Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Alberto "Beto" Perez and has been around since the 1990s. Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo.
It allows you to enjoy the workout without realizing how much work you are actually doing. It works various muscle groups and is so much fun. Zumba classes can be found nearby and can also be found in the comfort of your own home by purchasing DVDs or YouTube Videos.
Making exercise fun is a huge way to improve your compliance and probability of continuing to exercise. Having one healthy choice can be the start to making healthy choices in other aspects of life such as diet and sleep patterns.
Zumba classes are typically about an hour long and are taught by instructors licensed by Zumba Fitness, LLC. The exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training. The music comes from the following dance styles: cumbia, salsa, merengue, mambo, flamenco, chachacha, reggaeton( a favorite), soca, samba, hip hop music, axé music and tango. There are different types of classes for different levels of age and exertion. Use these factors in selecting your class type and HAVE FUN!