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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Zumba Playlist

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Zumba He Zumba Ha by DJ Mam's featuring Soldat Jahman & Luis Guisao

We have enjoyed learning about new musicians and listening to new music from around the world. Like many of our clients, most of the music we dance to in Zumba class is new to our ears.

Zumba He Zumba Ha is a new song that has been a lot of fun. It makes you wanna move! It's also cool too see the faces behind the music! Check out the video for Zumba He Zumba Ha with Soldat Jahman and Luis Guisao.

Soldat Jahman is the rap artist in Zumba He Zumba Ha, and also the artist in Hella Decale. Hella Decale is an intense dance fitness song that we will be dancing to again this Thursday at the Hayti, and our other venues.
If you like, you can view that below as well.

See you soon!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"What exactly is inside that jar?" It's a green smoothie, of course!

We've been asked this question by our clients several times. So, I definitely think it's time to answer this question with some details.:)

Before we teach a Zumba® Fitness Class, we always drink a smoothie. We enjoy it about an hour before class.

Why do we drink smoothies? Well, eating a meal before class, simply slows us down. Our bodies require energy to digest the food we put into it. So instead of consuming energy-taking foods, we consume a smoothie, an energy-giving food.

After drinking our smoothie, we arrive to class with the energy we need, and we don't feel hungry or over-full. We also arrive to class with the hydration we need to get through a one hour of sweating and high-intensity exertion.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes. I try not to rely on bananas too much, but they are so budget-friendly.:)

Red Kale and Berries
4-5 leaves of red kale
1 cup of frozen blueberries
1 orange
2-3 bananas and/or 2 apples + a few dates to taste
3-4 cups water

Dinosaur Kale and Fruit
4-5 leaves of kale
1-2 cups of spinach, optional
2 oranges
3-4 bananas and/or 2 apples + a few dates to taste
3-4 cups water

Spinach and Banana
3-4 cups spinach
4-5 bananas
3-4 cups water
NOTE: This recipe is not a favorite, but I use it at least once a week when my greens/fruit/berry supplies are low.

Also, I like to make our smoothies cool or warm. In other words, I rarely use frozen fruit, or when I do, I blend the smoothie until the iciness is gone from the smoothie. Drinking freezing cold, or cold smoothies, saps energy away from the body, requiring the body to recalibrate its temparature. So, for beverages, room tempature of often best.

To learn more about about Green Smoothies, read Victoria Boutenko's Green Smoothie Revolution or view the video by the author's son Sergei. I think the video is one of the most concise and clear explanations of how to make green smoothies. Enjoy!

See you at the Hayti!