Sports Club Kahana in West Maui Hawaii
What is Zumba?
Zumba is an aerobic dance workout to latin influenced music. It was created in Columbia by dancer/choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez by accident. One day Beto was going to teach a standard aerobics class at the gym when he realized that he had forgotten his usual music. Because he did not have enough time to go home and get his music, he decided to use the traditional salsa and merengue cassettes that he had in his backpack. He taught a very different aerobics class that day; Beto completely improvised the class. It wasn’t structured or planned out, instead the gym members followed his lead while Beto guided them through easy-to-follow, latin dance moves. The class was an immediate hit and on that day, Zumba was born!. A few years later, Beto moved to Miami to teach Zumba. Zumba increased in popularity extremely fast and word spread across the United States that Zumba was definitely the next fitness craze. In 2001, Zumba was officially trademarked and the company Zumba Fitness LLC was created. Today Zumba teacher trainings are offered globally and Zumba classes are one of the most popular classes in health clubs worldwide.
According to zumba.com, “Our goal is simple: we want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked.” Be prepared to get hooked on Zumba!!
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