If people have fun while working out, there's a greater chance they'll keep it up, which is why gyms play music and why full-time bodybuilders lift weights while rollerblading. Discover the benefits of blending merrymaking and muscle building with today's Groupon to Zumba Funfitness in Vancouver. Choose between two options:
- For $20, you get a 10-class punch card (a $50 value).
- For $30, you get a 15-class punch card (a $75 value).
Zumba Funfitness helps students of all fitness levels shed weight and tone up with Latin-dance-inspired workouts that set easily mastered steps to upbeat music. The 60-minute classes blend resistance training with intervals of fast and slow dancing suffused with moves from such dance styles as salsa, samba, and merengue. While grooving to upbeat music in the party-like atmosphere, students of all dancing abilities can practice the steps at their own pace. Instructor Stacey Harstad adds extra layers of pizzazz to the workouts by mixing in flashing colored lights, fun outfits, and a trained disco ball that shouts words of support. Stacey also intersperses her sessions with two routines that can incorporate 1–3 pound weights in order to boost toning quotients. Using the weights is not required, and interested students should bring or smelt their own.
At Zumba Funfitness classes, instructor Stacy Harstad shepherds students through that initial period they students sometimes feel silly, focusing first on learning footwork before advancing to upper-body moves. The booming rhythms of Gloria Estefan and the Kumbia Kings blend with Maroon 5 and Pitbull as the sonic backdrop for each class. Stacy conducts each class as if she were leading an orchestra—using sweeping hand gestures and flashing lights—and encourages students to modify maneuvers to suit their own style and speed. Zumba students should avoid wearing workout attire that restricts movement, such as skinny jeans or a straitjacket.