Zumba 101 : Getting Healthy The Fun Way

Dance to inspire, dance to freedom, life is about experiences so dance and let yourself become free.

Shah Asad Rizvi


Zumba has become increasingly popular nowadays because people find it to be a fun way to lose weight and keep fit. It has now become a regular on most gyms across the country. Not only on gyms, we see people doing it in public parks and to some viewers, it can be funny but inspiring at the same time.

Let’s take a plunge and discover more about what Zumba is all about.


Created During 1990’s

Zumba is a dance fitness program developed by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez. It all started when Perez forgot to bring his tape of aerobics music for his class and improvised a class using conventional latin music.



Zumba is a trademark owned by Zumba Fitness, LLC. Even though the name sound rather exciting, it doesn’t really have a particular meaning.


Diverse Music

Zumba classes are typically an hour long and it includes music with fast and slow rhythms. Music comes from diverse dance styles such as, salsa, mambo, merengue, hip hop, samba, tango, flamenco and so on.


9 Different Types Of Classes

There are different types of classes according to different levels of age and exertion. Classes are: Zumba Gold, Zumba Step, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Zumba in the Circuit, Zumba Kids, Zumba Kids Jr., Zumba Gold-Toning and Zumba Sentao.


Okay, now we’re done with the basics. Let’s move on the benefits that we could get from this fun fitness program.


Burns away calories and fat.

An average person will burn around 600 to 1,000 calories in a Zumba class. A participant’s energy exertion is maximized for fat burning with classes that are choreographed appropriately.


Improved body coordination.

A Zumba class, can give you an opportunity to improve your coordination by closely following the dance steps done by the instructor.


Full body workout.

Zumba can provide a workout from head to toe by the dance movements involved in each class. Beginners can find themselves waking up to a post-workout feeling the next day.


Aerobically fit.

Zumba can increase your heart rate by the upbeat songs during the class. Exercising for a prolonged time can eventually increase the strength of your heart.


More encouraged to exercise.

Zumba is quite enjoyable that it doesn’t feel like hard work. Makes you think twice about getting exercise and makes you come back for more.


It’s for everyone.

For the fact that it has different types of classes, Zumba is for everyone at any age level. Anyone can join and groove to the music!


Socially healthy.

In a Zumba class, you would be able to meet different people who you would eventually socialize with.


So, there you go, a relatively fun and exciting way to exercise which can you a more positive experience in keeping fit.


Dying to try it? Check out the video below for a Zumba Dance Wokout for Beginners.

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