Zumba By Work It is a workout group led by four women, Latoyea Armando, Kudakwashe Mandishona, Irene Keggen and Wendy Wilson, trained in Zumba fitness. The women, who takes turns coaching classes, created Zumba By Work It in 2015. They offer a variety of latin dance moves infused with a good measure of body popping and twerking moves.
One thing that we despise? Having to travel long distances for anything. Excuses, excuses! Well when we learned that the classes take place less than 5 minutes from where we live we knew we had to go check them out. And we are glad we did. Our instructor for the hour was Latoya. We really like her! She was bubbly, energetic and worked the room and really brought out the group’s Just For Fun adage. Because we really did have fun and didn’t take ourselves and our 2 left feet too seriously.
We haven’t been to the gym in more than a month so we were looking for something that would make our gym comeback a little less overwhelming. Because who wants to do burpees on their first day back?! We danced our stresses away to the likes of Rihanna, Iyanya, Luis Fonsi and other catchy latin dance songs. The classes are great for beginners as Latoya demonstrates each move then invites students to give it a go. The result was a happy, sweaty bunch as we laughed at ourselves for not being as rhythmic as as we thought we were.
before the madness
with Latoyea the instructor (in pink)
Try it because…
We know, shaking your booty is remarkably healthy, and not just in a fitness-and-weight-loss kind of way. Dancing can boost your brainpower, improve your outlook, grow your social circle, and protect your most important organs even if you have no rhythm. And it doesn’t get any better than Zumba as it incorporates a wide variety of dance styles to target different muscle groups for a whole body workout. Zumba by Work It is for you if love dance, don’t want a gungho fitness program but you still want to sweat and feel like you are doing something. These classes are ideal for people who are claustrophobic, there is more than enough room to do your thing without worrying about moving into anyone’s space. They are affordable and offer versatility that is 4 ladies with different skill sets and focus so you will never get bored.
Location: 38 Mt Pleasant Drive, Mt Pleasant, Gym Ignite, Fitness360.