Shall we dance?
For the past few years, Zumba has been a dance that’s popularized to only be catered to titas, titos – basically anyone who’s way older than a millennial. However, Zumba doesn’t have to be meant for a certain age group ’cause it can, in fact, benefit all age groups. Aside from boosting your heart health, reduce your fatigue, improve your alertness as well as coordination, it does a wonderful job of releasing your endorphins – the chemical that makes you happy. If there’s one way to be happier, why wouldn’t you take it?
10. Fitness First
MANILA | MAKATI | TAGUIG | PASAY | MANDALUYONG | SAN JUAN | PASIG | QUEZON CITY | MUNTINLUPA
Available in all of their branches, their Zumba classes use signature Latin and salsa music at 145/minute beats, encouraging you to step to the beat. But that’s not all, their dances incorporate squat sets, slow push-ups against the wall and plyometric jumps, all to increase the amount of cardio you’re doing. They claim that with the help of their dances, you’ll end up having strengthened calves and ankles as well as a fitter body.
They're open from: (Fitness First @ Taguig) Sunday - 8 AM to 10 PM; Monday to Friday - 6 AM to 10 PM; Saturday - 8 AM to 10 PM; [opening hours vary per location] Prices start at: (Fitness First @ Taguig) P750/session They're perfect for: Those who want a hardcore Zumba cardio workout
Offering two Zumba classes – Zumba Fitness and Toning – their Zumba dances are a combination of Latin dances – samba, salsa, merengue and mambo – and other international dances such as Bollywood and hip-hop. With Glenda Martinez, their certified Zumba instructor, you’ll find yourself dancing along and working out without even realizing how much calories you’re already losing.
Their classes are: Every Monday and Wednesday - 7 PM to 8 PM Prices start at: P650/session They're perfect for: Those who want other dances incorporated in Zumba aside from the usual Latin dances
QUEZON CITY | MUNTINLUPA | MANDALUYONG | TAGUIG | MARIKINA | MAKATI | MANILA | PASIG
Insider tip: You can enjoy a 3 day unlimited pass and 1 personal seesion for ₱900 instead of the original ₱3,700.
With their classes like Zumba Step, Zumba Fitness, Zumba Toning, and Strong by Zumba, it just goes to show that Gold’s Gym isn’t afraid to give you a class that’s perfect for what you’re looking for. From something as familiar as Zumba Fitness – that is similar to the usual Zumba classes – to Strong by Zumba – a class that’s meant to avoid those plateaus during workouts, there’s a class in Gold’s Gym for you no matter what skill level you have.
They're open from: Monday to Friday - 6 AM to 9 PM; Saturday - 6 AM to 9 PM; Sunday - 8 AM to 9 PM Prices start at: P 3,800/month (unlimited) They're perfect for: Beginners to Gym Buffs (since they have a gym)
7. Beyond Yoga
QUEZON CITY | MUNTINLUPA | SAN JUAN | MAKATI | TAGUIG
If you think that you want a bigger variety of dances included in your Zumba dances then the classes at Beyond Yoga might just be the one you’re looking for. Their Zumba class incorporates a plethora of dances: hip-hop, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, reggaeton, flamenco, tango, belly dancing – just to name a few. Their Zumba Toning class, on the other hand, includes maraco-like toning sticks that they claim can assist you hone your target zomes like the arms, abs, and thighs.
They're open from: Monday to Friday - 6:30 AM to 9 PM; Saturday and Sunday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Prices start at: P800 (unlimited for one day) They're perfect for: Those who want to try more diverse dances incorporated in their Zumba dances as well as yogis (because they're also a yoga studio)
6. MAIC’s Gym
If you’re curious and you want to give Zumba a try, then the Zumba Classes at MAIC’s Gym is a good place to start. Their instructors are accommodating, professional, and know how to guide you every step of the way, literally. To add, if you’re the type to change workouts throughout the week, then MAIC also has the equipment for you.
They're open from: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 6 AM to 12 AM; Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday - 6 AM to 10 PM; Sunday - 9 AM to 5 PM Prices start at: P150/session They're perfect for: Beginners and those on a limited budget
5. Plana Forma
QUEZON CITY | MAKATI
If there’s one thing that’s for sure when you take their classes, it’s that you’ll be sweating bullets the whole time. Their dances may be challenging but don’t fret, they have instructors who are quite accommodating and friendly. Once you’re done, it’s a good thing that they have clean facilities where you can freshen up and perhaps, take another class.
They're open from: Monday - 6:30 AM to 9 AM, 4 PM to 8 PM; Tuesday - 6: 30 AM to 1 PM, 5:30 to 9 PM; Wednesday - 6:30 AM to 10: 30 AM, 5:30 to 9 PM; Thursday - 6:30 AM to 1 PM, 4 PM to 9 PM; Saturday and Sunday - 3 AM to 12 PM Prices start at: P 650 (regular drop-in rate), P450 (student drop-in rate) They're perfect for: Those who don't mind sweating a lot while losing calories.
For 12 years, ACTS has been there to offer their services in dancing and fitness. They claim that in their Zumba classes, you’ll be “burning calories without you even realizing it”. But if you plan to take it up a notch, they also offer dance training as well as corporate training for even bigger groups.
They're open from: Monday to Friday - 2 PM to 9 PM; Saturday 12 PM to 9 PM; Sunday - 12 PM to 5 PM Prices start at: P200 (walk-ins) They're perfect for: Those who are passionate about both Zumba and dancing.
At Studio 116, after their Zumba classes, you’ll not only end up being uplifted but also energized, confident and strong. Aside from their Zumba class, they also offer other classes under their fitness class category like salsa, mamba, samba, and cha-cha as well social dances. So, to those who feel drained, who knows, Studio 116 Zumba dances could just be the one that’ll perk you up for the day.
They're open from: Monday to Friday - 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM; Saturday - 9:30 AM to 5 PM Prices start at: P550 (walk-ins) They're perfect for: Those who work around the busy Makati area
Reservations are accepted
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2/F LRI Design Plaza, N.Garcia St., Bel-Air, Makati
CAVITE | LAS PIÑAS
Insider tip: You can get a One Day Pass + 1 Personal Training Session for ₱500 instead of the original ₱1,400
A modern and air-conditioned gym with certified fitness coaches that offer one on one training and group classes such as zumba, yoga, and indoor cycling.
Their zumba classes are: Every Monday - 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (varies per branch) Prices vary per location They're perfect for: Those who are looking for a fitness center in the south
Reservations are accepted
Check them out here
TAGUIG | QUEZON CITY | MANILA | MAKATI | LAS PIÑAS | MANDALUYONG | PARAÑAQUE | PASAY | PASIG | SAN JUAN | CALOOCAN
With branches located in all of the cities all around Metro Manila, Anytime Fitness is accessible and allows you to prioritize your fitness any day, any time. Their top-notch equipment, a variety of classes, and other services give you opportunities to not only to accomplish your fitness regime for the day but even to enjoy it.
They're open 24/7 Prices vary per location They're perfect for: Those who want something different in between workouts that use gym equipment
If you’re worried that you might mess up the steps or embarrass yourself in front of your classmates, don’t fret, as long as you’re losing those calories and enjoying yourself, then you’re doing a great job in class. So, why not take a shot and dance?
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