Virtual Zumba Classes in Ottawa

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Alana Hock

Fitness at home is tough, isn’t it? Are you missing group exercise classes, like your favourite Zumba classes in Ottawa? Luckily, you can take Zumba online with virtual Zumba classes from Dance with Alana!

The thing about exercising at home is that it can feel a bit lonely and directionless. When you’re on your own, especially during lockdown, you may even be less likely to leave the house for a walk, let alone get your heartrate up. During these crazy times, we instinctively start to hunker down in our homes, making it difficult to get our daily step count in.

What makes it worse is that the less you exercise, the less likely you will WANT to exercise. It becomes a dangerous cycle, where you know that you should be doing something active, but you just… can’t. We can totally relate this slump.

Thankfully, there are ways you can make exercise at home much more appealing. First, you don’t have to do it alone. There are virtual fitness classes like our virtual Zumba! And second, can make at-home fitness fun! At Dance with Alana, we go beyond the exercise and make the experience all about camaraderie and fun, so that you’ll actually look forward to your next online Zumba class!

Online Zumba Classes in Ottawa from Dance with Alana

Dance With Alana has been offering Zumba classes for over 12 years now. In fact, we were the first dance studio in Ottawa to offer Zumba.

Not familiar with Zumba? Zumba is a fitness program developed during the 90s almost by accident! An aerobics instructor forgot to bring his regular music to his class, so he decided to use Latin dance music instead. He called it “Rumbacize” (a combination of Rumba, meaning party, and jazzercise). The name was soon shortened to “Zumba,” and it quickly became an exercise craze that took the world by storm!

Zoom Zumba! Virtual Fitness Just Became FUN!

With the lockdown in place, we’ve decided to move all our classes online. This has presented some challenges, but with the help of everyone’s favourite teleconferencing app, Zoom, we’ve worked out the kinks and we’re ready to bring fun and fitness right into your home with our online Zumba classes. Whether you’re in Ottawa or anywhere else in the world, you can Zumba virtually with us. It’s a hoot!

At Dance With Alana, we have two Zumba classes every week:

Our first online Zumba class is on Tuesdays (January 12th to March 30th) from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, taught by Alana herself! Every class is slightly different, as she plays with salsa, merengue, cumbia, swing, hip hop, and more to create a memorable and fun fitness experience! It’s $156 plus HST for the 12-week class, or you could also feel free to drop into any single class for $15. **If you see this post after these dates, be sure to check our schedule for the latest updates.

Our second Zumba class is on Thursdays (January 14th to March 25th) from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and is taught by Sonia! She brings her own style and vibe to the class, with an awesome mix of salsa, hip hop, belly dancing, and much more. For the full 11-week class, it’s $143 plus HST, or you can drop in whenever you like for $15 a class. **If you see this post after these dates, be sure to check our schedule for the latest updates.

And if you really want to throw yourself into the virtual fun, Dance With Alana also offers an Unlimited Monthly Class pass for $110 plus HST. That means you can sign up for as many classes as you wish. Zumba, tap dancing, jazz, and many more styles will be at your fingertips!

How Online Virtual Zumba Classes Work

Participating in online Zumba is actually quite simple. When you register for a class, you’ll receive a dedicated Zoom link 30 minutes before the virtual session starts. To be ready, make sure that you have a stable internet connection. Note: we don’t recommend doing a class over cellular, as it could be a spotty connection and rapidly eat up your data. Be sure to have Zoom already downloaded and installed to your device beforehand to minimize any technical difficulties.

Try Virtual Zumba Classes Today

Just because you’re stuck indoors doesn’t mean that there aren’t enjoyable fitness options! Now that Dance With Alana is providing online virtual classes on Zoom, you can get in shape while also having a great time and feeling like you’re not so alone.

If you’ve been feeling less than active over the last few months (or maybe even all of 2020), then Zumba is the perfect way to get back into the swing of things! It’s an excellent exercise method for all fitness levels, ages, and skill levels. If you can move, then you’ll love our virtual online Zumba classes! Click here to register now.

But if Zumba isn’t your thing, be sure to check out some of the other virtual classes that we offer at Dance With Alana for all skill levels. And if you can think of anyone else who could benefit from some virtual dance classes, please send them to our website! Thanks to the magic of Zoom, anyone from anywhere in Canada can join in!