All around the country people are trying Zumba Latin dance and loving it. If you love to dance and want to get in the best shape of your life, consider Zumba. It might take you a bit to get the moves down, but you will have a blast doing so.
Zumba Latin Dance
The Zumba Discovery
The creation of Zumba was a happy accident. In 1999, celebrity fitness trainer “Beto” Perez walked into his aerobics class having forgotten his music. Being from Columbia, he had a backpack full of tapes of the music he loved – traditional Latin music. Beto used the music, improvised the moves as he went along and the Zumba craze was born.
The program caught on so well he was approached by entrepreneurs who licensed Zumba. You can now see classes around the world. Kellogg’s has even used the Zumba class to market their Special K cereal. It has been featured in just about every major magazine, including Self, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Family Circle and even the Wall Street Journal and CNN.
“As of October 2010, the Zumba® program is being taught at over 90,000 locations in 110 countries, has sold millions of DVDs” (Source)
You can find Zumba classes just about anywhere. They’re all around the world. You can find them at most local gyms that have classes. You can also Zumba in your home. There are a wide variety of Zumba fitness CDs and DVDs. Zumba is something you can do virtually anywhere.
Getting started is easy. Simply find a class and sign up. You don’t need any extra equipment or gear. Just a pair of fitness shoes and you’re ready to work out. Zumba promises to combine superior fat-burning fitness with a dance party atmosphere. If you love Latin music, salsa and meringue, then you’ll love Zumba Latin dance.
Ready to Zumba?
If you’re ready to Zumba, grab your shorts and t-shirt and get ready to sweat. Hop online and grab an at-home Zumba workout DVD or visit their “Find a Class” tool. Chances are there are dozens of Zumba classes being held right in your community. Grab a friend and get ready to sweat and have fun.
If you want to lose weight and would like to have fun doing it, consider trying Zumba. Millions of people around the world have reaped the benefits. You can too.
The fun and care-free nature of Zumba can be excellent for stress-relief, too! If you can let yourself loosen up and get into the moves, it’s the ultimate way to “dance it out.” If you’re a bit uncoordinated, it might take you a few times to feel comfortable doing Zumba, but don’t give up. Let your body feel the music and move to your own beat if you need to. No one in the class is watching you. They are too busy focusing on the moves themselves.
So, let loose, feel the music, and enjoy all of the benefits of Zumba. You’ll soon agree that exercise can be fun.