Local Zumba fitness Instructors have teamed up with Cornwall Sports Partnership and Sport England to provide the Sportivate Project ‘One Life, Live it! Zumba@Newquay’.
Zumba is the World’s largest and most successful dance-fitness programme, using latin and international music and choreography to increase fitness, strength and stamina, improve muscle tone and flexibility and help manage body weight and shape. The classes are friendly, fun, inspirational and encouraging, making this the perfect choice to tie in with the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign. The Project provides subsidised Zumba fitness classes to 16 to 25 year old women at Newquay Tretherras. ‘This Girl Can’ recognises that women within this age bracket are more likely to avoid exercise due to a fear of judgement and that Zumba will help to provide them with a more positive self-image and regular exercise to make them feel great!
Project Leader Liam Broderick, an expert martial artist, came across Zumba completely by accident and states, ‘I was instantly hooked on Zumba. The way the fitness moves like squats, lunges and core exercises are hidden within the choreography and accompanied by incredible music is pure genius! Participants are sweating buckets but grinning from ear to ear and really don’t realise how hard they’ve worked until that nice ache in the muscles the following day. So I’m really looking forward to taking the Sportivate participants on this amazing Zumba journey!’
Liam will be joined on the project by his Zumba Instructor sister Kelly and his niece Shaunna, who joined Zumba just over a year ago as an unconfident teenager and is now working towards becoming a Zumba Instructor herself. Shaunna says, ‘Zumba classes are so much fun and I fully relate to anyone that experiences fear of judgement and poor self-image as I’ve been through this myself. Zumba helped me to feel great about my body shape and the way I look and I love it!’
The Project launches on Friday 17th May in the senior hall of Newquay Tretherras at 6.30pm with a free introductory Zumba class. After this, Project participants will be able to take part in up to three classes per week for 6 weeks for only £1 per class, a 75% saving. Anyone is eligible to join in these classes but only 16 to 25 year olds will get the subsidised rate. For more information please contact Liam on 07855 734984 or visit www.getfitnewquay.co.uk or Celtic Zumba on Facebook.