Zumba! (Paul and Helen Harrison)

Hi Guys

Well we had a lovely summer taking part in the Paignton Festival a wonderful event as always. It is back to school for most of our friends and family, it seems to come round so quick, before we know it we are back standing in the school playground waiting for granddaughter to come bounding out. And the nights are drawing in, morning breaks a little later,even the seagulls are quieter thank goodness. So what next? Well we told you last time that a big event was to take place at T L C Clennon valley, and here it comes. If you look on the outside wall by the footpath around the building you will see that a ZUMBATHON hosted by the leisure centre will be held on 21st September 2-00pm –5-00pm in the main sports hall, we have organised this with the help of 6 other Zumba instructors all with their own unique style, it’s £10 at the door £5 for children no sponsors needed . And raffle prizes to be won. The charities we are raising money for is The National Autistic Society also a local charity Tissues and Issues who also help families with autistic chidren. Anyone who knows families with a relative with autism knows the support they need.So come on folks be entertained by ouselves Paul and Helen: Claudette:Zoe:Rachel:Sarah:Mandi.and Lou : Dance to the sound provided by Life Care Radio. Everyone is welcome this will be our last big event this year except for the Christmas Carnival, so please support and next time I hope to tell you how well you all did raising not only money but also awareness for this cause. 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.