Pasadena is striving to become an active community and we caught-up with John Muir graduate Genevieve Gonsal to talk about being fit at 50.

Zumba with Genevieve Gonsal started off with an upbeat Ciara song and during the hour dance workout, the music went from hip-hop to salsa to jazz to smooth neo-soul as they cooled down to Goapele. 

Everyone left the session full of energy and happier than they were before they came. That is one of the things Genevieve does, she spreads her happiness to all around with her positive energy.

Ladies, if you want to get in shape, join Genevieve.

Born and raised in Pasadena, Genevieve actually just turned 50, but you can't tell by looking at her. Her is in excellent condition and she is full of encouragement.

Getting in shape and staying in shape after 40 is hard and sometimes we need others to motivate us. If that's what you need, then Genevieve is your lady. 

"I have always been a very active person," Genevieve told the Pasadena Black Pages. "I ran track in high school, but like with everyone else, I got married and started my family and I forgot about me. I turned 40 in 2008 and decided to take my life back. I started walking in June of 2008. My walking turned into running. In September 2009 I discovered Zumba. My life changed. "

Genevieve works and has two children, so really there are no excuses for ladies who say they want to get fit because she has three classes a week and they are spirited and fun. I know from first-hand experience. When the class is over, you will be tired, but energized at the same time. If you have never tried Zumba, give Genevieve a chance to guide you through the experience. If you've tried it and didn't like it, it's because Genevieve wasn't the instructor. 


 "Zumba is my life! I absolutely love it! I don't consider it a workout. It's a one hour dance class. When I see my students smiling in class, then I know that I've done my job... Aside from the heart health benefits and it's infectious music, Zumba is a full body workout. It's definitely free therapy."
Genevieve Gonsal

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Zumba with Genevieve
Elements Dance Space
Wed Nights @ 7pm
Sat Mornings @ 9am

Get back in shape, meet some new people and have some fun all at the same time.  You get to dance too.