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What is Zumba

Date Published:
November 9, 2009

Class starts January 13th at 9 am,,,, start any Wednesday, No dance experience necessary! $12 for one class or receive a free class when picking up your prepaid punchcard 10 classes for $80

About Zumba

Celebrity fitness trainer, 'Beto' Perez, stumbled upon the concept of Latin-inspired fitness in his native country of Colombia (South America) in the mid 1990's. One day, he walked into his class and realized that he had forgotten his aerobics music, and his only option was to grab whatever tapes he had in his car. Beto’s tapes were comprised of the songs that he loved, the traditional Latin salsa and merengue music with which he had been raised. But it was a challenge to improvise a whole class on the spot using non-traditional aerobics music. Beto rose to the challenge and from this last-minute improvisation was born a revolutionary fitness program – Zumba! The class soon became the most popular class at his fitness facility.

In 1999, after his success in Colombia, Beto brought the class to the United States, where he was approached by entrepreneurs Alberto Perlman and Alberto Aghion to create a global company based on the Zumba fitness philosophy. The three young entrepreneurs then set a goal to offer Zumba classes all over the world.

  • It's fun...the type of exercise you'll want to do everyday and you'll feel good about doing!

  • It's different. You probably never thought you'd be exercising to this type of music, such as Salsa, Merengue, Belly dancing, Cumbia and Reggae just to name a few.

  • It's easy. You can start at any level and it's easier than any other program you've done before.

  • It's effective. It is an aerobic workout, which we all know works. But it's more fun, which makes you stick with the program.