Having two left feet can lead to awkward silences at the cobbler and accusations of cheating during contentious games of Twister. Lose your left-footedness with today's Groupon: for $19, you get four Zumba classes at ZumbaAtlanta (up to a $60 value). This Groupon is good for classes conducted at the Latin American Association, Norcross Community Center, Peachtree Hills Park Recreation Center, and Ebster Center.
As one of Atlanta's first Zumba instructors, Janet Ackerman has been sculpting bodies with an energized mélange of salsa, samba, and other world tempos since 2001. Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow dance moves into a full-body workout that burns calories and equips students for spur-of-the-moment conga lines. The one-hour routines feature interval training that alternates between fast and slow rhythms and wrings sweat from forms with resistance exercises. Suited for men and women of all experience levels, Janet’s upbeat classes are held in the evenings on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and in the morning on Saturdays. Check the website for additional scheduling information.
Trained by Zumba founder Beto Perez, Janet Ackerman has spread the gospel of Zumba worldwide, teaching classes in Chile, Mexico, India, China, and Hong Kong. Back home, she became one of Atlanta’s first Zumba instructors and now shares her fitness passion with hordes of willing participants. ZumbaAtlanta.com offers group dance parties several days a week, helping attendees burn calories through fun, hip-shaking dance steps set to modern Latin music, and offers events such as motivational team building for corporate groups or private Zumba Fitness parties for bachelorettes.