Valentina knows the rhythms of Zumba by heart. Born and raised in Uruguay, she spent four years studying the traditional dances of her home country and two additional years learning candombe, a cultural dance of the Afro-Uruguayan community. Latin dance remained a major part of her life even after she moved to the U.S., where she studied salsa and merengue. Valentina fell in love with Zumba when she realized she could combine all the styles of dance she enjoyed into one intense cardio workout.
Today, Valentina brings her extensive knowledge of traditional dance styles to all her classes, teaching alongside another dancer, Madi Di Cara. They demonstrate dancing styles and techniques in ballet, hip-hop, and salsa, as well as teaching slower Zumba Gold classes and leading age-appropriate dances in Zumbatomic kids' classes.
Zumba instructor Alexandria brings the energy to her classes at Dance Attitude. Here, she teaches Zumba, a popular Latin-dance-inspired cardio class. Each dance routine is set to a fast-paced, international beat, and the party-like atmosphere that Alexandria creates in each session helps keeps students motivated.
Solars Sports Clubs has fitness fanatics of all stripes covered, offering amenities that range from the parquet of the basketball court and the hardened evergreen of the tennis courts to rows of weight machines and the whirr of the smoothie bar. Group classes whip participants into shape, whether it's heart-pumping belly dancing or spin classes that encourage cyclists to workout without having to share the road with reckless turtles. Solaris also offers kids classes and summer camps, getting little ones off the couch and into action while honing their sports skills.
Evolution Fitness Club readily accepts its identity as a boutique fitness center, meaning it doesn't have everything for everyone, nor does it try to. Instead, the intimate, close-knit club strives to offer clients a refreshing alternative to joining impersonal chain gyms or surreptitiously working out in Jack LaLanne’s living room. On its main level, Evolution greets visitors with cardio equipment, strength machines, and a spacious, well-lit studio where instructors lead groups through classes of yoga, Zumba, Pilates, and more. The facility also boasts a discreet underground area with floor-to-ceiling mirrors where the owners keep more strength machines and free weights.
Members of Anytime Fitness can work out at any time because they can access the equipment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition to the Life Fitness cardio equipment with individual HDTVs, the gym also features fitness classes such as Zumba and yoga and personal training.
At Performax Fitness, a team of licensed doctors, physical therapists, strength and conditioning specialists, certified fitness trainers, and certified athletic trainers come together to provide well-rounded expertise on clients' individual fitness goals. The center's curriculum runs the gamut from open-gym sessions to Zumba dance classes, with a slew of equipment including kettlebells and Olympic weights.