Latino Spa Goddess


Latino Spa Goddess
Latino Spa Goddess


Are you feeling settled into 2012 yet? Feels like home already, doesn’t it? How are the resolutions coming along? Mine are doing pretty well as I didn’t really make any. The man always used to laugh at me when I set another resolution to lose weight or exercise more, and I have to confess that one thing this spa goddess is not good at when on a spa day is exploring the gym. Well, there are treatments to be sampled and chilling out to be done – I can usually manage a swim but that tends to be as energetic as I get.


Well, no more. I’ve decided in the spirit of fun and fitness to embrace my inner Latino goddess and take up Zumba. There’s a class near me, and most day spas (especially the day spas you find in health clubs, like Dove Spas at Virgin Active) have a Zumba offering too. According to Gillian Reeves, Virgin Active’s national group exercise manager, Zumba is fast becoming the must-try fitness class after taking the UK spa scene by storm in 2011. It’s all about fun as well as getting together with like-minded people and getting your heart going. She said;

“The Zumba philosophy of fun with fitness as an additional benefit fits in with Virgin Active’s goals. People are looking for a community in their exercise class, which drives a sociable environment.”

Some Virgin Active gyms have even adapted the Zumba phenomenon to give a whole new dimension – just add water! More Miami pool party than a chore, the new Aqua Zumba pool classes feature a fab mix of world music and high energy moves to Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Reggeton and other rhythms. The water adds extra resistance and it’s an invigorating workout. Note to self: Next time I’m at a spa, I’m going to take my Latino moves with me and do a Zumba class…nobody puts Spa Goddess Sarah in a corner!

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