January 17, 2019


MariaNella also known as “Nella”

Born in Caracas, Venezuela. Since I was very young I enjoyed a dance party, feel the music, dance up a storm and forget about everything else. Music and Dance was in every corner of my life and latin culture. I let myself to be taken by all the fun, joy and bliss that comes with it. Later on my practice as an accountant, exercise addict, flamenco lover, Osho sannyasin, traveller, vipassana meditator, wife and Mom of two took me to a different space and place.  I missed to move at the rhythm of the latin music and my exercise routine needed the music that moved my heart and soul.  Then my sister introduced me Zumba in Miami. Wow!!!!! music, fun and a new life started for me. Now, I am living in Australia, Noosa and Zumba changed my life again!!!!! and my husband agree when he says that  “Zumba changed my wife”.  What a match!!!!! My whole family, husband and  two children, loves Zumba too.

Founder of Zumba Beto;

Celebrity fitness trainer, “Beto” Perez, stumbled upon the concept of Latin-inspired dance-fitness in his native Cali, Colombia in the mid-‘90s.

One day, he walked into his aerobics class and realized he had forgotten his aerobics music. Thinking quickly, he grabbed whatever tapes he had in his backpack. Beto’s tapes were comprised of songs he loved, the traditional Latin salsa and merengue music he listened to all his life. But it was a challenge to improvise a whole class on the spot using non-traditional aerobics music. Beto rose to the challenge and from this last-minute improvisation a revolutionary new concept in fitness was born – the Zumba Fitness-Party™!
The class soon became the most popular class at his fitness facility.


Beto The Creator of Zumba