“We utilize the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning, and total body toning. It’s a way of mixing body sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps,” says creator Beto Perez. “It’s fun and addictive.”
“It’s wonderful to see so many people having fun while getting fit,” says Perez. “I think the terrific Latin rhythms in the program have taken the ‘work’ out of “working out.”
Under their guidance and leadership, Zumba has aligned with AFAA (Aerobic & Fitness Association of American), SCW Fitness Education, Can-Fit-Pro (International Trade Show & Conference in Canada), and many top national fitness facility chains and organizations. "A Taste of ... Zumba" Home Study program is a collaborative effort between AFAA and Zumba Fitness introducing to fitness instructors one of the most exciting fitness trends today, Zumba. A few of the basic Latin and international moves demonstrated by Zumba, such as the Salsa and Meringue, are introduced with a variety of movement variations to provide an effective and progressive cardiorespiratory workout. This course is an introductory course only, and does not issue trainers a license to teach Zumba.
Inspired by Latin dance and music, Zumba uses a variety of styles in its routines, including cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, hip-hop, pop, mambo, rumba, flamenco, and calypso and Salsaton. Music selections include both fast and slow rhythms to help tone and sculpt the body.