Looking for a fun new way to shed some pounds? Your search will end pretty quickly once you try Zumba, the Latin-inspired dance fitness program. Zumba's hour-long workout sessions are packed with full-body aerobic dance moves designed to get your heart beating, blood flowing and fat burning.
Zumba group exercise classes are led by a licensed instructor, who cranks up the music and coaches the group through an hour-long aerobic "fitness party." Throughout the session, the instructor offers choreography direction by breaking down each dance move for the class.
Zumba's choreography gains its inspiration from hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. After entering pop culture in 2001, the Zumba Fitness Program immediately gained popularity, quickly becoming the largest dance fitness program in the world, with more than 12 million people attending weekly classes.
Zumba offers a variety of classes for athletes of all experience levels and dance preferences, so you're sure to find one that's challenging for you. Use Zumba.com's Instructor Locator to find a class near you, and stop dreading long, boring workouts at the gym.
Source: Zumba Fitness
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