Zumba, the Latin dance-inspired cardio class, is more popular than ever. Millions of Zumba DVDs have been sold and classes are filled with people having a blast while they work to burn calories.
Zumba is a great and fun way to work your core, arms and legs, and to burn hundreds of calories a session, all while having fun. It’s no wonder that this craze has also gotten popular in celebrity circles.
This Latin beauty has dancing in her blood, so it’s a perfectly logical fit that Jennifer Lopez would be drawn to the Latin rhythms of Zumba. Recently she was quoted as saying in an interview with Redbook magazine that “As women, we tend to give away a lot. We take care of a lot of people, and we can’t forget to take care of ourselves. If that means once a week you’re going to go off without the kids or without anybody… get a facial even if your sister thinks that’s selfish, or join a Zumba class, or take a painting class, or whatever, you’ve just got to do it.”
The ageless Material Girl has been linked to various fitness and spiritual movements. Another entertainer known for her dance moves, Zumba classes are offered at Madonna’s Hard Candy gyms.
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This actress is not just a participant in Zumba, she’s been a spokesperson. In a Zumba infomercial, she said “Zumba is perfect for my lifestyle. You’re working out, and you almost feel like you’re not working out.”
The American Idol contestant lost 30 pounds by getting fit with, among other things, Zumba.
“Something just clicked with me, and instead of sitting around talking about it I said, ‘I’m going to go hike that mountain!’ And it continued. I’ve been hiking and I’ve done a couple of runs. I also do Zumba. It’s so much fun!”
It’s all in the family for Kirstie Alley and her love for Zumba. She took part in a Zumba class that was led by her sister in Kansas. The veteran actress has had a very public battle with her weight, but has bravely faced the music, including taking part in the latest season’ of Dancing With the Stars.