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Zumba fitness is hot right now. You may have heard of it but may not be really too familiar with it. Zumba is a danced based fitness program that was created in the 1990’s by a dancer and choreographer, Beto. It took off when it began to be marketed in dance classes as well as branded merchandise. Now you can find licensed Zumba instructors teaching classes in fitness centers almost everywhere. The DVDs are also very popular for people who want to do the classes at home.
The Zumba workout uses music based on salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, samba and other international music styles. It has gained a huge fan base and you can even find Zumba shoes and clothes to wear for your workouts. I have family members who take the classes and enjoy them. Below is a sample video of what the dance based fitness program is like
As you can see, the music is great and the dancing looks like a lot of fun. When exercise is fun, you don’t feel like you’re exercising at all which is probably why so many people really enjoy this workout. The cool thing about these types of workouts is that you don’t have to be the best dancer around to do them. So long as you follow the routines the best that you can, you’re going to still burn a lot of calories.
If you’re still too shy to attempt taking one of the classes, the DVDs are a great option to learn some of the moves until you feel comfortable enough to get out in public. Are you a Zumba fitness fanatic?