Category Archives: Fitness

Zumba® Fundraiser with Walter Ocampo

Zumba Fundraiser with Walter Ocampo

Walter Ocampo is back in da house!! Ventura Danzar welcomes our very special guest, Walter Ocampo, for a 90-minute Zumba® Fundraiser!

We will be raising funds to help the victims of the recent Ventura and Los Angeles County fires. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to agencies working to assist local fire victims.

Join us for this amazing ZUMBA party and help out our local communities during this challenging time. Get your ticket(s) early. It’s going to be a sweaty good time!

Purchase your ticket online or at the studio.

If you wish to donate without attending the class, please include a message in the Special Instructions/Name of Attendee section of the checkout page.

 

ZUMBA® FUNDRAISER w/ WALTER OCAMPO

Date: SATURDAY, NOV. 17th, 2018
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Location: VENTURA DANZAR
2640 E. MAIN ST.
VENTURA, CA 93001
Cost: $20 Advance / $25 Door

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If you are purchasing for multiple attendees, please include their names on the checkout page.

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U-Jam is Back!

U-JAM Fitness is back at DANZAR!

Join us Mondays @ 6:45 pm for U-JAM with the fabulous Loretta!

Move and groove to funky urban and world beats, and easy-to-follow choreography. We bring the party, so you can get fit and have FUN.

U-Jam is open to all fitness levels, so everyone, everywhere can get their Jam on. Don’t miss it!

 

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FREE NIA class demo

FREE Nia Class demo! Nia is a fusion of dance and fitness. Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music.

Try a free class at Danzar in Ventura 2640 Main St., closest cross street Loma Vista.

Monday, April 28th 10-11:00 AM.
Sign up in studio.

Come and join Julie Walton and her love for Nia in a low impact and friendly environment. Nia provides a FUN, full body workout. Your mind and body will feel great! All levels welcome!

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WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE with Tony

UP COMING WORKSHOP:

WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE
Taught by Tony Martin, 7th degree black belt

SATURDAY MARCH 22nd
3- 4:30 pm
Cost: $25
2640 E. Main St. Ventura, CA 93003

Sign up at studio or purchase online:

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Learn:
Environmental Awareness: what to look out for
Simple Self Defense Techniques: for chokes, grabs, pinned to ground
How to Use Natural Weapons: Elbows, knees, fingers, feet
How to Use Other Weapons: keys, handbags, shoes, rocks, e.t.c.

How NOT to be a VICTIM, the choice is yours.

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DON’T GIVE UP HERE!

I was at my nephew’s birthday party yesterday. My sister had friends there I did not know so we started talking. Of course in typical conversation someone asks “what do you do for a living?” I say, I am a ZUMBA instructor. Eyes light up and they tell me their experience with fitness and ZUMBA. Everyone loves ZUMBA!!

In this conversation the two ladies said they want to lose weight and tone up but they get frustrated when they don’t see results immediately. This sentiment is across the board for everyone getting back into fitness.

Here is the DEAL and this is what I told them. In any fitness program one needs to be CONSISTENT and DON’T GIVE UP.

When you start working out your body is going to go through a period of fluctuation. Give any program at least 6- 9 months to start seeing real changes.

First few pounds you lose is water weight. This is not the real weigh loss and it’s not going to change your body significantly.

Next what happens to your body is you start building muscles. THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE GIVE UP!! THIS IS WHY … You still have the BODY FAT, but under that is all the muscles you are working hard to build. SO you still have the layer of FAT and the start of BIGGER MUSCLES and so at this point your WEIGHT GOES UP. Instead of feeling good in your clothes you feel them tighter.

YOU WANT TO PUSH THROUGH THIS STAGE AND KEEP UP YOU FITNESS ROUTINE! DON’T GIVE UP HERE!
I RECOMMEND NOT EVEN GETTING ON THE SCALE!

You metabolism is changing and like I said above you’re working on the muscles. What happens next is your muscles start to use the fat as fuel and the weight starts to drop. This is when you start to see changes in your body.

Everyone is different and the time for this to happen to some is a short time or others it takes longer.

I say this: It took some time to gain, figure it’s gonna take the same amount to lose it.

Key ingredients to the success of losing weight is being CONSISTENT with your work out and your change of eating habits.

You can go to my Nutrition page to see how I eat. http://venturazumba.com/ventura-zumba-nutrition/

- Ionia

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