Zumba is an exercise fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Pérez during the 1990s. Zumba is a trademark owned by Zumba Fitness, LLC. The Brazilian pop singer Claudia Leitte has become the international ambassador to Zumba Fitness.
Besides losing weight, Zumba can help lower your risk of heart disease, reduce your blood pressure and bad cholesterol, and boost your good cholesterol. If you have heart disease, your doctor may suggest starting back on the road to fitness in a cardiac rehab program instead of jumping right into a Zumba class.
Burn Calories Fast If you dance Zumba for one hour a day and eat 500 calories a day less than you need to maintain your weight, you should lose 2 Kg weekly or 8 Kg a month. This is a fast, but healthy rate of weight loss. Losing weight any faster means you’re losing muscle instead of fat.