Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What is Zumba and what you need to take a class?

Zumba is a cardiovascular workout that uses a combination of latin music like merengue, salsa, reggaeton, hip-hop, mambo, flamenco, calypso an some belly dancing. The amazing thing about Zumba is that women and men that practice it lose between 500 and 1000 calories while they are having fun.

Zumba was founded in 1990’s by Alberto “Beto” Perez, a Colombian aerobics instructor. He needed to improvise his aerobics class using a couple of cds with latin music because he forgot the aerobic music tape. Zumba classes are now offered in 125 countries, 110000 locations and more than 12 million people take classes around the world.

Zumba is a secure workout and it can be practiced by people of all ages from children to adults. There are eight different classes: Zumba Gold is a program designed for older population. Zumba Toning, a class designed to strength abs, thighs and arms . Aqua Zumba is a Zumba class in a swimming pool. Zumba the circuit. Zumbatomic a special class designed for children from 4 to 12 years old. Zumba Gold Tonning a class designed to strength the muscles in older people. Zumba Zentao is a workout chair that used the body weight to tone the body.
All you need to practice Zumba is a pair of cross-trainer shoes, water, and plenty wish to have fun. In my next post I will provide information about Zumba classes in Las Vegas

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Motivation, Goal Setting, Partnering and Zumba

Eight months ago, I was trying to establish a balance in my busy life. I was always tired, frustrated and in a bad mood. In the morning, I am a bookkeeper in a chain of supermarkets, in the afternoon, I was teaching computer classes for adults in a special program in Las Vegas Urban League; all of this while I was taking three classes at CSN. One of my nieces informed me about a new place that was teaching Zumba classes. My mom and I attended and we both found a new way to relieve stress, lose weight and stay healthy. We have been doing Zumba for several months now. The combination of physical exercises that makes your body move to the contagious rhythms of merengue, salsa, cumbia and reguetoon has helped us lose twelve pounds, two sizes and it keeps me highly motivated and happy. What about you? Do you have a plan to get fit?