What I Love About Santa Barbara: Zumba With Josette!

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To be honest, I am not a fan of Zumba but last year my friend, Emily, convinced me to try a Zumba class in the Carillo Rec Center downtown. The class is an experience, like nothing I’ve experienced before! We went again last week and I snapped this picture of the room just so you could see how big it is, before it fills up completely! The energy in the room is so awesome, the music is so fun, and Josette makes sure that every single person in the room is enjoying themselves completely. I’m literally smiling the entire class, even in between water breaks.

Josette was a professional dancer before she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and told she would soon be completely unable to move. She chose to heal herself from the inside out, without touching a single pharmaceutical drug and now (spoiler alert) she teaches Zumba! You can read more about her story here and check out the class schedule here if you’re interested! If you’re ever in Santa Barbara, Josette’s classes are really something you shouldn’t miss.

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