Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and Choreographer Alberto”Beto” Perez during the 1990s.
Zumba sessions are typically about an hour long.The exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training.The music comes from the following dance styles:Cumbia,Salsa,merengue,mambo ,flamenco ,chachacha,reggaeton, soca,samba,hip hop music ,axe music and tango . There are eight different types of classes for different levels of age and exertion.Zumba Toning is for the people who do their workouts with toning sticks. Zumba Toning will target the abs, thighs, arms, and other muscles throughout the body. Zumba Toning is adding sculpting of body and cardio.
In the 1990s, Beto Perez forgot his tape of aerobics music for a class he was teaching. He went to his car, listened to music – consisting of traditional Salsa and merengue music – and improvised a class using this non-traditional aerobics music. After finding initial success in Colombia, he moved to the United States in 2001, where he teamed up with cofounder Alberto Perlman and a childhood friend, COO Alberto Aghion. The trio produced a demo reel , and the concept was discovered and licensed by a company called Fitness Quest to create a direct marketing campaign and a line of Home videos.
Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba’s choreography incorporates hip-hop,soca,samba,salsa, merengue,mambo and marital arts .Squats and lunges are also included.