History of Zumba®
Celebrity fitness trainer, “Beto” Perez, stumbled upon the concept of Latin-inspired dance-fitness in his native Cali, Colombia in the mid-‘90s.
One day, he walked into his aerobics class and realized he had forgotten his aerobics music. Thinking quickly, he grabbed whatever tapes he had in his backpack. Beto’s tapes were comprised of songs he loved, the traditional Latin salsa and merengue music he listened to all his life. But it was a challenge to improvise a whole class on the spot using non-traditional aerobics music. Beto rose to the challenge and from this last-minute improvisation a revolutionary new concept in fitness was born – the Zumba Fitness-Party™! The class soon became the most popular class at his fitness facility.
About the Zumba Fitness-Party™
Today, more than six million people all sizes, shapes and ages take weekly Zumba classes in over 50,000 locations across 75 countries. And the program’s popularity keeps growing by leaps, bounds (and exhilarating dance steps).
People all over the world have fallen in love with the Zumba Fitness-Party™. And you will too.
When members see a Zumba® class in action, they can’t wait to give it a try. When they do, they feel their body surge with energy. This Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, dance-fitness party exhilarates their senses and works all their major groups in a high-energy cardio blast that leaves them invigorated, refreshed and full of life.
Zumba® Happy Hour
Instead of your same old Friday evening routine, come and join Laurie for a mind-altering experience at Happy Hour! Give your body what it’s been craving all week long – a shot of fitness! The Happy Hour special features one hour of your favorite music with one part high-intensity dance / cardio and one part strength training.
X Shadyside Health an Fitness has certified Zumba® instructors teaching Zumba® classes regularly. Check our class schedule so you can join us for the next class!