During the Covid pandemic, Ronnee has practiced Zumba daily and says it is what has helped her save her sanity.
DescriptionZumba is an exercise fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Pérez during the 1990s. Zumba is a trademark owned by Zumba Fitness, LLC. The Brazilian pop singer Claudia Leitte has become the international ambassador to Zumba Fitness.
Even though it might not seem like it, Zumba is kind of a tough exercise to describe.
We know what you’re thinking, “isn’t it just dancing, because I cannot dance. I have no rhythm.”
First of all, you’re kind of right, but not exactly. No matter what you think you know about Zumba, I here to tell you this—Zumba is so much more than just a bunch of people gathering together somewhere to dance their hearts out and get their groove on. I did it in a zoom class. No one could see me in my dirty exercise clothes (some days) and my dirty hair (most of the time). Sure, that’s definitely a part of it (and you if you can’t get down with that, Zumba might not be for you), but there’s so much more to a Zumba class than meets the eye.
Like what? That’s exactly what I will tell you.
But before we can do that, we have one really important, really tough job to do—define Zumba to answer that age-old question what exactly is Zumba, anyway?
First, you need to understand something about Zumba — the motto of Zumba is, literally, “Ditch the workout—Join the party!” That might sound like they’re not taking fitness super seriously, but don’t let that marketing ploy fool you—Zumba is actually an incredible workout if you’re doing it right and it can provide an enormous amount of added benefits to your clients.
Still, Zumba is kind of hard to define. Is it a dance party? Is it an actual workout? Is it for losing weight or building muscle? There are a lot of questions surrounding its definition. Further, it’s got a pretty interesting, basically accidental history which makes for a cool story, but also kind of adds to the confusion.
Zumba, a type of dance fitness that’s been around since the 1990s, is the backbone of the dance fitness craze—it incorporates a variety of Latin-inspired dance moves and music to promote a healthy heart, a healthy dose of aerobic activity, and a fun, exciting way to build and tone muscle, improve cardio, promote flexibility, and decrease stress.
So, without further ado, let’s try to cover as many Zumba ben