Zumba Fitness Dance Review

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program created by dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez in Colombia during the 1990s. Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Unlike a typical dance class where counts are used, Zumba involves following the music with repetitive movements. Zumba’s choreography incorporates hip-hop, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts and some Bollywood and belly dance moves. Squats and lunges are also included.

The word “Zumba” comes from a Colombian word that means to move fast and have fun, which is just how people describe the routine. Using upbeat Latin music together with cardiovascular exercise, Zumba is aerobic dancing that is lots of fun and easy to learn.

The Origin

In the 1990s, Perez forgot his tape of aerobics music for a class he was teaching. He took the tapes available in his car – which were of the traditional Latin salsa and merengue music and improvised a class using this non-traditional aerobics music. In 1999, after the initial success in Colombia, he took the class to the United States.

The Zumba Fitness Exhilarate DVD collection


Bigger, bolder, and edgier, the Zumba® Fitness Exhilarate DVD collection is revolutionizing the at-home fitness experience by combining raw energy with cutting-edge design, lights, and sounds to take you on an unforgettable, exhilarating journey to a healthy and happy lifestyle.

As Jam-packed with red-hot dance steps, pulsating Latin and international rhythms, and feel-it-to-the-core routines, this invigorating dance-fitness party will have you movin’, rockin’, and shakin’ the weight off to the exotic rhythms of salsa, cumbia, samba, reggaeton, merengue, and more. With music-video style visuals and live musical accompaniment, these multisensory fitness DVDs put you right in the middle of a Zumba® Fitness-Party. And thanks to its nonstop, easy-to-follow choreography and muscle-engaging routines, you’ll torch hundreds of calories per hour and sculpt your body from head to toe–without feeling like you’re working out.

The seven-disc DVD collection features seven total-body workouts and each routine utilizes varying levels of intensity to deliver a body-energizing workout that you’ll want to move to again and again. The set includes breakdowns of basic steps, a 20-minute “Rush” workout, a 45-minute “Activate” workout, the “Ripped” workout featuring the Zumba® Toning program and breakthrough Zumba Sentao program, a 60-minute “Exhilarate” dance-fitness party, the “Mix” workout featuring rhythms from all over the world, and a massive Zumbathon® Fitness-Concert live class.

Zumba Fitness Join The Party

Join the party with Zumba Fitness, now also avaible on XBOX 360 Kinect, Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3 a one-of-a-kind, dance fitness workout set to sexy, high-energy Latin and international music. Find your rhythm and let go as Zumba instructor fan favorites Gina Grant, Tanya Beardsley and Zumba creator, Beto, guide you through 30 routines that will work you into a sweat and make you forget you’re even exercising. The only draw back about the video game versions is that it is not very good for beginners as the step by step tutorial is not as in-depth as the Zumba Fitness Exhilarate DVD version, but if you have basic experience with Zumba Fitness you will definitely enjoy it.

The Zumba program is recognized by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, IDEA Health and Fitness Association, and the American Council on Exercise.

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