Tired of your bland, every day workout? Interested in getting into shape, but just can’t bring yourself to run on a treadmill? Zumba is the perfect exercise method to get in shape. It burns calories and fat. And it’s fun. With Zumba routines’ upbeat music and fun dance moves, you’ll hardly feel like you’re working out. Here are five of the biggest benefits of Zumba.
First and foremost, Zumba classes help burn calories through aerobic activity done with interval training in mind. The average person should burn between 600 to 1,000 calories during a single Zumba class. Routines are created with intensity intervals in both the pace of the music and the types of music which maximizes fat-burning. Basic fitness moves are also incorporated in dances, such as slow push ups, jumps, or squats.
Full Body Workout
Instead of spending hours at the gym working out your legs, arms, core, etc., you can do all of that with one Zumba class. Classes typically run an hour and routines aim to target every part of your body, so every Zumba class is a fully body workout. You’ll be moving your body the entire time and you won’t even realize how many muscles you’re utilizing!
It’s so much fun that it’s hard to leave a class without a smile on your face! The upbeat music and fun dance moves will instantly put you in a great mood. Instructors are excited to have you there and will pump up the group periodically through the dances. Since these classes are taught in a large group, you’ll be able to feed off the great moods from others in the class as well.
Improves strength and flexibility
Routines are designed to strengthen the core and often times your instructor will point out that you should be feeling your abs working extra hard at a certain point in a routine. Other dances incorporate weights in order to build muscles in the arms, legs and glutes.
Anyone can join
You don’t need to be an expert or anywhere close to join a Zumba class! The moves in each dance are designed to be easy enough for anyone to pick up. There may be some regulars in the class, but those who are going for the first time will be able to pick up the moves just as easy. In many routines, the moves are done over and over again and because of this repetition, those in the class can remember and master the moves quickly.