We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning fitness party. We integrate a variety of rhythms of music from all over the world, such as Salsa, Merengue, Bollywood, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Soca, K-pop, Samba, Hip-hop and so much more! Try it out and see why Zumba is often called exercise in disguise.

STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training synced to original music to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more.

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“The Zumba classes are awesome! Alicia and Caroline are great instructors and they make the classes fun for any level, whether it’s your first class or twentieth.” – Brittainy

“Zumba and Strong by Zumba are high energy, with options to make the workouts low impact or more challenging as you progress. The instructors are super helpful and provide extra support as you learn new things. Its the perfect combination of strength and cardio, plus it’s fun!! “— Janell

“Strong by Zumba is awesome! A great workout for those of us less interested in the original Zumba (those of us with less rhythm). Also, Caroline is such a positive instructor: “your body, your workout”, variations of moves “when you’re ready”, “if not today, try next time”. What’s not to love?!! ” –Karen


Alicia Castrogiovanni

Hello! I’m Alicia Castrogiovanni, and I live in Raleigh, NC. I’ve been a student of Zumba since 2007 and a licensed instructor since December 2009. I am passionate about teaching Zumba. I love sharing as many musical rhythms from around the world as I can in a fun, sweaty, multi-cultural fitness party! I am currently licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba Gold®, Zumba® Kids & Kids Jr. Come join me, I guarantee you will have a blast! Got questions, don’t hesitate to drop me a message! See you on the dance floor!

“Every soul desires to move. It’s a matter of discovering your unique way.”

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Caroline Schmelzer

Hello! I’m Caroline Schmelzer, and I live in Apex, NC. I attended my first Zumba class in 2013 and was instantly hooked! I love Zumba because it brings together people of all backgrounds. My favorite part of teaching is seeing everyone smile, regardless of dancing ability. In addition to Zumba, I am a licensed STRONG by Zumba Instructor and AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor. I hope to see you in class soon!

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”

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