Metabolic Conditioning class

UPDATE 2015-05-21: The class isn’t doing well in its Wednesday time slot, so for June through August, I’ll teach it at 9–9:45a on Friday mornings. Day care is provided at this time.

I’m offering a Metabolic Conditioning class at the UMF FRC in May on Wednesdays at 4:15–5p (class meets May 6, 13, 20, and 27). If it runs well, we’ll keep it on the schedule over the summer!

Here’s its description:

This class uses circuit bursts of strength and cardio intervals to target both of the body’s energy systems, ATP and glycolysis. Combined upper and lower body moves with weights, medicine balls, and weighted body bars will be interspersed with cardio moves like burpees, bear crawls, and side leaps. The class ends with mat and core work. Participants will work at their own level for timed intervals.

Aqua Zumba playlist 2015-04

* “MI GEnTE” – Armando & Heidy [MM 42] – Caribbean
* “Contagious” – Zumba Fitness [Aqua 8] – rock/pop
* “La Mujere Quieren Mas” – Oro Solido [Aqua 7] – merengue
* “Swing” – Trace Adkins [MM 44] – country
* “La Bomba” – Zumba Fitness [Aqua 6] – Latin
* “Bang Bang” – Ariana Grande – pop
* “Suda, La Niña Suda” – Javier Voltaje & Vitamina C [Aqua 13] – cumbia
* “Ice Ice Baby (Zumba Remix)” – Vanilla Ice – rap & hip-hop
* “Here to Stay” (feat. Lady Chann) – Zomboy [ZIN 50] – electronic/glitch
* “Shisha” – Exotic Arabian Grooves [Aqua 11] – belly dance
* “Crazy Baby” – Zumba Fitness [Aqua Review] – Latin
* “Shot” – Jaiko El Prototipo – reggaeton
* “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor – pop
* “Hola My Friend” – Zumba Fitness [Aqua 7] – Polynesian Rhythm
* “Vivir Mi Vida” – Marc Anthony – salsa
* “Love Them Gyal” – Obie P [Aqua 2014] – cooldown

16 songs, 59 minutes; 45-minute class is drawn from this playlist

Zumba Gold playlist 2015-04

* “My Jam” (feat. Pitbull) – Mr. Vegas – pop warm-up
* “Sugar on the Side” (feat. Systema Solar) – Blondie – alternative warm-up
* “Esa Mami” – 3 Way Swing [Gold 2014] – merengue
* “Tequila” – Zumba Fitness [Gold 3] – mambo–swing
* “Oye Gata” – Zumba Fitness [Gold 13] – reggaeton
* “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor – pop
* “She Bangs (English Version”) – Ricky Martin [Gold 1] – pop
* “Buscándote” – The Latin Brothers [Gold 9] – salsa
* “Sabes Que Te Gusta Bailar” – Zumba Fitness [Gold 1] – swing
* “Papa Loves Mambo” – Perry Como [Gold 2] – pop
* “Ice Ice Baby (Zumba remix)” – Vanilla Ice – rap & hip-hop
* “Bailando (English Version) [feat. Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona]” – Enrique Iglesias [ZIN 52] – flamenco/reggaeton
* “A Las Dos Menos Diez” – Zumba Fitness [Gold 4] – cumbia
* “Tangled Up” – Caro Emerald [MM 44] – tango
* “Electric Boogie” – Marcia Griffiths – line dance
* “Am I Wrong” – Nico & Vinz – pop cooldown

16 songs, 59 minutes

Zumba 60 playlist 2015-01-12

* Celebrate – Pitbull – Pop/warmup
* Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO – Pop
* Menea La Pera – BiP – merengue
* Talk Dirty – Jason Derulo (I use Z cover) – R&B
* Zumba – Don Omar – Latin tropical pop
* Wine It Up – DJ LBR Ft. Nappy Paco – Mumbai rock
* Here To Stay – Zomboy Ft. Lady Chan – glitch
* All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor (I use Z cover) – Pop
* Hey Alicia – Zumba Ft. Myrto Meletiou (ZIN 54) – cumbia hop
* Chacha Swing – Zumba feat. Zona Pirieto (ZIN 51) – swing
* Pasarela – Daddy Yankee – merengue
* Mr. Saxobeat – Alexandra Stan – Europop
* Baila Mi Son – Ensamble – salsa
* Moviendo Caderas – Yandel Ft. Daddy Yankee – reggaeton
* Tangled Up – Caro Emerald – tango
* Bailando (English version) – Enrique Iglesias Ft. Sean Paul – flamenco
* Am I Wrong – Nico & Vinz – Pop/cooldown

Zumba Gold Playlist

* El Marciano – Zumba – merengue
* Sugar On The Side – Blondie – rock/pop
* All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor – rock/pop
* Pasarela – Daddy Yankee – merengue
* Pusha Pusha – Zumba – axe
* Sabes Que Te Gusta Bailar – Zumba – swing
* Papa Loves Mambo – Perry Como – mambo
* Toul’Omry – Newal Al-Zoughbi – salsa–Middle Eastern fusion
* Bailando (English version) – Enrique Iglesias – flamenco
* Tangled Up – Caro Emerald – tango
* A Los Dos Menos Diez – Zumba – cumbia
* Cupid Shuffle – Cupid – Line Dance
* Love Then Gyal – Obie P – cooldown

This is my current Zumba Gold playlist. Enjoy!

Open PHE classes (Fall 2014)

I’m teaching MWF PHE at 2:30-3:30p at the UMF FRC for fall 2014. On MW I will be teaching land cardio; and on F I will be teaching aqua. As I am only qualified to teach Aqua Zumba, I imagine that that is what I will be teaching!

Anyone who wants to can attend the PHE classes, so feel free to drop in. I usually post what I will be teaching on Twitter beforehand. Classes proper (after testing and orientation) begin September 10.

The PHE classes are required for UMF students to attend, and they are an intro the genre. Thus we’ll be doing all kinds of cardio—Step, various sorts of Zumba, kickboxing, circuit—as well as introductions to strength training and mind–body classes.