition to the exhilarating party atmosphere and easy and fun to follow moves. The Zumba Gold Class is perfect for those looking for fun and excitement in a fitness class, with lots of friendship atmosphere.
Zumba Gold is part of the NiaMoves’ Class Passes.

Zumba Classes in Houston Z-BELLYBOLLI – barefoot or indoor-only shoes
This is a more advanced class, tailored to those looking to get rid of all the extra pounds. It incorporates an arm and ab-work done in a fun style with Instructor and Choreographer Karen Hatch. Shakira music and Latin radio and Bollywood movies contribute to make the atmosphere booming.
The Z-BellyBolli is appropriate for any level of fitness and any age. Its objective is to improve flexibility, poise, and endurance, and to boost confidence and sex appeal. It’s really exotic and different from other dull gym classes.
NiaMoves Class Pass doesn’t apply to Z-BellyBolli. This class is kind of independent and managed directly by Karen Hatch that you can contact at 832-795-4922 or kstarhatch@yahoo.com.

Zumba Classes in Houston – NiaMoves Location

508 Pecore St
Houston, TX 77009
Neighborhood: The Heights

How to get there?
Click on the location icon on the below map, and then write your current location to see how you can get to NiaMoves

Zumba Classes in Houston – NiaMoves Rates

All first-time students, living in Houston, receive two weeks free Zumba classes if they register through NiaMovesonline system. Click here for the online system.

Those under 31 can also attend Free Zumba Classes in February, if they are among the first 50 who register online for class!

Single Classes

Normal Rate $15
Full-Time Students and Seniors 65+ $12

Class Passes (Applies to Nia, Pilates, Yoga, Zumba and Pi-Yo)(Good for Six Months)

5 classes $65 $13/class
10 classes $120 $12/class
20 classes $220 $11/class
38 classes $400 $10.52/class
50 classes $500 $10/class

Frequent Flier 30 Day Auto Renew Pass – 10 classes in 30 days includes Nia, Pilates, Yoga, Zumba and Pi-Yo

Normal $90 $9/class
Seniors and Students $81 $8.1/class
  • Please notice that pass will auto renew and are charged on credit card after 10 classes or 30 days are used, whatever comes first.
  • A six month commitment on credit card auto-pay is required
  • Pass can be shared with family members with the Family Share Plan
  • Frequent Fliers Members get a Frequent Flier T-shirt, and the possibility to bring an Out-of-Town Guest for $10 / class
  • Frequent Flier 300 Day Pass – 120 classes in 300 days includes Nia, Pilates, Yoga, Zumba and Pi-Yo

    Normal $1000 $8.33/class
    Seniors and Students $900 $7.5/class
  • Pass can be shared with family members with the Family Share Plan
  • Frequent Fliers Members get a Frequent Flier T-shirt, and the possibility to bring an Out-of-Town Guest for $10 / class
  • Yearly Unlimited Pass includes Nia, Pilates, Yoga, Zumba and Pi-Yo
    $2500, paid at one time, good for 365 days

    Z-BellyBolli class payments are made directly to the teacher, Karen Hatch.

    Zumba Classes Houston – NiaMoves Reviews

    Only the most recent reviews are posted, and mainly those about Zumba Classes, because businesses change over time, and some positive reviews dating to 6 months to one year back may not be realistic at the time of publishing. Please notice that the reviews do not reflect Zumba Houston website point of view!

    9/28/2011
    I feel so lucky to have come across Studio NiaMoves. I just finished my new client pass (two weeks free!), and I’ve already decided that NiaMoves will be one of my “home studios,” even though it’s not a dance academy.
    Over the last two weeks, I’ve taken 14 classes including Nia, yoga, Pilates, and Zumba (Karen defines her class as Z Belly Bolly). My instructors have been Kristie, Yvonne, Karen, Kym, Claudia, Cay, Sharon, Kay, Elisabeth, and Jody. I loved all of my classes. Every class included modifications depending on skill and flexibility, so everyone could always participate. In my opinion, if you don’t feel like you got a good work-out, you didn’t push yourself enough.
    I love how grounded the studio is. It’s about each individual being “his/her best” instead of people trying to be “the best.” It’s a safe space, and I’m so comfortable there! Everyone is welcome, no matter what your age, shape, size, or skill level.
    It is a barefoot studio (or indoor-only dance shoes) with a sprung wood floor, so be prepared to kick off your shoes. Yes, even for Zumba! If you’re looking for a studio with a variety of classes, a great environment, good pricing, welcoming instructors, and a good sweaty work-out, look no further.

    7/14/2011
    I’ve been working out in my apartment gym pretty steady for about a year now. However, in the last month I really hit a wall and got so bored with stationary bike. I signed up for 4 Zumba Classes in Houston at NiaMoves for 40 dollars. I really enjoyed it. It was low-impact, though so I think it’s good to mix it up with more intense aerobics depending on your fitness goals. Since I’m a beginner I was worried I wouldn’t catch on, but the instructors were very friendly and good teachers.
    I would recommend trying it out for anyone looking for variety.

    Zumba Classes in Houston – NiaMoves Pictures

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    Zumba Classes in Houston – NiaMoves Video
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    Zumba Classes Houston – Studio Tropa

    February 6th, 2012

    Zumba Classes in Houston – Studio Tropa

    Zumba Classes Houston - Studio Tropa

    Zumba Classes Houston - Studio Tropa

    Studio Tropa is Houston’s first studio to offer Zumba Fitness classes. The club states that its mission is of course to offer
    Zumba classes, but also to enhance users experience by providing other essential needs regarding health, fitness and beauty:

    - An inviting lounge to socialize with other Zumba enthusiasts
    - Free Wi-Fi while you wait for classes
    - Additional health classes such as our Nutrition Workshops and Cooking with Chef Jacob
    - Delicious and nutritive meals ready to eat for you to reach your goals
    - Friendly and upbeat staff
    - Personalized and customized athletic wear
    - Discounted hourly childcare through Let Us Play
    - A party-like atmosphere for classes
    - Supplements from Advocare and Mon A-Vie
    - Dressing area and shower facility
    - Opportunity for a select number of specialty fitness classes such as Night Club Cardio and Hoop Fit
    -Zumba® instructor mentoring

    Zumba Classes in Houston – Studio Tropa Staff:

    Jerry Maese
    -Veteran Zumba® instructor certified 2003
    -Studio Tropa Owner
    -Tropa Zumba® Founder

    Lily Quintero
    -Studio Tropa Manager
    - Accountant
    - Zumba® Instructor

    Coryne Rich
    -Zumba® Instructor
    -Tropa Funk Creator/Instructor
    -Tropa Zumba® Co-Founder

    Gaby Cotto
    -Zumba® Toning Instructor

    Erica Pierce
    -Zumba® Instructor
    -Former Houston Dynamo Girl
    -Extensive background in hip hop and street jazz

    Angel Ramirez
    -Zumba® Instructor

    Will Johnson
    -Zumba® Instructor

    Erin Creeks
    -Balletone Instructor

    Catherine Ayers
    -Belly Dance Instructor
    -Zumba® Instructor

    Rita Zapien
    -In-House licensed Dietitian

    Jacob Maese
    -Owner Provecho by Chef Jacob (Studio Tropa meals ready to eat)

    Zumba Classes Houston – Studio Tropa Location

    5110-B Ashbrook Dr
    Houston, TX 77081
    Neighborhood: Gulfton
    (713) 927-8301

    How to get there?
    Click on the location icon on the below map, and then write your current location to see how you can get to Studio Tropa

    Zumba Classes Houston – Studio Tropa Rates

    FIRST VISIT is FREE! Come try out a class and then decide which package is best for you.

    Packages Available:

    Drop-In Rate: $20
    5 Class Package: $75 ($15 per class)
    10 Class Package: $120 ($12 per class)

    Unlimited Monthly Subscription:
    $75 for the enrollment month (1st month only)
    $55 every month after (Continuous beginning on the second month)

    (Guaranteed locked in rate/no contract/cancel at anytime without added fees)

    Zumba Classes Houston – Studio Tropa Reviews

    Only the most recent reviews are posted, because businesses change over time, and some positive reviews dating to 6 months to one year back may not be realistic at the time of publishing. Please notice that the reviews do not reflect Zumba Houston website point of view!

    12/6/2011
    I was sweating bullets!
    Great work out, wish it was CHEAPER thought!
    Parking is not so good either.

    1/30/2012
    The owner is extremely rude and not very customer service oriented. He’ll probably be out of business before long.

    12/30/2011
    Loooooove this place!! Wow they sure do know how to work you up, well in a good way! ;) I bought a groupon that made the classes cheaper then dirt, and its down the street from work! Doesn’t get much better than that! At first I was a bit lost, some instructors are very hard to follow. Keep in mind that I only go once or twice a week, so I am by no means can memorize a choreographed song. And then, I finally took a class taught by Angel. He is AMAZING!! Great energy, easy to follow along, works all kinds of muscles I had no idea even had, and the music – he picks the most upbeat, modern, old school, fun fun FUN songs!! :) I HIGHLY recommend taking a class with him, I actually don’t even go to other classes unless they’re taught by him!

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    Zumba Music Vibe Tribe MP3 Download

    January 13th, 2012
    Zumba Music Vibe Tribe

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    Tanya Beardsley Fitness Zumba Video

    November 18th, 2011

    This Zumba Video was taken years ago (in November 2006) by Nigel AMON. It shows the grace of the movements of Zumba Dance Classes. It has been viewed 19,610,696 times, which goes quite along with the 12,000,000 weekly declared Zumba Class participants in over 125 countries.

    Most Popular Zumba Video on Youtube

    This video was filmed at The Tampa Bay Linedance Classic in November 2006. It features Junior Willis, Guyton Mundy & his Pop Shop kids loving Zumba. At the back of the video, you can watch injured Stella Cabecca! Obviously she has recovered from her injury thanks to Zumba Fitness!

    Zumba Video Instructor – Tanya Beardsley

    Zumba Video Tanya Beardsley

    Zumba Video Tanya Beardsley

    The instructor at the front of the Zumba Video is Tanya Beardsley. She is AWESOME!
    A Master Trainer for Zumba, she resides in New York City and is an Education Specialist for Zumba and the Co-Host of the 2008 Zumba Video series, a featured host in the 2011 DVD series, featured in the Zumba video games as well as a major Zumba activist in many areas. She is incredibly passionate about her dance and fitness background.

    Fitness Zumba Video displays the magic of Zumba Fitness

    ZUMBA® Fitness is the latin-inspired dance-fitness program that has spread across the world.

    After watching this Zumba video, it’s easy to see why!

    Zumba Houston website will begin posting information about Zumba Classes in Houston shortly, along with intructors details, and booking possibilities.

    To experience a live ZUMBA® class in Houston, or to find an instructor near you, keep posted, or subscribe to our feed or newsletter.

    Bookmark the Zumba Videos category because we will be posting a new Zumba Video there from time to time.

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