What is Zumba?- Zumba fuses all kinds music and dance moves to create a dynamic workout designed to be fun and easy. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body. Infused with Latin flavor, the following dance styles may be found in the choreography of the Zumba class: Cumbia, salsa, merengue, flamenco, chachacha, reggseton, soca, samba, hip hop music and tango. Classes are typically one hour long and instructors are licensed by the Zumba Academy. Join the Zumba Nation today!
What are the Benefits of Zumba?- Dancers exhibit some of the best balance and coordination when compared to other athletes. Dancing offers a huge calorie burn, total body toning and stress relief. Experienced students come back again and again due to the great social aspect of the classes. Sessions are fun and exciting. It has been said, “It feels more like a party than a workout, and the time flies by.”
What to Bring: Soft dance sneakers or athletic shoes, bandannas and hair ties are good for keeping your hair back. Stick with cropped pants or looser yoga pants that allow you to move easily. Moisture-wicking shirt or tank tops are great. It’s a party, so feel free to have a little fun with your outfit.
FACTOID: In the 1990s, instructor Beto Perez forgot his music for an aerobics class he was teaching. He went to his car, grabbed a cassette consisting of traditional salsa and merengue music, and improvised a class. Zumba was born.