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My name is Esther and for over 20 years I have worked in the fitness industry, I have worked for many of the leading Health Clubs and have taught a variety of classes, I have also worked for Weight Watchers for over 5 years as a leader, As well as running a very successful Diet and Exercise Franchise, (Rosemary Conley) I found the knowledge gained from working with weight loss groups and having a nutrition Qualifications, as well as the experience of being overweight for many years, I am able … [Read More...]
I have enjoyed your class and the Zumba routines. I have attended other classes in the area but what I enjoyed about yours was the tempo, it was easy to alternate from low impact to a higher impact as I felt was in my ability. Having attended your class I have also managed to loose a few pound and I felt I was starting to get my waist back!!! Pat
Really enjoy the class. It is always fun and full of energy! It’s relaxing as you stay focused on the moves but fun at the same time.” Lyn
“It has taken me years to find a form of exercise I enjoy and keep doing. I love Zumba® as I get to dance, have fun and exercise at the same time. The class has a really nice vibe – Rachel
“It’s really fun to try out a new kind of exercise and dancing. The classes go really quickly and are a great workout. They really get your heart pumping!” – Hannah Smith
“I have been to many aerobics classes, however, Zumba® is very different. I absolutely love the music. The dance moves are very energetic and fun to do. You will get a proper workout with Zumba® while having so much fun. I would definetly recommend it to anyone who wants to get fit in a very fun and active way.” – Sue
“When I read the website, I remember it saying that you should let your body be taken over by the music and let it do what it wants to do. I didn’t really understand it, but after attending your class, I totally get what it is saying! I felt like I was at a carnival and it was a lot of fun!” -Daniella
Zumba is the most enjoyable exercise around, there are many different styles but Esther makes it simple and very effective and most of all fun. You will loose your inhibitions !!! Laugh and enjoy getting fit with like minded people. Just try it once and you will be hooked ! Carol Costello, Saturday, October 1, 2011
Really enjoying your Zumba classes,they are a fun and friendly way of getting fit and they suit any age group. Sheila Wiles, Friday, September 9, 2011
Best Class I have ever been to, thank you so much. Dawn, Thursday, September 8, 2011
Having attended your class I have also managed to lose a stone in 4 weeks, and I feel, I am starting to get much fitter too. Don’t be frightened just go for it, I am so glad I did Dawn, Thursday, September 8, 2011
Just love it, so much fun, can’t wait to come next week. Just love it. Mary, Thursday, September 8, 2011
Great class and a great teacher I’ve never had so much fun exercising. i will definitely be keeping up with my zumba classes. Lisa, Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Esther came to do Party surprise for my daughter would highly recommend, fun had by all. Barbara, Tuesday, April 5, 2011Julie Woods Have been going to Esther’s Zumba classes for a year now since they started in Watford. Zumba has changed my life. Looking forward to the next year – WOO HOO! :-Jasmine AlvisA DEDICATION TO ESTHERI had been to many diet classes and attended different exercise classes. Everytime I lose weight, I’d stop going to classes the weight crept back on.
Then a friend had told me about RC classes where once you are weighed-in and had a lecture on what to eat and how to control portions you did an hour of workout, and it was same price as other slimming classes.
I found the nearest one to my address and hopped off to Whetstone on a Monday morning. And there I met this lovely, warm smiling face who greeted and introduced herself as Esther. After registration I did the hour long aerobics which followed the weigh-in and lecture.
I continued to attend and lost quite a bit of weight. Sometimes if attending on a Monday was not possible I would attend the Saturday class in Enfield. After I got into full-time employment I attended the Thursday evening class at New Barnet, took the Christmas challenge and won the LBD prize. Esther was starting to introduce zumba into the RC aerobics sessions. I also did a fundraising zumbathon. I was well fit and healthy
Unforutnately after this Esther left RC and was running Zumba classes at locations that were too far for me to attend. But I continued to receive her emails and kept in touch with her activities and progress. I had been back home on holiday and my weight was creeping back. I joined WW and lost half a stone but found the points system difficult to keep up with. Along came Christmas and its indulgences.
I had a NHS health-check and was diagnosed obese. By now Esther had started a Facebook group, REAL RESULTS, which I joined into. I began my DAILY FOOD DIARY and emailed it regularly to Esther and lost 8lbs. I started attending zumba, pilates, body conditioning classes at my local gym. Then I hit a brick wall. I Met Eshter after a gap of 16months when I did the TEAM HANNAH zumbathon. She looked FAB and I was emotional , though I didn’t show it. Her daughter Louise, was now married and a expectant mother and positively glowing. The zumba team kept us gong for 3 hours with a variety of teachers and zumba music and moves. Even Lousie joined in, and as for Eshter’s husband Harold! Boy can he shake his booty! The SHORTT family are simply superb. It was emotional to meet Hannah. I was stiff for 3 days..
Then along came the SUMMER HOLIDAY KICKSTART PLAN and the Paleo diet and daily workouts posted on the facebook page. What a fab support group, I also attended Esther’s early morning BOOTCAMP, at 6:45AM, the first one being in the pouring rain. Esther motivated us with her smile and enregy. I’ve now lost 11lbs, and a total of 19lbs since the NHS health-check and I am no longer obese.:-)
THANK YOU ESTHER. A FABULOUS LADY…In the words is STEVIE WONDER “Isnt she L-O-V-E-L-Y, isn’t she W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L….”