Zumba with Paul &Helen

Hi Guys,

Well the year has got off to a busy start for us, already we have taken part in a fitness weekend at the Carlton Hotel in Torquay, we particularly enjoy these weekends as everyone is keen and raring to go, this group were especially glad to be here as  last year at this time we were all snowed in !

Now we are looking forward to another similar event this coming weekend, which leads me on to realising how my fitness levels are slowing down, once upon a time I would take the extra classes in my stride [no pun intended] but now I have to admit age is catching up with me and it takes me longer to recover & regain my energy than it used to, however these problems are common to everyone no matter what their lifestyle has been.

I have been lucky not to have any major health problems, I am sure it is because I have always loved dance fitness and the music is a big part of that too it is my driving force. Talking of local events, again it is going to be time for the summer festival in Paignton at the end of July and I don’t know if many people realise how much voluntary work goes into the production of this.

As soon as one Festival week ends I myself am looking forward to what I can do next time the enthusiasm never stops.

So I will keep on in my chosen career for as long as I am able, you’ll  have to put up with me for a while yet!

Bye for now Paul

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.