- You can burn up to 600 - 800 calories in a one-hour class. Some have even hit 1,000!
- The term 'Zumba' was derived from a Colombian word, meaning 'to move fast while having fun' or 'buzz like a bee'.
- The famous food chain, McDonalds, operates in just over 120 countries, while Zumba classes happen in over 140 countries! Quite a comparison!
Dance is an effective and a great form of exercise. In fact, Zumba classes are called 'exercise in disguise.' If you hate working out and enjoy dancing, then Zumba is definitely the right option for you. Don't worry even if you have two left feet. It is made for everyone! But first, let us see how Zumba came into existence.
Zumba dance was created by a Colombian dancer and choreographer, Alberto "Beto" Perez, in the mid-90s. Yes, nearly 15 years ago! It was a 'happy' accident, and was created by chance. He forgot to bring his music tape to the aerobics class that he was teaching in. He rushed back to his car and found a tape of Latin dance music. He mixed the Latin dance forms like salsa, merengue, rumba, chachacha, cumbia, mambo, flamenco, raggaeton, hip hop, bhangra, and tango and created what is widely known as Zumba. Soon, it became a trend in Colombia. In 1999, he moved to Miami. The trend was said to have spread wildly there as well. He then along with some entrepreneurs branded the class and transformed it into an eminent global franchise that is today called Zumba Fitness. There is also a Zumba merchandise called Zumba wear to choose from.
Now that we have seen how Zumba was created, let's have a look at the list of good Zumba songs that will get you grooving.
This fabulous dance form that marked the revolution of dance fitness changed our perception of 'workout' completely. It is exciting, fun, effective, and the best reason is that it is made for all, from kids to grandparents! You just have to put on your dancing shoes and start moving.