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. http://www.danceatwhym.com/teachers/