I finished out Heart Month by participating in a ZUMBATHON to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA)! It was a fantastic event and raised almost $1,000 for the AHA!!! There were about 65 participants in this 2 hour Zumba marathon. It was a great workout and so much fun!!
Hilary, the Zumba instructor, got involved with Zumba after having her second child. She had gained “baby weight” and was looking for a fun way not only to socialize, but also to exercise. So she founded “Zumba with Hilary”. There is also an official partnership between the AHA and Zumba. Zumba is a form of freestyle dance, combining aerobics, dancing and fun! Every so often, the instructor lets out a “Wooooooo!!!” or a “Zuuuummbaaa!!!!” or some other squeal of enthusiasm!
After the event, I thanked the participants and handed out Red Dress pins on behalf of the AHA as well as information about the AHA, Go Red for Women, and warning signs and risk factors of heart disease. It was great to see that young, old, fit and not so fit, men and women could all participate in this fundraiser for the great cause of bringing an end to heart disease!