Zumba

Zumba®

Perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on.

We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

Class Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Trainer Address
Sunday 4:30 pm 5:25 pm Lizy Gipson Studio Fitness: Victoria, #1-3946 Quadra St, Victoria BC, V8X 1J6
Friday 6:35 pm 7:30 pm Noriko Prezeau Studio Fitness: Victoria, #1-3946 Quadra St, Victoria BC, V8X 1J6
Sunday
4:30 pm - 5:25 pm - with Lizy Gipson - at Studio Fitness: Victoria, #1-3946 Quadra St, Victoria BC, V8X 1J6
Friday
6:35 pm - 7:30 pm - with Noriko Prezeau - at Studio Fitness: Victoria, #1-3946 Quadra St, Victoria BC, V8X 1J6

When I first discovered Zumba in 2012, I did not think it would become an important part of my life. I started casually taking one Zumba class a week after being out of the exercise routine for many years. Then one day, my daughter brought home a piece of paper from school about a Uvic study on fitness, health and physical activity, looking for volunteer families. We thought it was a good idea to help us get motivated to exercise as a family. My contribution to this study was to increase Zumba classes to three times a week because I thought I could complete this study only with Zumba. The result of the study? Great! The Uvic researchers confirmed my improved cardiovascular capacity with reduced waist size as a bonus! Since then, I could not stop Zumba and now teach students that are so welcoming and friendly! I was lucky to find Zumba and dance with all these wonderful people!

Lizy is an inspiration to perspiration! She has been in love with dance since she was an early teen, fortunate to take a few years of tap, jazz and ballet before heading more towards physical fitness in high school. Although she was active for her younger years, after having children and throughout her adult life Lizy found herself struggling with her weight. By 45 she found herself at her heaviest at 240 lbs suffering from high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and other physical complaints that came along with carrying around that much weight. In Sept 2011 Lizy took the opportunity to make a difference in her life and has since dropped almost an entire person, 100 lbs and fallen in LOVE with Zumba®! Lizy became an instructor to inspire and motivate others to get moving and bring joy to their lives through dance and fitness. Now 5 years into her journey to fitness and health, Lizy dropped from a size 22 to a size 4/5! Her new body has been sculpted by Zumba. In May 2016 Lizy was diagnosed with Disk Degenerative Disease and has lost most of her L5-S1 disc. She began treatment at the myo Pain Clinic and has had to dramatically adapt and change her movement as she has learned about dealing with this. What has been the biggest challenge is not to jump. Hard to keep all of that *LIZY* all bottled up. An upcoming MRI and further specialists are going to give her the bigger picture and help her understand how to make permanent modifications so she can remain a Zumba instructor in good physical health.

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