The dictionary defines the word ‘mishap’ as ‘an unlucky accident’. But in some cases, a mishap can turn out to be an extremely lucky occurrence. Take Newton’s discovery of the laws of Gravity for example - the simple incident of an apple falling from a tree led to an entirely new understanding of the world. Similarly, what Beto Perez did when he forgot his aerobics tape at home would revolutionize the world of fitness.

Zumba, the hybrid Latin dance workout is exceptional thanks to the fact that it made fitness accessible to multitudes of people. Since it incorporates elements of Latin dance into a workout, it seems less intimidating than most workouts out there. Why is that, you ask?

Well, for starters, it’s basically dance, and who doesn’t like to dance! Even people with seven left feet will find themselves moving to Zumba beats that are reminiscent of genres like Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton and Hip-Hop. Lifting those feet, punching those feet and shaking that booty are all essential components of a Zumba workout.

Of course, the other great thing about Zumba is that it can be customized for different audiences and to suit different requirements.  Aqua Zumba, as the name suggests, is done with the help of water. Zumba Step is a micro-version dedicated to lower-body training. Zumba Gold is a certified fitness programme for the elderly, while Zumba Sentao makes use of chairs to tone and strengthen the body. Zumba is just like Disneyland - there’s something for everyone.

There you have it - energetic and customizable to your needs, Zumba is an amazingly fun way to inject fitness into your life. Plus, you get to learn some really cool moves. It’s one hell of a bargain, if we ever saw one.

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