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Zumba Classes Burn Calories at Mississippi College

July 20, 2009

Zumba classes combine the sounds of Latin and international music plus they are a terrific way to burn calories at Mississippi College.

MC faculty and staff are encouraged to step out and dance their way into this fun form of exercise at the Baptist Healthplex.

Led by instructor Teresa Compton, the classes begin August 24 on Mondays and Wednesday\'s at 4:30 p.m. at the splendid fitness facility on the Clinton campus. Compton, who preaches the amazing benefits of Zumba, is the wife of Dr. John Compton, pastor at First Baptist Church in Clinton. Each class will last 45 minutes to an hour.

Zumba is a fast-moving way to shave off calories, while toning all muscle groups and improving the cardiovascular system. For newcomers, the demonstration class will be held Wednesday Aug. 24 at 4:30 p.m. The Baptist Healthplex is inviting the MC family to make use of a Zumba coupon that's good for one free class. The offer expires September 30.

As of July 2009, Zumba is being taught at more than 40,000 locations in 75 nations. Zumba dance sales have exceeded millions of DVD's. The craze began when celebrity fitness trainer "Beto" Perez got hooked by the Latin inspired fitness in his native country of Columbia in South America in the mid-1990s. His tapes of Latin salsa and other music were soon trotted out and in 1999 Beto brought his aerobic classes to the United States. The rest is aerobics history.

Let the lively fitness party begin at MC! The cost for the Zumba class is free to Baptist Healthplex members. The monthly Baptist Healthplex fee for full-time MC faculty and staff is $25 per month.

Keith Montgomery, the marketing/membership director at the Baptist Healthplex, is happy to welcome the Zumba dance classes. He\'s hoping it catches on with MC faculty and staff, and with other professionals in metro Jackson. "We\'re excited about this new class at the Healthplex," he said.

The Baptist Healthplex is home to about 2,500 student members plus about 4,000 more in the community.

For more details, contact Keith Montgomery at 601.925.7900 or kmontgomery@mbhs.org or go to http://www.mbhs.org.

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