Zumba in the Park: Getting fit, while having fun

Janell J. Lewis Ford, Garrison Public Affairs The MWR offers Zumba classes each week. Check out their monthly fitness calendar on the Fort Irwin MWR website and Facebook page.

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — More than a dozen parents came out for a chance to get fit and have fun at the same time on April 13 at Army Field. The Fort Irwin Sports, Fitness and Aquatics group (part of the MWR), brought out different Zumba instructors to showcase different styles of the dance-style incorporates aerobics with the dance styles of salsa, hip hop and merengue, among others. The weather proved to be an advantage for the outside event and even children joined in the action.

Zumba dance moves involve a cardio workout with low-intensity intervals and focuses on strengthening the core, toning and flexibility.