Zumba is a cardio/dance fitness program that features a variety of international music for one hour of aerobic exercise. Students will experience everything from salsa and merengue to belly dance and Bollywood. Each class incorporates the concept of interval training by alternating fast and slow rhythms and includes a stretch and cool down. This is an all-levels class and NO DANCE knowledge or experience is required. The only requirements are sneakers, a smile and a bottle of water and a towel. Students are encouraged to participate comfortably at their own pace and level—wherever they may be on their fitness journey. According to the Mayo Clinic: “aerobic exercise reduces health risks, strengthens your heart and boosts your mood”. It’s a simple formula: feel the music, have fun and dance.
Ami Stix is a licensed Zumba instructor and has danced since childhood. It remains her passion and favorite vehicle for exercise and to pursue a healthy lifestyle, connecting the mind, body and spirit. In her opinion, Zumba provides the perfect format to experience the true joy of movement and all its benefits. Her goal is to create a safe space where students can pursue their fitness goals, build confidence and inspire each other. Ami has lived in Lexington with her husband and two boys since 1997.