Zumba Fitness

ORACLE, Ariz. – Zumba Fitness is coming back to Oracle this March thanks to Central Arizona College and Pat Dolan.

A fusion of Latin and international dance music, Zumba creates a dynamic, exciting and effective workout system designed to improve cardiovascular fitness and body tone.

The class is part of Central Arizona College’s Community Education program and will meet for eight weeks on Tuesday evenings beginning March 25. The class will be held at the Mountain Vista School in Oracle from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and is $28.50 for the entire session.

Dolan, a native of Illinois and a longtime resident of Oracle, will teach the class. She is certified as a Zumba and Zumba Gold instructor.

“I always loved to dance ever since I learned the jitterbug in fifth grade,” Dolan, who grew up in Chicago, said. “As I grew older, I realized the importance of staying fit. But I wanted to find an exercise program that would keep my interest.”

When Dolan learned about Zumba dancing as a form of aerobic fitness, it piqued her interest. She began taking classes in Phoenix that ultimately led to her certification as an instructor.

“The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body,” Dolan said. “Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat-burning, and total body toning. It mixes body-sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps.”

In addition to cardio workouts, Zumba also helps increase strength.

“It is based on the principle that a workout should be fun and easy to do,” she explained. “Participants stick to the Zumba fitness program and achieve long-term health benefits. It is a feel-happy workout that is great for both the body and the mind.”

For more information or to register for the class, please contact Central Arizona College’s Aravaipa Campus at 520-357-2817.


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