What is Zumba®?

One day, upon arriving to teach one of his aerobics classes, Beto Perez realized that he had left all his traditional aerobics music at home. Improvising, he unpacked some of his favourite Latin music tapes from his backpack, popped them into the sound system, and taught his first Zumba® class!

ZUMBA®, as created by Beto, is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and International music and dance movements, to create a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness system. The class format combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body in an aerobic/fitness fashion to achieve a unique blended balance of cardio and muscle-toning exercises.

Zumba® creates a party-like atmosphere that provides a non-intimidating fitness opportunity for non-dancers, new exercisers, or those who have previously hesitated to participate in group classes. At the same time, dancers and long-time exercisers thoroughly enjoy the change of pace—exercising in a healthy, fun, party-like environment. All students feel comfortable knowing that they can just go with the flow and enjoy the party!

The primary elements that make Zumba® so unique and successful are:

  • It’s fun
  • It’s different
  • It’s easy
  • It’s effective

Beto has realized a lifelong dream to help people look and feel great….get into shape…have fun.,..and dance their cares away!