Well-selected music can enhance any event, from Olympic figure skating routines backed by Top 40 hits to operas accompanied by an ensemble of ringing cell phones. Enhance your workout with today's Groupon: for $30, you get 12 Zumba classes at Modesto Power (a $60 value).
The expert Zumba instructors at Modesto Power help students realize their potential for fitness success with a high-energy dance workout. The class schedule packs in nine Zumba classes each week, tossing would-be Zumbanis multiple options for stomping across the hardwood floor. Students salsa and shake to Latin-inspired beats and hit songs in the spacious Wood Room, where bright green and sunny-yellow walls energize eyes and a wide mirror reflects the cardiovascular carousing. An elevated riser at the front of the room makes it easy for students to mimic the instructor's moves, decreasing the chance that they'll accidentally mimic one of the ceiling fans' endless cardio spins instead.
By teaching martial-arts and group fitness classes, Modesto Power trains competitive athletes and clients simply seeking a healthier lifestyle. The 6,000-square-foot facility partitions classes into three separate studios. The Wood Room houses a dance floor and wall of mirrors, in front of which instructors lead Zumba classes. The Power Room, meanwhile, builds muscle mass with a collection of free weights and is known for using its occupants' energy to generate electricity for the other rooms. Finally, the Mat Room lines its walls and floor with padding and stocks rows of chain-hung heavy bags for mixed-martial-arts training comprising brazilian jujitsu, muay thai kickboxing, and submission grappling. Trainers also tailor sessions for younger guests; kid's aerobic and martial-arts classes teach dance moves, self-defense, and the distractive power of balloon animals.