With the success of Just Dance, Wii Fitness, EA Active, and other workout games, it’s only natural for a workout game to make its way to XBOX Kinect – Zumba Fitness has done just that. Now that a slimmer Xbox is here, Kinect together with games like these may help slim the world down a little. But what is ‘Zumba‘? Zumba is a fitness program created in the 90’s by a Miami-based fitness trainer named Beto Perez. It is inspired by traditional Salsa, Cumbia, Samba and Merengue music and incorporates moves from all these dance styles into one fitness program.
Zumba Fitness Kinect Trailer
From Majesco (the creator)
The Zumba® program is a Fitness PartyTM with a contagious blend of Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow dance moves that provides an exciting and effective workout to a global community. Through exhilarating, high calorie-burning fitness classes, Zumba has helped melt the pounds and inches off approximately seven-and-a-half million Zumba enthusiasts in 105 countries. Using simple Latin and urban dance moves, Zumba routines successfully tone and sculpt the body while burning fat. Offered in 60,000 class locations worldwide, the Zumba brand also encompasses specialty programs including Zumba Gold® (classes for active seniors and de-conditioned participants), Zumba ToningTM (body-sculpting classes using light weights), Zumbatomic® (for kids) and Aqua Zumba® (water-based workouts).
The game includes 30 Zumba routines including some that are exclusive to the game, designed by creator Beto Perez. It also allows you to practice your dance routines in venues ranging from the Zumba gym to a night club to the rooftop of a skyscraper.
Zumba Fitness is set to be one of fifteen titles released with the launch of the Kinect but will also be available for the PS3 and the Wii this holiday season. Are you going for this kind of experience on Kinect, or will you wait until other games arrive? Be sure to order your copy of Zumba Fitness today!