Zumba an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included.
Don’t worry if you’re not a Latin ballroom trophy holder. Just keep kicking your legs and swaying your arms. Moving and having fun is the goal.
Unlike a traditional aerobics class, you don’t have to worry about stepping or clapping in perfect time. Zumba movements are more free flowing.
After a Zumba class, you’ll feel less like you marched in a boot camp drill and more like you let yourself go at a party.
Calorie and fat burning: At its core, Zumba classes provide a large calorie burn through aerobic activity done with interval training in mind. The average person will burn around 600 to 1,000 calories in a Zumba class. With the classes choreographed to provide intervals of intensity in both pace of music and type of movements, class members’ energy expenditure is maximized for fat-burning benefits.
Bored with the treadmill? Those who enjoy a group workout atmosphere should check out our free Zumba and toning classes. The program runs year around except for holidays.
|The Rec Center||Zumba & Toning|
|1338 E. 8TH Street||Monday- Thursday|
|956-542-2064||8:30 am - 9:30 am|
|Gonzalez Park Gym||Zumba|
|34 Tony Gonzalez DR||Monday, Wednesday, and Friday ONLY|
|956-542-2064||5:30 pm - 6:30 pm|
To inquire or register for class at the Rec Center, you may contact the Zumba instructor Mayra Arellano at 956-459-7942.
To inquire or register for class at Gonzalez Park, please dial 956-655-1065 or 956-832-4217
Come dressed in comfortable fitness attire that's easy to move in and can handle sweat. Wear sneakers that support dance movement — think side-to-side movements and pivots rather than simple front-to-back movement. Good shoes can include cross trainers, dance sneakers, or even running shoes with a worn-out tread
Bring your own water bottle, towel, and dance moves. Invite your friends and neighbors.
Always check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise regimen to make sure you are medically able to participate.