Sunday, May 5, 2013

Zumba Program Gold Video

Zumba Fitness has eight programs. One of them is dedicated to older people. I decided to make my video using Screenr based on the Zumba Gold Program. My video includes some photos of older people do these physical exercises and one photo dedicated to a special person, my mother. She was the winner in the last challenge. She lost 12 pounds in five weeks.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Book Report - eBu$iness: 7 steps to getting your small business online and making money now!

I am going to talk to you about a book that I read from CSN’s online library regarding a Web 2.0 applications. The book I read was:

eBu$siness: 7 steps to getting your small business online and making money now!
Author: Paul Wallbank
Publisher: Wrightbooks
Pub. Date: August 23. 2011

Undoubtedly technology has impacted not only our lifestyles but also the way we do business. In this book, the author explains step by step how to use all ways of creating an online presence for your business all for no cost.

Step 1. The free web tools
In this step, the author explains how free listings like Google listings, Microsoft Bing and Yahoo! can be a great way to star establishing an online presence for your business. Social media tools and blogging are a good way of getting online for free and they can be a good option for small business that don not have their own website.

Step 2. The name
In this step, the author explains the importance of a name when you decide to get your small business online and choose the domain name.

Step 3. The technology
In this step, the author explains how to choose a hosting company and considerations that need to be taken in order to select a platform or software in which our business runs on. He contrasts and compares between proprietary platforms like Blogger and open source software like Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal and encourage to readers to choose the best according to the business’s needs. 

Step 4. The look
In this step, the author suggests that small business use online templates to reflect their business. The majority of them are free and provide a guide about what information your business needs to be published to catch the customers’ attention.

Step 5. Getting your name out
He explains the importance of having sites up to date. He recommends adding something, at least fortnightly, that’s interesting and relevant to the business or the industry your business is in. He enforces to use LinkedIn and Facebook like the modern way to do advertising. The online advertising is far easier and cheaper. He not only explains how to create a Google Adwords account to advertise your business but also invites to use Facebook and Linked like the most obvious places to advertise on the web. He explains how to use the Google Analytics tool to track visitors, how long they have stayed on your site and the number of pages they have opened. There are some programs like Alexa and Compete that allow comparing your website with other sites and Google Optimizer that allows the website owner to see what attracts the most attention.

Step 6. Creating fans and customers
In this step, he emphasizes the importance of media channels and said that Linked has become the online CV for professionals and an important human resources tool; Twitter is dominated by the 30-50 year age group; and Facebook’s fastest growing user group is grandparents. He provides some rules to use social media also. He explains what are Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Forums and how to create an account.

Step 7. Staying relevant
The biggest challenge for everybody on the internet is staying up to date and relevant. The author explains how to minimize time updating information on the web and social media tools. If you update some information in your website, it can be easy to update in LinkedIn, Blogger, and Facebook because they have functions built in.

The author explains some trends of technology in the future and how this book can be a good guide to face up these changes. I found this book helpful to everyone that wants to know about the internet world, social media tolls and how the web can be used to spread the word about how good is your business and what your business does.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Eat healthy - Zumba lifestyle

Now that you have an idea about Zumba dance and its benefits, I would like to share with you some of my recipes that are a part of my nutrition plan. This plan was recommended by my Zumba's instructor, she is from Mexico and you could see that some ingredients have Mexican's flavors.  I included a slideshow that contains pictures of five meals that be eaten in a day.

There is only a couple of additional tips worth caring about:

  • Drink plenty of water each day and
  • Keep junk food to a minimum.

Remember, your nutrition plan is equally as important as your workout routine.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Zumba programs

Zumba programs are for everybody, regardless of age, gender, fitness level or dance ability. If someone is moving and having FUN, he/she is doing it right! I am sure that any Zumba class will cover your expectations depending of your objectives and remember while you are learning dance steps, memorizing them, putting them into combinations, paying attention to the instructor,keeping your distance from the people around you, you are exercising all muscles and bones in your body and burning almost 600 calories in one hour.

Since you can practice Zumba in you home or go to gym or other place to take a class you can consider some aspects to decide if one program is the best for you:  

Zumba®- Zumba Fitness: The majority of people practice this. Its is easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating.

Zumba Gold®- Zumba Gold: This program modifies the moves the needs if the active older people.

Zumba® Toning
- Zumba Toning: If you need your body sculpting. This class raises your bar. 

Zumba®- Aqua Zumba: It integrates Zumba formula with traditional aqua fitness exercises.

Zumba®- Zumbatomic: This program is designed for kids between 4 and 12 years.

Zumba®- Zumba in the circuit: It is a 30 minutes class that combines a series of strength exercises at timed intervals with moves of Zumba dance.

Zumba®- Zumba sentao:  This is a chai-based choreography to strengthen, balance and stabilize you core, and step up your cardio work in a whole new way.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Is Zumba for Me?

Afew minutes ago, I finished my Zumba class and I worked up a sweat and had a blast doing it. While I was driving to my house, I thought if Zumba is just for me and I have some reasons to adopt it as my regular exercise routine:

1. One of the most common complaints about working out is that it's boring. Zumba incorporates moves from a variety of dance styles. But Zumba is more than just a good time. It also incorporates fitness interval training and resistance training to promote fat burning and total body toning. 

2.  Zumba classes allow me to reach my ideal weight and stay healthy. It  improves my mood and decress my stress.

3. It is a family therapy. Some afternoonswhen the latin music sounds, my entire family dances and spent a lot of time together.
If traditional workout routines bore you, maybe you should give Zumba a try. Its moves are easy to master, even if you've never danced before. And it provides a workout that rivals most machines at the gym. So instead of slaving away on the treadmill or stationery bike, try dancing those unwanted pounds away!

This video contains the first steps of Zumba to beginners. It includes the steps to dance cumbia, salsa, belly dance and more. I hope that you enjoy it and motivate you. TRY IT!


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Zumba classes in Las Vegas

Zumba classes are being offer through out the Las Vegas Valley. Some classes are offer at a gym, and others in a ball room set up.  Some people prefer buy DVD and practice by themselves at home. But for all of you that prefer have classes in group I can suggest some places.

Zumba Classes Are Available In The Following places:

Web site
Las Vegas Athletic Club
5 locations
Anytime Fitness
11 locations
The Ymca
4 locations
24 Hours Fitness
9 locations
The Z Spot
1 location
City Athletic Club
1 location
Zumba with Mireyda
1 location

Classes run any where from: $5:00 up to the consumer's pocket and in some places the first class is FREE! 

Zumba is fun and exciting. What a re you waiting for? Try Zumba today.

You can see more of this exciting workout in this site and hope Zumba inspires you Zumba Dance Video

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Healthy Benefits of Zumba

Zumba is considered a fitness program. It is a great alternative to traditional fitness program and whether you practice alone or take a class in group you could see the following benefits:

Cardiovascular health - Zumba increases the strength of your heart because it uses songs that play around 145 beats per minute and set you on the path to true aerobic exercise.

Burn calories and weight lost - It has been shown that an hour of Zumba burns between 300 to 1000 calories.

Full body workout - In a Zumba class all the muscles and bones of your body from head to toe will move and if you practice three or five times a week not only it improves your coordination and posture but also increases your confidence.

Stress release - Zumba is considered a mental exercise that releases you of inhibitions.

It is a social activity - Some people go to Zumba class for therapy and a Zumba class is a great way to meet new people. You can bring your friends to the party.

It makes people happy - Burning calories releases endorphin that makes people feel in good mood.

Finally, I recommend you take a Zumba class, you get fit and healthy while have fun