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Upper Hutt Leader : July 27th 2011
36 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JULY 27, 2011 ARTS 3907203 3908608 3907302 Talk to the Tranters for a Free price guide for your property, you may be surprised. The market is changing Garry Tranter 0274 462 594 email@example.com Lisa Tranter 027 203 4669 firstname.lastname@example.org SAFARI REAL ESTATE LTD LICENSED UNDER THE REAA 2008 3788501AH Meeting the friendly face behind Zumba By JACQUI BEETS Inspired: Anita Perin-Zgomba with Zumba celebrity Beto Perez, at a Zumba trainers' masterclass in Auckland. His sessions helped to raise funds for the Christchurch earthquake appeal. Upper Hutt dance and fitness teacher Anita Perin-Zgomba recently met Beto Perez, creator and co-founder of the Zumba fit- ness programme. With its Latin-inspired music and movements, Zumba has become a worldwide phenomenon. Colombian-born Perez, a profes- sional dancer and choreographer for celebrities such as Shakira, directs the national Zumba mas- ter trainer team. He made his first visit to New Zealand, presenting a master class for Zumba instructors in Auckland. Proceeds from some sessions went to the Christchurch earthquake appeal, and the Zumba Corporation provided free flights to the event for instructors affected by the earthquake. Mrs Perin-Zgomba said she knew Perez's visit would be special, so she booked her ticket early. She has been teaching Zumba for more than a year and was excited to meet the man who created the programme. In any job, but especially in dance and fitness teaching, you look for inspiration to keep things fresh, so I was thrilled to have this opportunity.'' Mrs Perin-Zgomba and a fellow instructor arrived outside the ASB Showgrounds in Epsom five hours before the event's start time. Large numbers had already gathered, but there were no problems with crowd control. Someone had a stereo, and soon everyone was having a good time. I was lucky enough to be in the front row for the class. I came home incredibly inspired and motivated.'' She says Perez is a charismatic teacher, and the atmosphere at his class was electrifying'', but despite his fame he remains warm and friendly -- a down-to-earth person''. Mrs Perin-Zgomba has attended several Zumba courses through- out New Zealand and is the most highly qualified Zumba instructor in Upper Hutt. I would like to encourage everyone to try Zumba,'' she says. It helped me shed 12 kilograms as well as regain strength and fit- ness after a serious knee injury.'' To give locals a chance to try Zumba, she is offering free classes at her studio at 5 King St, Upper Hutt, this Saturday, July 30. A team of three instructors with expertise in diverse Zumba styles will provide introductory lessons. As well as enlivening the end of the school holidays, it will give those who are unsure if Zumba is for them a chance to give it a go.'' Her studio is also happy to sup- port fundraising and charity events for schools and community organisations by offering free Zumba classes or lesson vouchers for a variety of dance classes for kids and adults. For more information, call her on 527 0384. Saturday's programme is: 3pm, Zumbatomic for kids. 3.30pm, fun creative movement for kids. 4pm, adult beginners' Zumba with three instructors. Weekend lineup: Studio 22, who entertain at the Upper Hutt Cossie Club on Saturday night. Soul Minerz entertain on Friday and Double Click on Sunday. WelTec wins top award Three WelTec students coached by Whitemans Valley cookery lecturer Ray Morrell have won the prized Nestle Toque d'Or. They beat fierce competition from around the country to take the pres- tigious title on July 18. Culinary students Lillian Poulgrain and Eun Yu went head to head in the kitchen with 22 others to create six servings of a three-course meal in just 21G2 hours. The team's restaurant service competitor, Melissa Lind, served the dishes to VIP guests attending the event. A panel of 17 judges comprising leading local and international chefs and culinary professionals scrutinised the teams' every move. After a decade of trying, it is the first time WelTec has taken out top honours and received the coveted golden hat'' award. The winning meal comprised a starter of Akaroa salmon tartare, fol- lowed by a main of New Zealand beef sirloin wrapped and baked with mushroom farce, and a dessert of lime and ginger iced parfait and coconut sago.
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