Make a splash and join the party!!! Aqua Zumba is a pool dance party for all ages with international rhythms and fun dance moves that anyone can do. This class is for all levels. The one and only requirement is to have FUN!
Join Robyn Housemann, licensed Aqua Zumba instructor, for a FREE demo class on November 3 at 8:00 AM.
Classes will begin on Saturday November 10th.
About the instructor:
Robyn A. Housemann is Co-Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences at Western Connecticut State University. She received a BS degree (URI, 1981) in Electrical Engineering, an MPH degree (SLU, 1994), and a Ph.D. (SLU, 2000) in Health Services Research (Behavioral Science/Health Education and Organizational Psychology). She has over 25 years of experience teaching group fitness classes and is an advocate for Holistic and Alternative Health. Robyn has been at WCSU since August 2006 and she teaches all of the core courses for the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion Studies as well as the Fitness for Life general education requirement. She was responsible for revamping the curriculum for the HPS degree. In addition to teaching, Dr. Housemann has been involved in the Western Connecticut Community Report Card Project, the Hancock Student Leadership Program, WCSU Hearts Haiti, the HPX club, and is the director for the Institute of Holistic Health Studies. Prior to coming to WCSU, Dr. Housemann participated in several applied research projects and community based interventions. She was the Director of Planning and Evaluation for the New England Division of the American Cancer Society for three years. She spent 10 years working at Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Public Health and six years at Washington University (WU) School of Medicine Master of Health Science Program. Her primary area of focus was in reducing heart disease and diabetes by facilitating community based interventions to increase physical activity, promote healthy eating, reduce smoking, and improve diabetes self-management. These intervention programs targeted change at the individual level and beyond by creating environments that made healthy choices easy choices (e.g. walkable communities, healthy food in grocery stores, smoke-free churches, menu labeling in restaurants) and by increasing social capital within a community by training informal and formal leaders to be health advocates. She has presented fitness workshops, stress management workshops, guided imagery and meditation, and scientific lectures at state, regional, and national conferences. In her spare time, Robyn teaches Zumba, Zumba Toning and Aqua Zumba fitness classes. She is a Black Belt 2nd dan in Tae Kwon Do and a Reiki level III practitioner. She also volunteers for her son’s boy scout troop.