Zumba Party Mix

applausiI get a lot of comments from readers who say they don’t always time to fit in a “formal” workout, meaning they can’t make it to the gym to jump into a step class or even head for a run outdoors.

Instead, they burn calories doing housework…in the kitchen, in the backyard, and even in the bathroom.

Hey, I always say “something” is better than “nothing.”

And if you can’t make it to spin class, instead of just throwing up your hands and assuming that it’s “Game Over” for the day, turn up some energizing tunes and just dance around the house!

Here’s a fun mix with excellent Latin beats to keep you dancing all through that housework…

Grab the free download here: https://soundcloud.com/dj-javier/zumba-mix

Length: 42:19
Format: Continuous
Tempo: 128 – 136 bpm

Posted on Oct 28, 2013

Girls Just Want to Have Fun…

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun…”

zumbaOK, maybe guys do too!

Sometimes exercise can feel like such a chore. Plenty of people don’t enjoy exercise at all. And if you’re a fitness professional, of course there are days when you’re just not in the mood to teach…again.

The antidote to all of this is to inject some fun into that workout. Of course, everyone’s definition of “fun” is going to vary.

For some, FUN = working out so hard you feel like puking. (Seriously!) Check out this video from the Reebok Crossfit games to see what I mean:

For others, FUN = making exercise feel like it’s not really exercise. Zumba can be a great example of this. For many it’s not exercise so much as it’s going out dancing. I think this video captures the essence of the infectious joy of Zumba:

And then again, sometimes FUN = coming up with something  completely new to shake you up and keep you from getting bored. (Does anyone remember double step and quad step???)

Could this be the next great fitness trend? Get ready to synch choreography and treadmills…

Whatever motivates you to get up and get moving, remember to make it your mission to have fun with it and you’ll be more likely to keep coming back for more.

Posted on Oct 18, 2013

Do You Zumba?

Do you Zumba? Not sure what Zumba is? Check out this great post, “All You Ever Wanted to Know About Zumba.”

And take a look at the conversation this post I put up on Facebook the other day generated…


Soooo many people love Zumba. Even my mom does it. And I say “even” because she’s in her 70s and she has never really enjoyed exercising all that much. However, she hates it if she has to miss a Zumba class.

I’m a firm believer in moving in whatever way that makes you HAPPY. You don’t have to love the workouts that I do, but then I encourage you to discover something that you DO enjoy.

And I think a large part of why people love Zumba so much is the music. It’s so much fun. Check out this mix to see what I mean. And if you like this music, you can download it for free…

Grab it here: https://soundcloud.com/dj-micaiah/zumba-mix-part-1

Length: 1:00:43
Format: Continuous
Tempo: 128 – 135 bpm

Posted on Oct 3, 2013

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