Inspiring! This little girl rocks! Beto brings the center of attention to her, while all the ladies in the back want to push forward. Something that I have always admired about Beto. Performing “Crazy Love” by Mara.
If you haven’t heard the news Gregory and I got hitched! I am posting this so that you may share in our little civil ceremony of what we did last week on 1/31/13.
Sadly, I will be moving to Portland and my classes will no longer be happening in SF. The great thing is that they will still be happening in Portland. We purchased a place where I can teach out of the space and around town. SF is lovely but out of our price range to make our dreams happen.
I will miss all of you who have made my teaching journey such a pleasure and honor. I want to leave you all with the hope that this isn’t the end, but a new beginning and continuation for us all in our lives and health. I hope that you continue to stay positive and strive for finding people that motivate you and push you to be the best person you can be.
Please feel free to register to my blog and follow me on Facebook under the ZumbawithJessa Page. If you are up there at any time please drop a line. I would love to stay connected.
I would love to see your smiling faces in my classes before I leave. My last class is onSunday, February 24th. I hope to see you all before then. If your are unable to make it I wish you well.
This Month is Final February! Last Month of Zumba classes with Jessa in San Francisco.
We will be honoring your class cards (unless they were through lifebooker). So if you have classes left on your pack you have 3 weeks to use them up before moving. Even if you didn’t purchase a 5 class card we would love to see your faces one last time.
This month classes will be every Friday at 6:30pm and Sunday morning at 10am, with thelast official class being on Sunday February 24th!!
We both want to say how much we love your enthusiasm and continuous love for Zumba and for being such awesome people. We have had the wonderful pleasure of getting to know a lot of you, and you will be truly missed. You have made our lives that much richer and we truly appreciate all of you.
I have covered a lot of different songs in my playlist and some of my longer running students have favorites that they haven’t heard in a while. I am also getting requests on what the names of the songs are. I was thinking, “Wouldn’t it be fun to list all the songs I have done and create a class with a variety voted?” So here is the list I broke them down by category with the artist who sings it or is covered by ZF (Zumba Fitness).
In the comment box you can list the top 10 of your choice!
OMG-just counted I think there are about 77 songs listed. That is a lot of dance moves. It is a wonder I still remember them all!
1.Moves Like Jagger - Pop - Maroon 5
2.Tonight I'm Lovin' You - Latin Pop -Enrique Iglesias
3.La Temperatura - Merengue - Zumba Fitness
4.Jamaican Cumbia - Bachaco
5.Latin Ritual - Latin Purcussion - ZF
6.San Francisco - House -Global Deejays
7.What A Feeling - House -Global Deejays
8.Everybody Dance Now - Hip Hop -Power Music Workout
9.Everybody Jump -Hip Hop -KMC
10. Oliver Twist - Pop - 2010 Karaoke Band
1. El Amor, El Amor -ZF
2. El Vacilon - ZF
3. Pegate - Grupo Treo
4. Trai La Bulla - (cumbia/mererengue)ZF
5. Sweet Girl - ZF
6. Crazy Love - Mara
7. Bounce ZF
8. Baile Privado - ZF
9. El Party - Proyecto Uno
10. Traigo Fuego -ZF
1. Jamaican Cumbia - ZF (in warm up list)
2. Trai La Bulla (cumbia/merengue) ZF
3. Hace Tiempo - Fonseca
4. Pa la Discoteka A Bailar -Techno/cumbia ZF
5. Pagaras - ZF
6. Pegate -Cumbia Latin Pop - Grupo Treo
7. Mirame (No Controles) - Los Super Reyes
8. Loco - ZF
1. Zumbalicious - Salsa/Reggaeton ZF
2. Cali Aji - ZF
3. Culebra ZF
4. Dancing Salsa -ZF
5. La Vida Es un Carnaval - Celia Cruz
6. Baila Mi Son - Ensamble
7. Rumba -Salsa/Reggaeton -ZF
8. Ana Pa Mi Tambor - La Excelencia
1. 5 Letras - ZF
2. En Sus Marcas, Listos, Fuera
3. Un Mes - Mara
4. Shake it Up - Mara
5. Sexy Movimiento - Electronic/Reggaeton ZF
6. Rumbatone -Rumba Flamenco/Reggaeton - Bandoleros
7. Limbo - Daddy Yankee
8. Oye - Mara
1.Pump It - Black Eyed Peas
2.Pause - Pitbull
3.Dance, Dance, Dance ZF
4.Burlesque - Christina Aguilera
5.Stereo Love -cover by ZF
6. Por Ti - Tropical Pop - Kema
7. Suave - Nayer ft. Pitbull
8. Hangover (BaBaBa) - Buraka Som Sistema
9. Rabiosa - Shakira
10.El Jefe - ZF
11. Sexy and I know it -LMFAO
12. Party Rock - LMFAO
13. Gangnam Style - KPOP - PSY
14. Dance Again - Jennifer Lopez
15. Fiesta Buena -DJ Mam's
16. OMG -Usher
1.Hindu Cumen - Indian Fusion/Cha Cha Cha -ZF
2.Indian Moonshine -Bhangra Folk Fusion -ZF
3.BoroBoro -Bollywood -Arash
1.Rumbatone -Flamenco/Reggaeton (in reggaeton list)
2.Mambo -Rumba Flamenco - Bandoleros
1.Yassou Ellada - Greek/Belly Dance/Batucada - Dj Andy Hughes and Aspacia
2.Zorba - Greek -cover by ZF
1.Taki Country -Celtic/Bluegrass
1. Thank You - Sly and the Family Stone
1.La Nina Fresa -Quebradita cover by ZF
2.Magalena - Samba -Sergio Mendes
3.Alegria Pa Zumbar -Samba -various ZF
4.Taboo - Axe/urban -(Don Omar) cover by ZF
5.Zumba Time -Calypso -Watatah
6.Slide -Calypso/Salsa/African- ZF
Mentioned in the article highlights are these few paragraphs I wanted to share. “Another thing outsiders don’t realize about Zumba is its breadth. Yes, this is a fitness company. But it is also becoming an influential player in the music world, striking deals with such artists as Wyclef Jean and Pitbull to promote their songs in its classes and feature them on its CD compilations. In June, Billboard hailed Zumba as the next major music platform. A creator as well as a distributor, the company has commissioned and produced close to 400 songs; the 60 tracks available on iTunes have been downloaded a million times. “It’s hotter than MTV in any of the hot years I saw MTV,” says William Roedy, the former chairman and CEO of MTV Networks International, who is an informal adviser to Zumba. “They have this perfect synergy with music that is great for the whole industry.”
And watch out, Lululemon: Zumba has a thriving workout apparel line as well and expects to sell 3.5 million units in 2012. The Zumba store at this convention occupies 30,000 square feet. Half an hour before it opens on the first day, more than 600 instructors are already in line, including a couple of white-haired seniors camped out on folding chairs. In the women’s restrooms, I see attendees slicing the shoulders off their new shirts (fans have plastered YouTube with videos demonstrating how to customize Zumba apparel). The stalls are littered with tags left by people who couldn’t wait to get back to their rooms to don their new togs.”
Perlman is especially chuffed at the rising profile of Zumba’s music business. Its new CD, Zumba Fitness Dance Party, recently went platinum in France. “Universal, EMI, Sony–they’re calling us and saying, ‘Can we put this song we’re launching out on the ZIN network?’ ” says Perlman. “Because they know 14 million people are going to hear it. We have artists saying, ‘I don’t need a record label. I’ll just put my song up on iTunes, and Zumba can be my promotional vehicle.’ ” (Check out Daddy Yankee – Limbo video who promoted the song on the ZIN 42 DVD. You can spot Gina Grant in her Zumba Pants towards the end of the video.)
But the industry most influenced by Zumba is still fitness. Its classes are a staple in the major chains: Curves, 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness, and others. When negotiating those contracts, Perlman turned down offers of licensing fees, stipulating only that the gyms hire licensed Zumba instructors and participate in joint marketing. David Giampaolo, a Zumba director who is a founder of several health-club chains, predicts that 50 to 60 percent of exercise classes in gyms globally will eventually go Zumba. “Health clubs have been very good at speaking to the same type of person over and over again,” says Giampaolo. “Zumba has opened the dialogue to a much wider audience. Their first motivation is enjoyment, so they do it. It’s kind of like a miracle.”
Zumba is where you get to be yourself,” says Thorington. “It opens your spirit.”
-written by Leigh Buchanan
That last sentence is really where the magic of Zumba all about. They mention the term FEJ (pronounced Fedge) standing for Freeing, Electrifying, Joy! Zumba has made fitness accessible to EVERYONE. Kids, the aging adult, etc. Working out is FUN. Who doesn’t want to dance to great music and learn some easy steps while burning calories?
So now all of you who have felt silly or maybe not as proud to be a Zumba Fanatic, you can stand tall!
Speaking of fun songs with dance moves, I heard this song a few times on the radio and was like, “Are they saying Zumba?” Sure enough, a few days ago I tried looking for the song by Don Omar and up popped this video. The name is literally “Zumba”. All the people in the video are Zumba Fitness Instructors and of course the creator Beto himself.
Due to illness and Doctor’s orders Jessa will be unable to teach Zumba class on Friday December 7th, at the 66 Sanchez location. She hopes that she will be feeling better later in the week but, may need to make the class a less intense one than normal. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
If you are interested in taking her MOD-Physique classes Monday and Wednesday evening please email her for more information. Space is limited to 4 total.
With that I leave you with another Zumba Fitness Video “Sweet Girl”.
Hello Students and anyone wanting to join a class with Jessa.
Classes will follow through until the 16th of December (Sunday). Classes will be donation based sliding scale ($5-$12).
There will be a 2 week break because of the holidays and it will pick back up in January 2nd on Wednesday.
Classes will be the same on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at the same times.
Happy Holidays and remember to keep motivated and on target with fitness. I know it isn’t Zumba Fitness® but these 20 minute workouts will kick your butt into shape and in the comfort of your own home. Remember to warm up before doing them!
Check it out on youtube or on the site itself
I know she has a crazy body but she also shows you modifications in the preview videos. There are 45 to date so you should be able to find one. Hope this helps during those times there won’t be class.
Here is the latest one. Good to know it is hard for her too
Happy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season. It is a great time of year and a great reminder of all the things we should be thankful for. In this video Zumba Fitness highlights some of their instructors who have really made a difference in their community and who have found strength and happiness through Zumba.
I am thankful for getting the opportunity to teach and influence my students as well as find happiness through dance again. After 4 years of not dancing Zumba is what got me moving, shaking and having a good time without the pressure of feeling judged.