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Zumba Class At Best Drug Rehabilitation

Bringing Fitness and Fun into Recovery, our Zumba class is just one of many options that our patients have to repair the physical damage that results from addiction

 

Substance abuse has many different effects on the individual. These effects range from physical damage to altered thought processes to a spiritual disconnection from the universe and those around us. True recovery from addiction is found when the causes of a person’s addictive behaviors are addressed, rather than just addressing the symptoms of those behaviors by getting clean and sober. When the Body, Mind, and Spirit are healthy and working in harmony with each other, long-term sobriety can be achieved.

The treatment plan at Best Drug Rehabilitation is designed to be a thorough and effective method of helping our patients in finding that harmony in their lives. We offer many different programs that focus on one or more of those aspects of the Whole Self. We also offer many different options in treatment method for our patients to choose from, stepping away from the single-track “cookie cutter” programs that many people are accustomed to in rehabilitation. Our patients are encouraged to explore any of those options that might appeal to them in order to discover the path to overcoming addiction that will work best for their individual needs.

A major part of our recovery program is helping our patients to reverse the damage caused by long-term substance abuse. Many of the patients that come to Best Drug Rehabilitation show up to our recovery center in pretty bad shape. Muscle deterioration from lack of exercise, malnourishment from poor eating habits, and hormonal or chemical imbalances from unnatural sleep cycles are just some of the many dangerous and detrimental physical effects of drug and alcohol abuse. After the patient has cleansed the body of toxins and any residual effects of substance abuse, we help them to get their body back in healthy working order through nutritional therapy, a healthy, balanced diet, and physical activity. If the patient is feeling sick, or is in pain, it is impossible for them to focus fully on their recovery from addiction.

There are several different ways that we encourage our patients to get physically fit. In addition to daily access to our fully equipped exercise room, we offer a variety of different classes that focus on healing the body and repairing muscle damage. One of those classes is our Zumba class.

Zumba is a dance fitness program that was created in the 1990s by Columbian dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez. His development of Zumba was begun purely by accident, when he forgot the music for an Aerobics class that he instructed. Digging through the tapes in his car, he found some traditional salsa and merengue music, and improvised a new class. Thus, Zumba was created.

Zumba incorporates the use of fast and slow rhythms for warm-up and cool-down, and also uses the body’s own natural capabilities as a form of resistance training. This, combined with aerobics influenced exercise routines, makes Zumba is a great way to build and tone all of the major muscle groups, increase cardiovascular efficiency, and overall flexibility.

Lisa is the Zumba instructor here at Best Drug Rehabilitation. Though she loves her position at our recovery center, for her it is about far more than that. The satisfaction she gets from fulfilling her role in the recovery of the patients that participate in her class is the most rewarding part. “First of all, it’s fun,” says Lisa. “I enjoy when I can hear them in the back just having fun. It makes me feel good knowing that they’re enjoying it.”

The treatment plan at Best Drug Rehabilitation is not just a way for our patients to get clean and sober. Our program helps them to find the tools that will help them to stay substance-free by making a complete lifestyle transformation. Zumba is just one of the many tools that our patients can use to maintain long-term sobriety after they graduate from our recovery center. “It felt awesome going and getting exercise instead of using drugs and being lazy,” explains Paige, one of the many patients that participate in this class. “I would recommend Zumba to other people, because it gets you moving and exercising, and you have fun with the other patients.” Building personal relationships with each other is also a great way for our patients to begin forming the framework for the strong support system, another vital tool in remaining free from the bonds of addiction to drugs and alcohol.

The recovery program at Best Drug Rehabilitation is a unique approach to overcoming addictive behaviors and finding a path to a healthier and more positive way of life. Through the various options in treatment method and the wide variety of supplemental programs that we offer, our patients are able to discover what will be most effective in their personal recovery. Our program helps to create a sense of confidence in their recovery, and an understanding of the personal responsibility they hold in their lives and in their continued sobriety. Our patients find the ability to create a better world for themselves, and the inner strength to handle the stresses of daily life without resorting to using drugs or alcohol.

9 Comments

  • David H

    That is a good point, that people after a long time of using drugs or even alcohol, their body tissues are not in a great shape, neither their muscles, and lets not talk about their hormones, so working to get their body back in shape is always something that is good, but in this case it is necessary for a full recovery. This is great. I personally have never been to a zumba class, but I know that many people really like it and besides it is a great exercise routine, it is fun cause of the music. It kind of feels like it is a dance, but it does look hard, like a strong cardio work out. And doing any kind of exercise is good, specially in a rehab. It is a good distraction for them too, it gets them to not think of the drug for a bit, and at least it gets them back into exercise, to take care of their body a bit more. I really like how they have these divers classes available at this rehab, it is very innovative. This rehab place really looks like it has so much to offer. All these different exercise are really good, and I think this way people can get more involved in them. Great ideas.

  • Ba

    It is a nice thing from the rehab staff to think about building back up the clients physical self too. Like making sure they start to work out and get those muscles back in shape. What an amazing idea. All sport are so good, but especially zumba. That is so much fun! It is so true that everyone can benefit from exercise, even if it is a small amount of time. But it is definitely better to work out a bit more often. But the good thing about zumba it is a really good cardio work out, and at first it looks really easy, like some little dance, but it actually really moves you and really works your muscles and hearth beat. And you can after that than start ti work out more and more, so it is really an excellent start. And for the fact that it is in a rehab center, like a first exercise they would do after like heavy drugs and being lazy and just not taking care of themselves for a while, it is a good routine, and it is easy to learn, plus when so many people do it at the same time, it is actually fun. I think this is an excellent work out and activity to have at a rehab for the patients.

  • Meli T.

    What an incredible way to bringing fitness and fun into recovery facility. Zumba Is a great way to get your body moving and having fun in the processes. The recovery program at Best Drug Rehabilitation has such a unique approach to overcoming addictive behaviors and finding a wonderful healthier and more positive way of life. They also offer many different options in treatment method for our patients to choose from, stepping away from the single-track “cookie cutter” programs that many people are accustomed to in rehabilitation.I love how you get explore any of those options that might appeal to you so you can discover what path on overcoming addiction that will work best for you. I do like how Zumba is just one of the many tools that this facility does for patients so they can use to maintain a long-term sobriety after they graduate from our recovery center. Its very interesting and gives them so many great different exercise they can enjoy.

  • carcol

    What a great idea. I know how much fun it is to do Zumba classes. I have done them myself and even bought the tapes so that I could do them at home. I have also had my granddaughter doing them with me as it is such good exercise and so much fun. I can see how it would help someone who was working on overcoming addiction. Getting the person doing things that help them build their bodies back up after addiction is so vital. It certainly helps to make you feel better about yourself and gives you more energy, etc. A very good idea.

  • Victor White

    This is so wonderful/amazing idea that they have Zumba. Its a fun great way to get a great workout in for those that dont really like to workout. It has a lot of great cardio,helps you get on a routine and a great way to start the exercising routine. I find zumba very therapeutic just moving and dancing really has helped. I like that they have this at a rehab facility.

  • Victor

    This is so wonderful/amazing idea that they have Zumba. Its a fun great way to get a great workout in for those that dont really like to workout. It has a lot of great cardio,helps you get on a routine and a great way to start the exercising routine. I find zumba very therapeutic just moving and dancing really has helped. I like that they have this at a rehab facility.

  • Emily B.

    What an amazing idea. All sport are so good, but especially zumba. That is so much fun! It is so true that everyone can benefit from exercise, even if it is a small amount of time. But it is definitely better to work out a bit more often. But the good thing about zumba it is a really good cardio work out, and at first it looks really easy, like some little dance, but it actually really moves you and really works your muscles and hearth beat. And you can after that than start ti work out more and more, so it is really an excellent start. And for the fact that it is in a rehab center, like a first exercise they would do after like heavy drugs and being lazy and just not taking care of themselves for a while, it is a good routine, and it is easy to learn, plus when so many people do it at the same time, it is actually fun. I think this is an excellent work out and activity to have at a rehab for the patients. I find zumba very therapeutic just moving and dancing really has helped. I like that they have this at a rehab facility.

  • Lisa L.

    This is so amazing,definitely better to work out a bit more often. But the good thing about zumba it is a really good cardio work out, and at first it looks really easy, like some little dance, but it actually really moves you and really works your muscles and hearth beat. And the patients need that feeling. It is a great idea to have this class at Best Drug Rehabilitation.The treatment plan at Best Drug Rehabilitation is not just a way for our patients to get clean and sober. Our program helps them to find the tools that will help them to stay substance-free by making a complete lifestyle transformation. Zumba is just one of the many tools that our patients can use to maintain long-term sobriety after they graduate from our recovery center. I think that patients find the ability to create a better world for themselves, and the inner strength to handle the stresses of daily life without resorting to using drugs or alcohol.

  • Reka

    I have personally really enjoyed zumba the few times that I did it. I think it is quite an exercise, it seems like some dance, but in reality it is hard core cardion, so it is very good for everyone. It is important to get exercise does not matter what age we are or where we come from, our bodies need to exercise for many good reasons. And i think, but I am no expert, that if one was into drugs than probably their muscles have deterioriated, so exercising is even morekwy to their full healing. It ismt enough to just detox, that is only the beginning, but one has to fidLl thos things that the drugs have damamged in them. And exercise is also good for aour happyness, it makes you happier and gives you a semse of accomplishment. It might be that zumba isnt one of the exercises that everyone is familiar with or maybe they do not like the fact that there is music to it amd so on, but it is ver beneficial. I think it is very very good that they have these other methids of exercising because exercising im a group it is alwaS better and plus if everyone else is doing it than you are gonna do it with more passion and it gives you motivation too. Some dont like the simlpe gym so this would be a perfect work out for them for some change.

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