Zumba: Beto Perez & Alberto Perlman Zumba began as a mistake: aerobics teacher Beto Perez brought the wrong music to class, then improvised a dance routine to go with it. For his students, it was more fun than work — and it eventually grew into one of the biggest fitness brands in the world.
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Zumba: Beto Perez & Alberto Perlman

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Zumba: Beto Perez & Alberto Perlman

Zumba: Beto Perez & Alberto Perlman

Zumba: Beto Perez & Alberto Perlman

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Zumba began as a mistake: aerobics teacher Beto Perez brought the wrong music to class, then improvised a dance routine to go with it. For his students, it was more fun than work — and it eventually grew into one of the biggest fitness brands in the world.

Andrew Holder
The worldwide dance craze Zumba was built with sweat, sneakers and sweatpants.
Andrew Holder