Our compliments to all who partied with us this week, We loved your energy!  We were glad to have Zumba to soften the blow of being back at work at the six-week break.

Why not Kick start that friday feeling and Join Zumba Instructor Carla at the Catford sports ground (PowerLeague Catford) 9.30am- 10.30am.

Alternatively Saturday morning is Instructor Lorraine at The United Reform Church in Lewisham 10.15am – 11.15am.

We all have those days that we don’t want to work out, even though we know we should.   When you need a little motivation, look no further.  I found this on Pinterest, and thought I’d share the wealth.

Here are 100 reasons you shouldn’t skip your workout today.

100 Reasons to Exercise Now

  1. Because it makes you feel confident
  2. Because it helps you get stronger
  3. Because exercise helps combat depression
  4. Because you’ll feel proud of yourself
  5. Because you have goals you want to reach
  6. Because you’ll feel bad if you don’t
  7. Because you want to move forward, not backward
  8. Because it burns more calories than not working out
  9. Because it improves your heart health
  10. Because you want a great butt
  11. Because it prevents diabetes
  12. Because you want to be a good example to your kids
  13. Because you want to feel good in your clothes
  14. Because it reduces your risk of cancer
  15. Because your body was made to move
  16. Because you want to be an athlete
  17. Because you want to look better
  18. Because it lifts your mood
  19. Because you want to stand taller
  20. Because it reduces back pain
  21. Because it feels good
  22. Because it makes you feel accomplished
  23. Because you spend most of your day on your butt
  24. Because swimsuit season is always coming
  25. Because strong is the new skinny
  26. Because dieting only works so much
  27. Because it strengthens your bones, too
  28. Because it helps you lose weight
  29. Because it allows you to eat more food
  30. Because it’s the best way to spend “me” time
  31. Because it helps you de-stress
  32. Because it’s cheaper than therapy
  33. Because you want a strong core
  34. Because you want to take care for yourself
  35. Because you take pride in your body
  36. Because it strengthens your legs
  37. Because it helps your clothes fit better
  38. Because you want to push yourself
  39. Because you are capable of more than you ever imagined
  40. Because moving your body feels good
  41. Because it keeps your mind sharp
  42. Because it helps you beat belly bloat
  43. Because it helps you sleep better at night
  44. Because it gives you energy
  45. Because you want to stay healthy as you age
  46. Because you want to look younger
  47. Because you want toned arms
  48. Because it improves your balance
  49. Because it burns off last night’s dessert
  50. Because it boosts your immune system
  51. Because sweat is sexy
  52. Because you want to live longer
  53. Because you want to get better at your game
  54. Because you want to catch someone’s eye
  55. Because exercisers earn more money
  56. Because you’re more likely to eat better when you exercise
  57. Because you want to shave time off your running pace
  58. Because you want to breathe easier
  59. Because you want to see the scale drop
  60. Because exercise improves your sex life
  61. Because you are worth it
  62. Because being fit makes everything in life better
  63. Because you promised yourself that you would
  64. Because you deserve a better life
  65. Because it’ll help you drink more water
  66. Because you want to do real push-ups
  67. Because it reduces your health care costs
  68. Because you’ll miss fewer days of work
  69. Because you want to create a new future for yourself
  70. Because it’ll help you like what you see in the mirror
  71. Because it makes clothing shopping more fun
  72. Because you want to look and feel incredible
  73. Because exercising can be fun
  74. Because it’ll give your skin a glow
  75. Because it’s a good way to spend time with your friends
  76. Because it’ll help you prevent the middle-age spread
  77. Because it reduces your blood pressure
  78. Because you don’t want to let yourself go
  79. Because you don’t want to squeeze into an airplane or rollercoaster seat
  80. Because it strengthens your spirit
  81. Because it’s a cheap way to entertain yourself
  82. Because you’ll be able to reward yourself
  83. Because you need a reason to wear those new workout clothes
  84. Because you’re tired of being tired
  85. Because not working out is not going to get you very far
  86. Because it’s a great way to spend time outside
  87. Because you made a commitment to yourself
  88. Because you’re tired of starting over
  89. Because there will always be another wedding, vacation or reunion
  90. Because you’re not a quitter
  91. Because it improves your cholesterol
  92. Because it boosts your metabolism
  93. Because it prevents age-related muscle loss
  94. Because if you can do this, you can do anything
  95. Because a fit body is a healthy body
  96. Because it beats sitting on the couch
  97. Because  everyone has at least 10 minutes to spare
  98. Because you want to be stronger than your excuses
  99. Because not working out isn’t working out for you
  100. Because the only workout you ever regret is the one you skip

Source:  The Spark



Remember no Rushey Green class today.  However if you are you ready to rock the New routines.  Join Zumba® Instructors Lorraine and Carla Tonight 7.30pm – 8.30pm.   St Dunstan’s Sports Club, (Powerleague Catford Gym ) The Jubilee Ground Canadian Avenue Catford, SE6 4SW.


London 2012

London 2012 (Photo credit: lildude)

At long last The Olympic Summer is here!  This sees a few changes to our Zumba class schedule.

The Wednesday class at 4.45pm at Rushey Green Primary School is not running as the school is closed.  This class will recommence in  september 2012.

The Friday class at 9.30 am Hartley Hall is expecting to change its venue to The coffee-room at ST Laurence Church Hall Bromley road. Friday 27th July is the last week at the Hartley Hall the  venue.   We have had to cancel a lot of the Hartley Hall classes due to the venue not being available, we hope the move to St Laurence will be more successful.

Due to the London 2012 Olympics parking is restricted outside  Greenwich West Community Arts Centre.  Congestion is also expected due to road closure due to the Olympic lane running outside this venue.  So please arrive in good time to find parking on one of the adjacent side roads.

Final we will be taking a two-week break at the end of August. No classes will be running from Saturday 18th August 2012.  Classes will recommence on Saturday 1st of September 2012. But are break isn’t for another three weeks.

We would like to thank you for your continued support and hope you enjoy the Olympic Summer.  Classes at Greenwich West Community and Arts Centre, Catford sports ground, St Marys’ Centre and Lewisham United reform church run as normal until Saturday 18th August.







6.45 pm – 7.45 pm

The Centre is closed on Bank Holiday Mondays

ZUMBA with Carla

Greenwich West Community & Arts Centre

141 Greenwich high road

SE10 8JA


(cons £6.00)


4.45 pm - 5.45 pm

(Term time only)


7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

ZUMBA with Lorraine & Carla

Rushey Green School

Culverley Road

Catford SE6 2LA

ZUMBA with Lorraine & Carla

Powerleague Catford,

Private Bank Sports Ground

Canadian Avenue

Catford SE6 4SW




7pm -8pm

ZUMBA with Lorraine & Carla

St. Marys’ Centre

Ladywell road, Lewisham

SE13 7HU



9.30am – 10.30am

(Term time only)

ZUMBA with Carla

Hartley Hall

Culverley Road

Catford SE6 2LD



10:15am –11:15am

ZUMBA with Lorraine

Lewisham United Reform Church

18 courthill road Lewisahm

SE13 6HB