Dancing to get fit combines self-expression with self-improvement—just like dramatically interpreting an eye chart or getting a "Things to Do" tattoo. Exult in energy synergy with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one month of unlimited Nia and Zumba classes at Nia Underground in Capitol Hill.
Nia Underground, included in Seattle Metropolitan magazine's Best of the City 2008 feature, gets pulses pounding with a knockout combo of irresistible rhythms and graceful moves. In Nia sessions, eager exercisers execute boogie steps and martial-arts drills to infectious bursts of world beats and pop smashes. Like extreme water skiing, Nia is customarily practiced barefoot to teach toes balance and agility.
Zumba sustains the same energetic pace but tinges the soundtrack and regimen with Latin flavors. Hips twirl, shoulders shimmy, and pelvises shake off cobwebs that have been inadvertently trapping flies in students' flies. Classes accommodate as many as 60 movement mavens, creating a vibe of communal enthusiasm for participants to feed off. Passionate instructors light the calorie fire seven days a week during morning, afternoon, and evening sessions (click here for the schedule).
Nine Yelpers give Nia Underground an average of 4.5 stars:
- I love the funk feel, the connection with other cool and interesting people, the fantastic music and the opportunity to dance in a location that I consider magical. – Sara Y., 5/21/10
- There are a variety of teachers, routines, music genres, body types, class times, & dancer diversity. – Jemilla Jackie G., 5/21/10
340 15th Ave. E
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