Arts & Culture

9.18.16 arts zumba
Melissa Croft

Taylor Spiron teaches zumba at TRECS.

Shake it off: Campus Zumba class provides alternative cardio option

People will stare.

However, the sea of colorfully dressed Zumba enthusiasts walking out of Studio 11 in TRECS don't really care.

The workout welcomes both the fitness enthusiast and the indecisive flip-flopper looking for a new hobby by combining dance elements with strength training for a rigorous workout. McKenzie Thomas, junior in environmental science, said she attends Zumba classes as a fun way to mix up her workout and spend some more quality time with her friends, despite all the stares.

"The class is lined with floor-to-ceiling mirrors," Thomas said. "So for the sake of everyone, you try a ...