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Get up and Zumba!
2017.04.08

What`s a great way to have fun and burn up to 1,000 calories per work out? Zumba of course!

Zumba is a latin dance based physical fitness program that let`s you be free! With fun rhythms and beats from around the world, Zumba gets you up, gets you moving, and is a lot of fun!

 

Zumba was started in Colombia by a fitness instructor named Beto Perez.  He took some of his favorite latin songs and started dancing to them in one of his aerobics classes after he forgot his usual music at home.  Now Zumba has thousands of instructors world wide, including here in Japan!!

The basic rhythms include salsa (various parts of Latin America), merengue (Dominican Republic), cumbia (Colombia), and reggaeton (Puerto Rico).  Other styles included Tango, flamenco, Bollywood, and hip-hop.

Many people feel that because Zumba is a dance based fitness program, they can`t do it because they can`t dance. Zumba isn`t about how well you can dance; it`s about having fun and burning some serious calories!  One of the best things about Zumba is how easy it is to follow.  You don`t need to worry if you can dance or not.  Just come, try it out, laugh, and shake out all your stress and worries! But don`t take my word for it. Here`s what it says on Zumba.com:

Perfect For


Everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on.

How It Works


We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

Benefits


A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.


 

This was the first week I offered Zumba at Social residence Higashi-koganei and it was a lot of fun! Songs included salsa, merengue, reggeaton, hip-hop, and k-pop. I like using songs from groups such as Big Bang, U-KISS, and Sistar to name a few.  Some of my favorite dances and songs are fusion songs.  I especially liked this week`s song called "Nadie Como Tu," a Bachata rhythm.

Whether it`s a group of people or just one or two, Zumba is a blast!

Thanks for coming!
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Date posted :
2017.04.08
Poster :
Nihondancer

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Alyssa has been dancing for 25+ years. She's danced in the USA, Japan, and South Korea. She's studied everything from ballet to b-boy, and her favorite styles include aerial circus arts. She has taught dance classes, including ballet and hip-hop in the USA.

She began teaching Zumba classes in South Korea, then in the USA, and now in Japan. She is also certified to teach Zumba toning and Aqua Zumba, as well as STRONG by Zumba.

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