Yoga Chicks Studio owner Danna Garland and her team of instructors support their clients' fitness goals with yoga, Pilates, and Zumba classes. The team leads classes in a nurturing, nonjudgmental environment where women of all ages and skill levels can focus on learning poses or burning calories without feeling self-conscious. Teachers also support students physically as well as emotionally, providing hands-on support to keep pupils motivated when honing their balance, flexibility, and Zumba faces.
After receiving her Zumba certification in 2006 and inspiring her mother to board the fitness-dancing bandwagon, Jennifer Diaz and her mother, Esmie Megee, founded ZuMama Fitness in 2009 to help motivate people on their health and weight-loss journeys. Today, a staff of 18 certified instructors helps manage the robust schedule of classes that cater to all ages and ability levels. In the citrus-hued studio, students mimic teachers through easy-to-follow steps set to upbeat Latin tunes, sometimes under the twinkling lights of a disco ball that enhance the party-like atmosphere and contain outbreaks of Saturday night fever.
Atop the glossy wood floors with their reflections winking back at them from the wall-to-wall mirrors, Mary Lee & Dance Suave’s instructors lead small groups through a variety of dance styles. They teach classic ballroom dancing, such as waltz, swing, and rumba to individuals and couples, and invite them for dancing parties where guests can practice their moves. The instructors also lead dance-fitness Zumba classes.
The power or a boxer; the poise of a dancer; the focus of a Pilates practitioner. Piloxing delivers all of these traits with a single workout that combines Pilates, boxing, and dance. Piloxing offers an alternative to the Zumba classes that fill most of Z Live Studio's group exercise schedule. Intense Insanity workouts and dance-based Bokwa also promise upbeat sessions of calorie-burning.
Bailamos Dance Fitness fuses fun and fitness with a wealth of high-energy cardio classes that motivate students to tone their bodies and burn fat with dance and full-body movement. Patrons groove to Latin music in Zumba classes, and punch and kick their way to good health during cardio kickboxing.
Kenyatta Kelly knows the power of Zumba. The dance instructor and owner of Kenyatta & Co. Studio shed more than 50 pounds by participating in the high-energy dance classes. Now she helps fellow exercisers meet their individual goals through Zumba, whether they want to burn calories, learn new dance moves, or sculpt limbs to match all those Greek statues that keep breaking out of museums. Kenyatta & Co. Studio was also recently voted Best Zumba, Aerobics, and Yoga in Houston by Great Day Houston.