News: And the beat goes on!

And the beat goes on

Why does Zumba still sizzle while other fitness trends fizzle?

June 09, 2011|By Taryn Plumb, Globe Correspondent

Step through the flung-open door and you might think you’ve entered a nightclub.

Inside, kaleidoscopes of color dazzle the walls. Latin music booms, deep bass penetrates to the bone. Silhouettes — mostly women, one or two men, tall, short, some with enviable bodies, others not so much — move more or less in unison.

Step-step-step-right-knee-clap. Hip shake.

Step-step-step-left-knee-clap. Hip shake.

Arms flutter, feet pendulum, booties wiggle — every move accented by whoops and yelps and high-pitched, energetic trills.

Read more: Link to the Boston Globe.

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