All I keep hearing is Zumba Zumba Zumba. Lots of babes are losing weight and getting 'un-boxy' with Zumba. So I gave it a whirl. Here I am at NYSC (New York Sports Club) in the very back row trying to follow along.
Started off a little tough, but warmed up and realized it's the way I dance after a couple of martinis. Then I let it rip. Praying I didn't rip anything new. Any Zumba babe success stories out there?
USA Today Reported That Zumba is One of The Top Ten Exercise Trends for 2012.
1. Educated and experienced
2. Strength training
3. Fitness programs for older adults
4. Exercise and weight loss
5. Children and obesity
6. Personal training
7. Core training
8. Group personal training
9. Zumba and other dance workouts
10. Functional fitness (for older adults)
Source: American College of Sports Medicine
Created in the late 1990s in Colombia by Alberto Perez , Zumba classes are now offered in 125 countries in 110,000 locations. More than 12 million people take classes every week with some drawing a 100 or more followers in dance halls and night clubs.
Zumba is exercise in disguise," says Josie Gardiner , 65, a Zumba-certified instructor in Boston. "It's fun. When people hear the music, they get moving. They lose weight, too, and feel good about themselves."