Zumba has quickly become one of the most popular, high intensity workouts around and the exciting Zumba songs keep you coming back for more. Zumba combines dancing, aerobics, and cardio together to make a fun workout that delivers great results. Zumba combines a lot of dance moves into its routines that are typically associated with Latin dances, and uses them to increase the effectiveness of the workout, burning calories and toning at the same time. Almost all of the dances are choreographed and usually incorporate a wide range of music including salsa, samba, mambo, hip hop and belly dancing music, all considered to be Zumba songs.
Zumba’s lively music makes it an easy exercise program to get into, even if you don’t get the movements down at first. You just let your body go and the easy to follow steps will come as you dance away your calories and go for an overall body toning end result. It’s kind of like going to a dance party instead of an exercise class with its exhilarating movements and beats, delivering a sexy ambience created by a fun combination of dance and motion.
Zumba came about strictly by accident. The founder of Zumba, Alberto Perez, was as aerobics instructor and used Latin music exclusively to back up his teaching. One day he forgot his traditional music and decided to improvise, still using Latin salsa and Merengue music, but not his usual. His students ended up doing aerobics that day a lot differently than they usually did, following the beats of this new, non-traditional aerobics music. Needless to say, his new combinations of tunes were the first Zumba songs and they were a huge hit with the exercisers at the gym. This got Alberto thinking, and from here on out he would often incorporate alternative Latin music into his workout classes and the popularity of Zumba was born. In 2001 Alberto moved to the United States where he met Alberto Perlman, and they teamed up with his childhood friend Alberto Aghion to produce what would be the first official concept of Zumba music and dancing. In the beginning, Zumba was marketed via home videos and they slowly garnered the attention they deserved.
Before long, the Zumba originators came up with their own versions of aerobics and dance classes to make them more exciting and they all made sure to keep it connected to its Latin roots. While Zumba continues to expand in order to incorporate all sorts of music styles, Zumba songs have always been rooted into Latin culture and music. To make any version of Zumba work, the music has to be exciting enough to draw you in, feeling the music take over your movements. Latin dance music is known for its vibrant, party like appeal, delivering a feeling of celebration that gets you shaking and moving on the dance floor which makes it the perfect choice for both an aerobics and cardio workout.
Today Zumba is the only Latin American inspired fitness-dance program that combines the latest, popular international music, produced by talented Grammy winning producers creating a variety of new Zumba songs and catchy steps to deliver a exercise routine that is highly addictive and never boring. Since its beginnings Zumba has helped millions of individuals of all ages, shapes and sizes around the world lose weight, get fit and get back to living vital healthy lives.
Zumba songs will keep you moving for an almost effortless, yet intensive exercise experience. It’s just impossible not to move your body to the music which seems to encourage you to move to a fast tempo and ends up pushing you to your physical limit, testing your endurance and have fun at the same time. Zumba songs have also been used for many other types of exercises as well, and a lot of resistance training which Zumba classes also include. The Zumba songs make you want to dance and let your hair down and the instructors also encourage you to stick it out to the end of the class. These sessions usually run around an hour long and by the end of it you can be sure that everyone in the room will be exhausted, but happy. It’s the kind of exercise routine that hurts but in a good way and will keep you coming back for more!
Zumba songs have changed a lot in American culture and as Zumba expands to other parts of the world their cultures will also have some effect on what kind of music is used during the sessions. No matter what type of Zumba songs are chosen, even if it they aren’t traditional choices of Latin music, one thing they will have in common is the combination of fast beats that blend with an alternating rhythm that ranges from slow for certain segments to extremely fast. This makes for a varied dance session and keeps your body guessing as you continue your workout.
From traditional Latin choices to more contemporary ones such as Nicki Minaj, Shakira, Mara, or Pitbull there will always be many Zumba songs from all over the world that will get your body moving and make it easy to keep going. Zumba is a fun, fast, and exhilarating way to work out and while it will wear you down it will also yield results, and you’ll have a lot of fun while you’re at it. Today you’ll find Zumba classes that have been setup for different age groups including for children, a variety of fitness levels and even some devoted to toning and sculpting. There is also a new version of Zumba in the works that involves using chairs and is supposed to work your core, enhance stability as well as draw you into the dance with a lively mix of shakes, shimmy’s and a little strutting to your favorite Zumba songs. There’s no reason you, grandma or the kids can get out on the dance floor and lose yourselves in the lively music and burn off energy; there just isn’t a more exciting way to exercise and the Zumba songs make the time fly by.