Oct 26, 2011
Hungry To Be Healthy
Do you have a dress that seems to have gotten smaller? Do you have to lie down on the bed to get your favorite pair of jeans zipped? If so, Shiloh Restoration Tabernacle in Brandon is offering Zumba classes two nights a week to help you get back into shape.
The classes are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. and Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. The Monday class is a high impact class that is geared more towards experienced Zumba students.
The Thursday class is considered a low impact class geared towards beginning Zumba students. The cost is $5 a class or if you buy four classes, you get the fifth class free.
Both classes come with free child care for children three to 11 years-old and free healthy snacks are offered at the end of each class.
The church started the classes as part of Operation Restoring Hope, their community outreach program. Octoryia Robinson, director of Operation Restoring Hope, said that a portion of the church’s outreaches are dedicated to health and wellness.
“We thought Zumba is an awesome way to promote health and wellness and also a way we could potentially bring in income to do to more work with our other outreach programs,” Robinson said.
Zumba classes have become very popular and according to Healthmad.com, “Zumba provides a total body toning routine along with a heart pumping aerobic workout.” The website also says an hour in a Zumba class can burn as many as 800 calories.
Robinson said the church’s mission with the Zumba classes is to promote people to be hungry to be healthy.
“We are steadily growing and the majority of the feedbacks we have been getting from the classes are that they feel safe and it’s not an intimidating environment,” Robinson said.
For more information about the Zumba classes or other programs offered at Shiloh Restoration Tabernacle, contact Robinson at 657-9400 or www.shilohrestoration.com and if you mention this article, you will get you first Zumba class for free.