Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program created by choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez in Colombia during the 1990s.
Zumba combines dance and aerobics and incorporates hip-hop, salsa, samba, merengue, mambo, Bollywood, Martial arts and some belly dance moves. Lunges and squats are included.
Zumba exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms and resistance training for fitness and losing weight. The music is uplifting and full of colour with a mixture of salsa, Cumbria and hip hop beats.
This form of fitness is highly entertaining and fun. A Zumba class is always full of energy and it is becoming more and more popular in the UK.
A typical class burns between 500-1000 calories which is fantastic. Zumba is also known as the undercover exercise due to the levels of fun both the young and elderly gain from it.
Zumba is a class for anybody and classes in your area will most likely range from beginner to advanced so that you can best feel comfortable or challenged to your needs.
Grab a friend, or ten and get to your nearest class for a wicked workout which will leave you a little sweaty and super sexy!