Most historians agree that Nostradamus accurately predicted the current Zumba craze with the last line of his 812th quatrain, roughly translated as “rhythm is gonna get you.” Fulfill your fitness destiny with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get a four-class package at Zumba Fitness (up to a $20 value). Classes are held at a variety of locations and times.
With more than 20 years of fitness-training experience under her belt, certified Zumba instructor Sandy Davenport has traded in her days of competitive bodybuilding for intense booty shaking and move busting. Sandy is a rhythmical pied piper, leading students away from the bland land of jumping jacks and treadmills to an exciting indoor Miami Beach–style party. This Latin-dance-based aerobic routine is fun and easy to follow, making it a wonderful workout for both beginners and cha-cha champs. Set to a spicy soundtrack, the low-impact, high-intensity, one-hour sessions offer a safe and effective way to tone up and slim down. Bringing plenty of water is encouraged; fruit hats are optional.
Zumba with Sandy
Since she was a teenager, Sandy Davenport’s determination to stay physically fit has earned her a resumé full of accomplishments, which include authoring her own fitness and lifestyle manual, designing corporate-wellness programs, and winning the Ms. Alabama Bodybuilding Championship twice. After a car accident left her injured, she discovered Zumba's invigorating, low-impact fitness system to keep herself in shape while she recuperated. Her fascination with the fun, energetic workout inspired her to become a dance-fitness instructor, seeking out training from Zumba architect Beto Perez.
Today, Sandy calls upon her extensive training and experience in Latin and ballroom dance to lead exercisers of all abilities through Zumba's fun, easy-to-follow dance moves. In her studio's friendly, judgment-free environment, students feed off the contagious energy of pulsing music with Latin and international dance moves while cutting rugs to reach their fitness goals.