Wellness and Self Care Series Part 1: Incorporating Everyday Fitness

Uncategorized Apr 02, 2020

How we value and honor our own bodies impacts how we value and honor the bodies of others. 

Sonya Renee Taylor

More information can be found at www.socialchangeleaders.net/episode/029

On today’s episode we speak with Vimbai Madzura. Vimbai holds a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Policy, Administration and Community Practice from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. In her current role, she is responsible for directing the work of Minnesota’s version of the federal health home initiative. In addition, she is tasked with strategic planning and works to ensure an equity framework addresses social inequities in her program work area.

Vimbai is also a licensed Zumba® Instructor, and holds an Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) group fitness instructor certification and is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer (CPT). Vimbai is committed to supporting others in reaching their health and wellness goals and leads effective and enjoyable group exercise classes in dance fitness and strength training. Vimbai teaches classes for a national fitness club chain, as well as for a high intensity interval functional training program, F45.

In our conversation, we discuss:

  • The background and experience of Vimbai Madzura, a fellow social change leader and fitness enthusiast 
  • How Vimbai took her passion for working out, supporting others in getting healthy and turned it into a second source of income.  
  • Tricks for how to keep fitness routines and habits in your life
  • Why social change leaders and helping professionals should incorporate regular exercise as a tool to avoid compassion fatigue and support overall wellness
  • Vimbai’s advice for how to keep committed to an exercise and fitness routine

 In this episode we reference:

For more information on Vimbai's F45 schedule, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/f45minnesota

You can find information about Vimbai's Zumba® classes on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dancefitnessbyv and learn routines at https://www.youtube.com/channel/VDanceFitness. Her weekly online Zumba® classes are offered free of charge, however donations can be made through PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/DanceFitnessbyV. She can also be reached by email at [email protected] for more information.


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