Zumba is a dance fitness program created by the dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez in Colombia during the 1990s. The program combines Latin and international music with dance in an effort to make exercise fun.
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Zumba classes are offered through licensed instructors in more than 60,000 fitness center locations in 105 countries to seven-and-a-half million participants.
DVDs are also available for learning Zumba at home.
The Workout of the Zumba classes
Music is the key ingredient to Zumba classes. Zumba fitness targets every major muscle group in the body. The Zumba fitness program borrows Latin flavor from the following dance styles: Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, Mambo, Flamenco, Chachacha, Reggaeton, Samba, Belly dancing, Bhangra, Hip Hop, and Tango.
Classes and Instructors of Zumba fitness
Instructional classes are offered at health clubs, gyms, country clubs, senior citizen centers and community centers worldwide by potentially trained Zumba instructors. The Educational Division of Zumba Fitness has licensed thousands of Zumba instructors who work in over 60,000 locations worldwide. To become licensed, instructors must participate in a Zumba basic skills instructor workshop, and then have the option to become trained in specialized areas.
The following provides an overview of the types of Zumba classes:
- Zumba—The traditional Zumba class including basic rhythms like merengue, foxtrot, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, belly dance, waltz, flamenco, tango, samba.
- Zumba Gold—This workout is designed for adults and de-conditioned participants. It addresses the anatomical, physiological and psychological needs specific to these populations.
- Zumba Toning—This class blends body-sculpting techniques and specific Zumba moves into one class focusing on calorie-burning and strength-training. Instructors use weighted, maraca-like Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
- Aqua Zumba—This workshop is an all ages class similar to water aerobics. It is designed to be safe, yet effective and challenging, integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy into traditional aqua fitness disciplines.
- Zumbatomic—In September 2009, Zumba Fitness launched Zumbatomic, the first Zumba program for children. The original workout program is designed specifically for girls and boys ages 4–12 and incorporates urban dance styles like hip-hop, reggaeton and pop with fundamental concepts such as coordination, discipline, confidence and teamwork.
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These fitness centers in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Denmark in general offer Zumba classes: SATS and Fitness.dk
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