Zumba is a Latin-inspired exercise fitness program that incorporates interval training with dance. It was created by Colombian dancer and choreographer, Alberto Perez, in the 1990’s. Since then, it has made its way to America and has been a very popular dance program, offered at many different gyms. Keep reading to learn the benefits of Zumba classes.
Zumba makes working out fun! The more you enjoy your workout, the more motivated you will be to keep doing it. It incorporates popular songs into your work out so you sing along and dance along to the music. You don’t have to be good at dance either to do Zumba, which makes it even more fun and full of laughs with the exotic dance moves. We dare you to not smile during your next Zumba class!
Zumba is a full-body workout, as it uses every part of your body. From your arms and shoulders, to your legs and feet, it truly incorporates you to move all your muscles. No more trying to do numerous different activities to tone each part of your body. Zumba has you covered, whether it feels like it or not in the moment. Most people are sore the next day and don’t realize the effect it truly has!
Helps You De-Stress
Zumba is the perfect workout if you want to let loose and forget about your stressful day. There’s nothing better than blasting music, dancing along to it, AND getting an incredible workout in. Plus you’re surrounded by like-minded people that you can socialize with either before or after. Here’s to a relaxing time of freeing your mind and meeting someone new!
Zumba has aerobic and anaerobic benefits. It gets your heart rate up and also helps you maintain a good cardiovascular and respiratory system. This is crucial for maintaining a healthy heart and getting a your blood flowing effortlessly.
Zumba is designed to help you lose calories and fat, which contributes greatly to weight loss. You can lose up to 600-1000 calories just in a one-hour workout. How crazy is that? There’s no better way to start the new year than with a fun activity to help you achieve your fitness goals!