Weight Loss – 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Zumba

Zumba fitness helps you in many ways to lose weight

If you are planning on losing weight then you should try Zumba Fitness.  It offers both physical fitness and psychological benefits through its Zumba stimulated fitness and music. Zumba comes in different specialties. Below are 9 known facts about Zumba;

Zumba fitness is known as a happy accident

In the 90s, the aerobics instructor, Alberto “Beto” Perez a Columbian had forgot to bring his tapes for classes but then decided to bring in his Latin tapes from the car to be played in class. He started dancing to the Latin rhythm and integrating it with aerobic exercises. This is when the unofficial Zumba class started.

The Zumba class revolutionized dance and fitness

He conducted 9-10 classes and later moved back to Bogotá – Capital of Columbia and become famous. He then decided to take Zumba to the world by first introducing it to US. However, he faced a lot of challenges whilst in US and visited every gym to accept his programme – Zumba fitness. This went on for four years and until Miami fitness director accepted his request. His dance class was full within an hour of the Zumba fitness.

The beginning of Zumba fitness it used Latin inspired music – salsa, rumba, meringue, reggaeton

However, in the last 5 years, another international genre was introduced bhagra and Bollywood that brought in belly dancing too. Zumba has become popular world-wide and many artists are now creating music only for Zumba.

What do you think?


Written by supervices

Werneckhof by Geisel

What do you know about Munich?