Licensed Zumba instructor Reneé Grace Pickett— who works as a Zumba education specialist and even presented at the World Zumba Convention in 2011—tones physiques of all shapes and sizes, sharing her passion for the dance-infused workout that helped her drop 55 pounds. During her classes, which were featured on Fox8 Fit, she combines the exercise component of Zumba with the fun, party-like environment of a nightclub, leading up to 100 participants at a time. Throughout the session, she works to cultivate an energetic, pressure-free atmosphere, in which dancers can shed calories and show off favorite sequined sweatbands without concern.
During classes at Johnny and Junes Ultra Saloon, Reneé cranks up Latin tunes and demonstrates salsa, hip-hop, and belly-dancing steps designed to strengthen muscles and sculpt away unwanted inches. Students should wear comfortable workout clothing, bring plenty of water, and leave inflatable muscle suits at home.