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Alberto ‘Beto’ Pérez the man behind fitness sensation Zumba

  • A. Kurniawan Ulung

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 26 2018   /  03:18 am

With more and more people practicing Zumba to lose weight, Zumba creator Alberto “Beto” Pérez reminds people of the essence of his fitness regime: happiness. Some 500 people grooved to the beats of Latin American music that resonated loudly during a Zumba class at Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta.Their bodies were drenched in sweat, but their cheeks were flushed with joy and excitement, largely because their mentor was Alberto “Beto” Pérez, the man behind the wildly popular dance-fitness program Zumba. Beto will turn 49 next year, but his stage performance showed that his physical agility still matches that of his younger assistants who danced on stage alongside him.Beto, who was making his second visit to Indonesia earlier this month, this time for an event titled Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN) Academy, trained hundreds of Zumba instructors ha...