Zumba with Paul and Helen

Hi Guys,

We don’t need an excuse to have a Zumbathon, but nevertheless Zumbathon season is upon us .

This month we are taking part at two local venues supporting charities by getting together with teachers from the area who give their time freely by bringing their brand of entertainment to raise money for a good cause.

The first one is on 18thMay at StMartins church hall Barton Hill Rd Torquay. Between 1-00 till 15-00

Organised by Claudette Martens — find her on facebook or just turn up on the day raising funds for ALS [I believe this is a form of motor neuron disease.] then if you still have energy and lets face it all you Zumba fans can always find it ! Nip over to Totnes Leisure Centre on Sunday 19thMay for 14-00 —17-00 where Mandy Dew has organised a Zumbathon raising money for The Bristol Childrens Charity known as The Grand Appeal Again Mandy is on face book with details or just turn up on the day.

We will all be happy to give you a Zumba good time! I have to say we had a wonderful Community Fun Day at Torbay Leisure Centre on Sunday 28thApril lots of great ativities going on, the centre was so busy it really raised awareness of the things that go on here. -Did I do an Awesome Zumba class with Awesome people ? oh yeah !!!

See you next time


About the author

Paul and Helen Harrison

Just to put you all “in the picture” so to speak, the accompanying photo is of myself and my other half Helen, who has been with me through thick and thin in my career as a teacher of fitness and dance.

I qualified as a fitness teacher of Exercise to music back in 1990, with the Y M C A going on to teach fitness in many formats eg. Step /Aqua and Zumba.

Zumba took me back to my roots as a dancer. So this has been our passion as much as any other form of exercise, together we demonstrate our love of dance fitness at various charity events throughout the Bay during the year.

It gives us great pleasure to see the fun people have trying out new routines, and the most important thing we find is that no-one is embarrassed or age or shape conscious we all join together in the pleasure of it. Anyone who thinks it is not a serious contender in this age of hard hitting exercise classes should try it ! without giving too much away neither of us is under the age of 60 and still going strong.