Physical therapy class raises money through Zumba

The Del Mar College physical therapy class pulled out all of their funky moves at their zumbathon fundraiser March 9 in the Retama Room inside the Harvin Center to raise money to attend a state conference in October.

Kim Whitley, a Zumba certified instructor and physical therapy student, discussed what Zumba really is.

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Kim Whitley, a Zumba instructor, dances with others to raise money.

“Zumba is a total workout that combines all elements of fitness: cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility. It works by mixing low-intensity and high- intensity moves that make it a calorie burning, interval style workout,” Whitley said. For Whitley, it is not about the exercise,“Once the music comes on, it’s more like a dance party. Zumba is often called exercise in disguise because all you need is the will to move. It is not about nailing the moves it’s about feeling the music and simply moving.”

Several people attended the event and had a chance to dance for a cause.

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