The Kinesiology Department is hosting Zumba and yoga classes for all Del Mar College employees.

Classes are offered weekly and are a part of the department’s efforts to increase health and wellness among DMC employees.

“We’re trying to get people to be more aware of their lifestyle and to get them moving more,” said Judy Phillips, Kinesiology Department chairwoman. “Healthy employees make for a better work environment.”

According to Phillips, for the program to continue, more people must attend the classes. If employee interest increases, classes will extend through the semester.

Zumba instructor Perla Soliz called it a fun way to get in shape.

“It is amazing to do Zumba because it is a lot of fun. You dance. You burn a lot of calories. You make friends,” Soliz said. “You come together at the end of the week. It is something you can look forward to because you forget your bills, children, and you can come and let loose and have fun.”

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Zumba instructor Perla Soliz leads the class. “It is amazing to do Zumba because it is a lot of fun. You dance. You burn a lot of calories. You make friends,” Soliz said.

Leticia Wilson, a Title V STEM adviser who attended a recent class, said, “I think if we make fitness awareness more fun and more interesting, a lot of people will come out.”

Zumba is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in the Kinesiology Building, Room 202. Classes are $5 each, or $75 for the whole semester. Money must be paid at the business center.

Yoga is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday in the Aquatic Center, Room 202. Like Zumba, yoga classes are $5 each, or $75 for the whole semester.

For more information, contact Phillips at 698-1685 or jphilli@delmar.edu.

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