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Dance Your Way Through the Best Zumba Classes in Leeds

· Katie Wells · Style

Inject your workout with Latin American rhythms at Zumba.

Zumba The Edge

A dance party and exercise class rolled into one, you can have loads of fun while getting fit at Zumba.

Zumba is a high-energy fitness class that’s more like a dance party than a workout but it’ll still help you burn off loads of calories. The classes bring together different Latin American dance rhythms like samba, salsa and merengue with modern hip-hop moves. It’s based on easy-to-follow steps, so whether you’ve got natural moves or two left feet, you’ll still have a blast. There’s plenty of different Zumba classes across Leeds, so what are you waiting for? Start shaking those hips and get fit while you do it.

Zumba at W Fitness

W Fitness

W Fitness hold feel-good, ladies-only Zumba classes in their boutique Leeds gym. You’re encouraged to let loose and have fun during these snappy 30-minute sessions as you burn off up to 300 calories. Led by a qualified instructor, you’ll salsa, samba and merengue march to a hip-shaking playlist of Latin American tunes and British chart toppers. All are welcome and the class has a friendly, non-judgemental atmosphere. In fact, there are even no mirrors in the studio so you can just focus on your workout.

W Fitness, Park Centre, Unit 9, Station Road, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5NX. Zumba is on Tuesdays at 5.30pm. Classes start from £5.

Zumba Fitness at Xercise4Less


Zumba is one of the most popular fitness classes at Xercise4Less and if you
head to their Leeds gym, you’ll soon see why. It’s an upbeat, energetic dance workout that brings together elements of salsa, samba, belly-dancing, hip-hop and even martial arts. The class is specifically designed to tone up your legs and abs, so expect plenty of hip-rolling and foot-stomping steps. The pace of the one-hour session follows the rhythm of the music as you move through a mix of low and high-intensity bursts.

Xercise4Less Leeds, 1 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2AZ. Zumba is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm. Classes are included in membership, which starts at £9.99 a month.

Zumba with Total Dance UK

Total Dance Zumba

Total Dance UK is a dance school run by Zumba expert Nancy Lucas. She was the first qualified Zumba instructor in North Leeds and with over 10 years of experience, her classes are some of the most exhilarating in the city. Throughout the hour, you’ll shake, shimmy, stomp and samba to a non-stop playlist of Latin American beats. She offers tailored classes to different ages and each one will help blitz fat and burn calories. If you want to go all-out, you can follow your class with Insanity, a crazy conditioning workout that’s jammed with cardio drills to complement your Zumba workout perfectly.

Total Dance UK classes take place in studios across North Leeds. Zumba is on every day of the week except Sunday. Classes start at £4.50.

Zumba at The Edge

Zumba The Edge

Zumba is known as the ultimate dance fitness party and Annica Murman’s classes at The Edge certainly live up to that. The lights are turned down low and the music is cranked up high, so the state-of-the-art Leeds studio feels just like a club. In fact, as you go wild to a playlist of Afrobeat and Latin tunes, you might just forget you’re exercising. But you’ll still sweat buckets as the blend of Caribbean Island rhythms, reggaeton moves and samba steps create an invigorating one-hour workout that’ll get your cardiovascular system pumping.

The Edge, University of Leeds, Willow Terrace Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT. Zumba is on every day of the week. Classes start at £7.

Zumba at Virgin Active

Women dancing

The morning Zumba class at Virgin Active Leeds will get your endorphins racing and leave you feeling fit, energised and ready to take on the day. It’s an interval-style session, so you’ll constantly switch it up between fast and slow routines. Music is at the heart of this class – each track is specially selected to boost your mood, improve your rhythm and motivate your workout. As you salsa and samba your way through the playlist of tunes, you’ll get a full body session, including cardio, muscle conditioning and increased flexibility.

Virgin Active, Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2DG. Zumba is on Mondays at 10.30am. Classes are included in membership, which starts at £52 a month.