Zumba training takes off in Tonga

Zumba training is underway for civil servants in Tonga who have participated in a two-day education session recently.

The lessons are aimed at preparing representatives from a range of Tongan government ministries to lead and choreograph zumba and aerobic exercise classes in their organisations.

The programme is being led by Onetoto 'Anisi, the deputy head of the Internal Affairs Ministry, to promote exercise, fitness and healthy lifestyle choices.

He said if civil servants are fit and healthy their work output will help the government achieve its objectives.

He said there are plans to do more zumba training classes for instructors around Tonga's communities.

The training is funded by the Tongan government and Australia's aid programme.