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Zumba Invites Newfoundland to "Join the Party" in 2010

Global fitness sensation, Zumba Fitness, brings “exercise in disguise” just in time for new year’s resolutions.

St. John's, Canada, December 28, 2009 --( Zumba®, the “fitness party” with a contagious blend of Latin and international rhythms, is holding an exhilarating Zumba Fitness instructor training workshop in St. John's on January 9, 2010.

“We wanted to bring ‘the party’ just in time for St. John’s to jump start its fitness plans in 2010,” said Tamara Saïd, Zumba Education Specialist and half of a husband and wife team chosen by Zumba Fitness to crisscross Canada in support of local Zumba programs that are popping up everywhere. As Master Trainers for Zumba Fitness and its local instructors, the Saïds lead a variety of Zumba programs, including Zumba Basic Levels I and II, Zumba GOLD, Zumbatomic (Zumba's children fitness program) and Aqua Zumba. In addition to conducting trainings across Canada, they continue to teach classes in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

The Zumba workout provides long-term health benefits through exhilarating, high calorie-burning fitness classes and its simple Latin and urban dance moves increase the fun factor. Routines feature interval training sessions with fast and slow rhythms and resistance training.

“The music is Zumba’s special ingredient,” says Nile Saïd. “The tempo changes keep you on your toes from toning to strengthening to cardio, and it’s so fun you forget you’re in the middle of one of the most intense, effective workouts around.”

Local St. John's Official Zumba Instructor, Claudette Warren, adds "as soon as I hear the music and see the happy, care-free vibe spread over my participants, I feel like nothing else in the world matters! It's the most fun, most infectious class I have ever taught in the 12 years that I have been teaching, and I expect to be teaching for at least 12 more."

Zumba was created by celebrity fitness trainer Beto Perez in his native country of Colombia. One day, Beto walked into his aerobics class and realized that he had forgotten his music, and his only option was to grab whatever tapes he had in his backpack. Beto improvised an entire class using non-traditional aerobics music, and the Zumba fitness party was born.

Zumba classes are offered by trained Zumba instructors at health clubs, gyms, and community centers in more than 75 countries. The Zumba program is recognized by the world’s leading fitness educators, including the Can-Fit-Pro, Aerobic Fitness Association of America, IDEA Health and Fitness Association, and the American Council on Exercise.

For details about the upcoming January 9th instructor training and for more information about Zumba Fitness programs, visit

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