MaZi Dance Fitness - Zi Cardio

MaZi dance fitness studio in Chicago

TL;DR

Zi-Cardio is a 50 min cardio dance fitness class where you follow along to pre-choreographed dances to crank your heart rate up. Class ends with an arm focused workout for extra toning.

Logistics

Book Me

  • Classpass: ✅

Format/Equipment

  • Fitness clothes + sneakers.

  • Each song played has a pre-choreographed dance associated with it that you will follow along to (every teacher will perform the same dance for a particular song – so there is consistency amongst teachers and classes)

  • Class ends with a 5-7 min arm workout without weights (think standing arm pulses, circles, etc).

HARD AF?!

  • If you’re new to the class, it’s difficult to pick up the choreography on the spot - because there’s a steep learning curve, it’s hard to get a solid workout IMO your first time here.

  • Your heart rate will jump up, as you are still moving around....maybe just not with the exact choreography LOL.

  • Returners are leaving class really sweaty though-so there’s hope! 

Sweat Level: 💧💧💧

Price

  • First Timers: $30 for a week long of unlimited classes.

  • Returners: $23 per class.

Vibe

  • Simple, boutique dance studio. Not much frill, not fancy. The studio is really one big room in an old Chicago building.

  • Only one bathroom, no showers or locker rooms.

  • The music is on point, and the owners are sisters with rocking dance bods who teach a lot of the classes.

Classified Information

  • Generally, classes never fill up. Drop in or shall I say, "dance in".

  • Important note, the doors open up 15 min before class and are locked once class starts – so don’t be late!

Book Again?

Maybe.

MaZi's Class Offerings

  • Zi Cardio: Pre-choreographed dances for 50 mins. No dance experience needed.
  • B-Girl Hip Hop: Pre-choreographed hip-hop dances with sculpting work included.
  • MaZi Cardio: Combines Zi Cardio and B-Girl Hip Hop.
  • Ballerina Bum Bootcamp: Toning class based on ballet technique using the ballet barre, including floor work on a mat and cardio bursts.
  • Ballerina Fightclub: HIIT class that includes a combo of cardio and strength, using boxing moves and ballet techniques.
  • Ballerina Bum Body: Full-body strength conditioning class with extra stretching included.
  • Ballerina Bum Barre: Full-body strength work targeting back/glutes and feet/ankles.