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Zumba,make it a lifestyle not duty ; Sumanth Roche

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If you love peppy music and want to stay fit, Zumba may be your best bet at doing so. Having fun is an integral part of avoiding a dull fitness routine and Zumba promises to keep you on your toes. Even if you have two left feet it does not matter, the steps are simple, the music pumping and workout intense.

Zumba fitness has quickly grown to one of the most popular group exercise classes on the planet. In fact, the Latin-dance inspired workout is reportedly performed by more than 12 million people at 110,000 sites, in 125 countries around the world.

Here is the young and energetic  Sumanth Roche , who is the first one to introduce Zumba to the Mangalore crowd. And he has been widely successful in doing it . His institutes completes One year in Zumba fitness .

Zumba Fitness Kadri , Zuese Fitness at  P V S , Zumba fitness at Bangalore, Zumba fitness at Derlakatte (starting soon) are his four fitness center in the city and its not just these he is also teaching ballroom and latin dance at “Excellent School of Ballroom and Latin Dance” as well,at Kunil complex, Kankanady, Mangalore.

Here is what  Sumanth has to say about his achievements in this field

“I had not planned to become a professional dance teacher. But dancing is my passion that is what made me to become today a professional dance teacher.”
I learnt the basic dance in Mangalore then certified in Cindrella school of Ballroom dance Pune and Bangalore.
Simultaneously I met a group of people who wanted to learn dance from me and I started private classes in a small scale in 2004. Later in 2006  I started a Excellent School Of Ballroom and Latin dance . Under the ballroom dance there are standard dances like quicksteps, waltz, foxtrot, Viennese waltz and Latin dances like  Salsa, Jive, cha cha cha, Samba, Rumba, Merengue, Bachata, Swing, Rock & Roll, Bachata.

Well then how did Zumba Happen
He said ,”One fine day when I came to know there is a Zumba training programme held at Bangalore by by international trainers.I grabbed this opportunity, went ahead and attended training. Later it just  happened , I went to Mumbai  to get the next level of Zumba training, well too was by  the international trainers. Now  I teach Zumba for about 100 students in a day.”

Well besides this Sumanth also conducts workshops for Various Corporate and Colleges in an across Mangalore and Manipal.

Asked about the various benefits of Zumba Fitness,he said, “the best part of Zumba is u can work out while enjoying the music and one tends to burn around 500 to 1000 calories per class.”

Meanwhile Sumanth also plans to expand his Zumba fitness center’s across the city.


He has Two instructors under him

*Mamtha Rao        (A Doctor by profession )
*Prakruthi Shetty      (A Speech & hearing Therapist profession)
Different categories of crowd come to work out here, like housewife, students, working people & kids.

Meanwhile interacted with a few,here is what they had to say about it

Chitra(Beautician) : It is been six months almost since joined the Zumba classes. The way of teaching is superb. I have seen lot of changes in me after joining the classes and I am happy to see myself fit.

Sangeetha :  My friend Laxmi introduced me to the classes just 2-3 weeks ago. I feel the changes right away. Zumba is helpful to reduce and to stay fit.

Calvina (student): It is really fun filled exercise. Really enjoy the dance classes as I love to dance. I am enjoying dancing while at the same time keeping myself fit.

Preethi Harsha (House wife): Wanted to stay fit always. Heard about Sumanths Zumba class and my passion for dance motivated me to join. Sumanth is just so awesome when it comes to teaching Zumba.

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked question on Zumba

What can I expect in a Zumba Class? 

Each song is a different Latin rhythm, merengue, salsa, flamenco, samba, tango, reggae, cumbia, calypso, cha cha, belly dancing, hip hop and more. You will be playing with traditional and contemporary music styles and movements all put together to give you that great feeling of being immersed in the music. The warm up, cool down, cardio and toning are all built in and disguised by the awesome music and dance moves!

Zumba is fun but what are the benefits? 

Zumba brings on the heat and burns off the calories! You can burn between 500-1000 calories in a Zumba class. The movements integrate the entire body toning arms chest, back, abdominals and legs. Nothing is left out. That is not all, Zumba is good for balance, co-ordination, for the heart and for the mind.  It really chases stress away and works you top to bottom, inside and out.

Why is it so popular? 

It is fun, it is effective and it really is the best party in town.

Weight Loss

Another great fitness benefit associated with Zumba dancing is weight loss. This is one of the most common reasons that people choose to join group exercise classes such as Zumba. As stated above, Zumba is a type of cardiovascular exercise, and research has found that participating in cardiovascular exercise is the best way to lose weight.

For best results, try to track how many calories you burn during the workout, and use this to maximize your weight loss. For example, in one pound of fat there is 3500 calories. Therefore, if you want to lose one pound of weight per week, you must cut 500 calories from your diet per day. For the average person, engaging in Zumba dance for one hour will burn approximately 400 calories. Therefore, in order to reach your goal, you must cut an addition 100 calories from your diet.

How Zumba Got Started?

Celebrity fitness trainer, “Beto” Perez, stumbled upon the concept of Latin inspired fitness in his native country of Colombia (South America) in the mid 1990s. One day, he walked into his class and realized that he had forgotten his aerobics music, and his only option was to grab whatever tapes he had in his car. Betos tapes were comprised of the songs that he loved, the traditional Latin salsa and merengue music with which he had been raised. But it was a challenge to improvise a whole class on the spot using non-traditional aerobics music. Beto rose to the challenge and from this last-minute improvisation was born a revolutionary fitness program – Zumba! The class soon became the most popular class at his fitness facility.

In 1999, after his success in Colombia, Beto brought the class to the United States, where he was approached by entrepreneurs Alberto Perlman and Alberto Aghion to create a global company based on the Zumba® fitness philosophy. The three young entrepreneurs then set a goal to offer Zumba classes all over the world.

Today, more than six million people all sizes, shapes and ages take weekly Zumba classes in over 50,000 locations across 75 countries. And the programs popularity keeps growing by leaps, bounds (and exhilarating dance steps).

With so many innovative ways to get fit, looks like it is going to be hard coming up with excuses to not exercise and stay healthy!

Reach Sumanth At: +91 9844446600

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