Get Fit: Zumba

Get Fit: Zumba

How would you like to “party” yourself into shape? That’s what I do in Zumba class! 14 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages zumba exerciseagree, as this dance-aerobic hybrid has caught on in more than 150 countries.

How Did It Start?

Zumba started 1986 when founder, Perez, forgot his tape of aerobics music for a class he was teaching. He took the tapes he had in his backpack—consisting of traditional salsa and merengue—and improvised a class using this non-traditional aerobics music. Spontaneously he created a new kind of dance-fitness, one that focused on letting the music move you, instead of counting reps over the music.  After finding success in his native Columbia, he moved to the United States in 2001.

Many celebrities are also fans, including Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry and Natalie Portman. I find it to be exhilarating, easy-to-follow, fat burning and toning for my muscles. I love the Latin-inspired rhythms and hip-hop routines. It even includes martial arts and belly dance moves.

Join the Party!

I go to my local gym a couple of nights a week, but classes are offered worldwide. Each class is an hour and, in that time, you can burn between 500-1000 calories! There are classes for all fitness levels including for kids and for seniors.

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I suggest finding a class and give it a try. I couldn’t be happier that I did and have been enjoying it for the last 3 years. It adds to my joy and health!

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The team at Uni Key Health Systems is committed to helping others take control of their health and wellness. We practice what we preach and believe health is one of the greatest gifts. We are led by founder James Templeton who founded UNI KEY in 1992 after he used alternative health modalities to heal himself from a terminal cancer diagnosis. He has since dedicated his life to helping others achieve optimum health and wellness.

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  • Betty March 27, 2013 - 3:52 pm Reply

    My friend does Zumba but it always sounded intimidating to me. Thanks, Liz! After reading this, I feel like I can give it a try!

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