The Zumba® programme was created in the 1990s by Colombian native Alberto "Beto" Perez, a celebrity fitness trainer and choreographer for international pop superstars. Inspired by the traditional cumbia, salsa, samba and merengue music he grew up with, Beto paired his favourite pulsating Latin rhythms with the red-hot international dance steps that his clients loved and created the Zumba® Fitness-Party.
Since Beto brought the Zumba® Fitness programme to the U.S. in 1999, it has become a huge fitness success, with people of all ages falling in love with its infectious music, easy-to-follow dance moves and body-beautifying benefits.
Now, Harrington Dance Academy introduces Zumba Fitness to Rochford Essex!
The Zumba® programme was actually the result of a "happy accident". One day Beto forgot to take his music to class, so he grabbed what was in his car - a mix of Latin ryhthms that he grew up listening to and loving. He improvised the entire class, and the Zumba® Fitness-Party was born. Since then, it has exploded worldwide. Taught in more than 110,000 locations and over 125 countries, more than 12 million weekly participants of all ages are inspired by its upbeat, contagious spirit.