WEBB CITY, MO.--- Close to 75 people gather every week at Webb City's Mount Hope Church of Christ for free Zumba lessons. Classes began 18 months ago with only 5 or 6 people and word-of-mouth has helped the fitness craze grow over the past 6 months. The Zumba classes are open to anyone, not just those who attend Mount Hope.
Instructor Heather Shodde says she teaches for free as a calling after so many people who were in the 2011 tornado told her they could not afford gym memberships anymore. "This is just a place for them to have fun."
The classes are held every Monday, Thursday, and Friday at 5:45 p.m.