Limbs are jiving, feet are stomping, and hips are swaying. That's dancing. It's also a great way to stay fit. At Dance Trance Deltona, instructors lead high-energy, exciting, upbeat dance fitness classes designed to be fun while burning calories. Classes feature fast-paced, high-cardio, and nonstop dancing. If it sounds intimidating, it's not. To make it accessible to all fitness levels, they offer a Dance Trance Breakdown class. That session slows the pace so that routines and dance moves are broken down and easy to learn.
The instructors at Rumba Fitness pair Zumba's Latin-inspired dance steps with international music seven days a week. With a total of 17 classes, they range from no-frills dance-party workouts to Zumba Toning. The latter blends cardio and resistance exercises with lightweight, maraca-shaped hand weights to chisel muscles.
In lieu of weights, Zumba Sentao increases the challenge by incorporating a chair as a kind of dance partner that facilitate squats and never gets fresh like most other chairs. Rumba Fitness also features a kids' lounge, where children four or older can play while their parents dance.
Jessica, the mastermind behind Goddess Rising Fitness, began her fitness journey after losing her job of 11 years and deciding to try something new. She started Goddess Rising Fitness in 2010, when she rented studio space for an hour a week to teach a sexy chair-dancing class. Today, Jessica and her team of dance-trained instructors lead more than 15 weekly classes, which include high-energy Zumba classes, relaxing yoga, and strength-building “bombshell ballers” classes using stability balls. She offers Zumbatomic classes that get kids ages 4–12 dancing to age-appropriate tunes and working on age-appropriate long division problems. She also leads six-week boot-camp sessions that aim to help guests lose weight and build strength with functional exercises, weekly weigh-ins, and food journals.