Zumba , the fusion dance exercise program, isn’t new, but a lot of folks haven’t tried it yet. It’s time, people. Sure, you can do it at home with a DVD, but it’s a whole different experience in a group setting. Trust me, I’ve tried both. Zumba classes attract folks who hate to exercise, but love to dance, people who hate the intimidating and boring gym scene, and social butterflies. Once the music gets going, and hips start wiggling, the hour flies by. Boom, workout done!
You can get started with a Zumba class for less than the cost of that DVD. Check out these no strings attached Zumba classes around Louisville for $5 or less. Don’t be shy – you’ll fall in love with it.
Tonya Deetch, the "Zumba Chick," teaches Zumba and Zumba Toning, Thursdays, 6:30 -7:30 p.m., at Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
7709 Bardstown Road
Check her website for monthly schedules .
Gabe Scott teaches Zumba and other Latin dances at Xplosive Rhythms Dance & Fitness . The studio offers a Zumba class every day of the week, at varying times. Check the schedule for details.
3900 Shelbyville Road #24, inside St. Matthews Station
First Zumba class is free, and a Zumba 10-class card is $50 (no strings attached), so you get classes for $5.
Zumba classes are offered at Cypher Dance Fitness, Monday through Saturday, at varying times. Check the schedule for details .
1860 Mellwood Avenue, Suite 278, in Building A
A Zumba 10-class punch card is $50 (no strings attached), so you get classes for $5.
FiTMe Studio  offers a Black Light Zumba class on selected Friday nights, from 7:00 to 8:00. Check the schedule for the next Black Light class and get your neon out!
8704A Bayberry Place
$3 for non-members
Students and Military also get a $5 per class rate for all classes, no strings attached, with ID.
Church of the Advent offers Zumba with Amy , Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 7:30, and Saturday mornings, 8:30 to 10:00.
901 Baxter Avenue
Classes are $5, and discounted punch cards are often available.
I know there are more $5 and under Zumba classes around town. Feel free to add this info in the comments section.
Want more fun, affordable fitness? Check out my list of 13 Places to Take a Yoga Class for Five Bucks .