FITNESS and fun rarely go hand in hand, but a new dance workout sensation has taken Gainsborough by storm.
Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and lively international music with dance in an effort to make exercise more fun.
Zumba instructor Fay Wallwork runs sessions at The Studio, Gainsborough, and said it’s an easy but exciting way to fight the fat.
“I’d describe Zumba as a fun dance and fitness workout,” she said.
“It’s Latin-based but there’s no co-ordination involved and all abilities can try it.”
She continued: “You don’t have to learn any kind of choreography, we do just the moves and have fun.”
“It’s all about creating a party atmosphere and enjoying yourself as you workout.”
So much so, that Fay said that Zumba hardly feels like you’re working out at all.
“It’s really inclusive and anyone can get involved,” she said.
“We have people of all ages and fitness levels coming down.”
“It’s been really successful locally, and that’s probably because we get people fit in a really fun way.”
Fay went on: “A lot of people don’t enjoy just going to the gym and running or exercising on their own, but this is so much fun.”
“With Zumba you’re burning off calories when you don’t realise it. The music and the movement and the enjoyment distract you from the fact that you’re working hard.”
Fay said that Zumba is proving very popular in Gainsborough but all are welcome to come along and give it a go.
“Classes are always busy and packed out, but we get a lot of new people coming every week,” she said.
Fay added: “As soon as people come they don’t do it just once – they stick to it. I’ve never had anyone come and say that they didn’t enjoy it or found it difficult or hard.”
Zumba classes take place at The Studio, Gainsborough, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.
To book into a session or for more information you can call 01427 611 072, visit www.thestudiogainsborough.co.uk or search for ‘Zumba Gainsborough’ on Facebook.
The Gainsborough Standard went along to a Zumba session to see what all the fuss is about.
l Visit www.gainsboroughstandard.co.uk to see our video coverage of Zumba Gainsborough.