THE BEAT: Zumba is a dance-aerobics workout that uses footwork and body movements from flamenco and other dances with Latin instrumentals and other rhythms.
IT'S SPREADING: Nearly 1 million Americans have taken Zumba classes, according to Zumba Fitness LLC.
QUOTE: "It's a good stress-reliever. You can be having the worst day ... and after you've done an hour of Zumba you just feel great," says Zumba devotee Rick Carpenter, TV repairman from Brookville, Ohio.
Source: AP Features