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Workout of the Week: Aqua Zumba


Today’s blogger: Rachel Zavala, SHAPE’s fitness intern


Looking for a unique way to escape the scorching temps? Jump in the pool and dance away the calories at Aqua Zumba. This hour-long, group-fitness class follows the traditional Zumba format of Latin moves done to upbeat, shimmy-inducing tunes—but it’s performed in the shallow end of a pool. Thanks to the resistance of the water, every salsa, merenge, and reggaeton step takes a bit more effort (which helps work your muscles even harder!) The dance combinations are slightly slower than the ones you do in a typical Zumba class, but the energy is just as high: Participants clap and wave their arms to the beat, and there's plenty of high-spirited cheers. If you love the original Zumba class—or if you couldn't take one because of an injury or joint problems—the water workout is a fun, low-impact way to get in on the dance party this summer. Find an Aqua Zumba session in your area—there are more than 400 nationwide—at We promise you’ll forget all about the heat while you’re busting a move and blasting calories.




When was the last time you had this much fun working out?


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