Like a good horror movie, a good exercise regimen shocks the body out of its lethargy, which is why so many personal trainers chase their clients on treadmills while brandishing anacondas. Get in less terrified shape with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get five classes, one per week, from Zumba Fitness with Crystal, at the Lakeview Church, Albert Community Centre, or Positive Passions locations (a $45 value).
Zumba Fitness with Crystal's experienced and licensed instructor motivates students to burn up to 1,000 calories per hour and pump endorphins via Latin-inspired aerobics. The weekly 60-minute full-body workout classes occur on select weeknights and weekends, so clients of varying schedules can whittle figures, hasten heart rates, and recalibrate their brains' metronomes. Zumba fitness classes blend heart-racing steps culled from international dance styles such as salsa, merengue, flamenco, and belly dancing into routines, which are choreographed to match vivacious musical beats. Regular Zumba fitness does not require prior dance experience, though Crystal suggests Zumba Gold as a solid, sweat-inducing initiation for participants who fear their physical condition isn't in top form. Students should bring a bottle of water, a towel, and any vehicles hoping to slim down into tight-fitting parking spaces.