Total Blast Studio
The pulse-pounding rhythms of Latin dance music reverberate against walls of exposed brick at Total Blast Studio’s sprawling facility, where instructors Claudia, Ariane, and Wimara lead Zumba classes for students of all ages and levels of experience. Zumba Fitness—the studio’s most frequent offering—requires little more than energetic body movement, though Zumba Toning adds free weights for a more challenging workout. Wimara’s Zumbatomic classes introduce the Zumba craze to youngsters with specially choreographed routines set to the latest hip-hop and reggaeton jams. Though comfortable sneakers are a must, the instructors encourage students to have fun with what they wear; bright neon and feathered headdresses are common sights.