Zumba Explained

Zumba Explained

Zumba is the unprecedented dance fitness routine that’s sweeping the country.

With different dance styles from meringue & salsa to bollywood & belly dancing they are spun together into a class with a cool party atmosphere.

Zumba was invented by Beto Perez from Columbia who one day did not remember the music for his aerobics class. All he had was a selection of music CDs from his car. With that mixed bag of music the routine he taught proved to be very exciting & the rest is history.

It was discovered that a lot of members were intimidated by the usual technique of instucting a exercise class. So in comparison all Zumba workouts are taught with no or minimal verbal queuing & with no pressure from the coach to execute the steps correctly.

The ladies in the class just copy the steps the Zumba instuctor is performing but if they can not or don’t desire to do that technique, all they have to do is to do their own thing, keep moving & to have fun fun fun!

Zumba is good for dancers over the age of 16 and is excellent for all levels of fitness and experience. But for students younger than that there is Zumbatomic. There’s no dress code (Spandex is NOT mandatory!).

Just use what you feel comfortable in but do bear in mind you’ll get very hot! The best shoes to use are those that will give your foot support (similiar to an aerobic type shoe). It’s good not to wear a shoe that has too much grip as this can enhance work load on your knees.

People are instructed to bring a towel and a drink along with them as they’ll become extremely hot! There is a pause between each track allowing everyone to have a refreshing shot of water before the dance keeps going.

With Zumba places showing up everywhere,places are slowly starting to shake as if hit by an earthquake, as people shimmy, shake & move to the terrific Latin beats that is Zumba Fitness.

Zumba is contagious with some people having to go to four or five work-outs per week because they like the program SO much.

In an average 1 hour long lesson, you will melt between 500 – 600 calories but can use up to eight-hundred when you pull all of the stops out.

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