Zumba took inspiration from Latin American culture and turned it into an American exercise phenomenon, just as George Washington took the English tradition of high tea and turned it into the American tradition of keg stands. Move your feet with this Groupon.
$29 for 20 Zumba Classes ($200 Value)
Hips swing and hearts hammer as instructors push students to burn calories during fun and challenging dance routines set to Latin-style music. Classes take place six days per week; see the schedule here.
Heatwave Dance Fitness Club
The certified instructors at Heatwave Dance Fitness Club lead effective group workouts that tone the body and liberate the mind. The newly constructed facility offers more than 200 classes each month, spread across all seven days of the week.
Heatwave's variety of boot camps target a wide range of body parts: for instance, kettlebell classes provide a surprising cardio workout that also builds muscles with long swings of the weights. The TRX suspension system is behind the toning powers of other sessions, forcing arms and legs to work against the body's own weight. Body resistance is important in yoga fitness as well, though the motions are relatively low impact and also build flexibility. The Latin rhythms of Zumba or the pop and hip-hop beats of Dance Heat classes take dancers' attentions away from the toils of exercise, turning heart-pumping aerobic routines into raucous dance parties, just like every time James Brown ran the Boston Marathon. Parents can truly focus on their workouts by leaving kids safely the in facility's daycare center.
Family Harvest Church Gym
18500 92nd Avenue
Tinley Park, Illinois 60487