Inspired by Latin dance fusions, Zumba classes make dance into a coordinated aerobit workout that even goes so far as to incorporate hip hop and belly dancing. Chicago’s best Zumba classes boast a combination of talented dance instructors and fun music that will have any athlete sweating it out and having a blast without stressing over the actual workout.
676 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Price: $99 per month for unlimited classes
TEAMiFIT, located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, offers five Zumba classes per week, promising an easy-to-follow, varied workout each time. Other dance-inspired classes include WERQ, an intense cardio workout to today’s Billboard Top 100, and Throwback Dance, a cardio and toning workout to popular songs from the ’80s and early ’90s. In addition to your typical indoor classes, it also hosts an outdoor boot camp from April to August. Members of any fitness level benefit from TEAMiFIT’s intense workouts. In addition to the monthly unlimited option, TEAMiFIT offers drop-in options, such as $59 for four classes per month or $75 for eight. Purchase a $25 day pass, a one-class drop in for $19, five drop-ins for $85 or 12 drop-ins for $180.
213 W. Institute 704
Chicago, IL 60610
Price: $150 per month for unlimited classes
The Indigo Studio offers an intense workout with fun classes with caring instructors in an intimate setting. With seven Zumba classes per week, Indigo Studio also prides itself on being the only studio in Chicago to offer Yoga Booty Ballet, a class combining yoga, cardio dance, booty sculpting and strength training. The monthly membership fee decreases based on the amount of months you wish to commit to. For example, to commit to a monthly membership for 12 months, it’s $100 per month as opposed to the $150 per month rate for a month-to-month commitment. Or pay $18 for one class, $85 for five classes, $155 for 10 classes and $280 for 20 classes. It offers a 15 percent discount for students and seniors as well as private instruction.
1890 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Price: $12 drop-in rate
At Dance Spa in Wicker Park, students learn to dance, get in shape and have a blast in an upbeat and welcoming studio. People of all levels, including beginners, benefit from these high-impact Zumba classes. Instructors make dance movies simple and easy to follow to keep stress low and fun high. Instructors here boast more than 15 years of professional dance experience. Dance Spa also offers classes designed for wedding preparation, couples and children. Punch cards are available for the classes at a rate of $100 for 10 classes and $180 for 20 classes.
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MaZi Dance Fitness Centre
2001 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Price: $159 per month for unlimited classes
This spacious Wicker Park dance fitness center focuses its classes around music because its instructors believe athletes should look forward to and enjoy working out. Cardio classes are coded based on intensity level and include low, medium and high intensities. Zumba fits into all three categories. Other classes offered at MaZi include a ballerina bum boot camp, beginning ballet and Pilates ball workouts. Drop in on a class for $19, purchase a five-class package for $85 or a 10 class package for $155. Full-time students may take advantage of lower rates, such as $14 for a drop-in class. Private training sessions are available as well.
Lou Conte Dance Studio at Hubbard Street Dance
1147 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
Price: $15 for a single class
Lou Conte Dance Studio is located at Hubbard Street Dance in the West Loop. Jump in on a class without registering by showing up 30 minutes early any day. With more than 70 classes per week, any athlete will find a great workout in options including Pilates, yoga, musical theater and pretty much any dance style. Slip in for a class in spacious studios with knowledgeable instructors who teach courses for any skill level. In addition to a single class drop in fee, it offers 10, 20, 30 and 40 class cards for $125, $240, $345 and $440 respectively.
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