The hottest new aerobics sensation ‘Zumba’ is taking over the exercise world by storm. With Latin infused songs and moves, the emphasis is on having fun and shaking it all out, not only helping you shape up, but also putting you in a good mood.
Did you know you can take Zumba classes in Gran Canaria?
You maybe on holiday and missing out on your classes, or you may live on the island and fancy getting out, making friends and having a really fun exercise class, so it’s good to know there are Zumba classes with certified instructors here in Gran Canaria.
What is Zumba?
Never heard of Zumba before? Zumba is usually a 1 hour class, where you follow the instructor in a series of Latino style dance moves, specially adapted for aerobics. It’s possible to burn 1,000 calories in a 1 hour class!
Don’t worry if you have trouble picking up the steps, it’s all about having fun and moving. The music is usually Spanish, with styles like Flamenco, Tango, Reggaeton, Salsa, Cumbia, Bollywood (to name a few) all fused together into fun dance moves.
In the 90’s an aerobics instructor called Beto Perez invented Zumba one day, when he forgot his usual music for his class. Instead he used CD’s that he listened to in the car, which were Latino tracks and so he used those in his aerobics class. It proved a hit and Zumba was born!
Where can I take Zumba Classes in Gran Canaria?
Zumba classes are available in Arguineguin, San Fernando de Maspalomas, Juan Grande and Las Palmas. There are various timetables and days, sometimes with special events. At Maspalomas Carnival in 2012 the Zumba instructors from San Fernando did several free Zumba classes on the Carnival stage in C.C Yumbo. So it’s always good to look out for taster classes if you fancy trying it.
Arguineguin Zumba Classes with Mika Brouwer
Dinamica Centro Deportivo (see timetable)
San Fernando de Maspalomas Zumba Classes with Renata Polakova / Tobias Greb
T.T Fitness C.C Ronda Shopping Center (see timetable)
Juan Grande Zumba Classes with Claudia Haerling
for more information you can check out the official Zumba website which will tell you where Zumba classes are taking place all over the world!
What will I need for Zumba Classes?
It’s important to hydrate before, during and after Zumba class so make sure you take your water! Comfortable clothing is a must, as is appropriate footwear, don’t turn up in flip flops, you will need trainers. A towel will be useful as you will sweat like never before!
Ditch the workout – Join the party! Try Zumba today!