Shake Off the End of the Semester!

 

Zumba

We have an exciting new addition to our collection at MVCC Library!  If the picture didn’t give it away, we now have a Zumba kit for check out!  If you’ve ever wanted to give the dance based workout craze a try in the privacy of your own home, now’s your chance!  The kit includes everything you’ll need to get the full Zumba experience, aside from the classroom environment of course.

  • 5 workout DVDs,
  • A program guide that offers some insight into how to best use the Zumba workouts,
  • 2 Zumba Toning Sticks.  (These produce a rattling sound, so you can feel like you’re making music while you’re working up a sweat)

The program guide outlines: tips and techniques for doing Zumba safely and correctly, a weekly workout planner, appropriate stretches, and some recipes for healthy eating.  While the guide does offer advice for working out safely and eating healthy meals, you should consult with a healthcare professional before starting a serious workout routine or making big changes to your diet.  This is especially true if you are new to exercising and/or if you are unfamiliar with creating a healthy, nutritious diet.

The DVDs have a range of intensity and skill level.  The most basic workout is called “Step by Step” which will walk you through the basic Zumba movements during the workout, followed by “Activate”, “Exhilarate”, “Zumba Toning”, and finally “Mix”.  The workout planner shows examples of how to mix up your workouts throughout the week, and when to take breaks.

The end of the semester is a great time to try something new, or pick up a hobby for the summer!  You can check out the kit in the library from our circulation desk to start shaking up your summer!

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