Fitness classes, like marriages, are quickly abandoned if they get repetitive. Partake of fun fitness with today's Groupon: for $29, you get seven Zumba classes with Tropa Z Fitness at two locations: Bally's Total Fitness on Post Oak Boulevard and Bally's Total Fitness on Shepherd Drive (a $77 value).
Tropa Z Fitness helps participants dance away cares and unwanted calories with the upbeat rhythms, driving beats, and hip-shaking moves of Zumba. A popular fitness-dance craze, Zumba's distinctive, easy-to-follow movements burn up to 700 calories an hour while maintaining a fun, high-energy environment for beginners and dance-hall denizens alike.
Learn combinations and funky steps to the upbeat and modern music, with boogie-down motions borrowed from salsa, samba, merengue, and belly dancing, encouraged and motivated all the while by the small, supportive class sizes.
The friendly, licensed Zumba instructors at Tropa Z insist that fitness routines should be fun, and keep a party-like atmosphere going throughout each class. Polished wood floors and spacious practice areas allow plenty of room to spread out, as outlined by the Manifest Dance Destiny doctrine.
Tropa Z Fitness
Husband and wife Rhabby and Corrie both pursued fitness throughout their lives, studying martial arts, practicing yoga, and toning their cores with Pilates. But when they first heard of Zumba, Rhabby dismissed it as overhyped. Tatiana, however, had always wanted to learn the Latin dances, and eventually she convinced her husband to be her class partner. To their surprise, they found the first five minutes of class so intense they weren’t sure they could finish. But finish they did, and they loved it so much they even went on to become instructors. Eventually, Rhabby, Corrie, and Tatiana founded Tropa Z Fitness to share their exercise passion with others.
The three owners – along with their other skilled teachers – now shake hips five days a week in their Zumba classes. Rhabby reports that in addition to burning calories, Zumba’s ample hip movements have improved his martial arts, giving him increased flexibility and stronger kicks. The instructors also teach youth classes, helping kids express themselves through hip-hop dance moves, rather than by throwing rotten tomatoes.