International Dance Exercise Association (IDEA) touts ZUMBA®
as the hottest, most exciting fitness trend of this decade!
The world's biggest stars make New Year's resolutions just like the rest of us, but instead of vowing to workout more, they have vowed to stop working out all together! Physically fit celebs like Eva LaRue (C.S.I. Miami), Vivica A. Fox (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Stacy Kiebler (Dancing with the Stars), Hunter Tylo (The Bold & the Beautiful), and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres have ditched the workout and joined the party with ZUMBA®, the unbelievably fun and exciting Latin dance-inspired fitness phenomenon that's not only sweeping the nation, it's sweeping the world! In fact, the most recent IDEA convention is touting ZUMBA® as the biggest fitness trend!
By taking the work out of working out, ZUMBA® has over 3 million people in over 35 countries across the globe losing pounds and inches while trimming and toning every muscle in their bodies. In fact, ZUMBA® has been shown to burn up to 1,000 calories an hour! Enormously popular at the nation?s top gyms and studios, ZUMBA® now boasts over 10,000 certified instructors and counting - to handle the growing demand.
You don't have to love exercise or know how to dance to ZUMBA®. Created by fitness visionary Alberto Beto Perez, ZUMBA® combines amazing, irresistible music with dynamic yet accessible exercise moves and interval cardio-training. The extraordinary ZUMBA® workout is all about fun. Underlying the fun, however, is a fundamental truth of fitness. The more muscles you move, the more calories you burn. The trick, of course, is to have the motivation to move your body.
Music is the special motivational ingredient of ZUMBA®, bringing together Salsa, Merengue, Samba, Reggaeton, African Beats, Cumbia, and even Funk. With specific beats and tempo changes, the exclusive ZUMBA® score transitions the workout seamlessly from one toning, strengthening or cardio move to another. Even if you feel like you have two left feet, all you have to do is let yourself naturally move to the beat. The workout starts with one simple step and then moves up the body first the feet, then the mid-section, and finally, the upper body - until everything is in motion. This is the exclusive ZUMBA® Easy Beat Breakdown technique and it's a foolproof way to push the heart rate up to the optimum calorie-burning zone and bring it down again for a workout that keeps the body at a sustained level of high performance (700 or more calories an hour).
The creative force behind ZUMBA® is Colombian-born dance and fitness instructor, Beto Perez. From the first day Beto introduced ZUMBA®FITNESS to Miami's South Beach, it became an instant hit. Featured in dozens of magazines and newspapers, ZUMBA® has recently been touted as one of the nation's fastest growing fitness crazes on THE TODAY SHOW.
ZUMBA® is literally the most fun I've ever had working out, says Eva LaRue. In fact, I think it's the only fun I've ever had working out. I have lost weight and dropped a full dress size. My thighs have slimmed down and my tummy is flatter. I really feel like I'm in the best shape of my life.
The celebrities who do ZUMBA® depend on a workout that will get them and keep them in top shape, states Beto. But they want to have fun. Fitness doesn't have to be about repetition and pain. With ZUMBA® it feels like a party and the results are almost secondary.
ZUMBA® is recognized by the world's leading fitness educators, including AFAA, ACE, CanFitPro, and REPS. With far-reaching instructor training programs in countries like China, Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Venezuela, ZUMBA® boasts 500 active new instructors every month.
To find out more about ZUMBA®
go to www.zumba.com
You can also view ZUMBA®,
on YouTube.com under "zumba".
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Right out of the heart of Colombia, South America, ZUMBA® routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body and maximize caloric output, fat burning, and total body conditioning. ZUMBA® targets your glutes, legs, arms, abdominals and the most important muscle in your body, the heart. The explosive and exotic Latin music rhythms and the easy-to-follow steps motivate you to return again and again. You don't even think about the great workout you are getting because you are having so much fun! ZUMBA® is for everyone: there is no right or wrong... you just move to the music the way your body naturally moves. Because there are so many smiling people during our ZUMBA® classes at Aerobics by Jill, we have developed our own special slogan:
"The Best Happy Hour in Town!"