Hi Guys The end of the year is in sight and I have to say how lovely to have had the support for all the events and classes we have done this year. The Paignton festival Parade was one of the events undertaken by Helen and myself and as always the Zumba girls were there loving the show. Also we were demonstrating our routines at the beginning and end of the festival week. We do occasionally help out with fitness weekends at the Carton Hotel Torquay too, and lend a hand supporting various charity fund raising with other instructors in the area, concluding with our own event and sponsored by Torbay Leisure Centre -where I am mostly based – in aid of the national Autism charity and local help groups ,I could not have done this without the help and enthusiasm of our network of friends in the dance and exercise community! The final event was the Torquay Christmas Carnival Parade as always a pleasure to walk and dance to purely for fun—no prizes for this one– I will end the year with wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year and watch out because already we are having bookings coming in for next year. Be Prepared for another Zumba Year ahead Bye for now Paul
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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.