Dressup Diva of the Month – September ’13

In the fast paced fashionable life and the chaotic blur of raging fashion trends – personal style always stands out! I applaud that and feature one such inspiring diva on the blog as a part of a monthly series ¬†ūüôā

I am a firm believer that being fit is the first step towards being fashionable. This month I got the opportunity to interview one of Boston’s most popular fitness & Zumba instructors – Lindsey Varghas. Lindsey has been teaching Zumba since the last 3 years and has ventured out into spreading her passion for dance & fitness by¬†organizing¬†sessions at corporate and private events.¬†

Now if you are a fitness freak or just getting started on a workout regime, you must HAVE questions. Drop any questions you might have below in the comments section and I’ll get answers for you from the pros ūüôā
(Photo credit – Aperture Element )
1)Why did you choose to be a Zumba instructor?

I chose to become a Zumba instructor because my passion in life is dancing and instructing dance. I started as a student taking Zumba classes and fell in love with it. 

2)Can Zumba be the only standalone fitness option or does it need to be combined with anything else?

A well rounded fitness program should consist of more than just cardio; cardio does not build muscle but does help to shed those pounds so muscles can be built. Weight lifting and other things like yoga and pilates build muscle and give you that nice lean look.Cardio should be done atleast three times per week for at least 30 minutes.

3)What’s the one important tip you would give to anyone taking a Zumba class or working out at the gym?

My one tip to any one working out at a gym or taking a Zumba class would be to make sure you are stretching before and after your workouts, stretching is very important to prevent injury, oh and have a BLAST! 

4)Can people who are not the greatest dancers take Zumba classes as well?

Anyone can take Zumba classes .Zumba is easy to follow because the moves are  repetitive and simple, so even if it takes you a little time you will catch on and you will love it as a cardio fitness option.

5)What is your advice for people who complain about not having the time for working out?

Working out does not mean having to go to a gym or fitness club, times are hard right now for every one and a membership to a gym can be costly but that does not mean that¬†you cannot go out and do a fast pace walk or run to get that heart rate up an burn those calories. If you have time to relax on your couch¬†and watch TV ,you have time to get out there and walk or run. Me personally -if i don’t have time for the gym, I make use of things I have at home – liked my floor¬†to do sit ups, push-ups or squats.

It all starts with the WANT to be healthy and fit.  I promise that when you start you will have more energy to do the other things in life that you love. 

6)Can you give some tips for shopping for the right workout outfits?
My advice for shopping for work out attire is first to make sure it is comfortable and fits properly, you do not want to do a work out in loose fitting clothing, one because it can cause injury and two you are not able to move as easily. Proper fitting shoes are also a huge must, improper fitting shoes can also cause injury, so make sure the shoes you are wearing are comfortable and fit properly with good support. Our feet and ankles are a big part of being able to stay healthy.

7)¬†Do you¬†believe¬†in “fit is the new fashionable‚ÄĚ or do you think being skinny is important?

Fitness and being fit is very fashionable, when you look good in your clothing you feel good both mind and body.

Thank you Lindsey for agreeing to do be featured .Your energy is very inspiring and incredibly contagious ūüôā

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