We appreciate you joining us a the CHCC. It's been fun and challenging getting used to the new space.
For many of you, we know that parking these past two Saturdays was difficult. We have heard your suggestion to space our Saturday classes by 15 minutes, thus allowing more time for you to depart and arrive. If we make this change, it may not take effect until the Fall. However, we hope the information regarding additional parking below will help. We received it from Lisa Baaske, the CHCC Supervisor.
CHCC Additional Parking Directions and Tips:
"For your convenience, additional parking is located behind the Chapel Hill Community Center at our 200 Plant Road Administration Office. Directions from the CHCC: left on Estes Drive to East Franklin Street. Turn left onto East Franklin Street. Cross bridge and turn left onto Plant Road. WELLS FARGO Bank will allow parking but only AFTER BANKING HOURS at their location on Estes and Willow Drive. (NOTE: WELLS FARGO is open on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, so parking there is not an option for us.)
While at the CHCC, please park in designated areas only. This is for the safety of everyone and for emergency vehicle access. Vehicles parked in "no parking" areas or on the grounds are subject to ticketing. We also encourage carpooling and public transportation."
Thanks so much.
Our Zumba® Fitness Classes are led by Zumba® licensed members of the Zumba Instructor Network, and husband and wife team, Eric and Valine Zeigler. Visit Eric's Zumba® profile at http://84354.zumba.com/ and Valine's at http://97405.zumba.com/. This blog is owned and managed by Eric and Valine Zeigler. Zumba® is a registered trademark of Zumba Fitness®, LLC, used under license. Visit www.zumba.com for more details.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Eric and I do not want any of you to suffer from joint or foot pain now or never. So, we wanted to post a blog entry dedicated to your feet. If you cannot read this entire post, for lack of time, then please read the highlighted part below. See you soon!
A lot of Zumba® moves require you to pivot, turn, and slide, so you must invest in a good shoe that accommodates these movements, especially if you take two or more classes a week.
For Zumba, your perfect shoe should be...
-comfortable, of course,
-have plenty of cushion,
-be low-tread/low-traction so that you can pivot with ease, and
-ideally, be suitable for dance/dance fitness.
If you already use aerobic, cross training, or court shoes (ie, for racquetball, basketball, etc.,), and they work well for you then that may be fine. Eric and I both wear cross trainers and Zumba shoes, on occasion. Cross trainers work very well for Zumba, and for some of us, cross trainers are better than shoes designed specifically for dance, and vice versa. The key is to dance in shoes that protect your feet, all of your joints, and help prevent injury in the long term.
We are also concerned about those of you who are wearing running shoes in your Zumba® classes. I notice a few of you taking it easy in your running shoes by stepping instead of pivoting or gliding to avoid stressing your joints. As you know, running shoes are designed for traction and for holding onto surfaces. They can cause you some joint discomfort in the short or long term. It is very smart to tread lightly, pardon the pun, if you are wearing running shoes.
When shopping for a new pair of shoes, do some research. Advice from a fellow Zumba enthusiast may not be the best advice, because one shoe is not good for all. You must TRY ON/OUT THE SHOES FOR YOURSELF. Make sure YOU are the one trying them on, and giving them a test run. Someone else's perfect shoe may cause your body injury. Some of us need more/less arch support, some of us have narrow/wide feet, and our foot needs may change with age/weight!
I also highly recommend getting your feet measured and analyzed by someone who knows how to "fit" shoes for the indivdual . Check out Fleet Feet Sports FITLOSOPHY™ Process, where they follow six steps to help insure that you have the proper shoes for your particular feet and body. Omega Sports is another retail outlet for shoes where you'll get personal attention and education about your foot type.
Take good care of your feet. Your entire body will thank you for it!
A special note for those of you who take Zumba classes on carpet:
Do you take a Zumba® Fitness class on carpet? Eric and I both used to teach classes on carpet. When I taught classes on carpet, my hip, knee, and ankle joints always ached after class. Then, I learn about slip-ons/gliders. They are sold at www.zumba.com as well. Slip-ons may be your solution, or even a strip of packaging tape may do the trick.
Posted by Valine Zeigler at 7:26 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Visit www.elcentronc.org to buy your tickets TODAY!
El Centro Hispano, Inc. invites the Triangle community back to participate in our FOURTH INDOOR Zumbathon® Fundraiser on Saturday February 23, 2013 at the Durham Downtown YMCA. Ten certified Zumba® instructors will start the party off at 5:00pm and won’t stop until 8:00pm.
We, Eric and Valine Zeigler, will be there, along with Maria Jose Manson, Maria Elena Williams, Renee Cunningham, and many more.
Please allow yourself enough time to register and warm up.
Visit www.elcentronc.org to buy your tickets TODAY! For more information, call 919-687-4635.
Posted by Valine Zeigler at 10:18 PM
We are excited to begin using MailChimp to service our weekly e-mails as of March.
1. Many of you do not use Facebook! So, our weekly newsletter, in addition to our blog, will be another way for you to recieve our class information.
2. If we must cancel a class do to inclement weather or any other unforeseen event, we will be able to send the message to everyone at the same time. Being able to inform you of any changes is really important to us.
Please sign-up for our newsletter here.
You can, of course, still e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and/or comments.
Thank you for connecting with us
Posted by Valine Zeigler at 10:00 PM
Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
We had a lot of fun at NBC-17 Studio with Sharon and Valonda of My Carolina Today.
Click on this link to print out a copy of the flyer. Please feel free to print a black/white, low quality copy to save on ink. We look forward to seeing you!
Posted by Valine Zeigler at 4:18 AM