Zumbathon to Benefit Adela Cufre-Alvarez, MN Zumba Instructor Who Lost Leg to Amputation, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at The Rink in Monticello, MN

May 20th, 2014

Here’s a link to the Facebook event page for the Zumbathon Charity Event to benefit Adela Cufre-Alvarez, a Minnesota Zumba instructor who lost a leg to infection after going into cardiac arrest while instructing a Zumba class. Please share and consider going if you are in the Twin Cities metro area.


If you can’t attend, please consider donating towards Adela’s medical expenses for a athletic prosthetic leg and rehabilitation that will allow her to return to teaching Zumba classes. Thank you for sharing the Zumba love!

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Best Zumba Studios in Minnesota 2012

June 12th, 2012

Looking for a good place to do Zumba in Minnesota? CBS affiliate WCCO in the Twin Cities named

  • Zumba Minnesota (Minneapolis)
  • North Saint Paul Community Center (North Saint Paul)
  • Z Studio Duluth (Duluth)
  • Zeven Dance Studio
  • Zumba (Minneapolis), and Lions Gym (Robbinsdale)

as some top places to try Zumba in Minnesota. For the best Zumba in Minnesota, I would also recommend:

Do you have a favorite Zumba studio in Minnesota or your area? Let us know!

Why It’s Great to Live in Duluth – Clean Air

July 4th, 2011

I grew up in Northwestern Wisconsin (Go Pack Go!), but I recently moved to Duluth, Minnesota from the Twin Cities metro area.

Other day, while out for a run, I thought to myself, “The air is better here…”

Better than the air on the busy streets of the Twin Cities? Definitely. Better than air in the beautiful countryside of rural Wisconsin? I hesitantly decided yes.

There is something refreshing about the air in Duluth. It feels good to breathe in Duluth. The air is fresh – I feel like I’m the first one to breathe this air as it rolls up the hills from Lake Superior.

I found an article to back up my own personal feeling of fresh air in Duluth: 10 U.S. Cities With the Cleanest Air on Health.com.

Small size, remote location, and cold weather conspire to make Duluth one of only seven cities in the U.S. to make it on the list for both lowest year-round particle pollution and ozone levels.

Other cities that make the list according to the American Lung Association’s 2011 annual State of the Air report? Cheyenne, WY; Santa Fe, NM; Bismarck, ND; Great Falls, MT; Honolulu, HI; Anchorage, AK; Amarillo, TX; Redding, CA; Duluth, MN; and Fargo, ND. They all sound like great places to me.


Where to Find Country Music in the Twin Cities

March 5th, 2009

Country Music Nights around the Twin Cities


Hoggsbreath – Country Music Night
2504 Rice St
St Paul, MN 55113
(651) 484-7067


1200 Club (Burnsville Bowl) – Country Music Night also Ladies’ Night
1200 Highway 13 E
Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 890-1200


Starks – Country Music Night
3125 Dodd Rd
Eagan, MN 55121
(651) 454-8251


Lone Tree – Country Music Night
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 338-1730



Starks – Country Music Night
3125 Dodd Rd
Eagan, MN 55121
(651) 454-8251