Today’s Big Deal is rather unusual in that for less than a tenner it offers you citizenship of the world’s fastest growing country: the Funky People’s Republic of Zumba.
While the nation of Zumba has yet to be formally recognised, the dance craze is one of the biggest in the world. From its tiny Latin American roots in 2001, the Zumba dance-fitness program now claims there are more than 10 million people around the globe taking Zumba classes every week.
Ten freaking million! That’s more than the population of Sweden. In fact, that’s more than the population of Ireland and New Zealand combined.
Why is it so popular? According to its creators, the craze is ‘the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive.’
According to the instructors behind today’s Big Deal: ‘Zumba is a fun Latin-inspired dance workout that is suitable for everyone – whether you love dancing or have two left feet! Our classes normally have two instructors which enables us to help people of all fitness levels benefit.’
The Zumba classes with Nadia and Mark take place at different times and locations throughout Edinburgh so everyone should be able to find a convenient class. Classes take place:
Mondays 9.20am, Greenbank Parish Church
Tuesdays 8pm, Boroughmuir Rugby Club
Wednesdays 8pm, Craigroyston Community High School
Thursdays 9.30am, Boroughmuir Rugby Club (starting 4th Feb) and 5.45pm, Firrhill High School
Sundays 10.30am, Boroughmuir Rugby Club
If you want to get fit, have fun and join the Zumba nation, today’s Big Deal is:
£9 for five Zumba classes with Nadia and Mark in Edinburgh; a 77.5% saving on the standard £40