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The News-Review - Encore - February 2012

The News-Review - Encore - February 2012

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Formerly The Senior Times
February 2012
Zoom-zoom-Zumba!Zoom-zoom-Zumba!
Dance party-styleworkout good for theheart and brain alikeDance party-styleworkout good for theheart and brain alike
 
Page 2–The News-Review, EncoreRoseburg Oregon, Monday, February 6, 2012
TRICIAJONES
 Encore
W
INSTON — It’s a mid-January night, and apunishing winter stormis forecast to arrivewithin hours.Yet all three doors of the Cub Cafe-teria at Brockway Elementary Schoolare propped wide to usher in every bitof glacial air. Despite the draft and awhirring fan or two, the cafeteria’sinterior is hot, hot, hot.That would be the mood rather thanthe temperature. This is Zumba night,and some 50 bodies are pumping andvaulting to music set at a sternum-pounding volume.Instructor Meg Burnham is sparingin the commands she issues duringlunges and shimmies. Most of herdirections are silent and spirited. But afew require vocalization.“Horse!” she cries, whipping herarm in a simulated lasso. “Big A!” isfollowed by a spring into a pose thatresembles the first letter of the alpha-bet.The class echoes with the odd“Whoo-hoo!” and a trilled “Brrrrr-ah-ha-ha!”At one point, participants form twofacing lines and make hammeringmotions punctuated by “Hey! Hey!Hey!”This is not a class for the listless.That said, participants claim thatone of the beauties of Zumba is thatit’s as vigorous as you want to makeit. Having a low-wattage night? It’sOK to amp down a notch or two.“It can be intense, but you put in asmuch as you want out of it,” said 58-year-old Kathy James of Winston,who likes to bring hand-held weightsto increase her upper-body strength.“Some people jump around a lot;some don’t. You make it work to fityou, not the other way around.”Although Zumba is most often asso-ciated with fast-moving Latin-inspiredmusic, it does incorporate other genresand slower rhythms. Primarily an aer-obic exercise, it includes resistancetraining as well in the form of lungesand squats.Anyone turned off by organizedexertion should be aware that Zumbais structured less like a boot camp andmore like a dance party. And the guestlist can be quite diverse.
Zoom-zoom-Zumba!
Dance party-style workout good for the heart and brain alike
Tresa Flowers ofWinston,62,
saysZumba and otherclass-format work-outs appeal to herbecause she hasto get out of the ofthe house to getmoving.Besides,‘it’s fun,she says.
MICHAELSULLIVANThe News-Review
Some peoplejump around a lot;some don’t. Youmake it work to fit you, not the other way around.
KathyJames
Winston
Please see
ZUMBA
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Burnham, a 42-year-old Winchester resi-dent, said her students range from teensand 20-something moms seeking to losebaby weight to boomers with leg warmersand white hair. One of her classes had a12-year-old and a 90-year-old.The Brockway Elementary group is oneof two Burnham is teaching this yearthrough Umpqua Community College’scommunity education program.Dillard-area resident Pam Moore, aschool bus driver, said she likes the classdemographic. It’s her favorite activity out-side the house, she said.“One reason why I enjoy it so much is itreminds me of my youth. I spent a lot of time in dance classes as a young woman,”said Moore, 55. “I don’t get tired, and Meggives us so much energy.”Canyonville resident Dan Copeland hasbeen taking Zumba classes in South Coun-ty for about a year for cardiovascularhealth. Asurvivor of two triple-bypass sur-geries, the 70-year-old Copeland said hecan’t handle the boredom of a treadmill.But he likes to dance, and he said Zumbahas strengthened his back and boosted hisenergy.He recommends that other men sign upfor Zumba to “save their lives.”“Men don’t move like women, but itdoesn’t matter. It helps every part of yourbody, because you’re using your arms andlegs and getting up your heart rate,” hesaid.Burnham said one of Zumba’s distinc-tive features is the repetition of movement.There are about four to six dance steps,with little verbal cuing. “So if you hear,‘She’ll be comin’round the mountain,’youknow to do a jumping jack,” Burnhamsaid.That makes Zumba particularly good forolder people because it reinforces mind-body memory, according to Burnham. Per-haps equally important, she said, is theeffort a good instructor will make to createan atmosphere in which students don’t feel judged.“If you’re on your left leg, it doesn’tmatter if someone else is on their right,”she said. “We want people to walk awayfeeling successful.”Participant Connie Johnston, a 62-year-old switchboard operator for RoseburgForest Products, has herself taught varioustypes of fitness classes for about 25 years.She lauds Zumba for its accessibility.“As an instructor, you have to reach outto people for all different levels of abilityand health issues, and this is an exerciseyou can do even if you’ve never done itbefore,” she said. “No matter what skilllevel you are, you can participate.”Burnham likes to add a social aspect towhat she calls her Zumba community. Sheselects themes for each class cycle andplans fund drives to benefit schools ornonprofit groups. This term, she’s arrang-ing a “high-jeans” dress-up night, a playon words to raise money forhygiene items to be distrib-uted by an agency assistingthe homeless.The fun-fellowship blendgives yet another dimensionto Burnham’s classes, whichon one recent night stretchedbeyond 60 minutes to includesquats, abs and a cool-downperiod. As she prepared togear down, Burnham demon-strated an abdominal move-ment she wanted students todo slowly, and therefore moreefficiently.“Why is this hard?” sheasked, prompting a mur-mured response from theback.“Wait a minute. Did I justhear, ‘Because we’re old?’Burnham said, exaggeratingher disbelief. “Come on, now.You’re killing me.”
You can reach Encore Edi-tor Tricia Jones at 541-957-4216 or tjones@nrtoday.com.
Monday, February 6, 2012–The News-Review, EncoreRoseburg Oregon, Page 3
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Zumba classes
Zumba classes are available in variousplaces around Douglas County.This listisn’t comprehensive,as Zumba sessionstend to pop up all over with little fanfare.Check with individual sites for dates,times and prices.The following classes are offeredthrough Umpqua Community College’scommunity education program and areoffered at various times throughout theyear.For information or to register,call541-440-7650.Brockway Elementary School,2520Brockway Road,WinstonEastwood Elementary School,2550S.E.Waldon Ave.,RoseburgGlide High School,18990 N.UmpquaHighwayRoseburg Armory,111 General Ave.South Umpqua High School,501 N.W.Chadwick Lane,Myrtle CreekSunnyslope Elementary School,2230Cannon Ave.,RoseburgSutherlin Middle School,649 E.Fourth St.Here are other Zumb
 
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SEBURGCentral Douglas County Family YMCA1151 Stewart Parkway541-440-9622Church of God Prophecy4342 Douglas Ave.310-614-4223Downtown Fitness & Aerobics722 S.E.Jackson St.541-378-6975Fitness First440 N.E.Oakland Ave.541-673-0555SCOTT
 
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