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Ritz hopes to set Zumba record

By Staff | May 5, 2011

KAPALUA — One-two-cha-cha-cha your way to The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. The hotel aims to host the world’s largest assembly of a Zumba Fitness class in an effort to raise funds and break records for the 33rd annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk.

The ambitious goal to gather a class of 1,200 enthusiastic participants would beat the current Guinness World Book of Records’ count of 840.

Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health.

All proceeds from the entry fee of $10 per person will go directly to the Visitor Industry Charity Walk. The fee covers the hour-long fitness party and a water station.

“Social responsibility is an integral part of our company’s foundation,” said Tom Donovan, vice president and general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

“I’m continually inspired by the innovative ways the ladies and gentlemen of our resort seek to make a positive impact in our community, and it should be a fun event for a great industry cause,” he added.

This “groove-for-good” event welcomes anyone over age ten. Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The special event will take place in the Aloha Garden Ballroom. Registration at the event will open to the public at 5 p.m., or conveniently pre-register online at www.Zumba4charity.mantaweb.com. All registration fees will be collected at the event on May 6.

Attendees are encouraged to wear athletic shoes, workout attire and a big smile!

The class will be led by four local, enthusiastic certified Zumba instructors: Suzette Montalvo, Marissa Utrillo, Trixia Acio and Lisa Moniz.

For more information, visit www.Zumba4charity.mantaweb.com or call 669-6200.