There is very little doubt that for many, exercise is one most popular item on the New Year’s resolution roster.
With such notion in mind, the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department staff was pleased to announce the offering of Zumba classes at the county’s Gardenville Recreation Center.
Beginning Tuesday, January 4 on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m.,the center will become one of 90,000 locations in 110 countries where the Zumba program is being taught. 
Interestingly, Zumba needs no introduction as it claims to have changed the lives of its followers worldwide with an astonishing 10 million participants taking Zumba classes every week.
A blend of Latin and international music, creating a vibrant, successful fitness system, Zumba couples easy-to-follow dance steps with infectious music that creates a fun, party-like atmosphere.
Many agree that having fun while exercising is a key component of continuing an exercise program.
In the past years, the Zumba has become nothing short of a revolution, taking the spotlight and spreading like wildfire, while positioning itself as the single most influential movement in the fitness industry.
Celebrity fitness trainer “Beto” Perez, stumbled upon the concept of this Latin-inspired dance-fitness in his native Cali, Colombia in the mid-‘90s and pursued the simple goal of helping people to want to work out, to love working out, get hooked and achieve long-term benefits while having a good time calorie-burning, body-energizing fitness.
“That is one of the main reasons why we have decided to support this program, and offer it to the members of the community,” said County Parks, Recreation & Conservation Public Information Manager John Brill.
 The cost is $6 per class and no membership is required.
The Gardenville Recreation Center is located at 6219 Symmes Rd. in Gibsonton.
For more information about the program as well as class information, anyone interested may contact Senior Recreation Specialist David Ramirez at 672-1120.

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