On May 13th 2013, I made one of the best decisions of my life! Zumba. I walked into Party Fitness wanting to try it but it was very skeptical because I could never stick with any form of exercise. What I really needed something fun and boy did I find it. What I found was much more than an exercise class though. I've gained so much more. I've gained some very special friends and a sense of community. I've gained confidence in myself and what I can accomplish. It is about stress relief from work, it is therapy. And best of all it is about relationships. Over night I made friends, connected with new ones and gained many sisters. My Zumba family means the world to me. A super special thanks to Ninfa Skezas- she is a friend, a motivator, and a leader within our community. You are an inspiration not only to me, but to everyone. Thank you for making a difference in my life.!
I gained weight after getting married and found myself and not happy about it. Some weight was ok, but I got to the point where enough was enough and decided to do something about it. I heard a lot of good things about Zumba and had always wanted to try. Thank God I did!! Now I am back in shape and a Zumba fanatic! Ninfa inspired me and ended up giving me the chance to be a part of her Zumba Team. Now I perform, teach, and still take her classes. It really is a total blast! Try it just once and you will be hooked!
Lost 50 Pounds? That's right...I danced it away! My name is Luz and for 25 years I have been overweight since I had my children. Less than two years ago, I picked up my bags and moved out west from south Florida to start a new life! When I came to San Diego last year I found Party Fitness and was instantly hooked on Zumba! I decided to dance at least 5 days a week and start eating healthy! Never did I think I could go from a size 16 to a size 6 in less than a year! No pills...no wraps...no diets! Just pure passions of dance and being conscience of what I eat and drink! Never again will I take my health for granted and will always continue to be a priority. Thank you Party Fitness and all the professional and talented instructors that make losing weight so much fun!!
Party Fitness has made it possible for me to dance like no one is was watching, sing like no one is listening and live life with full intentionality. I was 367 pounds and have lost of a whopping 132 pounds sweating the pounds away beat by beat. I have managed to portion my meals out ahead of time and dance freely and live in the moment. I was the guy that didn’t want to go to the gym until I had lost fifty-pounds first and Party Fitness created such a family atmosphere that it allowed me to accept myself fully. I realized that in order to work on myself physically I had to be comfortable with me. I still have doubt and another 45 pounds to go but I am learning to love myself one day at a time. Party Fitness goes above in beyond in creating a culture of care that I have a support system that holds me accountable. No matter how you identify Party Fitness welcomes all with open arms and has genuinely been my staple in weight loss. I value the ability to look in the mirror and see someone I love staring back at me. I am still very much a work in progress and Party Fitness will continue helping me achieve my goals.
When I reached my highest weight at 251 pounds, I decided I needed to make a drastic change. I tried several different weight loss programs along with personal trainers and nothing stuck. On January 31, 2014, I opted to have weight loss surgery (WLS ). If you're not familiar with WLS, it takes more than just surgery to lose weight and maintain the weight loss. You and I both know people who have failed with WLS because it's not weight loss magic. You have to work at it daily. I am so very thankful to Ninfa and her Party Fitness Zumba Studio instructors for helping me in my journey to a healthier new me. My first Zumba experience was with Party Fitness and I have been hooked ever since. It doesn't feel like a workout because you get to dance and smile and just feel good while you burn thousands of calories. I love Ninfa for who she is and how welcome she makes me feel at her studio. If you're looking to have fun and burn thousands of calories, you'll definitely need to come visit Party Fitness.
You will NOT be disappointed.
In the past two years I have been on a program that teaches a healthier lifestyle, on the recommendations from my doctors. I had not exercised much in my 40+ years, I could not bring myself to join a gym or jog around my neighborhood. Then I drove by and saw a sign that read Party Fitness and thought since I like to dance maybe this is what I can do. I joined in 2013 and I enjoy it so much that I try to commit to doing 4 days a week and sometimes even 2 hours a day. I'm working out to the new music and moving like I've never moved before. I wish I had started this sooner. My energy level is up and I'm amazed on how great I feel after the workout. As a testament of my energy level, recently my family traveled to six amusement parks in six days straight, I was able to keep up with our 19 and 21 yr old children. I haven't felt this great in a long time and I thank the wonderful instructors at Party Fitness. The picture in red is when I started Zumba and the dancing one is me now.
Zumba with Ninfa has changed my life. Before I started Zumba I was lazy and out of shape. I gained a lot of weight my first year of college and never lost it. I know a lot of woman can relate to that story! Until I met Ninfa with Zumba San Diego I was battling with stairmasters and treadmills. Now, I look forward to my weekly Zumba Class with a smile. We have fun and burn up to a 1000 calories in an hour. I never thought I would say this but I love looking good!
Thank you Zumba and thank you Ninfa Skezas!