ZUMBA by Beto Perez
I would have never believed that this would be for me… but once I got started I really couldn’t stop! ~ Sheila
Created by celebrity fitness trainer Beto Perez, Zumba® combines fun, easy-to-follow dance steps with hot Latin beats to help you shed pounds and inches fast. Now the DVD and classes that have hooked millions are available in book format, with a complete workout program, fat-burning diet, and an exclusive instructional DVD with 60 minutes worth of music to help you Zumba your way to the perfect body.
Using the principles of interval and resistance training, the simple dance and sculpting moves (inspired by the traditional cumbia, salsa, samba, and merengue) tone and shape your body. And because it burns 600 to 1,000 calories per hour, you don’t have to restrict your meals to boring or bland-tasting diet foods. The Zumba diet begins with a 5-Day Express Diet to jump start weight loss (lose up to 9 lbs in 5 days) and then offers 14-day meal plans and recipes that target weight loss in the stomach and thighs. You’ll find:
• Hot moves that make you feel like you’re on the dance floor-not on the elliptical machine!
• Recipes for mouthwatering meals that boost your metabolism
• Dozens of workout combination’s so you never get bored
• An exclusive jump-start program to get you ready for that big event next weekend
• An easy plan to help you keep up your progress and maintain the weight loss
So start moving, grooving and losing with Zumba today!
In My Opinion:
I honestly had never heard of Zumba before I read this book. When I flipped through it to see what it was about I noticed there was a Demo DVD in the back of the book. I felt that was as good of a starting place as any to learn what this was about so I popped the DVD into my laptop and watched the demo. The music got me right away. I love a good beat and I love working out to good strong rhythmic music…. this was exactly what I was watching as they demonstrated the basic moves. I liked it. A lot.
The book is filled with step by step instructions of the dances with lots of pictures to follow along. I loved reading about the tips about healthy choices and taking care of yourself. I enjoyed the lists of healthy foods and the sample menu’s. I took a lot of notes and practiced with the Demo DVD. I will refer to this book frequently in the future.
I enjoyed this so much I went on line to find a class near me. I am going to pursue this more and I am actually considering taking the instructor classes they are offering in January in Wisconsin. I seriously am loving this high energy workout!
I received my copy of this book from review from Hachette Book Group