Zumba Moves were derived as a Columbian aerobic fitness program, from dance moves, created by dancer and choreographer, Alberto "Beto" Perez in the 1990s.
If you feel your knees turn to jelly at the very mention of the word workout, you’re in for an amazing surprise !
These Moves involve aerobic and fitness elements.
Zumba's choreography incorporates hip hop, samba, salsa, merengua, soca, mambo, some martial arts, bollywood, also belly dance moves.
It also includes squats and lunges.
The lessons are around about an hour long and include music and exercise with fast and slow rhythms and also includes resistance training.
It combines the strong, distinctive beats of the Latin music with easy to do international dance moves.
The result is a dance workout routine that people of all ages simply love!
It’s fun, it’s funky and already becoming one of the most popular ways to get fit.
When Zumba first came about people thought, this will just be a phase, but when they tried it they discovered that it is a fitness programme and has dance moves incorporated into it.
It's fun and doesn't feel like a fitness programme, for that reason it will stay around for a long time.
The other benefits with these exercises is that there is no pressure, it's great fun so when people have fun they enjoy themselves and they come out of their shell a bit more.
When you start to see a little bit of a result, start to feel a bit better, your self confidence grows, that's one of the other benefits of the Zumba moves, that is great.
When the zumba moves programmes first came around, it quickly caught peoples imagination.
Since then there have been many variations of fitness classes, with different types of moves and tempos of music.
Who is to say which is the best. Better to try as many as you can and make up your own mind. Be individual.