Top 5 Places to Zumba in Paris

Zumba

A Zumba collective class. Photo from Wikimédia Commons.

What is Zumba ?

For those who think Zumba is only a light dance, try a session. You will see that Zumba is actually very physical.

It is a very complete activity. Zumba works on endurance, muscles, coordination and balance. Practicing Zumba improves your cardiovascular capacities as with any other sport. The alternation between fast and slower movements boosts your energy and fat elimination.

Its catchy and festive music inspired by Latins rhythms takes you places. Zumba is therefore both beneficial for physical health and morale. It is an activity that combines sport and entertainment.

You don’t need to be a dancer to practice Zumba, the choreography is simple and easy to follow. The most important thing is to move in rhythm and to have fun. Zumba is intended for people of all age and gender. It is a great opportunity to dance without being judged, in a festive and friendly atmosphere.

Practicing Zumba makes your days happier, funnier and helps you to boost your self-confidence.

Where does Zumba come from and who invented it?

Zumba was invented by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez in the 1990s.

He says he invented this concept after forgetting the music he usually used for his aerobic dance class.  He had to improvise with the music he had on hand – Latin music.

In 2001, Alberto left his native Colombia to settle in Miami and brought the Zumba concept there.

One of his students introduced him to her son Alberto Perlman. They produced together a demo tape that would allow the concept to be purchased by the American company Fitness Quest. In 2005, the Zumba Academy was founded to supervise the training of Zumba instructors.

The concept has continued to develop in many countries since then. France is one of them.

Where should I Zumba in Paris ?

Living in the capital can sometimes be stressful. The rhythm at work, public transport, the crowd… To stay balanced, many people turn to a physical activity to decompress.

Sport is the perfect way to make a break between your professional and private life. After a stressful day at work or at university, your workout makes you come home completely relaxed.

You don’t think about anything for an hour or so and you are proud of yourself at the end of the training.

Many sports clubs and other places offer Zumba sessions to meet this need.

Here is my top 5 places to Zumba in Paris.

Cercle de la forme- Montmartre

The Cercle Montmartre is located in one of the most charming and iconic districts of Paris: Montmartre.

At the bend of the narrow streets, you will come across this sports hall of 1000 m2. It is ideally located next to the Jules Joffrin and Marcadet Poissonniers metros, in the heart of a lively shopping district.

In addition to the many fitness, relaxation and martial arts classes it offers, you can also do Zumba in one of both studio of collective classes at your disposal.

The courses last 1 hour and you must bring your fitness shoes (with flat soles), towel and water bottle. If you don’t have time to come back home after the course, you can take a shower their individual showers.

Schedules are subject to change.

More information here.

60 rue Ordener – Paris 18

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Every Wednesday, meet your coach Selma ALVES, “Siddy”, for a wild Zumba session. Her energy and communicative joy make you forget about your work day. You will leave the place with a free mind !

Schedules are subject to change.

More information here.

99 rue d’Alesia – Paris 14

Paris Mambo

Paris Mambo is a dance center located in Paris 12th near Nation and Daumesnil. 

In Paris Mambo, the teachers teach with passion and simplicity. Classes are accessible for all ages (children, teenagers, adults, seniors) and all levels (from the real beginner to the experienced dancer).

The centre has three large air-conditioned rooms. Zumba’s classes take place every week.

No basics are required to participate in a zumba class, just come with your good mood! After a few classes, you will be more and more comfortable to follow without any difficulty.

Schedules are subject to change.More information here.

48 Rue de la Gare de Reuilly – Paris 12

Espace Beaujon

The Espace Beaujon is the animation centre of the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It offers all kinds of sports, artistic and other activities for all ages and all desires.

Zumba classes takes place in the evening.

Schedules are subject to change. More information here.

208 rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré – Paris 8

 

Discover Aqua Zumba !

Aqua Zumba

AquaZumbla class. Photo by EforieAquaPark. Photo from Wikimédia Commons.

Enjoy the atmosphere and fun of your favorite dance-fitness class… in the water!

A very dynamic activity, immersed in shallow water to maintain a certain mobility.

Aqua Zumba classes are softer on your joints, which is good for enjured people who want to slowly start again sport. The natural resistance of water helps you to strengthen your muscles.

AquaZumba is an ideal sport for people who are shy and uncomfortable with being seen exercising. With water up to chest level, you are quiet to have fun in the pool without others seeing you.

You will reproduce simple choreographies, inspired by the main Latin dances: salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaetton… caliente!

Forest Hill Aquaboulevard

Forest Hill Aquaboulebard is the largest water park in Europe, and it is in Paris !

The place offers about 40 different activities, included Aqua Zumba.

With the tropical vegetation, sand beach and water at 29°C, you will feel like spending vacation in an idyllic place !

It is the perfect place to bring your friends for a work-out session with a dynamic and fun coach.

Schedules might have change. More information here.

4-6 Rue Louis Armand – Paris 15

 

Zumba

Zumba class. Photo from Wikimédia Commons.

You now know everything about Zumba ! I have practiced this activity for a year now and it really helped me to get in shape and to feel more relax after a long day. It can be great if you bring some friends, so you can all motivate each others. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this article. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information about anything!

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