A certified Zumba instructor shook things up at Huntington Middle School! This 8-week high energy classes were offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school hours to staff members. It was a PEIA-sponsored program aimed at encouraging teachers to incorporate more movement into their daily routines.
Commitment to carving out time for self-care twice per week was challenging for most staff, yet all participants found it to be rewarding and participated as often as they could. For one staff member who had never been introduced to Zumba dance before, she was impressed by how her endurance level increased and how quickly she was able to learn the moves to keep up with other group members. “Finally, a fun workout that makes you sweat!”, she commented.