by Eva Martinez
(Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)
Zumba was first created in the 1990s by Columbian aerobics instructor, Beto Perez, when he combined Latin music with aerobic-like movements. The resulting Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation system helps burn calories, involves cardio, tones muscles, and makes for a crazy fun time.
Many people who try Zumba for the first time are immediately hooked because it’s energizing and you don’t even realize you’re going through interval training. It’s currently one of the biggest fitness movements and gaining more popularity every day.
What’s The Best Way To Learn Zumba?
There are two ways you can learn Zumba – take a class or try it on your own. The classes are interesting, no doubt, but when you’ve never done it before you might feel a little embarrassed when initially learning the moves.
And the moves might take a little while to learn, but that doesn’t matter because you’re getting your workout, even while learning.
Learning via the DVD set means you can learn in the privacy of your own home, starting with the beginner DVD, and move to the next one at a pace you’re comfortable with. You can also whip out the DVDs when it’s convenient for you; not at a scheduled class time.
What You Get With The Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System
There are 4 DVDs with 6 great workouts – basic, flat abs (that caught my attention), sculpt and tone, and the 20-minute express workout (I really appreciate this one). Then there’s the more dancey cardio party and also the fun Zumba fitness live. These are designed to give your whole body a good workout and target your core, abs, and thighs.
Combining movements with good music means you’re more likely to have a great time working out and you’ll hardly notice that your legs are tired or you’re taking a cardio beating. The pulsating music will make you feel alive and energized!
The DVD box set also comes with 2 toning sticks that you can hold while working out. They don’t weigh very much, so they’re perfect for beginners for don’t lift weights. Otherwise, you might find them too light to really matter.
The beginner/basic DVD shows you how to do the steps, which are labeled “easy”, “medium” or “hard.” This is good if you’ve never done Zumba before, and it can help you build confidence before you move on to the other DVDs.
All the music has a beat you can dance to. Besides Latin tunes, there are Merengue, Samba, Flamenco, Salsa tunes, and more. So don’t think you’re going to get tired of the music and that every song sounds similar to the last!
When you’re bored of your same old fitness routine and want to try something different, Zumba is the way to go. With the Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System you’ll have 6 workouts designed to work your everything in a fun way.