Posted by: brookeblerdahl | April 5, 2011


If you’re looking for something to spice up your work-outs, try Zumba! It’s a fun, energetic, new style of aerobic exercise.  In a news article, Alberto Perlman, CEO of Zumba, said, ” We turned exercise into a party.”  If you’ve ever watched or participated in a Zumba session, you’ll agree with Perlman.  You’ll see (mostly) women of all ages shimmying, moving their hips, and having fun.  Zumba is part dance, part aerobics, and works almost every muscle in your body.  Zumba uses a wide range of Latin Dance styles including cumbia, salsa, merengue, mambo, cha-cha, Reggaeton, samba, hip-hop, and more.

Many gyms/community centers have aerobic fitness programs that offer Zumba.  Also, BYU just announced in a recent article they will offer Zumba as a fitness class Fall 2011.

I remember the first time I tried Zumba, I felt silly trying to keep up with the steps, but the more you go the more you’ll enjoy it.  The routines are pretty simple and its easy to catch on!  It’s a great way to get moving and get excited about exercising.



  1. I’ve never tried Zumba but it sounds like lots of fun. I feel like I heard about it last year and its popularity is continually increasing.

  2. I am glad BYU is offering more choices on fitness programs. Intermural sports are a good way to get exercise if you are not the type of person to enjoy just running.

  3. Love my Zumba!

  4. I love zumba! Its a great workout, way fun, and makes the time go by fast!

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