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High-Energy Zumba Gets Results

Moms Talk: Latin music-inspired workouts are numerous around Lilburn.

“Somebody call 911, Shawty fire burning on the dance floor, Whoa!”

This is what was playing as I walked into BillieJo Partridge’s class.

It was a recent Monday morning at 9 a.m. at , and there was a fire burning on this Zumba dance floor! BillieJo had 12 ladies of all ages dancing to hip hop and international rhythms in her high energy Zumba class that felt more like a party.

These ladies were having a blast and really kicking the week off right.

Zumba, the Latin music-inspired fitness program with sexy dance moves has become the fitness program of choice for thousands of women across the country.

Our area is no exception. All across town, from Berkmar High School to the Harmony Grove United Methodist Church, women are shaking what their momma gave them in the approximately 14 classes here in Lilburn

What makes this the fitness program of choice for these women?

For Sandy Quillian, it is “fun exercise — and I hate to exercise.”

Since March she has been taking Zumba classes to lose weight. Sandy started Zumba classes once a week, but now “I go every chance I get” she said.
She does Zumba because it’s fun, but the real reason Sandy is taking this particular class is because of her instructor BillieJo.

“She [BillieJo] had a heart condition. She understands what it’s like to be my size, and she understands what it’s like for those of us who are coming from nothing”.

Kelly Frank, a mother of three, tried Zumba after a friend of hers recommended it. Like a lot of us, she has a busy schedule but Zumba works for her because it “has lots of options, it’s easy on the schedule.”

With so many classes here in Lilburn, and many more in the areas immediately surrounding Lilburn, there is sure to be one that fits into your schedule.

Don’t let your athletic ability, or even age deter you. This class was full of women of all ages, even grandmothers.

Zumba is easy to follow so even someone with absolutely no athletic ability can enjoy the class. Zumba is a great way to burn calories and learn sexy moves while sweating to the exciting rhythms of pop, hiphop and international music.

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