What Is Zumba Fitness?

Zumba! It is the fun way to get healthier! Zumba is a dance fitness program created by dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez in Colombia during the 1990s. The Zumba program combines international music with dance in an effort to make exercising fun. Zumba classes are offered through licensed instructors in more than 110,000 locations in over 125 countries. If you do not wish to attend class with a licensed instructor, the Zumba Fitness DVDs are the perfect option for you! Classes and instructional DVDs use music based on salsa, reggaeton, cumbia, and meringue, among other international music styles and forms. The Zumba program is recognized by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, IDEA Health and Fitness Association, and the American Council on Exercise.

The following is a description of the Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set as listed by Zumba Fitness on Amazon.com:

“Shed pounds and have a blast in the process with the Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD set. Loaded with red-hot dance steps, pulsating Latin rhythms, and easy-to-follow routines, this invigorating dance-fitness “party” will have you movin’, groovin’, and shakin’ the weight off to the sexy, exotic rhythms of salsa, cumbia, samba, merengue, and more. Each routine features interval training sessions that combine fast and slow rhythms with resistance training, helping sculpt and tone your body while burning fat. As a result, Zumba fanatics can enjoy multiple long-term health benefits while having fun in the moment. Working out can be a lot of things, but it’s never been known to be an exhilarating experience–until now.
The set–which comes with four DVDs and six total workouts–will work your body from head to toe, starting with the basics and then moving to your favorite targets, such as your core, thighs, and abs. The set also comes with maraca-like toning sticks to add some muscle to your body sculpting routines. The DVDs include the following workouts: Zumba Fitness Basics Workout, Zumba Fitness 20-Minute Express Workout, Zumba Fitness Sculpt & Tone Workout, Zumba Fitness Cardio Party Workout, Zumba Fitness Live! Workout, and Zumba Fitness Flat Abs Workout. “

Zumba Classes are offered at health clubs, gyms and fitness centers worldwide. Zumba has the following types of classes:

• Zumba—The original Zumba class including basic rhythms like merengue, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, belly dance, flamenco, tango, samba.

• Zumba Gold—This workout is designed for older people.

• Zumba Toning— Focuses on losing weight and strength-training. Instructors use weighted, maraca-like Toning Sticks.

• Aqua Zumba—Class for all ages, similar to water aerobics.

• Zumbatomic—The workout program is designed specifically for girls and boys ages 4-12 and incorporates urban dance styles like hip-hop, reggaeton, and pop with concepts such as coordination, discipline, confidence and teamwork.

Zumba Fitness is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a fitness-party that is downright addictive. Downright addictive is something rarely heard when it comes to exercise. Imagine becoming healthier through exercise, and having fun and loving it as you do it. This might be the easiest fitness program ever to stick with. Remember, you can find a licensed instructor at a fitness center near you or you can purchase the Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set and have it to use anywhere you are. Chances are, even if you take the classes in person, you will still want to get this DVD set to use anytime you are in the mood. If fun, easy, addictive exercise sounds like your choice for a healthier lifestyle, then be sure to check out the Zumba Fitness program! Good luck in improving your health!

Updated: May 16, 2011 — 3:24 am

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