If you ask what really is the key and most important thing in a Zumba class then the answer has to be the music. In an excellent Zumba class it is very important that you feel the music. The exercise moves and dance steps are just a plus but it would not be Zumba without the sizzling music that makes you want to get up and move in a minute!
A basic Zumba class is usually lasts for an hour and generally based on Latin rhythms but each instructor is different and may well have a different blend of Zumba music. Nowadays there are lots of instructors who add a lot of hip hop into their Zumba class as many students like this type of music for their Zumba class. Zumba fitness programs are getting more popular with every passing day throughout the world and Zumba classes are being offered in many gyms, health clubs and community centers all over the world.
Zumba music was developed by Alberto Beto Perez in the early 1990s. He was an aerobic fitness instructor in a fitness center in Colombia. It was in a class there that he improvised music and named it Zumba. The class became a great success.
He then went to US with his new music and started teaching in Miami. With increasing success, he together with Alberto Aghion and Alberto Perlman trademarked the name Zumba and started the company Zumba Fitness LLC. The company is now located in Hollywood, Florida and administers all such classes worldwide.
Zumba is a new type of music. The dance styles reflected in a classic track include Flamenco, Mambo, Salsa and many others. The music incorporates slow and fast rhythms plus resistance working out in every class so that the body burns fat and builds muscle while the student enjoys the dance.
There are many kinds of Zumba classes that are being offered throughout the world. The conventional class is where the fundamental dances are emphasized. There is a specially designed class that is called Gold for adults and de-conditioned people that accommodate their requirements. There are toning classes to improve muscle tone and build strength. Aqua is another version of Zumba to aqua fitness programs and at last I would like to mention about a recently introduced class, the Zumbatomic that is specially made for children.
Zumba music is a new type of fitness dance music and has become very popular because of the manner fitness objectives are met doing enjoyable dancing exercise. Its music is not hard to adjust to because it is based on existing dance styles. The different kinds of available classes provide you plenty of options to choose from depending on what you are looking for from these exercises and what your objectives are.
Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements to the music genres of hip-hop, merengue, mambo, soca, samba, salsa, martial arts, and some Bollywood and belly dance moves. Zumba does not charge licensing fees to gyms or fitness centers. There are more than 10 million people taking weekly Zumba classes in over 100 thousand locations all ove the world. And of course Zumba Music is the best part of all.