Hang in there...


Zumba® classes

Dance to your own beat

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Duration up to
60 mins
Level Active Light

Active Light

Easy twinkle toes. You might be raring to go, but as a new kid on the block, you might want to take it easy, just until you get warmed up.

Active Plus+

Energetic and frisky, you sure know your way around the gym, and can give most a run for their money.

Active Pro

You’re a force to be reckoned with. With your eyes on the prize, the rest of the class better watch out.


The only competition you see is you. So set your own speed, and race yourself to the finish line.

Zumba is great for the body and relieving stress. Get moving today at Virgin Active with one of our different zumba classes on offer.

What is Zumba?

Imagine dancing to irresistible Latino music, your body moving to fiery rhythms like no-one’s watching. That’s Zumba – a high energy total body workout that feels like a party. Can’t dance? Who cares? You can still Zumba and have fun as you get fitter.

Where did Zumba originate?

In the 1990s Alberto ‘Beto’ Perez was teaching aerobics in Miami. He forgot his mix tape for a class so improvised with music and moves from his native Columbia. Everyone loved it and Zumba was born.  

Whatever your fitness level there’s a martial art for you - even if you’re recovering from injury. Mix up your workouts and see what you’ve been missing.

What are the benefits of Zumba classes?

It’s fun and for everyone – even the guys! Two left feet and an absence of fancy moves? Zumba works just fine. Let your body feel the music while our inspirational instructor guides you through the infectious beats. Your whole body will benefit, everyday worries are shelved in a Salsa shimmy and there’s only music, moves and muchas Latino laughs.

  • Tone, hone and condition
  • Build stamina
  • Work heart and lungs
  • De-stress

Exclusive Zumba classes at Virgin Active

Zumba launched exclusively at Virgin Active in 2009 and quickly became a phenomenon. Now Zumba Step and Aqua Zumba have joined our Latino family. It’s hugely popular: Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Madonna have all Zumba-ed while this side of the pond Victoria Beckham shook her party bootie and TV presenter Lorraine Kelly says it changed her life - she dropped two dress sizes taking regular Zumba classes.

So shake your workout up with our trio of Zumba classes:


Tone your whole body to the rhythm of this Latino beat and party your way to fitness – workout with a smile. First timer? Start here.

Zumba Step

Zumba’s sassy sister act gives the same infectious beats and hot Salsa shimmy but with added emphasis on the lower body. For Zumba fans everywhere.

Aqua Zumba

Splash out South American style – join this Latino pool party. Twist, turn and treat your body to a low impact water resistance workout. Ideal if you’re recovering from injury, suffer from arthritis, back or joint problems.

Put some Zumba in your life

Start moving to your own beat. Check your club's timetable for class details.

Why’s Zumba good for me?

Why’s Zumba good for me?

  • Sculpts your body, recharges your soul
  • Improves flexibility in hips and joints
  • Makes you want to workout

What will I do?

What will I do?

  • Move to South American music
  • Forget your worries
  • Laugh, dance, sweat, repeat

How many calories will I burn?

How many calories will I burn?

  • 600

    calories per class
  • The harder you work, the more calories you'll burn.

What do I need to bring?

What do I need to bring?

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    Trainers for the gym floor

    Gym-appropriate trainers

  • VA_icons_kit_water


    Plenty of water

  • VA_icons_kit_towel


    A towel to dry off with