Kia ora! I'm Adam!
I've been pretty active all my life, and have a Rugby League background, along with Touch Rugby, weight training, cycling, running and have dabbled in Boxing. My wife Angie, who is also a Team Azucar member had been involved in Zumba for a fews years and asked me many times to come to a Zumba Fitness or Toning class, but I wasn't particularly interested - I would just help out in the back during events and Masterclasses, or be the driver on their Team trips.
Then Strong By Zumba™ came along, so went along for a look! "This is cool... a bit of boxing moves, burpies, and press ups - just the things I like".
I started to participate regularly, and Angie & Puna (also a Team Azucar member) encouraged me to do the 'training' which I eventually did in February 2018. From there it has been a roller-coaster ride... and am now instructing my own classes, while also attending our other Strong By Zumba™ classes as a participant.
What excites me the most is seeing our participants grow from strength to strength! Seeing someone who thought they couldn't do a single press up, to now doing several with great form and technique (and enjoying it).
In April 2020 Zumba Head Office announced a new name change from STRONG By Zumba™ to STRONG Nation™.
This was to stop any confusion that STRONG is not a dance class.
See you in 'class'!
Get 'Strong' with Adam...
Wednesdays, 6.30-7.30pm, Peace Hall Vivian St, New Plymouth - $10 a session (concession and loyalty cards available)
I enjoy seeing students giving it a go, to try moves they've never done before and technically do the very best they can!
With Strong By Zumba, the moves are synced to a beat, it is reverse-engineered to match every single move. So we are literally 'moving in SYNC', so together the moves and music pushes us to the limit and beyond.
For more about Adam check out the link below!
Zumba with Adam