It's no secret the fun you can have getting fit with Zumba®. By now, it seems everyone's at least tried the musical, high-intensity workout. It feels like you're dancing, but you're not, really. You're getting down, dirty and sweaty as hell with an all-body routine as enjoyable as it is effective, thanks to the fact that you're busting them calories to a killer soundtrack.
STRONG is one of the Zumba® brand's favorite classes. It combines bodyweight exercises with muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves into a routine that pushes your limits and the music itself is interesting, because instead of building STRONG routines around the music, musicians are asked to build the music around the routine.
Zumba® recently tapped Steve Aoki for the task, and the Dim Mak master jumped at the opportunity to do something a little different.
"It's no secret that I am a fitness freak,” he said in a statement. “I'm excited to join them in hacking motivation through music. I love that I can translate my high energy beats from the stage to the fitness floor and motivate people to burn calories and get toned.... When we pair the song with the moves, the motivation factor is insane.”
Aoki had to watch the routine over and over to be sure he gave people the moments of build and release to match the intensity of each moment. His song will be released into classes starting Oct. 1.
"Aoki's innovative sounds, personality and creative energy match perfectly with STRONG by Zumba," Zumba® CEO Alberto Perlman added. "By working with world renowned producers, we are able to provide the best, most unique beats in every class that drive the ultimate afterburn."
Watch Aoki talk about his experience with STRONG by Zumba® below, and look out for his original fitness score coming to a gym near you.
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