Have you not yet taken a Zumba class? Then what are you waiting for?

    ZUMBA® FITNESS a “Happy Accident”
    Have you heard the saying “party yourself into shape” or “ditch the workout and join the party” or “exercise in disguise” or someone say “omg!! I just took a Zumba class and never had so much fun!!”? Zumba is described as all of the above, and more!

    ZUMBA FITNESS® is moving millions of people toward joy and health. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students.
    Zumba program is now taught in gyms and studios all over the world to millions of Zumba enthusiasts. And as the program continues to evolve – from its humble beginnings, to a global movement, to a way of life – 12 million fitness buffs worldwide of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in over 110,000 locations across more than 125 countries.

    Why is Zumba loved by millions? Because it’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance-fitness program set in an invigorating, party-like atmosphere, that blends red-hot international music, with contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive. It’s a go at your own pace dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, fun.
    Some of the Benefits of zumba fitness program include:

    • great for your general health and fitness level
    • Helps builds physical strength and stamina.
    • Improves co-ordination
    • Helps in relieving stress
    • Aids in toning the abdominal, and reshaping your body – FULL BODY WORKOUT
    • Helps in weight loss – FAT AND CALORIE BURNING
    • Provides benefits of interval training
    • Releases toxins form the body
    • FUN FOR EVERYONE – Zumba is a go at your own pace workout

    Here is the list of Zumba classes offered at Phys-ED:

    • Monday – 9am Zumba w/ Jen
    • Tuesday – 6:30pm Zumba w/ Sarah
    • Wednesday – 4:30pm Zumba Toning w/ Lynda
    • Thursday – 9:15am Zumba w/ Jen and 5:30pm Zumba Gold w/ Virginia
    • Friday – 4:30pm Zumba w/ Amity
    • Saturday – 9am Zumba w/ Sarah

    THE ORIGINAL “FITNESS-PARTY” – a “Happy Accident and Humble Beginning:
    What is luck: It’s has been defined as: “when preparation meets opportunity”. In In the mid-’90s, an opportunity presented itself, and Beto was ready! When fitness instructor in his native Cali, Columbia, Alberto “Beto” Perez, spontaneously created a new kind of dance-fitness, one that focused on letting the music move you (unlike the traditional aerobics of counting reps over the music). One fateful day in the mid-’90s, off to teach an aerobics class, he had forgotten his traditional aerobics music. With 50 people waiting for class to begin, Beto improvised using his own mix of music from tapes he had in his backpack (salsa and merengue music he grew up with). Energy electrified the room; people couldn’t stop smiling. His class loved it and requested that he do nothing else but “Zumba”.


    2001 -Beto brings his new dance-fitness style to Miami, Florida, and formed an alliance with 2 native Columbians Alberto Perlman and Alberto Aghion, and created a business, calling it Zumba Fitness.

    2005 – Due to the demand for Zumba classes and Zumba Instructors, Zumba Fitness spawned a full-fledged Zumba Academy™ to license Zumba Instructors to teach Zumba classes.

    2008 – Launch of Zumbawear™ apparel and accessories, music CDs, and one of the best-selling at-home fitness DVD series ever – the Zumba Fitness® Total Body Transformation System

    2010 – Zumba shook the ground (once again) by being the first branded fitness program to launch a video game on all three major gaming platforms: Wii, Xbox, and PS3.

    Types of ZUMBA® CLASSES currently offered at Phys-ED include:

    Zumba® Fitness– THE ORIGINAL “FITNESS-PARTY” featuring exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students.

    Zumba Gold® – Using the same Zumba formula as in the original “Fitness-Party”, Zumba Gold targets the largest growing segment of the population: baby boomers. Active older adults want camaraderie, excitement and fitness as a regular part of their weekly schedule. Zumba Gold is the perfect fit.

    Zumba® Toning <http://www.zumba.com/toning> – Zumba Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick). It combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness-party.

    Zumbatomic® <http://www.zumba.com/zumbatomic> – Designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12), Zumbatomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more.