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Let's Zumba! Ask your questions of Beto, the founder of Zumba - chance to win one of ten Zumba DVDs! ANSWERS BACK.

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-Dec-15 17:02:02

You’ve heard of Zumba®. Now you can experience it at home with Zumba® being released on DVD and Digital Download on 7th December! To celebrate we have an exclusive Q&A with the creator of Zumba® himself, Beto Perez.

DVD available to order now here.

The team at Zumba say "Beto is the creative genius behind the Zumba® programme, the fitness formula that has revolutionised the way millions of people think of exercise. It’s fun, effective and best of all? Made for everyone! People from all around the world have joined the fat-burning dance fitness party and achieved amazing results - and now it’s your turn! In the new Zumba DVD, Beto takes you through the essential moves to get you dancing yourself into shape!

Beto began as a fitness instructor in his home city of Cali, Colombia, and upon arriving to teach class one day realised he had left his traditional aerobics music at home. In a moment of spontaneity, he unpacked his personal salsa and merengue tapes from his backpack, popped them into the sound system and taught his first Zumba® class. After a successful career as a trainer and choreographer in Colombia, Beto made the big move to the United States in search of the American Dream.

After several months, his talent and magnetism landed him a job as an instructor at a prestigious local health club. And with his catchy, easy-to-follow choreography, Beto’s class became the most popular at the gym. In 2001, his innovative style caught the attention of two entrepreneurs: Alberto Perlman and Alberto Aghion. Instinctively seeing enormous business potential, they wasted no time in teaming up with Beto to create Zumba Fitness, LLC".

Post your questions to Beto on this thread by 11th December and we will send 20 questions over to him for him to respond to. We will then post a link to his responses on the thread on w/c 14 December.

Everyone who submits a question will be entered into a prize draw where 10 MNers will receive a Zumba DVD!

thanks and good luck!

Miffytastic Thu 10-Dec-15 11:13:00

I like the idea of a rock offshoot, one of the best classes I've been to includes a really diverse mix of music from bhangra, to tina turner, abba, 80s hip hop and that hava nagila one. I found the instructor did much more varied routines when the music was so different.

My question is how can you increase the intensity when a class is not quite as hard as you'd like it to be?

herecomesthsun Thu 10-Dec-15 12:30:24

Any chance of a sort of mellow groove 60s/ 70s rock off-shoot?

Though the temptation to sing along would be too too tempting!

It would be such a FABULOUS start to the day, moving and grooving, in my fantasy world there would be a morning class like that every day in my street...

GetKnitted Fri 11-Dec-15 23:33:19

Am I too late? My question would be which of the musical styles in zumba is Beto's favourite

rupert23 Sat 12-Dec-15 14:16:41

i really like the idea of zumba but have a knee injury and have to be a bit careful so cant go running . Do you think i would be able to do Zumba or would it be too fast and too much for my knee. I have seen it at a local fete and it looked fun

SuzCG Wed 16-Dec-15 09:27:26

I haven't plucked up the courage to try Zumba - despite my friends raving about it. It all just seems a bit too sexy and sassy for me to be doing, waving my wobbly bits around at the front of many people I don't know. Think this DVD seems a good idea - I'd be far more likely to do it in the privacy of my own home!
How would you coax me to get over my self conscious issues and take the plunge?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 16-Dec-15 11:52:14

Thanks for all the Qs - these have all been sent off to the folks at Zumba for Beto to answer and once they are up I will add a link to this thread (where there will be a chance to win more Zumba goodies!).

In the meantime: the winners of the DVD are


Queenbean Wed 06-Jan-16 21:03:16

When can we expect the DVD to arrive please?

Cocacolaandchocolate Thu 07-Jan-16 10:46:53

have the DVDs been posted yet. Turns out my postie has been putting our parcels in our recycling box and not telling us

Queenbean Thu 07-Jan-16 14:15:51

Ann MNHQ says they're being posted this week 👍🏼

Cocacolaandchocolate Thu 07-Jan-16 15:53:47

Thanks queenbean. 👍😀

Miffytastic Sun 10-Jan-16 18:43:16

Where are the answers to this please?

Queenbean Sun 10-Jan-16 20:43:57

I received mine yesterday, thanks MNHQ flowers

SarahMMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 13-Jan-16 15:13:22

The answers are in! To find out Beto's responses to your questions and for your chance to win more Zumba goodies click here

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