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Curves add Zumba classes

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Curves of Hodgenville is adding Zumba classes to its fitness facility.

Owner Karen Elliott has earned a license to teach Zumba, an exercise regime that relies on high-energy, Latin-inspired music to keep participants motivated.

Elliott called the simple dance moves “a real stress reliever."

"It really works the abdomen and hips and tones all over,” she said. “You’ll feel stronger after a workout.”

Zumba can burn up to 500-calories in a 30-minute workout.

The Zumba class will be offered after regular business hours and will last about an hour, Elliott said. It will “combine the moves of Zumba with the proven strength training” offered by Curves.

“It’s a double-workout,” said Elliott, who is in her eighth year of business. During the class, participants work out on each Curves strength machine for one minute, alternating upper, lower and core muscles. The music cues the participant to change stations on the circuit, and she moves to an area between machines to do Zumba moves.

Elliott described it as “Zumba moves on exercise machines.”

The ladies who have taken the class said it is “pretty intense,” she added.

The class is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

“It’ll be good for people – and a nice change of pace,” she said.

Curves is offering a free week membership to the facility plus one free Zumba class throughout the winter.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Curves at 270-358-0888.