Exercise is a pleasurable activity for both would-be athletes and recovering pyromaniacs desperate enough to settle for burning calories. Fuel fitness regimens with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get five classes at Zumba Sarasota Bradenton (up to a $40 value). Choose from the following locations: Longwood Community Center in Sarasota, Sara Dance in Sarasota, or Palmetto Art Center in Palmetto.
A dedicated trio of licensed Zumba instructors at Zumba Sarasota Bradenton guide hot steppers during walk-in workouts fueled by calorie-torching choreography. Classes pump international dance hits as hip swivelers from all tiers of the fitness totem pole saucily saunter through aerobically challenging routines that come directly from the official Zumba curriculum. Many of the moves can be easily modified according to specific exercise goals with high-impact motions to build muscle and low-impact alternatives for astronauts who haven't reacclimated to Earth's gravity.
Each location holds walk-in classes, so students can freely sweat and shed pounds without a gym membership that requires them to sign a long contract or take on a new identity. The Longwood Community Center classes take place on Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m., and the Sara Dance sessions are at 10:30 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Instructors lead workouts throughout the week at the Palmetto Art Center, with 8:30 a.m. classes on Monday and Friday, 6 p.m. classes on Tuesday and Thursday, and an 8 a.m. class on Wednesday.
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.