Ever feel like you never heard of something and suddenly it’s everywhere, like edamame or Greek yogurt or the LOL Wait Until You See Who Is Stalking Your Profile spam on Facebook?
Well such is the case with Bossy and Zumba.
You are looking at Bossy’s friend Suzy. The first Bossy ever heard of Zumba was a handful of years ago when Bossy’s friend Suzy kept showing up on Facebook looking all cute and sporty with that logo on her t-shirt and Bossy didn’t understand.
Bossy always said she would be the first to enroll if a choreographer ever invented an exercise class comprised of nothing but dancing.
And then a choreographer invented an exercise class comprised of nothing but dancing.
His name is Alberto “Beto” Pérez and he is from Colombia. Not to be confused with a certain other man from Columbia.
As the story goes, Alberto “Beto” Pérez was a teenage aerobics instructor who forgot to bring the appropriate music to his class one day, and so therefore he used what he had in his pocket.
Lucky for Alberto “Beto” Pérez’s aerobics class, what Alberto “Beto” Pérez had in his pocket that day was Latin music — and so Alberto “Beto” Pérez made up aerobic dance moves on the spot to match the international rhythms.
And then he moved those new aerobic dance moves and his international rhythms to Miami.
The idea behind Zumba is the interval and resistance training hidden inside the dance moves which alternate from fast to slow rhythms and target every muscle group in the body.
Bossy has never tried Zumba because of a little preexisting condition Bossy likes to call No money. Instead Bossy sticks with her exercise routine, which is exactly like Zumba minus the Latin music, the dancing, and the fun.
If you enjoyed this post, you may want to read The Complete History of Bossy’s Exercise Regimes.