Good Portable CD/MP3 Player for Zumba

November 17th, 2012

I teach Zumba at a variety of locations. My favorite will always be a studio with mirrors and hardwood floors, preferably one dedicated to dance or Zumba only.

Community education programs commonly offer Zumba in a variety of locations, especially schools. I have taught Zumba classes in gymnasiums, empty classrooms, and even cafeterias.

While studios usually have a good sound system equipped for CDs or MP3 players; gyms, classrooms, and cafeterias do not. Last fall, I had to find a reliable, portable stereo that would travel and work well in a variety of spaces.

I bought this red and black boombox from Amazon for approximately $50 new. So far, it has good sound and has worked well for teaching a Zumba class of 25 in a middle school gym and an elementary school cafeteria. It’s slightly larger than a breadbox and attractive. Between classes, I carry it in a box in the trunk of my car. The model is QuantumFX and the model number is J-30U.  It appears to be sold under several brand names,. If you are looking for a portable CD/MP3 player for Zumba or other group fitness classes, I recommend it. I have been happy with the performance of this portable stereo.

zumba portable stereo

Zumba Prostitution Scandal in Maine

November 17th, 2012

Female Zumba instructors: Have you seen an increase of the number of men coming to your Zumba classes? Zumba can be sexy, but one instructor allegedly took her sexy moves too far.

Zumba Prostitute Alexis Wright

Alexis Wright, a Zumba instructor in Kennebunk, Maine has pleaded not guilty to 106 counts including prostitution, invasion of privacy, and tax-related counts.  She is accused of selling sex in her fitness studio and a nearby office, and of secretly videotaping some of the encounters. Here’s a link news about Zumba prostitution scandal from CBS.

Unfortunately, I had not heard of the Zumba prostitution scandal until one of my Zumba class participants mentioned it to me. How embarrassing! Knowledge is power, Zumba instructors! Let’s not give our fellow Zumba instructors a bad reputation!