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Friday, July 29, 2011

Get Your Zumba on for Free, in Herald Square

Free Zumba, Herald Square
Photo by myself in Herald Square, at 34th Street and Broadway in Midtown.

Only in New York will you have free exercise classes right outside Macy's, on one of the busiest blocks in Manhattan.

Every Thursday night at 6pm, through September 30th, you can take a free Zumba class outside. The speakers were blaring 'La Vida Loca' and a crowd gathered around to watch.

Zumba is an aerobic workout that combines dance moves from salsa, merengue, mambo and hip-hop. The instructor, above in the blue top, looked very fit.

With the new pedestrian-only blocks, the city has a vibrant, festival atmosphere. We had nice temperatures Thursday too, which made such jumping around okay.

Free Zumba, Herald Square

Free Zumba, Herald Square

The free classes are sponsored by DanceSport. No pre-registration is required. You just show up.

For a little more about the Zumba classes on Thursdays, click here.

Related posts: Running Along the Edge of Manhattan, Leg Lunges, 9:25 am, Midtown and Running Atop the Brooklyn Bridge.


Beatrice B. said...

now I know how this looks like :) thanks for sharing


Stefan Jansson said...

So that's how it's done. I met a girl earlier this summer and she was into Zumba.

biebkriebels said...

That looks fun to do, did you?

34th Street Partnership said...

Hi Kitty,

Nice post! So glad you enjoyed Zumba. We also have free Swing Dancing lessons on Tuesday nights - 6-7pm, same place.

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Zumba? Sounds great! Did you join the zumba event?

RedPat said...

You will have to go back for the Swing Dance!

Anonymous said...

So, that is call Zumba? That is what we all do in Puerto Rico every saturday night from age 14 till late 40's. Didn't know I've been doing Zumba all these years.


Nori said...

How nice!

Kitty said...

Thanks everyone!

I didn't join in on the fun. It was enough just to smile and watch everyone have a good time. The participants were good sports, doing this in public.

I will have to check out the swing dancing, too!