Class of the Month: Zumba

What is it?

Zumba is a combination of fitness and dance moves to a fusion of Latin and international music. It’s fun with easy-to-follow dance steps and a ‘feel happy’ workout that’s good for both your body and your mind.

A typical session lasts around 45 minutes to an hour, and incorporates several dance styles, including cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, mambo, rumba, calypso and flamenco.

Why do it?

  • You’ll lose weight, tone your muscles and increase your cardio strength
  • It can help improve your co-ordination.
  • It’s a great way to boost your self-esteem and feel happy!

Quick facts about Zumba

  1. It’s named after the Colombian slang word meaning to buzz like a bee or move fast, which is just how people describe the routines.
  2. It’s a dance fitness programme created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto ‘Beto’ Perez during the 1990s.
  3. It’s reportedly enjoyed by over 15 million people in 180 different countries.

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