That’s zum way to get fit!

Zumba dance teacher Maureen Wells.
Zumba dance teacher Maureen Wells.

CUT-PRICE zumba dancing is on the way to give people on low finances a chance to get fit.

Qualified teacher Maureen Wells is lining up weekly sessions at the Horsley Buildings on the Headland in Hartlepool.

And for those interested in finding out whether it’s their type of fun, a taster day will be held on Sunday, May 1.

Following that, a 12-week course will follow for anyone interested in either zumba or pilates.

Maureen is qualified to teach zumba, body balance, pilates, nutrition and weight management.

She is also a lecturer in exercise studies and explained more about the new classes she is planning.

“Zumba is a Latin-inspired, easy to follow calorie-burning dance.

“Pilates will tone and streamline your body, enhance posture, flatten your stomach and strengthen your back without intensive stress and strains on the body.”

Classes are being held in conjunction with the Workers Education Association to provide courses for adults who are “socially or economically disadvantaged,” said Maureen.

The open day sessions on May 1 will start at 10am with zumba sessions first up. They will last from 10am to 10.30am.

Others which will follow are:

10.45am to 11.15am - Functional pilates.

11.30am to 12pm - Line dancing.

12.15pm to 12.45pm - Kickbox aerobics.

1pm to 1.30pm - Belly dancing.

1.45pm to 2pm - Zumba.

The 12-week course begins on Tuesday, May 3, with pilates from 10am to 12pm and Zumba from 1pm to 3pm.

They will cost £5 for people on benefits and £15 for those in work.