Ditch the workout and join the Zumba party on Thursday afternoons at 3 p.m. at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department on Noon Peak Road.
Zumba, the Latin-inspired dance workout, is one of the most popular group exercise classes in the world. Grooving to the beats of salsa, flamenco, hip hop and merengue music feels more like a dance party than a workout. The high-energy classes are set to upbeat music and feature choreographed dance numbers.
Local instructor Amy Saulnier will go over the movements before each song. You don’t need to be a great dancer to feel welcome in a Zumba class. The classes emphasize moving to the music and having a good time, no rhythm required.
Great for beginners: Zumba emphasizes moving to the music and having fun regardless of your fitness level. The Recreation Department will offer two introduction to Zumba classes to teach newbies the basic steps.
Equipment required: None, except for your sneakers.
When: Thursday afternoons at 3 p.m. starting December 5. The first two classes will be introduction to Zumba.
Where: Waterville Valley Recreation Department
Cost: Classes are $5 per person; free for Recreation Department members.