Drumming group Samba-Blisstas offers a healthy alternative.
Drumming group Samba-Blisstas offers a healthy alternative. Contributed

Troupe drums up support

FOR people looking to get healthy for summer while having the time of their lives, Samba-Blisstas is the perfect option.

The Brazil-style drumming sensation has taken Australia by storm with an impressive repertoire of shows, such as headlining the Tweed River Festival, Surfers Paradise Festival and playing for the Gold Coast Titans.

Founder and musical director Paul Barrett said although the street troupe has around 70 members, it was always looking for more and with classes located throughout the region from Ballina to the Gold Coast.

"While not specifically an aerobic workout you still work up a sweat, you're legs and arms get a great workout and you don't even realise you're actually exercising because you're simply having too much fun," Mr Barrett said.

"Everyone needs to have a break from the stress of their everyday lives and drumming till your heart's content serves as a great relief.

"As long as you're breathing, you can do it... Our oldest member is 76 years old and the youngest is around 20."

The costumes may just be the best part, with the only guideline that it be red.

The Samba-Blisstas class runs every Wednesday at Kingscliff Bowling Club and costs $20 a session.



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