What is ZUMBA®?

Some say it's the craziest, most fun, full-out dance party they've gone to since High School.  It’s a workout for all ages and abilities, for anyone who wants to “Ditch the Workout, Join the Party”.  Zumba® Fitness is for you, even if you haven’t exercised in years.

Zumba® is a group fitness class based on some of the most exciting rhythms and dance styles from Latin America and around the world, including Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Samba, Tango, Flamenco, Bollywood, Swing, Soca and Bellydance, all in one class.  High energy, exotic and motivating music combined with fun and easy-to-follow dance moves will challenge and invigorate your fitness ability in ways seldom possible in a regular aerobics class.

Zumba® is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind. Participants "dance away their worries" while going through uniquely choreographed moves and dance combinations skillfully performed by our ZV Crew.

Zumba® Fitness started as a happy accident  when creator Beto Perez forgot his traditional aerobics music when he darted off to teach an aerobics class in his native Colombia. He improvised using his own mix of music from tapes he had in his backpack (salsa and merengue music he grew up with). Energy electrified the room; people couldn't stop smiling. His class loved it! And on that day, a revolutionary new fitness concept was born – the Zumba® Fitness-Party.  He brought his dance-fitness style to Miami, and in 2001, ZUMBA® Fitness was born.

You can check out the Main Zumba® site www.zumba.com

Or better yet, come take a class.

Vancouver's ZV Crew offers free trial Zumba® classes at the beginning of each session at selected Community & Recreation Centres in the lower Mainland.   Make sure you check the Schedule for details.


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