Pictured: Karen Sussman, certified personal trainer shows off her Zumba moves. Photo, courtesy of Karen Bonnet
If you haven’t already noticed, every health club and gym on Long Island is getting into the Zumba craze. The demand for Zumba has literally exploded in the fitness world and heads the top of the list in health clubs everywhere. What, you may ask, is Zumba? It’s a unique and infectious fitness program that infuses hypnotic Latin music and a variety of dance moves that make working out invigorating, fun, rewarding and beneficial. And to top it off, it’s healthy.
Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Karen Sussman, teaches Zumba several times a week at Echo Park Pool complex in West Hempstead. There are 65 people in her new Zumba night class, offered through the Town of Hempstead. She says that all her Zumba classes are popular because people love the Latin moves.
“It’s like a dance party—you don’t have to know the moves,” said Sussman. “It’s not like a step class where if you miss one step, you’re done. It’s very easy to follow and it’s fun. It’s all abdominals, and if you’re consistent with it, you’ll lose weight.”
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