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Happy and Healthy New Year 2017!!!

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Many things happened in 2016, but our journey with living a healthy lifestyle still continues. I am grateful to all of you who include my fitness classes on your daily path.

Let’s continue on our path of healthy living in 2017! I am excited to announce a new outdoor Friday morning class beginning January 6 at 8am at Civic Center Plaza (Polk St side) brought to you by SFRPD’s Zumba®in the Parks program
(class is weather sensitive)

Save the Date for SFRPD’s first fitness party of the year!
NEW YEAR NEW YOU – January 22, 2017 Zumba® in the Parks fitness party from 2:00-4:00PM at the City County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park (1199 9th Ave.) Kick off your 2017 resolutions with our Zumba® in the Parks crew! Join the FREE fun and bring a friend or two! Suggested parking in park, recommended public transportation. Healthy snacks and water will be provided.

Don’t forget to check the schedule here on my website for class times.
* New start time 9:15am for Zumba® Gold-Toning at Mission YMCA.
* New Start time 2:15pm
for Zumba® Gold at Eureka Valley Rec Center.

Shaky, Shaky, Shaky to a healthier 2017!!!

Dia De Los Muertos Event

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Zumba De Los Muertos! Wear comfortable work out clothes or dress up for the occasion! Bring a picture of a loved one or pet who has transition to the next plane and you want to honor. This celebration is open to everyone! Don’t forget to bring a dish to share!

*When: Thursday, Oct. 27th, 2016

*Where: Mission YMCA , 4080 Mission Street, SF, CA 94112

*Time: 6-7pm

*Potluck: 7-8pm

*Free for Members of the YMCA SF/Class Card &Monthly Pass

*$5 for non-members

*Questions? Call Genny at 415-452-7581

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 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)