Marla Joy

Subtitle

Since Mar 2008

Location

Eureka, Humboldt County
CA US

Imagine picking an occupation that thrills you everyday. . . . . .

I am a musician in Humboldt county. ZUMBA® has captured my passion and soul. It is an expression of freedom and pleasure. The fitness benefits are vast. It is a great cardio workout, great for hand-eye coordination, great for being in the moment. Come experience the joy and pleasure of ZUMBA®. No experience is necessary. Bring with you the sense of fun and desire to let go.

What can a ZUMBA® class offer you that a Margarita can't? For the price of a cheap Margarita ($6), you burn calories instead of consuming them. A sustained high for the rest of the night after 1 hour of a fast party. The permission to let go (which usually requires many Margaritas) and to let social expectations fly out the window. Move like we are meant to, within our range of motion. To laugh with friends and challenge our minds and bodies........

"If you want to be happier, move your body. Research overwhelmingly shows that people who exercise regularly are happier. When you dance your brain gets more oxygen, but even more important, it causes your body to produce valuable chemicals and hormones that impact energy, mood and health. In a recent study done on athletes, Havard psychiatrist John Ratey found that dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine- those wonderful happiness chemicals- were all elevated after exercise."
"Anxious? Exercise creates a calming effect that lasts about 4 hours, increasing endorphins- the "bliss" neurochemiclas responsible for that wonderful "exercise high"- by about 500%. Try getting in a fight after a Zumba session. It's not likely to happen!"
"Dr. Henry S. Lodge, assistant clinical professor of medicine at Columbia University and co-author of Younger Next Year, explains how exercise works at the cellular level to keep you vital and healthy. He says that every day you replace about one percent of your cells, getting a whole new body every three months."
"When you sit around like a couch potato, your muscles let out a steady trickle of chemicals that tells your cells to die. When you exercise, your muscles release substances that tell your cells to grow. What powerful motivation! Start exercising in April, and get a whole new body of strong happy cells by the end of June."
"Moving your body on a regular basis will work wonders- and keep your smile in good shape, too."
Extracted from an article in Z-life magazine by Marci Shimoff author of Happy for No Reason.

Qualifications

  • Zumba® Convention 2010Zumba® Convention 2010
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2010
  • Zumba® Convention 2011Zumba® Convention 2011
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2011
  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba Basic 2Zumba Basic 2
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • ZumbatomicZumbatomic
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • Zumba® Convention 2012Zumba® Convention 2012
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2012

Qualified to teach

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Zumba Gold ToningZumba Gold Toning
    License to teach Zumba® Gold-Toning classes.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • ZumbatomicZumbatomic
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.