KUSA - It doesn't take much: a set of sticks, a fit ball, a stand and some music. Put it all together and a great cardio workout can easily be achieved.

Drums Alive is a national program that combines the benefits of traditional fitness programs with the brain affected benefits of music and rhythm.

Drumming has shown to improve physical, psychological, emotional and social health, boost the immune system, alter the body's response to stress and much more. Organizers of the national movement also claim drumming can strengthen bones and muscles, improve flexibility and improve muscle tone and coordination of the arms, shoulders and hands.

It's a sport of all ages and can be tried out for free this Saturday at the Beck Recreation Center (800 Telluride Street/303-739-6888)from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. A free Zumba class will follow from 1-1:30 p.m.

Regular Drums Alive classes run at the Beck Rec Center on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and at the Aurora Center for Active Adults on Thursdays at 6:20 p.m.

For more information, contact the Beck Rec Center.