Since Apr 2012


 Kathi MacNaughton

Dance yourself into shape through the joy of Zumba!

I do my level best to subscribe faithfully to the Zumba formula! Do you know what that means? Well, in a nutshell, it means at least 70% of my class playlist will consist of Latin/International songs, many of them songs written & recorded specifically for Zumba Fitness. The other 30% can vary widely... from country to pop to oldies & more. It also means that I do my best to teach dance rhythms that match the actual song (except warm-ups, where I sometimes preview upcoming steps). So, if I'm doing salsa steps, the song is actually a salsa, etc.

I also mix up my rhythms, exposing you to as many different ones in each class as I can fit in. You won't find me doing all Reggaeton or Hip Hop, or even my favorite Cumbia or Bachata rhythms. You get variety in every class I teach, whether it's regular Zumba, Zumba Gold or Zumba Toning/Gold-Toning!

Another aspect of the Zumba formula is that the choreography is fun and easy to learn, with no more than 4 to 6 different steps in the song, wherever possible. And finally, the Zumba formula means that my class offers varying levels of intensity throughout... intermittent pacing. So, while I may push my students hard for a song or two, then I allow recovery time with a slower or easier song or two. Up & down throughout the class... that's what you get with me!