Hello my beautiful friends! How was your weekend? Ours was perfectly relaxing! Starting with an organic meal at this healthy restaurant on Friday, Le Manjue.
We then spent the rest of the weekend hanging by the pool, enjoying some meals al fresco and just generally taking it easy in the sunshine.
Of course I managed to squeeze in some great workouts over the weekend! I was really excited to test out the new ZIN Now portal on the Zumba Instructor Network website. Basically, as a ZIN member, I’ve been receiving either a CD/DVD combo or CD once a month since I became a ZIN. These CDs and DVDs help fuel Zumba classes because they have new choreo and music. While it is great to receive these every month and makes the $30 monthly ZIN fee well worth it, I have two CD cases full of these CD/DVDs (seriously, who even has those anymore?) and I usually just download the music straight to my iPhone.
I was super excited to hear that Zumba was making the move to online ZIN volumes. It’s so much easier than waiting for your volume to arrive every month. I decided to head online and check it out right away.
While I totally expected to just have the same stuff from the CDs and DVDs available online, there is actually so much more. Yes, the live class and one-on-one sessions are there as well as the music but you have the option to watch them either streaming or download them (once). The portal is also set up so you can check out some flashback songs that have been super popular in the past. The videos are also sorted by rhythm, which is so useful when you are mixing and matching songs for class. Not to mention, there are bonus music and videos to really up your Zumba game.
Overall, I give ZIN Now an A+. I think this is the future of Zumba and fitness in general. I love having all of this information at my fingertips. Plus, it is awesome that you can download the videos and music so you can have it even when you aren’t connected to the internet!
Readers, what did you get up to this weekend? What do you think is the future of fitness?
You are so lucky to have Zin! Bet you are loving it. Looks like a really nice weekend with your boys by that big pool and that beautiful lake! This past weekend, I went boating, caught some fish, cooked it for dinner.
It’s about time ZIN get with the program with the online portal. I have so many cds and dvd’s taking up space in my itty bitty apartment and I’ve only been a member for a year! I can only imagine how many cds long time Zin members must have! Have you looked in to the new Plate program through Zumba yet? Still haven’t decided if I want to do that or not.
I know, right!? Plus I keep losing them and I have no idea where they go. Ugh! I have not checked out Plate yet. Not sure if it is worth it since I wouldn’t be a qualified nutritionist or anything so not sure if it is better than the advice I can give now! Let me know if you give it a try!