Moving one’s body to the rhythm of music is a natural human instinct, just like running toward the sound of lightning. Move with today’s Groupon: for $34, you get one month of unlimited Zumba classes at Studio SI (a $70 value). Choose to redeem your Groupon at one of the following locations:
- 5000 Old Buncombe Road, Unit #36
- 620 Howell Road, suite #13<p>
Founded as a talent agency in 1992, Studio SI has since expanded its sights to fostering a love of dance-based fitness in performers and non-performers alike. Both locations boast a full schedule of Zumba classes, which coalesce fitness with Latin dance steps, optional fruit hats, and fiery choreography into one fat-blasting routine performed amid a party-like atmosphere. A soundtrack of international tunes accompanies each class as dancers of all stripes follow along with routines that pull from such dance styles as rumba, salsa, tango, and reggaeton. For a strength-training twist, Zumba Toning classes incorporate similarly feisty footwork along with mat work, light weights, and cast-iron tambourines to add resistance to moves that target the arms, abs, and thighs.
Studio SI's enormous team of instructors fills every week with a range of group fitness classes, providing workouts for those of all fitness levels. Zumba, for example, offers a perfect starting point for beginners, combining aerobic exercises with dance choreography to up-beat songs. At the other end of the spectrum, Insanity challenges participants with high-impact plyometric movies, although modifications are available. The studio's instructors all hold professional testimonies to their skills, be it in the form a Zumba license or a certification from the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America.