What Zumba Is

Zumba is a kind of dance fitness program being popularized or created by dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez in the year 1990 and a trademark owned by Zumba Fitness, LLC. It usually involves both aerobic and dance elements wherein movements like merengue, soca, hip-hop, mambo, and salsa , as well as lunges and squats are being incorporated. Zumba classes are being taken by approximately 15 million people over 140,000 locations. This kind of dance first started when the choreographer Beto Perez forgot his aerobics music tape, leading him go back to his car and listened to music that consist of both merengue and non-traditional salsa music and thus made up a class with the aid of this music. Later on in 2001, after finding initial success, Alberto Perez collaborated with Alberto Perlman and his childhood friend Alberto Aghion. Producing a demo reel together, this Zumba concept was discovered and licensed by Fitness Quest into creating a direct marketing campaign with a line of home videos. Zumba class usually lasts for an hour and taught by Zumba Fitness, LLC. This kind of exercise involves music that go along with fast and slow rhythms , as well as resistance training. As mentioned before, Zumba incorporates movements like salsa, soca, merengue, hip-hop, mambo and other movements such as flamengco, cumbia, cha-cha, reggaeton, samba, tango and axe music. Zumba class has nine different classes for different age and exertion levels and these classes are namely: Zumba Step, Zumba Toning , Zumba Gold (preferably for older population), Aqua Zumba , Zumba in the Circuit, Zumba Kids , Zumba Jr., Zumba Sentao , and Zumba Gold-Toning. Each Zumba class serves a different purpose that will help an individual improve his/her body shape, posture, coordination, movement, strength. It is also a good workout for everyone’s cardiovascular health. Zumba is open and safe for all people, regardless of age. Anyone can participate in this kind of workout program.

Aside from the fact that this aerobic exercise helps you bring your body in great shape and health,  it also gives you the benefit of socializing with other people, whether old or young.

So what are you waiting for? Have fun while you stay fit and healthy by getting in this kind of workout program.


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