"Get in shape" hovers near the top of many New Year's resolution lists, right next to "deal with raccoon infestation" and "figure out how raccoons get trapped in the TV." Stop watching so many TV shows starring raccoons with today's Groupon: for $20, you get five Zumba fitness classes (a $50 value) at Zumba with Pink at the Powell Dance Academy.
Certified Zumba instructor Chris Pinkerton works students into desirable shapes with an energetic and enjoyable Latin-infused dance workout. Zumba combines alternating slow and fast rhythms with resistance designed to shake off fat and root out forgotten cuban sandwiches from their corporeal hiding places, exposing the sculpted muscles lurking beneath. Students of any age and skill level can expect to shed more than 500 calories in each music-pumping session, burning even more energy than a rigorous argument with your trainer about what is and is not a “chocolate cake." A schedule is available online for adult walk-ins, and students ages 12 to 18 are welcome to attend with a signed parental/guardian waiver.
Although reviews are still growing for Zumba with Pink, clients rave about their experience in online testimonials:
- Zumba is motivating. It is challenging. It is inspirational. It brings together a "team" of individuals who come to enjoy themselves with other classmates, feel good about themselves, and get a great workout. – Toni Stevens
- She has fun, varied routines to music that makes you want to move, and she cues very clearly, so that you can easily follow the steps. – Kathy Ludlam
Inspire Fitness of Columbus
At Inspire Fitness of Columbus, engaging instructors propel exercisers toward fitness goals during fun group workouts. The studio specializes in Zumba classes, which whirl Latin-inspired dance steps and rhythmic music into parties that celebrate fitness and community. Parquetry lines the spacious dance floor, where participants can shimmy and shake without crashing into their neighbors. More energizing than coffee brewed in a particle accelerator, Zumba soundtracks teem with salsa, hip-hop, and reggaeton beats handpicked by Grammy-winning producers. Boot camps and toning classes complement Zumba’s cardio workout by cultivating strength, muscle tone, and core stability.