While dancing is an enjoyable way to burn calories, elaborate dance dream routines are a sure way to burn through dry-ice budgets. Practice show-stopping choreography sans props with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get three Zumba classes at Zumba Fitness with Kelly! (a $30 value).
Zumba is a fast-paced, easy-to-follow Latin-dance workout designed to build muscle and strength in a rambunctiously musical setting. A combination of merengue, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, belly dance, flamenco, tango, and samba elements blend with traditional fitness-interval and resistance training, alternating fast and slow moves to simultaneously banish calories and fat and encourage muscle mass to usurp its cushy throne. Students of every age and fitness level can jump into the high-energy Zumba or Zumba gold classes without prior dancing ability, knowledge of the technique, or a boa-factory apprenticeship. Adept in several forms of dance as well as Zumba, certified dancestructor Kelly has danced with the professional division of both the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and The School of Alberta Ballet and toured the globe as captain of the Royal Caribbean International. Check online for the current class schedule.