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.
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.
Five days a week, the Hot Yogoddess studio fills with two sorts of radiance. The first is heat—specifically, infrared heat, which serves to elevate heart rates and loosen up muscles during the studio’s women-only classes. The second is the radiance pouring from the students themselves, who support and motivate one another as they flow through Vinyasa poses or pose in the more static, balanced stances of Hot Goddess 26. Beyond the traditional yoga classes, Hot Yogoddess’s yoga ballet barre class combines yoga and barre techniques into a unique hybrid. While balancing with the help of the mat, the wall-mounted barre, or the pigtails on the person in front of them, pupils elongate their limbs and tighten their cores during a challenging workout. Regardless of the class, each session is suitable for both experienced and beginner yogis and set to a calming soundtrack of quiet music.
Surrounded by glowing neon signs, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and fellow students of all sizes, dancers at Love Dance & Fitness Studio sweat, sway, and groove their way to good health. Like Tito Puente's little-known series of aerobics tapes, the studio's Zumba and Zumbatomic workouts blend lively Latin music with muscle-firming workouts and fat-burning cardio. A professional dance instructor oversees pupils who want to eschew the boring monotony of the treadmill and exercise bike for the camaraderie of fellow athletes and fun of interactive dance workouts.
The expert instructors at G Studio know that each guest is unique, so they’ve created an eclectic list of classes six days a week. They teach Zumba, hip-hop, and street-jazz fitness classes, which use high-energy and infectious dance moves to motivate students through cardio workouts. They also offer boot-camp classes, which focus on more traditional strength-training and cardio drills. And to further customize workouts, the studio offers personalized and semiprivate classes.