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People have realised exercise is best medicine: Beto Perez

New Delhi, May 6: Excited about hosting a masterclass in India, Beto Perez, creator of the fitness solution Zumba, says by creating a fun environment, people don’t realise how hard they are working out. He is glad people worldwide are becoming conscious about the importance of exercise. In India for the fourth edition of Fitex India 2018, Perez on Saturday hosted a high-powered masterclass in Greater Noida, to the beats of famed Indian rapper Badshah. “The energy that comes from an Indian crowd of Zumba fans is like nowhere else in the world. I am also excited to meet so many new instructors in India. Our programme is booming and it gives me enormous pride to know we are creating employment opportunities for thousands of people,” Perez told IANS in an email interview. He will be collaborating with Badshah before the end of 2018, and it will see the singer’s signature sounds getting choreographed and being distributed to Zumba instructors across the globe.
Zumba mixes dance and aerobic elements with accompanying music that is mainly Latin, but also incorporates various genres of music. The movements involve martial arts, squats, lunges and other aerobic techniques. “Music is fundamental to Zumba. With great music, you lose yourself in the moment and it doesn’t feel like you are working out. A core idea behind the fitness routine is to combine fun with exercise. (IANS)