While growing up, one of Cortney Wilson’s favorite things to do was to go into her bedroom, blast the radio and dance. She worked out the moves she saw on TV shows and in music videos, too — copying Paula Abdul, the Fly Girls from In Living Color, pretty much everything off Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814.
“I was looking for something that wasn’t traditional aerobics,”that wasn’t traditional aerobics,” explained Wilson, who has been leading workouts since 2002. “It’s fresh, it’s not really something that’s competitive; they just really come to have a good time, and it delivers.”
Wilson had stepped outside the room to catch her breath. Through the window, she could watch Cortney Wilson continue to lead more than 90 people in dancelike moves designed to get the heart rate up and tone those muscles to the steady thump-thump of music.
After gaining local and rthechroniclelogoegional popularity with her Zumba fitness classes, local fitness instructor Cortney Wilson is pumped about taking her trademark brand of aerobic instruction to the national level.
By Cortney Hill Wilson, Forsyth Woman Magazine, November 2007
If you walk/jog two miles on the treadmill, three days a week at the same speed, and have for the past six weeks, chances are your body has hit a plateau, which means it’s gotten used to this routine, and is less likely producing any changes in your body.