Zumba

8:30am Fridays. Instructor: Sellyna.
A world beat workout from the comfort of your home! Dance with friends and burn calories without even realizing it.

Friday
Online
8:30 am
Instructor: Sellyna Ehlers

Instructor: Sellyna Ehlers

Sellyna is an avid dancer and has been dancing all her life. With the introduction of Zumba in the 1990s, Sellyna found an outlet for her energy and she is passionate about teaching Zumba because it provides people with one hour where they can lose themselves and still get all the benefits of exercise. To Sellyna, Zumba is much more than an exercise class – it is a party that never ends. It provides students with a way to relieve stress, meet new friends and form new communities. Zumba gives Sellyna a tool to reach out to everyone. Sellyna’s choice of music reflects this too. Sellyna’s journey to teaching Zumba started in Riverside, California and she is certified to teach Zumba and Zumba Gold. Sellyna has a bachelor’s degree in Women Studies and has a full-time job at the University of Washington as the Director of Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion. Before COVID-19, she also taught Zumba at the YMCA, Greenlake Fitness and University Heights Community Center and loves the students and the Zumba community.

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FOUR PILLARS

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Flexibility: Ability to move joints well enough to prevent injury through a full range of motion.

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Aerobics: Increases breathing and heart rate; also known as “cardio.”

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Balance: Encourages functional movement to prevent falls. Important for safety, especially if experiencing neuropathy.

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Strength: Increases coordination and ability to move weight — bodyweight or other. Form is always more important than weight!

INTENSITY LEVELS

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Very Low: Focused on moving slowly and breathing deeply. An excellent starting point or a restorative activity to combine with other workouts.

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Low: Involves light activity that doesn’t feel hard; it may not change your breathing pattern or make you sweat.
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Moderate: Gets your heart pumping but will generally allow you to carry on a normal conversation.

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High: Requires endurance and may be intense enough that normal conversation may not be possible.

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