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Write On! by Lucille Nolasco

One awesome evening with

Zumba rock stars Kass and Steve


by Lucille Nolasco

Being a Zumba instructor is one of best things that ever happened to me. I get to do what I love, which is dancing, and I can be physically active at the same time.

Meeting good friends along the way is such a sweet bonus. That is why I am so blessed to have met my Wpg ZINsistarZ. This group of lovely ZIN friends; Maricar Anaya Dee, Grace Villaroman Garcia, Janet Weiss, Clarissa Del Rosario, Irma Quintos, Neth Conte, and Elvie Conte, brought two of the Zumba world’s best to Winnipeg.

Popular Zumba Education Specialists and international presenters, Kass Martin and Steve Boedt were in town on October 18th, for their “Double CraZy Fun” master class at Petrus Hall on Inkster Blvd.

Kass is known as the “face of Zumba” and spreads the love of the fitness program all over the world as an instructor, presenter, TV star and teacher. She lives in Provo, Utah with her husband and two children. She first visited Winnipeg last year and was so happy with the reception she received that she promised to come back, with her best friend!

Steve is Kass’s BFF on and off the Zumba stage. Originally from Belgium, Steve currently resides in Barcelona, Spain. He has been a ZIN member since May 2009 and says he “absolutely love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple, “Every class feels like a party!” This is Steve’s first visit to Winnipeg and hopefully not the last.

Our group prepared and promoted early for this major event so that all attendees would have a great time. Our members were constantly meeting and sharing ideas. And despite some bumps and challenges, teamwork prevailed. Our “Kass and Steve Double CraZy Fun Zumba” master class was a resounding success!

Not only Winnipeg Zumba friends and enthusiasts were present; we also had guests from Brandon, Steinbach, even Ontario and the U.S.

The event was a rare opportunity to Z party with Kass and Steve, and it also served as a reunion for friends who were able to reconnect after a long time.

A few samples of feedback from the event:

“Thank you for all your hard work! It was an experience I will always treasure! Kisses and hugs to you!” – Lynda Howard

“Ladies you did it! What an amazing night! Kass and Steve are a MUST-SEE spectacular show! Thank you for putting this together!” – Joyce Noble

“You ladies rock and rocked our zumba world. Applause applause applause ” – Ruth M.E. Gutierrez

“Thank you ladies for this epic event! So much fun dancing with this magnificent duo and all of you!” – Bernice Kennedy

“Congratulations on your success in organizing such an amazing event!” – Paula Fridman

Our hearts are overwhelmed with all the wonderful, positive and encouraging feedback and congratulatory messages. Thank you, everyone!

And of course, we are ever grateful for the love and support of our friends and families who helped us make this event possible, especially Mr. Dale Garrido of Waverley Mitsubishi who trusted us and encouraged us since day one.

Once again, to everyone, maraming salamat po, merci, thank you very much, and may God bless you!

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Photos by: Maui Zamora of MP Studium and John Michael of JM Photography

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