Those who have never tried it,
Will Never Understand it.
Fitness is dance.
When members see a Zumba® class in action, they can't wait to give it a try. When they do, they feel their body surge with energy. This Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, dance-fitness party exhilarates their senses and works all their major groups in a high-energy cardio blast that leaves them invigorated, refreshed and full of life.
When it comes to getting in shape, Zumba® Toning raises the bar (or rather the toning stick) with a class designed for the more hardcore Zumba® participant. It combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba® moves to create a calorie-burning, strength-training dance fitness-party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba® Toning is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a total blast!
It's time to make fitness a family affair with Zumbatomic®! Designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12), Zumbatomic® classes are a rockin', high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love to groove to in a group, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Parents love Zumbatomic® because of the effects it has on kids, increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination. Zumbatomic® rounds out family fitness goals by giving parents a great reason to head to the gym - for themselves, for their kids, for a totally fun family experience.
A low-impact, easy to follow Latin-inspired dance fitness party that keeps you in the Groove of life. Rumba, Salsa, Cha-Cha and more. For active Sr. and the begginer who wants to start out slower and still get the workout of Zumba®. Work on balance and flexability. Meet new people and make new friends.
The Zumba® Sentao program combines strength and resistance training with innovative dance-fitness, all centered around a chair. Infused with the famous Zumba® party atmosphere and energizing world rhythms, this ever-before-seen workout tones muscle, strengthens the core and torches calories in a unique and consistently thrilling way.
STRIDE is a group exercise class that incorporates a combination of toning and dance exercises that have proven to be effective ways of improving cardiovascular systems and strengthening muscles. The purpose of STRIDE training is to fuse cardio dance with body weighted toning exercises so that participants can build cardiovascular endurance and shape their bodies without weights and equipment. Participants will not only get the joy of completing a dance routine but they will feel pumped and lean at the completion of the training.
If you have ever watched a bellydancer, you have probably been held mesmerized by her hypnotic movements. Each shimmy and graceful undulation is an expression of strength and femininity. This book will introduce you to all the essential elements of bellydance. It shows you how this ancient art form can not only provide an exhilarating workout that increases flexibility and tones your entire body, but how it can also boost your confidence and empower you.
Bellydance is perhaps the oldest form of dance. Its origins can be traced back to ancient Oriental, Indian, and Middle Eastern cultures. Although many people today think of it as a seductive dance intended to entertain men, in fact men have only been permitted to observe this unique art form in its more recent history. Traditionally bellydance was performed by women for women as part of ancient fertility rituals and goddess worship ceremonies. In Arabic, bellydance is known as raks sharqi, which literally translates as "dance from the East;" you may also see it referred to as danse Orientale. There are several different theories on how it came to be known as bellydance in the West. It is similar in sound to the Arabic name for "dance of the people," or beledi, but a more likely explanation is that it came from the French "danse du ventre," or "dance of the stomach."
Because bellydance spans so many cultures, its exact origins are difficult to pinpoint. What I find fascinating is its connection with fertility rituals practiced in the Stone Age. Many ancient artifacts depicting women as deities exist [far more than images of men], which has led archaeologists to speculate that women were dominant and considered sacred in Stone Age society. Women would have danced together to honor Mother Earth in spiritual ceremonies and were taught to dance as a way to celebrate and worship their goddess, for sexual fertility, and in preparation for childbirth. It seems likely that this ritualistic dancing formed the foundations of modern bellydance as we know it today. The undulating movements and its focus on the hips, abdominals, and chest suggest a connection to female fertility, in both conception and labor.