Recent studies show that people who dance tend to possess above-average strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as a significantly lower risk of getting served. Hone this vital skill with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a 10-class pass for Zumba fitness classes at Balance Fitness Studio in New Haven (an $80 value). Classes are currently scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, with more sessions coming soon.
Balance Fitness, which was awarded multiple best of New Haven awards by readers of the New Haven Advocate, helps clients stay slender and strong with a variety of exercise programs and nutritional expertise. During Zumba classes, fitness fanatics can burn off calories by stepping through a blend of Latin-dance-inspired routines, each accompanied by upbeat music and enthusiastic instruction. Friendly trainer Mubarakah Ibrahim, previously featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, leads many of these energetic dance-a-thons, and is known to yell randomly and emphatically that everyone in the studio gets a brand-new core.
The Oprah Winfrey Show featured Balance Fitness Studio owner Mubarakah Ibrahim on the episode "Thirty-Something in America." Ibrahim has contributed to Prevention magazine by constructing workouts specifically for women and placed in the top three in the New Haven Advocate's Best Personal Trainer category in 2009 and 2010. The New Haven Advocate also named Balance Fitness the Best Women's Only Health Club in 2009, and the club's boot camp was profiled by the New Haven Independent the same year.
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