Perhaps like so many others you're wondering what is a Zumba Latin dance workout?

If you have not seen Beto Perez on the “Good Morning America Show”, or on any other national television programs, then you're in for a treat. Oh before I forget, perhaps you have seen their infomercial on late-night TV.

This Latin dancing work out is an exciting blend of salsa, merengue, rumba, flamenco and other Latin style dancing themes. What makes this aerobic work out different than any other cardio workout is that it utilizes interval training as part of its exercise protocol.

What is Interval Training

High intensity interval training is a scientifically proven and validated method of exercising that burns the highest amount of calories in the shortest period of time.

Whatever you workout at home by watching a dance exercise DVD or you attend a Zumba dance class – it does not matter. The Zumba dance workout is geared towards maximum calorie burn as well as sculpting your body into that beautiful figure that you've always wanted.

Here's the thing, if you do go to a regular class what you'll experience is – instead of getting cheap pickup lines or drinks spilled on you –you'll end up burning 500 to 1000 calories. As well as having the time of your life!

The only thing you have to do, is start having a whole lot of fun.

Umba (a common misspelling) has in a very short time spread like wildfire in the United States and globally. In fact, many Hollywood celebrities have joined the Zumba team, so to speak.

It was created by celebrity fitness trainer, Beto Perez. The story of how he created this “fitness phenomenon,” is quite an interesting one.

It seems one day as Mr. Beto Perez was going to his regular aerobic exercise class he forgot his music. He quickly ran to his car and grabbed a handful of Latin music tapes. These were mostly Samba, Merengue, Salsa, flamenco and other Latin musical beats.

And from that day forward this innovative dancing work out began to grow.

The dance workout incorporates blends of international and Latin dance moves.

Today most Zuumba classes incorporate other types of music into the workout. Such as, ballroom, hip hop, pop and even some classical music is used during the cool down.