In order to motivate his neighbors, and to help them to stay positive and active during this unusual period of confinement, one Mont-Saint-Hilaire resident has taken his Zumba class outdoors. If you’re looking for some good news today, this Quebec zumba video is it. It's exactly the kind of energy that the world needs right now! 

Jean Hébert, who has been a Zumba teacher for several years, took the initiative to offer a free course to the residents of Rue des Sittelles on Saturday.

From the top of his trailer, which he used as a stage, Jean started a huge  neighborhood party, all while trying to respect the local government’s guidelines for social distancing.

On his profile, which is available on zumba.com, Jean explains, “I love offering Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Each session looks like a big party!”

In this video, shared with Narcity by Mireille Bourgeois, it’s not hard to see Jean’s enthusiasm and passion for motivating other people.

Unfortunately for the dedicated coach, it was the first and last event of its kind to take place in Sittelles, for now.

It turns out that they were partying a little too hard!

Mireille explained, "The police came [because] of the noise, [the complaints] came from other streets".

While the motivational class will no longer take place, in accordance with the recommendations from local police, not everybody agrees that it should have been shut down.

Responding to a Facebook post on the matter, one person wrote, “It was a great idea … too bad the police came to stop this.”

Another added, “It must have been good for the morale of your neighbors.”

If Jean's energy has made you want to try Zumba for the first time, you can cross your fingers that he will start classes again once social distancing is over.

Until then, you will have start with YouTube videos to motivate yourself. Good luck!


This article was originally published in french on Narcity Quebec.


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