April 17, 2013

The Great Calorie Drive – How To Help Zumba Feed the Hungry

Posted in Dance, Exercise, Fitness, Happy Life, Health, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Motivation, Uncategorized, Workout, Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:16 AM by lanaholt

All you have to do is dance and Zumba donates to help end world hunger. What could be easier? So, for those of you that might need a little assistance, here you go. First you need a smart phone.

1. Look for the Zumba Fitness application.

2. Find a class so you can set up your favorites and make it easier to check in each time.

3. Narrow your search to make it easier.

4. Choose the class.

5. Add the class to your Favorites for easy check in.

6. Repeat process till you add all your favorite classes to your Favorites list.

7.  Now the app will automatically ask you if you want to check in each time you go to Zumba. Share your check ins on Twitter, Facebook and with your friends.

Now, go share the app, and Zumba your butt off… Literally. =]

February 5, 2013

Break the Chains Choreography and One Billion Rising Movement

Posted in Dance tagged , , , , at 9:38 PM by lanaholt

WHY WE RISE (All info taken from http://onebillionrising.org/)

On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to violence against women.

ABOUT ONE BILLION RISING

ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.

ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY

ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION

On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.

What does ONE BILLION look like? On 14 February 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.

ONE BILLION RISING IS:

A global strike

An invitation to dance

A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends

An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers

A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given

A new time and a new way of being

Find a location or start your own rising at http://onebillionrising.org/

One Billion Rising – DTLA (downtown LA)

The City of Los Angeles is rising! Join One Billion Rising in the call to stop violence against women as we dance at LA Live’s Nokia Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. Flash mobs, celebrity speakers…and MORE!

Make sure you learn the steps to Break the Chain because we’ll be in the Plaza showing our moves to Los Angeles and making sure our voices are heard in the demand to address, and end, violence against women once and for all.

Time:      Thursday, February 14, 2013 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST

Host:     Jason Sywak

Location:

Nokia Plaza (Los Angeles, CA)

750 Chick Hearn Court

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Maps:

Google Maps

MapQuest

Yahoo! Maps

Directions:     Nokia Plaza is at the LA Live Entertainment Complex in Downtown Los Angeles, near the corner of Figueora and Chick Hearn Court.

http://onebillionrising.org/

CHOREOGRAPHY (3 videos):

How To: Debbie Allen Teaches Break the Chain Dance

How to: “Break the Chain” Choreography

Mirrored Choreography Literally in the Mirror


I wished there was an official Break the Chains mirrored choreography. It would make it so much easier for me because, it’s evident I’m not a dancer. So, Renee and I decided to film ourselves practicing in the mirror to make it easier for you to learn it. We used the choreography video from the Senior dance class at Brooklyn High School of the Arts teaching Debbie’s moves! They were amazing and made it easier for us to memorize. I’m grateful to Rene for helping me get some of the moves and counts down.

I’m still working on it and looking forward to bringing this choreography to Zumba and doing the dance on February 14th, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Let go, have fun and don’t worry about getting it right. Do the dance, listen to the song, feel the intensity of what it is saying and let yourself be free. Support the movement at http://onebillionrising.org/.

Words to the song Break The Chains:

Break the Chain Lyrics



Lyrics by Tena Clark

Music by Tena Clark/Tim Heintz



Intro-

I raise my arms to the sky

On my knees I pray

I’m not afraid anymore

I will walk through that door

Walk, dance, rise

Walk, dance, rise



I can see a world where we all live

Safe and free from all oppression

No more rape or incest, or abuse

Women are not a possession



You’ve never owned me, 

don’t even know me 

I’m not invisible, 

I’m simply wonderful 

I feel my heart for the first time racing 

I feel alive, 

I feel so amazing



I dance cause I love

Dance cause I dream

Dance cause I’ve had enough

Dance to stop the screams

Dance to break the rules

Dance to stop the pain

Dance to turn it upside down

Its time to break the chain, 

oh yeah

Break the Chain

Dance, rise

Dance, rise



In the middle of this madness, we will stand 

I know there is a better world 

Take your sisters & your brothers by the hand 

Reach out to every woman & girl



This is my body, 

my body’s holy

No more excuses, 

no more abuses

We are mothers, 

we are teachers,

We are beautiful, beautiful creatures



I dance cause I love

Dance cause I dream

Dance cause I’ve had enough

Dance to stop the screams

Dance to break the rules

Dance to stop the pain

Dance to turn it upside down

It’s time to break the chain, 

oh yeah

Break the Chain, 

oh yeah

Break the Chain



Dance Break Inst.



Dance, rise

Dance, rise



Sister won’t you help me, 

sister won’t you rise 

x4



Dance, rise

Dance, rise



Sister won’t you help me, 

sister won’t you rise 

x4



This is my body, 

my body’s holy

No more excuses, 

no more abuses

We are mothers, 

we are teachers,

We are beautiful, beautiful creatures



I dance cause I love

Dance cause I dream

Dance cause I’ve had enough

Dance to stop the screams

Dance to break the rules

Dance to stop the pain

Dance to turn it upside down

Its time to break the chain, oh yeah

Break the Chain, oh yeah

Break the Chain



(Repeat chorus)

Support the movement at http://onebillionrising.org/.

September 14, 2012

Gangnam Style Choreography – Simplified for Zumba Fitness Class

Posted in Dance, Exercise, Fitness, Workout, Zumba, Zumba Videos tagged , , , , , , , at 9:50 PM by lanaholt

No copyright infringement intended. I do not own the rights to this song.

I’m sharing my version of the Gangnam Style PSY choreography with my students that would like to practice it at home. I do not make any money from these videos. I only share them because it makes my students happy.

I’m sharing some aerobic dance choreography for my students, for me, so I don’t forget it, and for anyone that wants some ideas. This is just for fun. Yes, I mess up and space out sometime and I look like a crazy person. I simplified this choreography. Please LIKE my FAN page (http://facebook.com/coachlana), where I’m going to keep uploading videos like this. I would really appreciate it.

June 10, 2011

Having Fun With “Pause” In Zumba!

Posted in Dance, Exercise, Fitness, Zumba, Zumba Videos at 9:26 PM by lanaholt

We are doing this in class! So much fun!

June 2, 2011

Zumba Playlists – June 02, 2011

Posted in Dance, Exercise, Fitness, Workout, Zumba, Zumba Playlist at 3:26 PM by lanaholt

Here is my Zumba playlists for my regular Zumba class and my Zumba Gold class. I change at least 1 song per week. You can Google or look these songs up in iTunes/Amazon if you would like to have the original artist version. iTunes does have Zumba Fitness songs, so you might want to start there. =]

Zumba Playlist:

1. Zoomer (Zumba Warm Up Basic) DJ Team
2. Rompe – Raggaeton (Warm Up Toning) Zumba Mega Mix #15
3. Le Capitaine (Radio Edit) (Zumba Warm Up Cardio) Ku 2Rin
4. You’ Re My Love – Earl D’Souza, Shaan, Shweta Pandit & Suzi Q
5. Lagartija Azul (Cumbia) Zumba Volume 17
6. Babarabitiri (Mambo) Zumba Volume 11
7. Como Si Na (Pop) Zumba Volume 21
8. Mas Que Nada (Samba) Zumba Volume 08
9. Las Juanas – Salsa – Zumba Volume 32
10. Don’t Worry Be Happy (Merengue) Zumba Mega Mix #09
11. Dancing Lasha Tumbai – The Harmony Group
12. Cuando Tu No Estas – Reggaeton/Latin Pop – Zumba Volume 28
13. MoveYourBody
14. Country Girl (Shake It for Me) Luke Bryan
15. Rolling In the Deep (Cool Down Stretch) ADELE

Zumba Gold Playlist:

1. Pasame La Bottella (Warm up) Zumba Warm Ups Cool Downs
2. El Funkkete (Warm up) Zumba Warm Ups Cool Downs
3. Hessa – Arab/Belly Dance (Gold) Zumba Gold Volume 1
4. Dont Worry Be Happy 130bpm (Merengue) Zumba Mega Mix #09
5. Con Movimiento – Bachata/Reggaeton – Zumba Volume 24
6. Mas Que Nada (Samba) Zumba Volume 08
7. Las Juanas – Salsa – Zumba Volume 32
8. Galactic Blues (Raggaeton/Twist) Zumba Mega Mix #18
9. Danca Da Maozinha – Axe – Zumba Volume 27
10. She Bangs – Latin Pop (Gold) Zumba Gold Volume 1
11. Lagartija Azul Cumbia gold 125 bpm – Zumba Volume 17
12. Country Girl (Shake It for Me) Luke Bryan
13. Sway (Gold Cool Down) Michael Bublé
14. Brazos De Amor (cool Down) Zumba Warm Ups Cool Downs

May 25, 2011

[Let’s Move! Campaign] Move Your Body Full Choreography

Posted in Dance, Exercise, Fitness, Health, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Zumba at 10:44 AM by lanaholt

[Let’s Move! Campaign] Move Your Body Full Choreography from jeey_y123 on Vimeo.

I’m sharing this video so everyone can learn the choreography. This is an amazing movement and I fully support getting everyone moving. You can get more instructional videos and the free music download here: http://nabef.org/letsmove/educator_resources_video.asp Now, let’s move!!!

May 24, 2011

Body Gospel Workout Day 17 & 18: Stretching in the Spirit and Gospel Glory

Posted in Bible Study, Christian Workout, Daily Devotional, Dance, Exercise, Fitness, Health, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, My Fitness Journey, Workout, Workout at Home at 3:45 PM by lanaholt

Body Gospel Day 17 & 18: Stretching in the Spirit & Gospel Glory from lanaholt on Vimeo.

I skipped yesterday since I was practicing a lot of Zumba choreo, probably shouldn’t have since it was Stretch in the Spirit. I could have handled that. So, doubling up today. Today is a good combo for Gospel, Stretch in the Spirit and Gospel Glory. We have a fun workout and stretching.

I will be covering both devotionals today too.

Our first Bible verse is Psalm 37:23-24 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholds him with his hand.” We fall. Don’t we? We try things, fail and then we have a choice, try again or quit. We have that same choice here. Whether we have totally disregarded our good eating habits or have skipped workouts, we have a choice. Quit Body Gospel or pick it up and try again. Well, the Lord reaches out his hand to us and says we can do it. So, we keep trying because we know we can count on God!

The next verse is Romans 14:17 “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Donna talks about how the hardest part of our fitness journey is our eating habits in the devotional for this verse. I totally agree. Many of us find it so much easier to workout and completely disregard our eating habits. God does not want us to fixate and stress about what we eat, but, everything we do is to honor God. So, that includes eating. If we think of it as a spiritual act, it might be easier for us to focus, seeking God in our choices.

Want to start a Body Gospel Fit Club at your church, let me know. I can help. Learn more about Body Gospel here: http://www.beachbodycoach.com/​esuite/​home/​coachlana?bctid=82727542001

For more fit tips and videos, please LIKE my page at http://facebook.com/​coachlana

April 13, 2011

Zumba Playlists April 13, 2011

Posted in Dance, Exercise, Fitness, Zumba, Zumba Playlist at 10:08 AM by lanaholt

Hello everyone. I get alot of questions about the songs I play. So, here are my playlists. They change by at least one song per week. Note, I mostly use ZIN Zumba songs. These custom mixed songs are only available to Zumba instructors. You can find the original artist songs by doing a search via iTunes or Google.

Zumba Playlist

1. S&M –  (Zumba Basic Warm Up) Rihanna
2. Low (feat. T-Pain) (Zumba Warm Up Toning) Flo Rida
3. Mony Mony (Zumba Warm Up Cardio) Billy Idol
4. Jump – soca – Zumba Mega Mix #4
5. Galactic Blues (Reggaeton / Twist) – Zumba Mega Mix #18
6. Mawa Sillah – African/Arabian – Zumba Volume 29
7. Con Movimiento – Bachata/Reggaeton – Zumba Volume 24
8. Danca Da Maozinha – Axe – Zumba Volume 27
9. Chori Chori – Bhangra – Zumba Mega Mix #19
10. Como Si Na (Pop) – Zumba Volume 21
11. Estas Perdida (Calypso) – Zumba Volume 21
12. She Bangs – Latin Pop – Zumba Gold Volume 1
13. Whataya Want from Me (Zumba Cooldown) – Adam Lambert


Zumba Gold
(Note, I edit the beats per minute on some of these songs to make them slower)

1. Pa La Discoteka A Bailar – Techno Cumbia 120 BPM – Zumba Volume 24
2. Mamma Mia (Warm Up) – Zumba Mega Mix #09
3. Jump Soca Gold 130 bpm – Zumba Mega Mix #04
4. Ojos Chinos – Salsa – Zumba Gold Volume 1
5. Represent, Cuba – Cha Cha / Cuban Hip Hop – Zumba Mega Mix #6
6. La Negra Tomasa- Cumbia – Zumba Volume 18
7. Chori Chori – Bhangra – Zumba Mega Mix #19
8. Con Movimiento – Bachata/Reggaeton – Zumba Volume 24
9. Galactic Blues (Raggaeton/Twist) Gold 90 BPM – Zumba Mega Mix #18
10. Danca Da Maozinha – Axe – Zumba Volume 27
11. She Bangs – Latin Pop – Zumba Gold Volume 1
12. Sabes Que Te Gusta Bailar – Swing – Zumba Gold Volume 1
13. Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes) – Jazz/Swing – Zumba Gold Volume 1
14. Brazos De Amor (cool Down) – Zumba Warm Ups Cool Downs

March 28, 2011

Zumba Gold® Training Saturday April 9th, 2011

Posted in Business, Dance, Exercise, Fitness, Zumba at 8:36 AM by lanaholt

This course is designed for any instructor who wishes to teach the active adult population or the true beginner (deconditioned) participant. Zumba Gold addresses the anatomical, physiological, and psychological needs specific to these populations.

It also includes a Zumba chair workout. While Zumba Basic prepares you to teach the general exercising population, Zumba Gold specifically prepares you to teach the active older adult.

Instructor Training Course Details

DATE: saturday april 09, 2011

TIME: Registration: 9:00 am – 9:30 pm
Training: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

LOCATION: MENIFEE ATHLETIC CLUB
MENIFEE,CA

PREREQUISITE
Must be a current Zumba Instructor
(50% off for ZIN Members).
JOIN ZIN NOW

To register or to find out more about this
Instructor Training, CLICK HERE

ZES Name Here
eliza.stone@zumbamail.com

(760) 688 8099

March 13, 2011

You Are Never Too Old To Dance!

Posted in Dance, Exercise, Fitness, Healthy Living at 9:23 PM by lanaholt

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