Spondylolisthesis…..What is that?

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I asked my NP, and she explained it. I also went to WebMD to get a better understanding.

I’ve had the symptoms of buttock pain with leg numbness going down on one side. The pain worsens when I bend or twist, and my legs felt weak. This was the concern motivating me to see my NP. She recommended I not teach my high impact classes for 2-3 weeks and avoid bad (hard) surfaces. I was okay to continue doing low impact and strength classes were there is no jumping or twisting.  She also sent me to Physical Therapy. It was my Physical Therapist who treated me for my piriformis syndrome and who knows the number of classes I teach a week. He has highly recommended I teach at the two classes a day at most. He believes by scaling down I will heal properly.

I will be putting myself on hiatus for a while as I heal. This means I will not be  teaching  West Sunset Zumba® in the Park Class on Wednesday mornings at 11am. I hope that we can find an awesome instructor to sub. I have really enjoyed teaching outside with such fabulous participants. You will still find me teaching Free Zumba® Gold classes in the Park and a new strength format Zumba® Gold-Toning, this Fall at Eureka Valley Rec Center.

For a full schedule click on Zumba in the Park classes.

Hope to see you at our event on Sunday…Decades-dance-party-504x286

All the best,



New 2016 Fall Activities Guide for San Francisco Recreation and Parks

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New Fall 2016 Activities Guide is out!!!

New Registration System for the Fall.  Simply go to sfrecpark.org/register to get started today.

Introducing a new format for Fall 2016 

Zumba® Gold Toning zumba-goldtoning

What is Zumba® Gold Toning?

*Tailored for active older adults, who want to focus on muscle conditioning and light weight activity.

*Zumba® Gold-Toning blends the Zumba® party you love at a slower pace with a redefining total body workout using Zumba® Toning Sticks to shake up those muscles!

*Low to moderate intensity strength training exercises are essential to prevent a dramatic reduction in muscle mass, muscle strength, atrophy and sarcopenia (loss of skeletal muscle mass). Walk in ready to have a blast and tone up, leave exhilarated and empowered!

( *Zumba® website)

Schedule Update for 4th of July Holiday Weekend

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Schedule updates for the Holiday Weekend:

No 8:00am Zumba Fitness Class on Saturday, July 2nd at San Francisco Dance Fitness

No 9:30am Zumba Gold Class on Saturday, July 2nd at Junipero Serra Playground

No 10:00am Zumba Gold Class on Monday, July 4th at the Annex of the Stonestown Family YMCA

No 1:10pm Zumba Class on Monday July, 4th at HSS Wellness Center CCSF

No 5:00pm Zumba Class on Monday July 4th at Presidio YMCA.

Reminder that our Annual Facility Closure at Presidio YMCA  is July 5th-11th. Letterman Pool will  be open. Please visit our other YMCA SF.

Instructing Zumba in San Francisco since 2007