How long is the class? Gina Vazquez
What do I Wear? Certified ZUMBA Instructor
A traditional ZUMBA class lasts Although this is an exercise class, ZUMBA is
about 60 minutes. Classes are also a dance party! You can wear traditional
usually held in the evening, as this workout wear, but make sure you are able to
is most convenient time for most move freely. Have fun with it! The ZUMBA
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Proper shoes are essential when working out.
Some classes are 30 -45 min. which When doing ZUMBA, your shoes should have a
would limit the amount of fat smooth bottom to allow
burning, but still is good for the easy movements while
body. Shorter periods of exercise doing twists and slide which
should be done in the morning a great deal of ZUMBA
when the body does not have fat choreography has. You can also wear your
cross trainers if you buy
stores and can immediately begin
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What is ZUMBA?
Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance-
fitness class that incorporates Latin
and international music and dance
movements, crating a dynamic,
exciting exhilarating, and effective
fitness system. A ZUMBA class-
known as Zumba Fitness Party –
combines fast and slow rhythms that
tone and sculpt the body using an
aerobic/fitness approach to achieve a
unique blended balance of cardio and
Dancers and non-dancers alike Where Did ZUMBA Originate?
immediately and easily master a
Who is the Founder?
ZUMBA class because previous dance
experience is not necessary. A
ZUMBA class creates a party-like Alberto “Beto” Perez is the creative genius behind Latin music tapes from his backpack, popped
atmosphere that provides a non- the ZUMBA fitness formula that has millions of them into the sound system, and taught his first
intimidating opportunity for non- people amazed at the changes in their bodies, minds ZUMBA class.
dancers, new exercisers, or those who and lifestyles.
have previously hesitated to In 2000, Beto decided to make the big move to the
participated in group classes. Beto began dancing as a young boy in his hometown United States. It was a struggle in the beginning.
of Cali, located in the southern part of Columbia, Soon, in 2001, his innovative style caught the
South America. As a teenager, he used his dance attention of two entrepreneurs, Alberto Perlmam
skills to help pay the bills by choreographing for local and Alberto Aghion. The three men joined to
artist and dancing in salsa clubs. He later won a create ZUMBA Fitness, LLC, a global company
Party yourself scholarship into the prestigious Maria Sanford based on Beto’s fitness philosophy.
Brazilian Dance Academy. After graduation, he
Into shape! Beto travels the world showcasing the ZUMBA
became an instructor at the Academy, specializing in
philosophy. His phenomenal fitness success has
Latin Dance. Beto taught Salsa, Merengue and
been profiled on hundreds of television shows and
Rumba classes. Later, his interests in physical fitness
magazines including the Today Show, Fox News,
led him to become a certified personal trainer and
CNN, Time Magazine, World, Oxygen Magazine,
group exercise instructor.
People, and more. He now serves as the Creative
One day, upon arriving to one of his classes, he Director of the ZUMBA Education department and
realized he left his traditional aerobics music at oversees the raining of the ZUIMBA Education
home. Improvising, he unpacked some of his favorite Specialist Faculty.