HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Typical workouts are a thing of the past. As the fitness world continues to advance, staying healthy gets easier. That’s the goal of Certified Zumba instructor Stephanie Mills.
The Latin-infused dance fitness is meant to make you sweat, get a workout and take the dread out of traditional exercising.
“A lot of the time a Zumba class is to help make that work out a disguised process so you’re having fun having community and being able to get in that exercise your body so needs in a fun filled environment,” Mills told News 19.
Mills isn’t just certified in Zumba, she’s certified in Zumba gold, Zumba kids, Zumba Jr., Silver sneakers, and Zumba toning a fun a different way to hit the weights while dancing.
“Light weights while you dance along to a Zumba class so that I am also licensed in. So if you want a little bit more toning sculpting aspect to it, I do have that option,” Mills said.
Mills is not yet a certified personal trainer, but is in the process. When her students come to her for some advice on staying in shape while not in class, “Consistency I say that a lot, but I tell people staying consistence and coming to classes is where they’re going to see a change,” Mills said, along with adding daily walks, stretches and staying hydrated.
For many people a change of scenery or incentive make staying in shape much easier, if you can’t join Mills on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Optimist Park, you can join her all around the city at events or virtually.
No matter where or how you decide to join Mills, she says her being a part of your journey is what it’s all about.
“I just want to see smiles, I wanna see them having fun and wanting to come back for more whether it’s more choreography, more music, more of me and what I can bring to them which is joy, that’s what it’s about,” Mills said.