HEAT to Host ZUMBA Fitness Night for Charity

Held December 13 at AmericanAirlines Arena. ▪ Program Includes Zumba Class, Grizzlies vs. HEAT Ticket, and Donation to Go Red For Women


MIAMI, 12/08 –  The HEAT has announced that it has partnered with NBA FIT and Zumba Fitness® creator Beto for a Zumbathon® (Zumba class for charity) to help raise funds for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women®.  Zumba Fitness Night will take place Sunday, December 13 at the AmericanAirlines Arena beginning at 4:15p.m.
Tickets are $50 each and include an admission to the Zumbathon with Beto on the Arena’s South Plaza (located at Gate 6), a Grizzlies vs. HEAT game ticket, and a donation to Go Red For Women. Members of the four-time “Most Popular Dance Team in the NBA”, the Miami HEAT Dancers, as well as HEAT mascot Burnie, will be in attendance. Call Christina Martinez, HEAT Group Sales Account Manager, at 786-777-4238 or order online at http://groups.heatexperience.com/zumba.

Zumba is the acclaimed fitness-party workout that features contagious Latin rhythms and boasts a global following of millions. AHA’s Go Red For Women, celebrates the proactive choices women can make to beat heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women (and men) in America. Zumba Fitness dancers and Beto will also perform the pre-game show.
NBA FIT, an NBA Cares program, is the league’s comprehensive health and wellness program that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families through programs, events, and products. NBA FIT seeks to inspire kids, adults, and families to live healthier lives by informing them of the importance of physical activity and good nutrition.  NBA FIT is striving to encourage one million kids, adults, and families to Pledge NBA FIT for the 2009-10 season.  Opportunities to pledge are available online at nba.com/nbafit and at all NBA FIT events.

The Zumba® program is a fitness party with a contagious blend of Latin rhythms that provides a fun and effective workout to a global community, either at home or in the gym. Through exhilarating, high calorie-burning fitness classes, Zumba Fitness has helped melt the pounds and inches off more than five million Zumba-enthusiasts in more than 75 countries. Using simple Latin and urban dance moves, Zumba routines successfully tone and sculpt the body while burning fat.  The Zumba program is available in a four-disk DVD collection featuring creator Beto Perez, and offered in 40,000 class locations worldwide. Other offerings include original Zumba soundtracks, Zumbawear™ clothing and specialty classes including Zumba Gold® (for active seniors and de-conditioned participants), Zumba Toning™, AquaZumba™, and Zumbatomic® (for kids). For more information, to find a class or to purchase Zumba music, clothing and DVD sets, please visit www.zumba.com.

The Miami HEAT is proud to welcome Assist-Card as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2009-10 season.