Zumba is all about moving to the music and having a good time, and here’s the best part – you don’t even have to know how to dance!
Zumba can be simply described as “dance fitness.” It is often associated with latin music, but many instructors choose to incorporate hip-hop or other popular music into their class. The best part about Zumba? Anybody can do it. The whole time you’re there you’re getting a great workout, but you’ll hardly realize you’ve been working so hard when the music stops!
What can beginners expect?
Even though it’s a big class, no one is going to be looking at you. You’ll get a good cardio workout and you’ll start to tone your muscles. It can be as low or high intensity as you want.
What can more advanced participants expect?
You can expect to use all your muscles and to develop your balance and muscle tone. This class is a great break in routine and will let you test your coordination and balance in a different setting than you’re used to.
Meet Our Instructors
“Hola! I’m Astrid Kleinsmith and I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I left my beautiful island to go to school at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). I graduated with an Aerospace Engineering degree, became an Air Force officer, a semi-professional ballet dancer, and a wife and mother of two beautiful boys, who are now young adults. I have always been interested in fitness, wellness, and dance, so when a friend invited me to a Zumba class, I just fell in love with it. It was a logical decision for me to become a Zumba instructor and share the joy of getting fit while having fun! Since then, I’ve gotten licensed in other Zumba disciplines, certified as a Group Fitness Instructor, and soon, I’ll be a certified Personal Trainer.
What’s an interesting fact about yourself? “I was an Aerospace Engineer in the Air Force and used to track satellites.”
What would you say to someone who has never tried your class? “You should absolutely come try it! t’s a great cardio class and you get benefits without feeling like you’re working out. Anyone can take it!”
“In 2010 I was in college and I watched my sister lose 60 pounds just by doing Zumba. That’s when I first became interested in it, and I later got my Zumba certification in 2013 so that I could teach. I run, and am an avid CrossFitter. I run about 3 races a month; anything from a 5k to a half marathon or my favorite – MUD RUNS!”
What’s your biggest fitness accomplishment? Running a 26 obstacle mud run and doing all 26 obstacles.
What do you hear people saying when they leave your class? “Oh my gosh, that was a workout!” “Super intense” “Fun!”