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 Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More Local News - Westchester County Articles

JCC of Harrison Offers New Early Childhood Programs
Westchester's Ridge Hill Welcomes Santa to Town at North Pole Adventure
After-School Veterinary Program Moves to White Plains
Westchester Youth Choirs Begins Programs for Young Singers
Whitby School Offers Social Group for Parents of Young Kids

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

Local Local News - Westchester County Sponsors

Rush Day Camp @ Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY
914-337-2087
Rush Day Camp at Sarah Lawrence College represents...

Destination Science
Locations in Bedford, Chappaqua, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Ossining, Rye, Scarsdale, Tarrytown, White Plains, and Yonkers
888-909-2822
Destination Science kids (ages 5 to 11 years) enjo...

Briarcliff Pediatric Dentistry
325 S. Highland Ave.
Briarcliff Manor, NY
914-762-4151
At Briarcliff Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in p...

Best In Backyards
Serving the Tri-State area
844-863-5256
The top swing set and backyard product retailer in...

Camp Echo Bay
On the campus of Salesian High School 148 Main St.
New Rochelle, NY
914-632-0248
Parents, treat your child to a wonderful summer at...
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