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 $20, you get four Zumba classes at The Bod-e2 Shop in Clovis (a $40 value).
The pulsating cadences of a Latin-inspired dance soundtrack send jolts of calorie-burning energy through bodies over the course of four Zumba fitness classes. When crafting Zumba’s comprehensive fitness regimen in 2001, dance instructors drew on international styles and the knowledge of Grammy Award–winning producers, and to this day it remains the most revolutionary combination of music and fitness since the pennywhistle shot-put stone. Each class features easy-to-follow dance routines that drown out inhibitions while an engaging instructor helps small groups of students steadily increase their cardio output and release their jaguar animal spirits. Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. exhilarate first-timers and veteran foot-flingers alike, and Zumba’s inherently festive environment creates a sense of camaraderie among students of all abilities and fitness levels.
The Bod-e² Shop
Art "The Shark" Correa has a history of surmounting life's challenges in pursuit of his business and fitness goals. While earning his bachelor's degree in kinesiology—thereby becoming his family's first college graduate—Art yearned to apply his knowledge toward other people's physical betterment, and gained national certification as a personal trainer. He then used his health expertise to found The Bod-e² Shop, a wellness sanctuary for all fitness levels, and has since trained such elite clients as NFL players Zack Follett and Ricky Manning, Jr.
The Bod-e2 Shop functions as an all-purpose workout zone, manned by personal trainers and instructors who run kickboxing, Zumba, and intense boot-camp classes. Private sessions with the trainers can focus on sports-performance or toning goals, providing encouragement with motivating words rather than drill sergeant mantras or shyly suggestive fireworks displays. The gym's roster of advanced equipment has been highlighted on KMPH's Valley Life, and includes core-tightening air benches alongside Jacob's Ladder, a machine whose cycling rungs simulate climbing.