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What is Zumba? Types of zumba and their benefits

For a few years now, Zumba has become one of the most popular guided physical activities in the world.

What is Zumba? Types of zumba and their benefits

Zumba is a physical activity that originated in Colombia during the 90s. A well-known physical trainer, Alberto “Beto” Pérez, was its inventor, but he claims that this happened by chance.

He had a traditional aerobics class to teach, but he forgot the usual music he worked with, so he replaced it with traditional Latin music that he kept in his car.

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Zumba has become one of the most popular guided physical activities in the world

Among the main types of Zumba we can find:

1. Classic Zumba

The original Zumba, where aerobic exercises are mixed with rhythms and music of Latin and African origin. Its festive and relaxed atmosphere means that, in addition to being a good exercise, the practitioners feel looser and enjoy the activity more.

2. Zumba Step

The Zumba Step adds an extra element to the classic Zumba class, the “step”. It is a small, very low and elongated stool, which is of excellent help to focus the exercise on the lower body, legs and buttocks.

3. Zumba Toning

In Zumba Toning, participants carry a “Toning Stick”, a sand-filled dumbbell that also functions as maracas, in addition to increasing the difficulty and physical demand of the activity.

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4. AquaZumba

Some aerobic activities are not the most suitable for people with joint problems or who are overweight. These problems are considerably reduced in the AquaZumba, which maintains the philosophy of aerobic exercise but in this case it is done in the pool.

5. Zumba Sentao

The Zumba Sentao, as its name suggests, is a Zumba class that is carried out in a sitting position. It is ideal for those with leg problems or reduced mobility.


 

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