From Our Editors
Booming bass lines emanate from Zumba Latin Fitness Ztudio's 3,000-watt sound system, enticing passersby to peer into its doors. Inside the space, one might expect to see bartenders serving colourful margaritas to packs of club-goers. Instead, the dancers forgo the booze for swigs of water as they sweat and burn calories performing Zumba's Latin-inspired dance moves to the beats of merengue, bachata, reggaeton, and quebradita. Owners Evelyn Cervera and Silvi Ortega infuse their original choreography with hints of their Mexican heritage, creating lively, hip-popping classes for patrons of all levels, ranging from beginner-friendly workouts to challenging master classes. After class, students can browse a boutique filled with fitness fashions, retrieve their young from the on-site play area, or visit the changing rooms to powder their noses, returning to the outside world feeling accomplished and unable to stop shimmying.