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July 10, 2011 3:02 PM
I started going to Zumba two weeks ago and I love it. I enrolled in a class through the university that's $35 for 5 weeks/1x a week ($7 a class). The gym I go to is starting up Zumba classes 3x a week but they are charging $10/class on top of the monthly membership fee. You can pay per class so you're not paying for sessions you're not going to, but that seems a little steep to me. I'd like to be able to go more than once a week but $20 or $30 a week for a fitness class is way too much for my small budget. I love going to Zumba and get a GREAT burn from it, but I don't want to pay that much.

How much do you pay for your Zumba classes? Just curious.
July 10, 2011 3:04 PM
Its at my gym 2x a week but its free. I wish they had it more. I think there are some zumba videos online? Maybe you could incorporate those?
It is a great burn!
July 10, 2011 3:06 PM
Classes at 24 are included in the membership, and since there are a ton of clubs near me I could basically go every day if i wanted to. Which is nice.
July 10, 2011 3:07 PM
I've been to ones as cheap as $5 a class , some $10 a class & one that had a punch card system where you paid $50 or $60 bucks & got so many punches and a free class when your card was full. (i didn't do it, cause I can only go sporatically), however my classes were not at gyms, but, individuals who taught in independant studios.
July 10, 2011 3:07 PM
My gym charges $2 a class...$10 per class seems steep for a gym you're already a member of! That's a bummer.
July 10, 2011 3:07 PM
Suggestion: Since it is an activity that you love to do and it is helping you work towards your goal, maybe you can spend the money on the class and sacrifice another one of your expenses for a while.
July 10, 2011 3:08 PM
The 2 places I go for Zumba both charge $8 a class, but one place offers discounts if you buy multiple classes at once. I got $4 a class when I bought 40- which is a little expensive up front, but lets me go to class 2-3 times a week.
July 10, 2011 3:08 PM
You should check out some local dance studios in your area. Most of the ones in my area offer unlimited classes for around $30 a month.
July 10, 2011 3:08 PM
For that price you would probably come out better just ordering the DVD's online. That way you can do them as much as you want and when it's convenient for you!
July 10, 2011 3:37 PM

Suggestion: Since it is an activity that you love to do and it is helping you work towards your goal, maybe you can spend the money on the class and sacrifice another one of your expenses for a while.

Cutting back for me would be not paying the rent, car payment, car insurance, or not buying groceries. *lol* My husband and I are both full time students and the only reason we have a gym membership is because it's only $15 a month for both of us combined.
July 10, 2011 3:39 PM
At my local Zumba studio, they charge $5 per class or $45 per month. Monthly works way better for me!!
July 10, 2011 3:43 PM
The dance studio that my four year old takes classes at charges $40 a month for unlimited adult dance fitness classes, which includes zumba, ballet, jazz, tap, and belly dancing.
July 10, 2011 3:46 PM
I wouldn't pay more than $5 a class. We already had an xbox, so when we got the kinect, the Zumba game was a no brainer. It has paid for itself already.
July 10, 2011 3:49 PM
$5 per class and well worth it. My gym doesn't offer any classes which sucks, but luckily we have a Zumba instructor here in town who does it 2x per week at this price.
July 10, 2011 3:51 PM
I go at least twice a week, but it is included in my gym membership fee. Which is pretty expensive, lol.
July 10, 2011 3:51 PM
i do it through my gym, so i get 5-6 a week for 36 a month
July 10, 2011 4:02 PM
My husband and I have a joint membership to the local university's fitness center. All classes are included and always SOMETHING available! Zumba is offered between 3 and 4 times a week, different times of the day. Similar classes (TurboKick, BodyPump, and Hip Hop Jams) are good subs too. I say find a fitness center that includes the classes.

Another option, you can buy a Zumba DVD Set for around 80, which would pay for itself after 8 classes, obviously. The only thing about that is you miss the atmosphere of everyone in the class, which sometimes makes it a little easier to do.
July 10, 2011 4:59 PM
Last night Amazon had the DVDs on sale for around $54. Check it out it may still be onsale.
July 10, 2011 5:07 PM
You should check local churches too, sometimes they have classes for free once a week. Our church in GA did :) You'd think if you pay a monthly gym membership it should be included!!!
July 10, 2011 6:29 PM
i go to a studio and i pay 60$ a month for unlimited zumba, pilates, ballroom dancing, and much more classes. they have zumba every day & i got every day so im paying a little under 1 per class, because i also go to pilates, and a lot more classes they have there. i am fortunate to have a studio like that close too me! <3 hope you find something that fit your budget!! zumba is great, i LOVE it!
July 10, 2011 6:48 PM
I go to the community center here for all my my classes. I pay $22.50 a month for unlimited classes and usually do Core Fusion 2x/week, Zumba 2-3x/week, Zumba Toning 2x/week, Bootcamp 2x/week and occasionally a spin class thrown in.
July 10, 2011 7:10 PM
My class is through Community Education...walk-in price is $6, or you can buy a punch card (10 punches for $54.00, which is like getting every tenth class free). I go 2-3x per week, so a punch card lasts about a month. Our classes are 75 minutes long, so it seems like a pretty good deal,
July 10, 2011 8:42 PM
My class is $3.00 each or 10 classes for $25. She only does it at night though8:45 PM which sucks! I agree try going to zumba's website and you can search for classes in your area, then call around for prices. Some of the gyms here charge outrageous amounts too.

I have the DVD's as well, and I do not think they are as challenging or as motivating as a class to me, that is just my opinion.

GL, I am addicted to Zumba!


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