Yesterday Inc. Magazine names Zumba® Fitness LLC its "Company of the Year". With growth of over 750% in the last few years, 14 million people around the world taking Zumba® Fitness Classes, 70,000 official teaching locations and 95% of gyms offing classes (even in the Pentagon) its quite a force to be reckoned with!
So why Zumba® Fitness? Well, really?.......its fun! A combination of club like music and rhythms from all over the world, easy to follow routines, the vibrant colors and clothing line, a fitness program that can be done by all ages, as well as men and women.......and oh yes! that additional benefit that you can burn 500-1000 calories with just an hour of dancing and movement!!!
I have been a Zumba® Instructor for over 3 years now and it certainly has changed my life........everything from losing weight and getting in better health, to all the people who get to smile, meet new friends, lose weight and are healthier because of my classes, and thanks to Zumba a now permanent purple (or whichever color this season) streak in my hair!!!
Not only has it changed my life because of the classes, my photography business has grown because of it. I have been so lucky to have been involved in video shoots and instructor conventions with some of the most popular and amazing instructors in the world, but also because of the many 1000's of people that I have met around the world at events and classes and who I have been able to capture on film.
Zumba® energy is like no other, its joyful and its contagious! Whether I'm on stage dancing, or whether I am behind my camera capturing every moment, I have to say a big thank you to Zumba® Fitness LLC for bringing some wonderful things into my life!!!!
I wanted to showcase just a few (goodness I have 1000's of images) of the amazing people I have worked with in the Zumba® industry over the last few years. Check them out......and if you haven't taken a class yet, you must try soon. Head to www.zumba.com and find a class near you!
Beto Perez and Melissa Chiz