Although honeybees instinctually communicate through dance, humans who attempt to do so without proper training risk insulting the queen or eating the wrong flowers. Hone buzz-worthy abilities with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get five Zumba classes from Zumba Sarasota Bradenton (a $35 value). Choose from the following locations:
- Knights of Columbus Victory Hall in Sarasota
Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.<p>
- Longwood Run Community Center in Sarasota
Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.<p>
- Palmetto Art Center in Palmetto
- Mondays at 8:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., Fridays at 8:30 a.m., and Saturdays at 8 a.m.<p>
Zumba Sarasota Bradenton leads choreographed workouts designed for participants of varying ages and fitness levels. Class members shimmy their way through a montage of Latin dance moves set to a soundtrack of thumping beats and rolling r’s. The addition of toning sticks melds muscle toning with cardiovascular gyrations; beginning dancers may opt to keep their jazz hands toning-stick free. In an effort to constantly keep feet guessing, routines change on a regular basis to peak heart rates and blaze calories.
Zumba Fitness with Beth
Licensed Zumba instructor Beth Golden—who also holds certifications from the AFAA, Red Cross, and PADI—leads easy-to-follow dance routines inspired by Latin salsa, merengue, and tango moves. A soundtrack of high-energy tunes and rolling r’s keep students motivated as she helps them shimmy off pounds with or without the help of muscle-toning sticks. She regularly changes up her dance routines to prevent boredom and keep feet guessing. In addition to group classes in the studio, Beth hosts private Zumba parties, taking her portable speakers and headset to beaches, parks, offices, or clients' homes to liven up special events.