Wishing you all a very happy international women’s day.
Thanks a lot Ruchi and Dipika for hosting #Speakeasy blogging challenge on this occasion with a special theme “Celebrating sisterhood”
“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We are strongest when we cheer each other on.”
And so here I am celebrating my friend’s achievement. On account of woman’s day I am pleased to feature my friend, trainer inspiration and Zin instructor, Ms. Shubhangi Pawar. I saw her journey starting as a trainer up-to having her own studio. I love to appreciate her hard-work and encourage all women to maintain yourself by taking care of your body.
Health should be always a priority. But it seems less important in case of Indian woman, right? It is not necessary to join a jim and have a workout. A dance party workout which is called Zumba is always banging on. I am a fan of zumba fitness because I love dance and I love to work-out with the music. This one hour make your body to move stress free. I have received lots of questions about zumba. Zin instructor is the only one person can solve your every doubt, right? So let's meet Ms. Shubhangi Pawar,
Q: Tell me about yourself Shubhangi?
Ans: I belong to a Maharashtrian family and have a normal education. My family is not that much girl’s career oriented, so I got married very early in my 20s. After my marriage I completed my graduation and had my children. I found my love towards dance and had zumba training. Right now I am a happy Maharashtrian wife, Mom of 2 kids, professionally trained Zin instructor and runner up of Mrs. Maharashtra Icon.
Q: Ohh, that’s great and congratulation for Mrs. Maharashtra Icon.
Ans : Thanks a lot. I believe if you have a dream do chase it until you achieve it. Every woman can achieve her dream. It might take time but you should do a lot of hard work.
Q: Yes, very true. Tell me what is Zumba?
Ans : Zumba is a fitness program that combine Latin and International music with dance moves. Zumba routine incorporates internal training – alternative fast and slow rhythms help to improve cardiovascular fitness.
Q: How many years you have been in this field?
Ans: I am having 7 years of professional experience.
Q: What is the age limit to start zumba workout?
Ans: As of now there is no specific age limit. Starting from the age of 5 years up-to 70 years of age anyone can have this zumba workout. For each age group zumba pattern is different. Because before the age of 50, we all are fitness oriented. But after the age of 60 zumba workout is for mental relaxation. This relaxation can achieve through this zumba session which gives you more energy and refresh your body as per the requirement of this age.
At this age cardio is done with specific amount which help in a heart pumping. We all know heart attack problems arise specially above 60 years of age, as of now anyone can have the heart attack. But if you have daily cardio habits without any machine it will help to pump your heart regularly.
Disclaimer : You should consult your doctor before practicing zumba for age group above 50 years.
If you have a diabetic you should have a normal daily exercise. Music and workout create refreshment which reduces stress and anxiety. Alternatively it will increase your lifespan.
So there is no age limit. You have to practice it and make a daily habit.
Q: If anyone has any bone related issue then?
Ans: People who have bone related issue like Spine, cervical, knee pain can also have zumba. It improves your spine. Only disc damaged people are not allowed to do. If trainer knows the hammering of disc then they will have zumba session with proper training and doctor advice.
Bones related issue starts due to deficiency of calcium and if you have excessive amount of cardio. Zumba can be done without any equipment so there will be no pressure on your body to lift any equipment. With proper nutrient you can have this workout which is not going to effect on your bones at all.
Q: How zumba is beneficial to small kids?
Ans : Kids are tend to spend a lot of time in school and then tuition where they used to sit for a long time. Zumba workout helps them to cope up with hormonal changes. They can do cardio in a good manner and music refreshes them.
Q: What kind of exercise do they have?
Ans: Small kids can have bouncing, dance and jumping exercise. Dance work out help them to sweat well and induce a good sleep. No equipment is used for kids too. Alternatively this will increase their mental health.
Q: Do you have any season-wise zumba?
Ans: Not at all, you can have zumba throught the year irrespective of any season. Zumba give out toning to your body and cardio give relaxation.
Q: What kind of steps are there in zumba workout?
Ans: Zumba include cardio, salsa, belle dance and bolly-wood dance workout. One workout contains 15 songs. It includes first 3 songs for warm up, 3 songs for cardio, 2 songs are low- high, high-low rhythm and last 2 songs are for cool down. You have to complete at least these 10 to 15 songs in one hour session according to the mentioned ratio. It start up with warm up, cardio, high how rhythm, middle rhythm include salsa and belly dance. Last slow rhythm includes stretching, body relaxation and cool down.
Q: Does yoga is part of zumba?
Ans: No, it is an additional activity on demand of the client. I tend to provide one session of yoga in a week.
Q: If anyone want to be a zumba instructor, can you guide?
Ans: Yes, anybody can be a zumba instructor. You have to register with zin. www.zumba.com. If you want to be instructor you should have this Zumba zin registration. After that you have to complete authorized workshop within assigned hours.
Workshops are arranged in different cities. You can choose as per your convenience. After completion all this you will get a license. You will connect through zumba community once you become a member. They will provide you all kinds of materials and have instructions like, what kind of steps should be there? What kind of music and counts of these steps? How many bouncing steps? Etc.
Once you get the license you can start teaching zumba. So license is the mandatory.
Q: Is there any specific music used?
Ans: Yes, as it is a Latin based and following music is used for each workout.
For cardio: Merenge song, for SALSA Kumba music and for BELLY DANCE bollywood music. It includes 5 to 6 types of music.
Q: If anyone want to start their own zumba center what will be the requirement?
Ans: You have your own place ie. Your own dance studio. It should be minimum 500 to 600 sq.ft. This area will cover minimum 10 to 12 person in one batch. The place should be airy, peaceful. Mirror is the most important element of this workout where you see yourself daily and appreciate your body.
Q: Any advice you want to give out to ladies on this special day?
Ans: I would like to say,” We should celebrate woman’s day on each day. If you are able to live your life with balancing health, mind and economical status then only apan ya divasacha respect thevu shakato. (Can able to respect of this day). We got a special place in this world and we have to maintain it by taking care of our health with proper diet. Because if we are healthy our family will healthy. We ladies should be strong in all sense, health and economically so that we can contribute towards our nation.
Well said, I also agree with you. We have to be healthy and fit.
Thank you very much for giving your time for this small session. I had always a great experience and lots of fun with your Zumba session.
What are your thoughts ladies? Is this helpful for you? Please share your views.
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