Imagine sashaying around a big square room, clapping your hands, stomping your feet, maybe letting out a yell if the spirit moves you.
Nope, we’re not talking about going to a club or to church (you know you rock your hips to the choir too), but to a Zumba class.
Zumba (pronounced ZOOM-buh) is a Colombian slang word for fast, which made it perfect for the dance and aerobics fusion courses that are increasing in popularity across the country.
A spirited mix of aerobics and Latin American dance, devotees say that it’s nearly impossible to get bored. MSNBC.com also reported that some participants burned up to 700 calories in one class. Yeah, we thought you’d want to try it. Here are some classes in your area.
In Los Angeles, try:
Los Angeles Dance Center
342 12 N. Ford Blvd., 2nd floor,L.A. CA. 90022
Los Angeles, California
In New York, try:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
405 W. 55th St. (at 9th Avenue)
Manhattan, New York
In Atlanta, try:
Calibre Woods Apartments Clubhouse
2075 LaVista Rd. NE
In Chicago, try:
Executive Sports and Fitness Center
77 west Wacker-Mezzanine 3
In Miami, try:
Dance Art and Fitness Studio
1501 SW 8 St., upstairs
In Detroit, try:
Dearborn Bally Total Fitness
18900 Michigan Avenue, Fairlane Town Center
In Washington, try:
VACO Fitness Center
810 Vermont Ave
Veterans Admin, District of Columbia
– Whitney Teal