Zumba is a worldwide craze that hit Lebanon like a storm. In just 4 years, local amateurs turned pro and are offering Lebanese twists to this calorie-burning dance!

Even though it was born in Columbia in the 1990s, more than 14 million people were taking weekly Zumba classes in more than 185 countries in 2012, and the numbers keep increasing! It is undeniably the dancing workout of this decade.

The worldwide craze is still spreading, and Zumba instructors are mastering the art of bringing together Latino and oriental dances. If you ever assisted to a Zumba class, you must know that you’ll burn about 310 to 465 calories in 60 minutes thanks to the Latin-inspired booty shaking. Salsa, Batchata, Merengue, Samba and Mambo blended together with aerobics and fitness can really do miracles. Now mix that with some oriental belly dancing that burns about 300 calories per hour, and you’ve got a perfect fitness party to lose weight and tone up your body.

If you’re skeptical about the authenticity of this workout, don’t be: most Lebanese instructors are more than qualified and have received professional trainings by world-renown Zumba masters that often come to Lebanon.

Convinced? Now your weekend won’t be the only party time anymore!