Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin music and easy to follow dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training, alternating fast and slow rhythms and resistance training. It is a fun way to work out.
The story of Zumba begins with an accident that seems too good to be true. Back in the ’90s in Colombia, dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez was teaching an aerobics class and he forgot his regular music. So he reached into his backpack and pulled out tapes of salsa and merengue. Fast forward to today, and Zumba has certified instructors in more than 125 countries around the world. Each class uses salsa, cumbia, bachata, and other Latin and international rhythms.