Aqua Zumba makes a splash

New Aqua Zumba fitness classes at Holiday Inn, Clifton.'Lead by Rachel Walmsley
New Aqua Zumba fitness classes at Holiday Inn, Clifton.'Lead by Rachel Walmsley

THE new Zumba craze is being stepped up to a whole new level in Brighouse with a brand new feature being introduced.

Aqua Zumba is being launched at the Holiday Inn, Clifton, thanks to two specialist instructors.

Rachel Walmsley and Matthew Brammer, are both Zumba teachers but are the only instructors in Aqua Zumba who are licensed and offering the class in the area.

Rachel who is the owner of Timestep School of Dance in Liversedge, said the introduction of the Zumba and Aqua Zumba classes at the hotel since mid-April has just taken off.

“The feedback has been excellent,” she said. “Ladies going to the normal Zumba class say they can feel the difference as they are working other muscles and the water resistance means they are working harder.

“People coming to the different classes say they can really feel and notice the weight they are losing which is what we all want to see.

“I launched Zumba at Timesteps back in November and classes have gone through the roof. I have never experienced such a popular class, it’s amazing.”

The new feature to the world of Zumba was launched around six months ago in America.

Known as the Zumba pool party, the program gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating work out.

Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during a class.

Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, the sessions blend all the elements together into a safe, challenging, water-based work out that is cardio-conditioning and body-toning.

The Timestep instructors have also been running regular Zumba dance classes which feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats.

Aqua classes are run on a Saturday morning between 9am and 9.45am

There will also be regular Zumba classes at the Holiday Inn on Mondays between 8.15pm and 9pm.

Reservations for classes are essential. To book call Rachel 07950325836