We made it another month and you all are rocking this virtual thing! Thank you all for the birthday love you showed me in May! It was a birthday I will always remember because of how much love I felt from all of you even if it was just through a computer screen! I believe virtual Zumba is here to stay for a while and I am working on setting up the studio to be able to do livestreams from there. Governor Grisham is not allowing group fitness classes to resume yet, but even when she does, I would like to play it safe and let other studios open first. This way we can learn from what others do and then open safely, doing our best to ensure no spread of the virus in #ourhappyplace. I envision that when we do open, we will have to limit people in the studio, but my plan is to stay virtual (even from the studio) for as long as Zumba allows it. This way, people can join even if they don't feel safe being out in public yet. Plus, I can't to say goodbye to all the people around the world that join us on a weekly basis!
We have had people join us from NM, CO, AZ, CA, VA, NY, NJ, TN and even Australia
!! I love to see our ZCREW family grow and I feel blessed to meet so many amazing people that share the love of dance with us week after week. To help stay in contact, I am also conducting weekly FB Live check ins from the studio on Sunday afternoons to chat with you all and give you updates. I also maintain in constant contact with our instructors and they all love participating in our pre-recorded classes so that you can still dance with them! Several of them have started conducting their own Zoom classes like Rita, Andrea, Nina and Alisa! Check out their social media pages to find times!
We are always looking for ways to make your Zumba experience better. We have added Toning and Strong classes so that you can diversify your workouts and we brought back our instructors so that you can dance with them in our pre-recorded classes! I am also continuing to grown and expand as an instructor by doing virtual Jam sessions and trainings weekly so that I can bring you hot new choreo all the time! We hope that its obvious to you that we are working hard to keep our ZCREW family together dancing, sweating, burning calories, relieving stress and having an amazing time. While I miss teaching live in person classes, these virtual classes fill my heart and soul with happiness and they have been so important to me during this difficult time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting our studio in this way and for staying connected with our ZCREW family!
If you find yourself in difficult financial situations and you can't afford classes, PLEASE contact me privately and we will work something out. I want you all to still have an outlet and be able to join our ZCREW family even if right now you need to save all your pennies. Likewise if you are having technical difficulties figuring out Zoom or how to get yourself set up, please contact me privately and I can give you some pointers (preferably after you read the above instructions and tips for virtual classes).
Lastly, if you have a 10 class pass that is about to expire and you need an extension because you can't do virtual classes, please contact me privately. Likewise, if you bought an unlimited month before this and couldn't use it, then please contact me. I am not offering any refunds at this time since we are continuing operations virtually and as a small business, this closure if impacting us greatly, but I can provide extensions if needed on a case by case basis. I appreciate your understanding on this.
As always I am available by phone to all of you if you have questions about your account or about classes. I can also do credit card transactions over the phone if that helps you. If you are on social media, please friend or follow me so we can keep in contact in every way possible!