Pattaya police claim weekly Zumba is improving their performance
Pattaya’s police chief has decided enough is enough of below par police work and so has laid out a plan to whip his boys into shape…..with weekly Zumba classes.
The classes take place every Wednesday right outside the police station on Soi 9, but wait, it get’s better, the general public are welcome to take part too.
Pol. Col. Apichai Kroppech said the Wednesday classes are meant to encourage exercise and help officers reduce stress, which should improve their work efficiency.
Zumba, a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez during the 1990s, was on the menu for the first class.
There have been positive reports after the first few weeks of classes coming from both officers and the public. Ofiicers have told reporters that they are enjoying the classes which sees them dancing to hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo music.
Most have reported that the feel fitter and better prepared for the days work too.
Apichai said that the exercise course was organized to comply with the government’s policy to have government workers take care of their health.