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Do you Zumba? Do you even know what Zumba is?

ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music - dance themes creating a fun workout. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba utilizes the principals of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. It is a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy to follow dance steps. Even while browsing the website, I couldn't keep from tapping my feet to the beat. Zumba's roots come from Colombia where Beto Perez (celebrity trainer) stumbled upon latin inspired fitness in the mid 1990's.

Zumba will definitely get you sweating and it may even inspire you to take a salsa (or merengue) class. The best part? It's really easy to forget how much rhythm you may actually lack when strutting your stuff to Zumba -- If you like to dance, you'll get a kick out of Zumba. For more info and to find a Zumba class near you, check out

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motherhelen motherhelen 7 years
I am now addicted to Zumba! I don't want class to end and always look forward to the next class. Many times you can try the first class for free, so check it out if you haven't gone before.
Orchid23 Orchid23 8 years
I LOOOOOVVEEE ZUUUMMMMBA !! lol, it's great it helped me lose 20 lbs in 2 months! AND I toned up and gained good lean muscle. Now I go 4-5x a week to a Zumba studio in Springfield, VA it is led by one of the 2008 DVD's Zumba girls, Aska, check out her site she's AMAZING !!!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I just Zumbaed on Saturday for the first time.
wallykater wallykater 8 years
Check out for information on classes in Maplewood, Minnesota!
eac38 eac38 9 years
They're offering Zumba classes at my school now- I'm glad I saw this article, I'll have to check them out! :-)
wallykater wallykater 9 years
The link above doesn't work anymore so just want to let you know.
xaxalda xaxalda 10 years
I go to a gym which offers Zumba classes. I have become so addicted that I find myself visiting the other gyms in my membership plan to attend Zumba for about 5 days of the week. It is so addicting!
nurdburd13 nurdburd13 10 years
i wanna do this. i'll have to buy a dvd though. there aren't any classes close to me. :cry:
wallykater wallykater 10 years
I Zumba! In fact, I teach Zumba in Minnesota! It's such a great workout because people can burn 400-600 calories in an hour depending upon their fitness level. Check out videos on YouTube and you'll see! Katie
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 10 years
I do not zumba -- but I like to say the word. (It's like dancing for my tongue.)
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
sounds like fun to me too!!!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
Since I LOVE to dance, I'd love to try this out. I'll def. check this out.
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