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Zumba For Kids In Today's Health Minute

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  Original Published: 8/18/2013Zumba. You've probably at least heard of it. Or maybe you've tried a class. Zumba is a popular dance-fitness program and kids have joined in too. Susan Hendricks has more in today's Health Minute. To Rachel Runsick, this Zumba class is a family affair. "Because my mom teaches it," she says. "We practice together and my little sister and my big brother get to come." Instructors adapt moves from the popular dance fitness program Zumba, for both younger and older kids. Rachel, along with the other childfen, say they enjoy moving and grooving to the Latin-inspired beats. "It's a fun way to exercise with my friends and I like the music," says Camille Vanleer. That is the goal, say these instructors. "We really try to make it as fun as possible so it can compete with video games and computers," says Ayanna Torres, a Zumba co-instructor. "We provide them the freedom to express themselves. They can go basically as crazy as they want in a structured environment." And, after class? "I feel energized," says Alexander Muema. "I feel like I want to dance more. Too bad the class is over." "It really instills in them that exercise can be fun," says Jae Runsick, a Zumba co-instructor. "If you find something you are good at or that you are passionate about, especially something that's ac, you can do it for the rest of your life." As for Rachel, she will look forward to next week. "Because moving is healthy for you," she says.
   
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