Tylenol Arthritis EZ-Open Cap Bottle Recall
By: Erin Hawley
Car Crashes into Home
Source: Bay County Sheriff Office
More Women in the Force
By: Mary Scott Speigner
Problem Solver Stories for 2009 Part Two
By: Jerry Brown
Unwanted Gift Cards
By: Jessi Chapin
B.A.D.G.E.S. Sting Operation Nets Arrests
Source: Panama City Police Department
Former Car Dealer Arrested for Grand Theft
Source: Panama City Police Department
Women Veteran’s Health
By: Rebecca Underwood
H1N1 Vaccine Available for Veterans in Northwest Florida
Source: Veteran Affairs - Gulf Coast Division
Wheel of Justice
By: Amy Hoyt
For Additional Headlines - go to our News Section »
- Tylenol Arthritis EZ-Open Cap Bottle Recall
- Tracking Santa
- Modern Medicine: High Tech Weight Loss
- Thirty-Three People Arrested During Three-Day Sting Operation
- Missing Elderly Man Found
- Zumba® Fitness Class Offered at Walton County Extension Office
- Tanning Tax
- Bear Creek Feline Sanctuary Tour
- Public H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccinations Begin Anew in January
- Man Hits Fireman, Firetruck with Car
12/24/09 - 11:23 AM
Working out doesn’t have to be work! Join others who’ve learned to have fun exercising with Zumba ® Fitness classes. Beginning January 5, the class will meet every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the UF/County Extension Service building located on State Hwy 83 North at the south end of the Fairgrounds parking area. Tuesday’s one-hour Zumba ® Fitness class is jointly sponsored and supported by the UF/Walton County Extension Service and the Walton County Health Department’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program. This dance-style fitness class is accompanied by upbeat Latin, Hawaiian, and international music that incorporates merengue, salsa, calypso, reggae, cha-cha, hip-hop, belly dancing, samba and flamenco. The “pay-as-you-go” entry fee is $5 per class, but a discount card for five classes is offered to reduce the per-class rate to $4 each.
Participants of all ages and fitness levels enjoy its energizing Latin-flavor music and movements with personalized modifications to meet individual needs. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Research has shown that physical activity reduces risk for chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. According to the US Health and Human Service, adults must include two-and-a-half hours of vigorous and/or moderate aerobic activity per week, in order to receive its health benefits. As of July 2009, Zumba® Fitness classes are being taught at over 40,000 locations in 75 countries, with over five million participants weekly. This party-style fitness craze has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, ABC News, CBS Early Show, Cosmopolitan Magazine, the New York Times and the Washington Post. As always, it is recommended that you consult your physician before attempting any exercise program.
Instructor Melissa Rodrigues is an Island girl; that is, born and raised in the islands of Hawaii! She loves to dance to the sultry beat of the tropical drums in her native Hawaiian songs. Melissa is a certified Zumba ® Fitness Instructor and leads several other Zumba ® Fitness classes in the area, including Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the DeFuniak Springs Recreation/Teen Center. Melissa can be reached at or by calling . Reservations are not required. Just show up and join in the fun.
First, we are not being sneaky and gathering your email or other information to sell to telemarketers or e-mail spam companies.
Registration on this site is required simply to allow us to keep people who would post discriminatory, threatening and harassing messages and comments from doing it again.
By having user registration, we hope to provide you with a better user experience. Please view WMBB.com's full Terms & Conditions