From the fad-workout phenomenon of the last 20 years has emerged a glowing winner with few downfalls: Zumba. A Latin dance-inspired fitness program, Zumba appeals to a broad range of athletes who enjoy workouts that make it easy to forget the work portion. Zumba’s choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts and some Bollywood and belly dance moves depending on which awesome Boston studio’s class you hit. Check out these, Boston’s best, for a heart-pumping workout you’ll look forward to every time.
Kid-friendly venues are easy to come by, but finding the right fit for moms may prove a bit more challenging. Boston’s best places for moms to meet offer a little bit of everything, from movies to yoga body makeovers.
Eighty-one students have been kicked out of public schools in Methuen, but not for bad behavior.