Houston >Fitness > Studio Tropa
5110 Ashbrook Dr, Houston, TX | Directions 7708129.714937 -95.468696
Neighborhoods: Gulfton, Southwest
Most fun I've ever had working out! I usually take classes with Chris or Corryne. The atmosphere of this place is so fun and energizing. Even if you can't dance, almost anyone can keep up. The evening classes are pretty crowded but there is usually a space to squeeze in somewhere. Parking is occasionally a problem but I'll suffer through that to keep on coming back, I love it!!!
Studio Tropa is great! I have an unlimited membership so i can show up whenever I want as a supplement to my usual workout. I usually go to Jerry or Desiree's class. The only downfall is that there are a few mirrors so it's hard to see if you're doing the moves right (...and I won't say anything too mean about the rude ones who HOG the mirror, lol). Overall a GREAT PLACE to Zumba, I love it! You're guaranteed a great workout
You get out of it what you put into it. I have been a member here for almost a year. I've noticed a change in my flexibility as well as an improvement in my fitness level. I take classes with Coryne and Desiree because I like the more hip-hop style of music. I have taken classes with Jerry but his classes are usually too crowded. Also, Jerry is so popular that people will interrupt the class before his by walking thru the cool down just to get a spot...rude, rude and more rude! Need to add more of the popular classes in the evenings and on the weekends. Other than that, I recommend this place as you will sweat your butt off!
Dance Tropa Cheats Groupon Coupon Buyers – Dance Tropa cheats Groupon Clients
This is a wonderful place to Zumba, my only complaint is that they are finding ways to cheat the people who purchased a groupon ad. . they are finding ways to give fewer classes then they originally advertised. I have been attending classes for 2 months when I started I had 20- classes through this groupon. they gave me a punch card. Every tme i came i received a punch. I noticed that most of Jerry;s Classes had 3 stars***. I ask what that meant and was told that it meant that I had to use 3 punches in other words his classes for the groupon people would be the same has taking 3 classes for 1 class.. I felt I could chose to do that or take another class. Now every month there are more and more classes I noticed that are multiply **stars or punches. This eating up of the classes only pertains to the people who brought the groupon coupons not their regular members. I printed out the Janaury schedule 2 weeks ago and Jerry's classes had 3*** . I looked at it again today and several other teachers now have mulitple stars*** . was not like that for the last 2 months, so the more stars the less classes you have left. The stars are on the classes that are most conienient 5:30 , 6:30, 7:30 and are connected to the better teachers. I undertsood that Jerry's classes are large and hs is very good. But now I see it as a means of getting peolpe to use up their groupon classes faster. I do not think that is fair given this was not advertise when we purcahsed the groupon. It is s like saying you have 30 classes but they take 3 for 1 you essentially have 10 classes. I was seriuosly considreing buying a membership, but what other type of rip off lingers behind the scenes here. I have really had a good time taking classes here a very sad business practice.
I apologize if you feel cheated, however, the original Groupon ad did mention that the number of punches on your punchcard are indicated on the schedule by asterisk. You can Google "Groupon Studio Tropa to find the October 2011 deal. Look in the main body right above the button that reads "ask a question"
Some of the classes that had not originally been marked with asterisks were later changed due to the fact that those classes became more popular. That was done for 2 reasons:
The ONLY Place to ZUMBA! – Tired of wasting time, energy, money and gas on an hour of some pointless cardio routine that leaves you sweatless and bored to tears? If you're stuck feeling like no exercise program can offer endless amounts of fun, versatility and results, then you really need to give Houston's only exclusive Zumba studio a try! This review might come off sounding like an infomercial, but when you find something as unique as Studio Tropa, you want to share what sets it apart from all others. Checkout the class schedule and you'll be amazed at the list of certified instructors and endless class times that can accommodate almost anyone's schedule. Studio Tropa offers a club type atmosphere without having to subject yourself to cheesy pick-up lines and second hand smoke. Having taken Zumba classes at other locations, I personally love the fact that there are very few mirrors in the studio since it allows for less distraction--I'm not taking the class to watch myself or anyone else move. I want an intense cardio workout and Jerry always delivers!! Here's to many more 700+ calorie burning classes together!!! Come and join the party!!
Class good, but the location a total dive – I went once. The venue is scary since there is exposed asbestos on the beams in the ceilings. While the instruction was good I guess (my only Zumba class), it was dark, crowded, hot, no mirrors as some folks have noted. The electronics on the audio kept acting up, altho that got resolved after a while. You work out on a concrete (not wood) floor. There are a couple of small fans blowing, but still very stuffy. And the parking sucked. We got there and pulled into a space in the stripmall-like space. And people parked DIRECTLY behind us so we couldn't leave until they did. I will not be back.
It's not exposed asbestos that is on the ceiling, its the commonly used spray on insulation which is great for accoustics. The atmosphere is more of a lofty, nightclub feeling, which is one of the reasons that the room is kept dimly lit. We do advise that although parking in front of the strip may be closer, please be patient if you are asked to move your car or if someone blocks you temporarily.
You are Going to Sweat! – I LOVE Tropa Zumba! The studio is laid back and has almost a nigthclub feel to it. I really enjoy Erica's and Jerry's classes! I love a great workout and this is definately a place to have fun and get in shape.
Lots of fun but lacking mirrors in studio – What a great workout Studio Tropa is, and so much fun. The choreography was creative, varied and fun. I am an avid salsa dancer and did not get bored with the choreography (which is a mixture of Latin, hip hop, and sometimes even Bollywood), yet beginners could pick it up with reasonable ease as well. Even on days I was feeling lazy and didn't do the movements full out, my shirt was still completely soaked with sweat. You have so much fun and get an awesome work out in a fun, dimmed light atmosphere.
The only complaint I have and the only reason I am giving 4 stars is because of the studio's lack of mirrors. The studio space is HUGE, and there are 4 one person-sized mirrors at the very front, and at an angle so that only the person standing in front of the mirror can see themselves. I have been a dancer all my life and am used to receiving visual feedback for my movements, so it is something that is important to me. I get more into the movements and thus have a better workout when I can see myself, so if I didn't show up early and secure a spot in front of a mirror, I felt like my workout was somewhat compromised. I realize this is a somewhat specific concern though, so if not being able to see yourself doesn't bother you, then disregard!
So much fun too little time for Zumba! – This was my first time attending a zumba class. I convinced a friend to join me. It was such a great class and awesome instructors. They are extremely energetic and the steps are easy to pick up. I was a little sore the next day but I had so much fun.
The place is located near 610 loop near S. Rice Boulevard and Ashbrook.
I just bought a pass for 10 classes and cannot wait to go back!
The most fun you can have with your clothes on! – Studio Tropa, Jerry and Coryne...and all the guest instructors are top notch trainers, make class way too much fun, and all-around good people.
I've become a Zumba addict since March 2010 and attend anywhere from 2 to 5 X per week. I have literally tried every other form of exercise and there's no way with anything else (running, aerobics, swimming, etc) that I could EVER make that kind of claim!
I've made great friends in class and have learned a great deal about nutrition at the same time. Jerry is contstantly seeking out new ways to improve the classes, the schedule and whatever our needs are. His goal is to provide us with the "total package" not JUST an exercise class! I'm hooked and would highly recommend Studio Tropa to anyone looking for a rump-shakin' good time!
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