Dance and good fitness go hand in hand, much like potatoes and mash or pet monkeys and regret. Attach yourself to a winning duo with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get four Zumba classes from Hillside Fitness. Zumba classes are currently held on Thursday nights from 5:40 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. at the Wildwood Community Centre and Friday mornings from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Alive Danceworks in Wentworth on 85th Street Southwest.
Hillside Fitness chisels physiques through Zumba classes led by certified instructors. Zumba cultivates a festive atmosphere, encouraging participants to go at their own pace, feel the music, and see whose head can wear the most party hats. Each 45-minute class alternates sessions of aerobic dance moves with resistant training that alternately alternate between slow and fast Latin rhythms, building muscle and obliterating calories. Hillside encourages participants to wear comfortable workout clothes, bring a water bottle, and arrive about 10 minutes before class starts. Cross-training or aerobic style shoes are also recommended for the proper cushioning and medial lateral support needed for side-to-side movements.