Whilst most workouts can be a real chore, a Zumba workout isn’t even a workout. It’s a fun, sociable dance party. The music is fast, upbeat and contagious, so you can’t help but keep moving in a group setting.

Below are some of the benefits:

Calorie and fat burning

Zumba classes provide a large calorie burn through aerobic activity done with interval training in mind. The average person will burn around 600 to 1,000 calories in a Zumba class. Improved co-ordination By joining a Zumba class, you’ll definitely improve your coordination, which is extremely important to maintain as we grow older.

Full body workout

Zumba is both a dance class and a fitness class. Aside from its heart-health benefits, Zumba provides a workout for the whole body.

Aerobic benefits

Zumba makes reaching our target heart rate much easier than standard workout routines you’ll be able to do at home or in a gym. It does this by using songs that play around 145 beats per minute. This fast pace makes it feel natural to move around quickly. Exercising for prolonged periods at this rate will increase the strength of the heart.

It gets you hooked on exercise. Workouts that feel like work are hard to get excited about. But Zumba is so enjoyable you may actually want to keep coming back. Zumba also helps you stay in a healthy routine.

Everyone can join in. Classes are offered at all levels, including standard Zumba, Zumba Gold for senior citizens, Zumba for kids. There is no large learning curve in a Zumba class, and in most cases, first-timers can simply jump right into a class and follow along with the instructor.

Increased confidence

Thanks to all that dancing that a Zumba workout requires, you’ll lower your inhibitions, improve your posture, will have better coordination and will feel good about yourself.

Mood boosting

Zumba is the perfect workout to take if you want to get rid of stress you accumulate every day. The upbeat moves specific to this type of workout favour the release of mood-improving endorphins.

Zumba is social

At a Zumba class, you’ll meet and interact with interesting and fun people. You can participate in this type of workout for at least two or three times per week. You’ll also get to socialise and that way it can potentially help you make a lot of new friends.

22 Apr, 2018

2 thoughts on “Zumba

    1. Yes of course. I agree. I just love to write about things that give us a better lifestyle and a different way to think about our lives.

      I’m sure I’d love Zumba, just not sure with what I deal with Zumba would love me back.

      It would be great to hear from anyone who has done ‘Zumba’ to let us know what you think and how you get on.

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