<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=610462346045315&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
The Alaska Club

TAC Board: The Alaska Club Blog

Getting the most from your membership @ The Alaska Club

on Feb 4, 2020 12:00:00 PM By | Ruth Carter, TAC Member | 1 Comment | zumba alaska winter team training personal training
I’ve been a member of the Alaska Club for decades beginning in the late-80s, early-90s. At first I was gung-ho doing step classes and lifting weights at The Alaska Club East (In fact, at 35 I was rock solid, happy and very fit). As I was approaching 60, I made the commitment to myself to get in shape, rather than aging. I saw people much older than me who continued to workout and looked great. I decided I would get myself back on track.
Read More

Zumba in the Park

on Jun 17, 2019 3:25:04 PM By | The Alaska Club | 0 Comments | zumba workout dance outdoors
The Alaska Club is a proud to sponsor Zumba in Town Square Park, along with Anchorage Downtown Partnership. We bring Zumba every Tuesday, all summer long starting at noon in Anchorage Town Square Park, it’s the perfect combination of Zumba fun and Alaskan Sun. Appropriate for all fitness and experience levels! No need to sign up, just show up and let's dance away the lunch hour and work up a taste for reindeer sausage  or shaved ice at one of the nearby vendors.
Read More

Zumba instructor with Down syndrome wows

on May 16, 2016 11:56:25 AM By | Beth Bragg | 0 Comments | group fitness zumba
Reported by The Alaska Dispatch News The music begins and Yulissa Arescurenaga comes to life. And so does the room full of people in her Zumba class Friday afternoon at Service High School. The music, pulsating with Latin beats, is familiar. So are the moves, many of them inspired by dances like the merengue and salsa. What’s different is that Arescurenaga has Down syndrome. A 24-year-old Californian by way of Peru, Arescurenaga spent six years learning and memorizing routines in order to become a licensed Zumba instructor. “She was killing it,” said Liam Mamikunian, a recent Service graduate and one of about 50 people who worked up a sweat under Arescurenaga’s guidance. “She didn’t miss a beat.” Mamikunian is co-president of Service’s Special Olympics Partners Club, which pairs mentors like him with special education students. Arescurenaga’s workout left him exhausted – and impressed. “I got an amazing workout,” he said. “It’s an amazing inclusive experience. There’s no differences when it comes to this.” Arescurenaga and her mother and aunt are in Anchorage this week courtesy of the Alaska Chapter of the National Down Syndrome Congress. The group teamed up with The Arc of Anchorage and the Alaska Club to bring Arescurenaga to town for two days of instruction. For full story, go to Alaska Dispatch News/Sports by Beth Bragg.
Read More

 

Comment on this post

Subscribe to this blog

Recent Posts

Topics

see all