The aim behind Zumba is simply to get fit and to have fun, there are no over complicated moves and the best part, is that the rhythm of the music makes you forget that you are even exercising. A standard class uses a mixture of fast and slow rhythms that are based on simplified versions of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Reggaeton. If you don’t know much about these styles, don’t worry – one of the best benefits of Zumba is that it’ll introduce you to all sorts of Latin music!
Zumba instructors design the structure of their own classes based around music that they like and movements that fit well to certain beats. Every instructor will run a class slightly differently and play a different playlist of songs. Many will use the official Zumba songs with a more traditional feel, whilst others will incorporate hip-hop and popular chart songs to get people singing along. It is worth trying out a few different classes to find find one that suits you and instantly gets you grooving.