Dancing is the third-most likely activity to recapture lost youth, just behind mispronouncing words and collecting pieces of anything that happens to be on the ground. Rediscover the pleasure of dancing with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a month of unlimited Zumba fitness classes and entrance to one Zumba party at Studio Azul on South Redwood Road (a $42 value).
The newly born Studio Azul’s schedule features Latin-dance-inspired Zumba classes in the morning and evening. Zumba classes combine classic Latin music beats with lively dance moves to create a fast-paced workout that’s accessible and invigorating for even the most staid tortoises. With more than 10 hour-long classes offered each week, students can give each of their toes a turn to keep the beat for a class. Attend an unlimited number of classes during the month and gain admission to one of Studio Azul’s Friday evening Zumba parties, ideal for showing off newfound moves and socializing somewhere other than in a dimly lit cavern.
Studio Azul’s dance space mirrors the energetic attitude of Zumba—a disco ball adorns the ceiling, speakers perch on the walls encased in brightly colored boxes, and tiny dance elves in seersucker suits come out and frolic when no one is looking. The studio also features a brand-new wooden floor and an ultra-modern sound system.
Under the glimmering light of a rotating disco ball, Studio Azul's Zumba instructors lead upbeat dance-inspired classes suitable for students of all fitness levels. Spicy Latin tunes pumping from the studio's suspended speakers animate the easy-to-follow steps, which create an exhilarating workout that burns calories and hones wedding-reception material. Blond wooden floor planks help reduce impact to skeletons delicate and sturdy as they shimmy and shake across the room. Studio Azul's seven-day schedule grants ample fodder for especially dedicated students, and the consistently high-energy levels of the instructors help motivate students as they rhythmically traipse toward improved fitness.