What is Zumba Dance?
Zumba Dance is a fitness program that combines music and exercise in the form a dance. The music is Latin and International, more specifically, samba, reggaeton, merengue, salsa, cumbia and other international musics The exercises are done as a dance in an effort to make the exercises more fun.
History of Zumba Dance:
Alberto Perez, better known as "Beto", is the founder of the Zumba Dance. Beto is a dancer and choreographer, who attended Maria Sanford Brazilian Dance Academy. In the early 1990's Beto invented Zumba Dance. When Beto forgot to bring hos music to a fitness class that he was teaching in Colombia, he had to use a tape of Latin music, which resulted in the birth of Zumba Dance.
Beto brought his Zumba Dance to Miami, Florida, USA, in 1999, where it gained popularity. About 2 years later, Beto partnered with Alberto Perlman and Alberto Aghion and they founded Zumba Fitness LLC., out of Hollywood, Florida, USA. In 2003, Zumba teamed up with the Kellogg Company in a conscious effort to reach the Hispanic market.. 2004 marked the launch of infomercials. Zumba Fitness has grown and is reaches around the world. Zumba Dance has now gained global popularity with over 200,000 locations in 180 countries! Approximately 15,000,000 people are Zumba participants.
The American Council n Fitness, IDEA Health and Fitness Association and the Aerobic Fitness Association of America are just some of the well known fitness educators that recognize Zumba dance as bona fide fitness program! Zumba Dance is now available in personal classes, DVD's that can be used at home, and on Wii and Play Station Move, which can also be used at home.
What is Zumba Like?
Watch this video and the next to learn more about Zumba and why the Zumba craze is here to stay.
Want to see if you like it? Watch this Full Zumba Dance Workout For Beginners
Zumba Dance instructors must be licensed.
In order to get their license, they must attend the Zumba workshop which
teaches basic skills, and then they have the option to specialize in one or more of five different forms of Zumba Dance.
The areas of specialization are:
Zumba Dance is also available in the convenience of your own home.
Watching at home, provides you with flexibility and freedom. Unlike classes you do not have to be at class on certain days at certain times.
Zumba Dance is often promoted as "a party", you are invited to join the fun.
Face it, exercise is one of the best ways to help yourself to lose weight. Zumba Dance happens to be quite effective at burning a high amount of calories. Zumba is a high energy work out routine, but the amount of calories that you will burn depend on the intensity of your workout, your weight, your level of fitness, and your muscle composition.
The amount of calories burned will vary by individual, of course, but you can expect to burn an average of 500 to 800 calories per hour. Since Zumba uses the principles of resistance training and interval training, you will increase your metabolism which will also mean more calories burned during the day. Zumba will help you to lose weight fast.
Zumba Videos are a fun!
The Zumba DVD's
July 2012, it released the compilation album Zumba Fitness Dance Party.
More than 10 million Zumba DVDs have been sold.
ClothingIn 2007 the company launched a clothing line called Zumba wear.
In 2010 Zumba released its first fitness video game and sold over 3 million copies in the first year. Zumba Fitness 2 video game followed at the end of 2011 and a similar game was released on the Xbox 360 as Zumba Fitness Rush in early 2012.
In October 2012 came Zumba Fitness Core for the Wii and for the Xbox 360. This game had added features such as setting goals and nutrition tips.
Zumba Fitness: World Party was released in late 2013 which was followed by Zumba Kids.
Negatives:The only negative is actually a positive. Huh? Zumba is a real workout. Some forms of Zumba may prove to be too strenuous, but Zumba has tried to create programs to fit all ages and all levels of fitness.
I believe that Zumba has a quality weight loss program, with a very positive twist. Their weight loss program works well and it is fun. Zumba is worthy of your consideration. I give it two thumbs up!
Thank you for reading, my friend, I wish you much success on your weight loss journey.
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