Can You Dance Your Body Slim?
You’ve probably noticed Zumba classes popping up at your local gym with increasing popularity. If somehow you’ve managed to avoid this craze up until now, it’s time to throw in the towel. This Latin dance-inspired fitness program is incredibly fun and extremely effective. And, best of all… it’s a great way to get in shape without even realizing it!
What is it?
Created by the amazing Columbian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez in the ‘90s, Zumba uses dance and aerobic elements, and incorporates hip-hop, samba, salmsa, merengue, mambo, squats, lunges and even martial arts.
What’s so great about it?
With more than 100,000 instructors in 125 countries, there’s obviously something about Zumba that people can’t get enough of.
I love dancing as a form of exercise because it’s one of the few opportunities we give ourselves as adults to regain a sense of play. Our lives can be so desk-bound and solemn – just plain serious! (Not to mention sedentary.) With Zumba and other dance-inspired forms of exercise, suddenly we’re kids on the playground again. We let go of our worries and literally shake our cares away. The result is a fun-filled, fat-blasting party that burns 400-600 calories per class.
Where do I sign up?
It’s easy to find a local Zumba class – just check out their website. But you don’t always have to leave home for a Latin-inspired dance workout. That’s why I created my Latin Rhythm Workout – one of the most fun “video shoots” of my career. Because music is the soul of movement, I brought a 14-piece band on stage with me for this routine. With the cha-cha, samba, merenge, and much more, it brings a Saturday night dance party vibe to your living room, any day of the week. And best of all — it’s available on my double feature Dance Your Body Slim DVD, which also offers my complete Flex Appeal Bellydancing Workout – all for the price of one workout. Doesn’t it just make you wanna dance for joy? Also, below I’ve included a video of the “Cha Cha” workout from Dance Your Body Slim.
Hi- I am one of those Zumba instructors, along with teaching Aqua Zumba. I started Zumba when I weighed 165. Now I’m at 145, in 2 years. I also love to do NIA. Thank you, Kathy, for all of your hard work, and inspiration, for all these years.