Today’s class was a treat.  The JCC recently opened a new fitness center.  Today, I had a 30 min appt to get set up on the new equipment at 9am.  This meant that going to the spin class at 9:30am was going to be tough.  Yesterday, as I was leaving, I noticed that Ilia would be subbing in today’s ZUMBA class at 9:30am.  Yeah!  I love Ilia’s classes.  Ilia doesn’t teach ZUMBA in the traditional sense.  He teaches a Cardio Dance Fusion class.  Basically, it’s a cardio dance class where you are challenged and moving and having fun.  Since he has an extensive background in dance and dance education, he really teaches us what to do.  I was fortunate to have him as my instructor for my first cardio dance/ZUMBA type of class at the JCC.

It took me several times in Ilia’s class to get the hang of everything, but now I can complete all of the moves with energy and vigor (well, except those darn pivot turns).

He co-teaches the 4pm Sat class with his wife Maria, but I can’t usually make that time.  Maria and Ilia have their own dance studio.  I may take a class sometime just to learn the pivot turns.  You can check them out here.

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