of Colombia (South America)
is the creator, founder of Zumba®, and Director of the
national Zumba Master Trainer Team (ZES). He is a professional
dancer and the former choreographer for
Shakira and other high profile celebrities. His most
recent celebrity project was with Pitbull. Beto is
the main attraction for Pitbull's new music video (under
Zumba Fitness) "Pause". You are able to view the
video on youTube.
Zumba is Colombian slang meaning
to move fast and have fun. The aerobics workout is
famous for its Latin-inspired dance steps - Salsa,
Merengue, Flamenco and Samba.
Zumba's success certainly stems from its Latin roots,
but nowadays Perez is mixing it up. In his 2008 video
series and in your current Zumba classes, you'll hear a
little of country music, funk, and rock and roll, (of
course you'll still hear your favorite Latin music).
Adding a variety of world influences, including Indian
harmonies, Latin beats and the thick bass of African
Reggaeton to the mix, offers something for everyone.
Zumba...What to Expect in Class
Written for you by Debbie Lim