Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Adrienne on a Mission: Strengthening her Community with Zumba

Adrienne is on a campaign to get new equipment for her community center in Florida. Kudos to her for raising funds and awareness for Zumba in her neighborhood! I thought her commitment to bettering her community was commendable and worth sharing - maybe she'll inspire other campaigns!

If you would like to support her campaign, please email me or send a FB message and I'll put you in touch.

I've been teaching Zumba since November 13, 2011. I love the ability to be free and have fun while working out (even though it doesn't seem like working out!).

I don't think Zumba is effective... I KNOW it's effective!! When I started taking classes I was nearly 230 lbs and I literally had a friend drag me to try a class at our neighborhood Y (after paying for membership for a full year and not going once)... but, that was the BEST day of my life!! Being someone that has... I mean HAD no rhythm I fell in love with Zumba during the first move!! My final tally for losing weight was 142 lbs. over almost four years. I currently weigh 152 lbs., and thanks to teaching Aqua Zumba® and Zumba® Toning I've gained 10 lbs in muscle and couldn't be happier.

So, what am I raising money for? I recently was licensed in Sentao and Step and am looking to purchase chairs and risers for both classes. This new equipment will help the community add to their workout by targeting muscles more than they do now in a more controlled class structure.

Our community is very diverse. When I first started teaching here the area was frowned upon, which limited many from wanting to come. But, "word of mouth" is like wildfire and we couldn't be more intertwined now!! Everyone comes - all sizes and shapes and fitness levels - we are all here for one goal...to better ourselves through Zumba Fitness!!
In order to give us the best possible chance for our center to get a grant, I am collecting success stories about people who have lost weight and improved their health through Zumba. I'm also writing to local business leaders to see if we can get there support.
Have you ever raised money for Zumba? What strategies did you find successful?


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