I love using classical music for yoga and Pilates classes. Here is a classical playlist for yoga found on Classical Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) Music for Living playlists.
Classical Playlist for Yoga
by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
Andrzej Panufnik: Hommage a Chopin (Andantino)
JS Bach: Sarabande from French Suite No. 5
John Tavener: Come and Do Your Will in Me
Andrew York: Pacific Coast Highway
Arvo Part: Mirror in the Mirror
John Dowland: Pavana
Jacopo Peri: Un di Soleto
Sergio Assad: Jobiniana No 1 (for Shivasana)
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Don’t miss this 90-minute Zumba Master Class with Michigan Zumba instructor and Columbia-native, Maria Elena Zapata-Sobojinski at Zstudio Duluth on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 4pm. The cost is $10 at the Zstudio door and all proceeds will go to the Gillette Children’s Hospital.
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Two free hours of Zumba, along with food and drinks tonight, January 3, 2014 at Zstudio in Duluth, MN to celebrate the grand re-opening of the studio after renovations as well as the studio’s 2nd anniversary.
Free Zumba starts tonight at the newly renovated studio at 5:30pm. After 1 hour of free Zumba, eat, drink, and mingle with Zstudio owners, staff, and patrons from 6:30 to 7:30pm. More free Zumba follows from 7:30 to 8:30pm.
- 5:30-6:30pm 1 hour of free Zumba with the Zstudio Zumba instructors
- 6:30-7:30pm eat, drink, and mingle while you check out the Zstudio renovations and meet the studio owners, staff, and patrons
- 7:30-8:30pm 1 hour of free Zumba with the Zstudio Zumba instructors
All are welcome and this event is free for all! If you’ve never been to Zstudio, stop by and try Zumba or simply support a growing local business and check out the newly renovated studio. We’d love to meet you!
116 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(across from Aces on 1st)
In the Winter 2013 issue of zlife magazine, Zumba Fitness announced three new offering of Zumba shoe. One of those offerings is the Zumba Energy Push or Energy Boost. The magazine calls this new offering both names. Time will tell us the actual name of this shoe. Zumba Fitness describes the Zumba Energy Push or Energy Boost as the Zumba shoe for the “laidback Zumba lover.” Zumba Fitness says “This style is for the woman who wants to dance for the longest amount of time without pushing herself too hard or compromising her form.”
This shoe has not been released yet, but this shoe seems to be designed for endurance and low-impact Zumba. This is a lightweight, mesh shoe that can transitions “straight from class to running errands.” If you have a pair of Energy Push or Energy Boost Zumba shoes, let us know what you think!
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In the Winter 2013 issue of zlife magazine, Zumba Fitness announced three new offering of Zumba shoe. One of those offerings is the Zumba Impact Max. Zumba Fitness describes the Zumba Impact Max as the Zumba shoe for the “everyday Zumba enthusiast.” Zumba Fitness says “The Impact is wonderful for the beginner to moderate-level Zumba fan who wants maximum comfort and style all while minimizing shock to your joints.”
This shoe has not been released yet, but the key feature of this shoe seems to be shock absorption. Zumba Fitness claims to have used “special Z-Compress Outsole Technology” to absorb shock, leather overlays to reinforce the toe and heel of the shoe, and Z-Brace to keep your foot from sliding in the shoe.
If you have a pair of Impact Max Zumba shoes, let us know what you think!
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In the Winter 2013 issue of zlife magazine, Zumba Fitness announced three new offering of Zumba shoe. One of those offerings is the Zumba Flex Classic. Zumba Fitness describes the Zumba Flex Classic as the Zumba shoe for the “Zumba fanatic.” Zumba Fitness says “The Flex is specifically designed for the hardcore Zumba student who takes her workouts seriously, goes to class several times a week, and has a dance background.”
Why a dance background? This shoe has a split sole. This is a very important feature to consider when buying a Zumba shoe. Split sole athletic dance shoes are designed for flexibility, NOT impact/shock absorption. Split sole athletic dance shoes are NOT recommended for pronators or people with low, weak, or “fallen” arches or chronic foot pain or weakness. I wouldn’t recommend a split sole to anyone who does not have previous experience dancing on a regular basis in split sole athletic dance shoes.
Zumba Fitness does claim to have built-in “Z-Arch Technology” to reinforce the arch of the Zumba Flex Classic offering. Time will tell how Zumba lovers react to the Zumba Flex Classic. If you have a pair, let us know what you think!
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In the Winter 2013 edition of zlife magazine, Zumba Fitness announced three new Zumba shoe offerings coming soon to the Zumba store.
Zumba Fitness invites you to “Find Your Solemate” and “Go ahead. Fall in love.” with the new Zumba shoe offerings. Three new shoes are soon to be available: Zumba Flex Classic, Zumba Energy Boost or Zumba Energy Push (it’s called two different things in two different places), and Zumba Impact Max. Here’s a sneak preview of all three shoes from the zlife magazine spread. Stayed tuned to rencsi.com. More to come!
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Here’s a list of songs that were not necessarily new in 2013, but they were new to my Zumba classes in 2013. Happy New Year and enjoy!
Go Girl (Warm Up/Hip Hop)
Wild One (Warm Up/Hip Hop)
Applause (Warm Up/Pop)
Cha Cha (Swing/Salsa)
Dance Bailalo (Samba/Axe)
Lo Que No Sabes Tu (Merengue)
Chico Y Nacho ft. El Potro Alvarez
Bongo Bong (Salsa)
La Mujer Perfecta (Merengue)
Toby Love ft. El Porto Alvarez
Ven Conmigo (Cha Cha)
Daddy Yankee ft. Prince Royce
Church (Hip Hop)
T-Pain ft. Teddy Verseti
Pumps and a Bump (Hip Hop)
Save the Last Dance for Me (Cha Cha)
Pull Up (Abs/Reggaeton)
Mr. Vegas ft. Pitbull & Lil Jon
Call On Me (Abs/Toning)
Purple Rain (Cool Down/Pop)
Nice and Slow (Cool Down/Pop)
Are you a Zumba instructor looking for a good Christmas song for your Zumba classes this holiday season? How about Felicidad (Happiness) by Gloria Estefan? It is technically a Christmas song that has a classic, authentic Latin rhythm, and (hopefully) will not offend anyone in your classes.
Keep in mind some facilities do not allow traditional “Christmas” music to be used in fitness classes because it might offend those who do not celebrate Christmas. Some facilities have a list of safe holiday songs or just require instructors to not use Christmas songs. Check with the policy of the facility where you teach and choose your music wisely!
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The owners, instructors, and staff of Zstudio in the Zenith City of Duluth, Minnesota would like to invite you to our annual Mingle and Jingle Christmas party this Friday, December 20, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
This holiday event is open and free to everyone!
From 5:30 to 6:30pm, join us to eat, drink, and be merry. Mix, mingle, and get a sneak preview of the renovations happening over the holiday break.
From 6:30 to 7:30pm join us for one-hour class made up of the fitness classes offered at Zstudio.
Zstudio is located at 116 W 1st Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55802. For more information, visit the Mingle and Jingle Facebook event page.
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