Sunday, January 2, 2011
I am so fascinated by this exercise form at the moment! I think it is fun and good work out for the whole body. Have you taken Zumba classes? How was your experience?
History of Zumba:
The Original "Fitness-Party"
As a fitness instructor in his native Cali, Colombia, Alberto "Beto" Perez's life took an unexpected turn one fateful day in the mid-‘90s when he darted off to teach an aerobics class and forgot his traditional aerobics music. He improvised using his own mix of music from tapes he had in his backpack (salsa and merengue music he grew up with). Spontaneously, he created a new kind of dance-fitness, one that focused on letting the music move you (instead of counting reps over the music). Energy electrified the room; people couldn’t stop smiling. His class loved it! And on that day, a revolutionary new fitness concept was born – the Zumba Fitness-Party™.