Free and cheap ways to try Zumba tonight

Picture 34By now you’ve probably heard of Zumba, the Latin-fusion, easier-and-sweatier-than-a-rhumba fitness style of dance that’s supposed to be this decade’s Tai Bo. It’s said to burn 600-1000 calories per class, which means you can a) lose weight, or b) eat this, and not gain weight, which I think might be a stronger argument. Zumba classes are popping up all over Brooklyn, and tonight (Wed. March 10) there are two ways to try it, one free and the other cheap.

There’s a FREE introductory class at Midwood Martial Arts & Family Fitness Center, 1302 Ave. H at Rugby, 718-258-KICK. You have to call or email to RSVP.

In Park Slope, Madeline Vera teaches Zumba on Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 and Fridays 7 – 8 at Camp Friendship,
339 8th St. between 5th & 6th Ave. The first class is only $5, and they’re $10 after that, unless you buy multi-packs that are a really good deal. An eight-class card is only $60, which is only $7.50 a class. For more info call 718-965-7543.

For more on Zumba, here’s the official site and the Brooklyn Zumba Facebook page. And if you’ve already tried it, tell us: is Zumba really all that?

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