Are you trying to find an activity that will help you stay in shape and have fun?!
Most people automatically assume that playing sports is the best way to work out and have fun with friends. If not sports, then going to the gym to work out on the machines to burn calories. But what about that fitness class that you see people jumping and moving around?
Zumba is an exercise fitness program that was started in 1998 by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez. Zumba uses fast, upbeat music to keep you moving and can be used at any age as a way to stay fit. This fitness activity will get your heart pumping and your body moving to the rhythm in a positive group atmosphere.
Like other fitness activities, Zumba offers many benefits that can leave a lasting impact on your body and mind. To give you a quick summary of the benefits of Zumba, 5 main benefits are:
It’s not really surprising that because of the fact that you constantly move your arms and legs during your Zumba class, your coordination skills improve greatly over time.
2. Burns calories
One of the best things about Zumba is that it is a great way to burn many calories in a short time. Research has shown that in fast-paced Zumba class you can burn between 360-532 calories! However, it all depends on how intense you perform your Zumba workout.
3. Full-body workout
Zumba was designed as a combination of salsa and aerobics, therefore you are working many muscles. One of the main areas that the dance steps in the routines focus on are the hips and midsection. The hamstrings and quads are also worked when the choreography includes lunges and jumps.
4. Aerobic and anaerobic benefits
Zumba is a great cardio workout because of its high and low-intensity intervals. It also gets the heart rate up and helps maintain a good cardiovascular respiratory system.
5. Group Workout
This fitness workout was designed to be done in a group, therefore, you would be able to socialize with others that share similar interests as you. This is a great way to help relieve stress and to have fun regardless of your fitness level.
In conclusion, If you want to stay fit and have fun at the same time, why not try Zumba!
1.“Top 10 Health Benefits of Zumba • Health Fitness Revolution.” Health Fitness Revolution, 2 July 2019, www.healthfitnessrevolution.com/top-10-health-benefits-zumba/.
2.Helmer, Jodi. “Zumba: Benefits and What to Expect.” WebMD, WebMD, https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/a-z/zumba-workouts.