Fitness trainer Alberto Perez (Beto) from Colombia is the inventor of Zumba®. For an aerobics class he once used his favorite salsa and merengue music. After this his class did not want anything else, it turned out to be a great success and this was the beginning of Zumba®. Zumba® is a composite Colombian word and means ‘to move quickly and have fun’. While traveling in Miami, Alberto was approached by two businessmen during his popular Zumba® class and together they decided to make Zumba® in America big. Because of its great success, Zumba® grew into a global concept. Zumba® is now being given in more than 35 countries. Beto wants everyone regardless of age or fitness level to be able to follow a Zumba® lesson.