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Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

‘I built friendships through Zumba’: How a fitness class became a community

By Vaseline May30,2024

MOST IMPORTANT POINTS
  • For Lynco, Zumba is more than just a workout; it’s a way to build meaningful relationships and a supportive community.
  • He not only taught dance, but also created a space where people could come together, move to the rhythm and form bonds that transcended the dance floor.
  • Lynco and its Zumba community are now gearing up for their upcoming event, “Sayaw Pilipinas 2024,” which will take place on June 2, 2024.
As an international student, adapting to a new country and culture brought its own challenges. Moreover, he was confronted with the difficult battle against cancer. In the midst of these trials, however, Lynco found solace and camaraderie in an unexpected place: Zumba.
“I have built friendships through Zumba,” says Lynco. As a Zumba instructor, he not only taught dance, but also created a space where people could come together, move to the rhythm and form bonds that transcended the dance floor. Zumba, with its energetic and inclusive nature, became more than just a fitness class; it became a community.
In the dance studio, the barriers of language and cultural differences disappeared as everyone moved in sync to the music. For Lynco, every class was an opportunity to connect with others, share in the joy of movement and support each other.
“I felt supported by my fitness community,” he adds, reflecting on the friendships he has formed. This support was a vital source of strength and reminded him that he was not alone.
For Lynco, Zumba is more than just a workout; it’s a way to build meaningful relationships and a supportive community.
Lynco and its Zumba community are now gearing up for their upcoming event, “Sayaw Pilipinas 2024,” which will take place on June 2, 2024.

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