What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

TEEN ZUMBA LETS KIDS MOVE FREELY

     Home  >  Articles  > Local News - Westchester County
by Vanessa Friedman

Related: port chester new york, teen zumba, ape fitness, zumba for kids,


A.P.E. Fitness has always allowed teens to participate in their Zumba classes, but now owner and instructor Alba Carrasco-Martinez offers a specialized Teen Zumba class, which is open to boys and girls and runs a full hour.

A.P.E. Fitness has always allowed teens to participate in their Zumba classes, but owner and instructor Alba Carrasco-Martinez says she realized that her younger students were not always comfortable dancing with their moms.

"They want to be able to move freely, without being judged by their parents," Carrasco-Martinez says. "They have enough peer pressure from their friends—they don't need to be dancing in front of their friends' moms!"

Carrasco-Martinez says it was this idea that prompted her to offer a teen Zumba class, which is open to boys and girls and runs a full hour. The focus is "very much on fitness," Carrasco-Martinez says, "but we call it dance because it’s more fun to say it that way." She describes the class as a "killer workout" and focuses on teaching teens control and coordination.

Power, speed, and proper form are three things Carrasco-Martinez wishes to impart to her students, along with her mentality that it’s okay to feel sore after a workout. "That's how you get stronger," she says. "That’s how you know it was a really great workout!"

Based on the positive response to her teen Zumba classes, Carrasco-Martinez is also planning to introduce a teen kickboxing class in the near future.

A.P.E. Fitness is located at 26 Poningo St., Port Chester. For more information call 914-419-1741.


Get a free whine stopper

Receive our weekly highlights newsletter · Over 1,000 local activities

More Local News - Westchester County Articles

Fidelis Care Opens Community Office in Yonkers
Village of Ossining Names Christopher Soi Superintendent of Recreation
PM Pediatrics Opens Urgent Care Center in Yonkers
Fenom Fitness Offers Customized Classes for Kids and Adults
Clay Art Center Begins Saturday Drop-In Class

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Local News - Westchester County Sponsors


Studio B Dance Center
281 White Plains Road (entrance on Prospect Avenue)
Eastchester, NY
914-793-2799
Since 1996, thousands of students have taken dance...

Camp Half Moon for Boys and Girls
PO Box 188
Great Barrington, MA
888-528-0940
Camp Half Moon is celebrating 92 amazing summers o...

Play Group Theatre (The)
One N. Broadway
White Plains, NY
914-946-4433
The Play Group Theatre® (PGT) is Westchester's the...

Bartlett Tree Experts
2240 Saw Mill River Rd
Elmsford, NY
1-877-227-8538
Bartlett Tree Experts was founded in 1907 by Franc...

Kovacs Custom Builders
205 Harrison Ave
Harrison, NY

At KOVACS CUSTOM BUILDERS, we've built our livelih...
See Our Local News - Westchester County Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE